Mark's Weekly Update - 1-10-17
As you may know, this last week, I was humbled and privileged to begin serving NC-11 in the 115th Congress. We have a long road ahead and there is much work to be done, but I'm optimistic that the best days for America are ahead.
I wanted to begin by thanking you, the wonderful people of Western NC, for giving me the opportunity to be your Congressman. My voting card will always belong to you. Let’s get to work.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Monday of this week was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D. Day)! Thank you to the men and women in blue who lay their lives on the line every day to protect us--especially the officers of NC-11, the best in the country.
We often forget how much we rely on these men and women until we're in need. If you see a police officer this week, be sure to thank them!
Happy Birthday, Hendersonville
This week, one of the truly finest places in the country -- the City of Hendersonville, NC -- turned 170! The city was able to throw a wonderful celebration in honor of the occasion. To read more about the celebration and the history of Hendersonville, click here.
(Photo from the Hendersonville Times-News)
Repealing and Replacing Obamacare
Obamacare is the first big test of this new Congress, and we have an obligation to act now, to act thoroughly, and to act swiftly. Republicans have promised to repeal and replace Obamacare over the last 3 elections. It’s time to deliver on serious, patient-centered healthcare reform that will provide Americans with real options at affordable costs.
It was great to join my friend Shannon Bream with Fox News ‘America’s News HQ’ this weekend to talk about repealing and replacing Obamacare. To watch the interview, click here.
Interviewing on Fox News – discussing repeal of Obamacare
Addressing Tax Reform
The most effective way to grow our economy: simplify the tax code, reduce taxes, and unlock the potential of American workers and business.
This week I interviewed with my friend Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, discussing our new Congress' goal of reforming our tax system and lifting the crushing burden of government off working families. You can watch the video here.
Discussing tax reform on Fox Business
Meeting with Senator Rand Paul
Members of the House Freedom Caucus had a tremendous opportunity this week to meet with Senator Rand Paul -- discussing solutions to our healthcare system and our budget deficit. It has been great to work with a man who has consistently demonstrated such a strong commitment to upholding Constitutional principles and values.
Photo credit goes to the gentleman from Michigan, my friend Rep. Justin Amash.
Freedom Caucus meeting with Senator Rand Paul
Key Congressional Players to Watch
I was honored to be named one of the “Key Congressional Power Players to Watch in 2017” by NBC News last week. You can read the full list here.
My colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus and I are determined to get to work, hold our government accountable, and keep our promises we made to the American people. Thank you for giving me the honor of serving you.