Economy and Jobs
One of my top priorities is to ensure that the government creates an economic-friendly environment that will spur growth and help rebuild the economy of Western North Carolina and the nation. In order to do so, Congress must prioritize legislation that encourages job creation by keeping taxes low, paying down our national debt, controlling spending and eliminating waste, fraud and abuse within our government. Economic growth originates from the hard-working entrepreneurial spirit of the American people, not from Washington. The best thing we can do to reignite job growth in this country is to get the federal government out of the way of the American worker and ensure that the United States remains a top global economic competitor.
In the 113th Congress, I will work hard to pass legislation focusing on empowering small business owners, reforming the tax code, paying down our national debt, fostering domestic energy production and removing burdensome regulations and mandates associated with intrusive government programs.
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Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the Paris Agreement, a climate treaty negotiated by more than 200 countries, will go into effect on November 4 of this year. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement:
North Carolina’s businesses are a vital component of our national economy and must be afforded every opportunity to prosper, grow and create jobs. In an effort to give community leaders the opportunity to meet with federal government officials and discuss policies that affect our local economies, I invite you to attend the 2016 North Carolina Business & Economic Development Summit.
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced the Credits for Kids Act—a bill that could help families in need while saving taxpayers billions by tightening Additional Child Tax Credit loopholes.
Washington, D.C.— Outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) announced a sweeping budget agreement on Monday evening. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement:
Washington, D.C.— On Monday, President Obama unveiled a sweeping new environmental regulatory rule limiting greenhouse emissions by American companies. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement:
On the tail end of a long holiday weekend after members of Congress had left Washington to return home to their districts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers announced the sweeping final “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, which defines which streams, rivers, ponds, wetlands, ditches, and waterways are subject to the regulations of the Clean Water Act. The rule massively broadens the scope of the agency's power.
Rep. Meadows' Statement on Duke Energy's Investment in Asheville Plant
Washington, D.C.— Duke Energy announced its plans on Tuesday to invest $1.1 billion to retire the Asheville coal plant and build a new state-of-the-art natural gas plant and solar installation in its place. The 376-megawatt Asheville coal plant will be retired over the next four to five years and replaced with a 650-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant, and solar installation. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) praised Duke Energy’s investment in Asheville:
The U.S. federal workforce is the greatest public workforce in the world. Oftentimes, federal workers are unfairly viewed as just another cog in the wheel, when in reality our workforce is comprised of thousands of individuals committed to making a difference in the lives of their fellow Americans.
The newly formed House Freedom Caucus will push back against soft Republican efforts to simply pass bills and instead will pursue a true conservative agenda, Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) tells Breitbart News.
“The way we get success [for conservatism] is not accepting milquetoast, middle of the road legislation that really doesn’t do anything, but that we fight for our principles and even if we lose on the vote, we continue to build support among our countryman that, ‘Hey this is the way we go,’” Fleming explained in an interview Monday.
Conservative lawmakers in the House have set-up a new group called the "Freedom Caucus," splitting from the Republican Study Committee after saying it had become too wedded to the leadership, The Hill reported.
There are nine founding members, many of whom voted against House Speaker John Boehner's re-election earlier this month.