Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina


Mark's Weekly Update

Nov 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

From my family to yours – happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for our many blessings that we enjoy in America -- especially for our freedoms. May God continue to bless our nation, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

Elkamet Inc. Expanding in Henderson County

Great news: Elkamet Inc., a plastic manufacturing company with a plant in our district, is expanding its plant in East Flat Rock, NC – adding 25 jobs and investing over $6.5 million. This is an exciting development for Western North Carolina as business continues to grow in our state! To read the official release from Governor Pat McCrory’s office, click here.

Elkamet Inc. in East Flat Rock, NC (photo credit: Hendersonville Times-News)

Update on the Wildfires in Western NC

As many of you know, Western NC is currently experiencing an outbreak of wildfires across the district, and first responders are working around the clock to contain the damage as much as possible. Some members of my staff--including Wayne King, my Deputy Chief of Staff—have been visiting some of the affected areas and keeping in close communication with emergency management. We are prepared to offer any assistance we can. We have also reached out to FEMA officials and worked with local emergency personnel to acquire some additional assistance for the firefighters on the scene.

Continue praying for the community and the first responders in the area—Western NC is facing an uphill battle, but our district will bounce back stronger than ever!

Getting briefed on the fires at the Incident Command Center in Hayesville, NC

Meeting with Macon County Sheriff Holland and deputies of the Macon County Sheriff's Office regarding the evacuation plans and procedures

On the scene of the fires in Clay County with an emergency management team, reviewing the response procedures

Volunteering with the Baptist Men and Women on Mission

Some members of Team Meadows were able to volunteer this week with the Baptist Men and Women on Mission --feeding firefighters in Franklin, NC (Macon County).

I am incredibly grateful for all that our first responders are doing and amazed at the response from our community. Western North Carolina is truly a special place. To read more, click here.

Wayne King and Beverly Elliott -- serving firefighters

Team Meadows' Emma Wallace and Jenny Maybin – serving meals to firefighters

Transylvania County Veterans Day Ceremony

It was a privilege to attend the Transylvania County Veteran’s Day Ceremony last week to honor our nation’s military heroes who put their lives on the line to keep us free. May their lives, stories, and sacrifices never be forgotten.

Meeting some of our nation’s heroes

Interview on Washington Journal

This week I joined C-SPAN for an interview as a part of their Washington Journal series -- discussing the House Freedom Caucus, the lame duck period, and our commitment to help the Trump administration have the most productive 'first 100 days' in modern history. We owe it to the American people to follow through on our campaign promises and to restore the American dream. Watch the full interview here.

Interviewing with Washington Journal on C-SPAN

Interview with One America News Network

I was able to join One America News Network for an interview to talk about the House Freedom Caucus and our plan to work with the incoming administration. We are ready to hit the ground running to get our country back on track and to return our government to its rightful owner: the American people. Watch the full video here.

Interviewing with John Hines of OANN

The Most Productive ‘First 100 Days’

My colleagues and I have an opportunity to have the most productive ‘first 100 days’ of a new administration in modern history. It's time to get to work and get our nation back on a path to prosperity.

I was able to join America's Newsroom HQ on Fox News to discuss our upcoming priorities in light of the election. Watch the full interview here.

Interviewing with Fox News

Heritage Action Sentinel Summit 

I was pleased to join two great conservatives and fellow House Freedom Caucus colleagues, Congressman Warren Davidson and Congressman Dave Brat, at the Heritage Action Sentinel Summit this week in Texas! It’s an honor to work every day alongside these two men, fighting for conservative principles and values. 


Speaking on a panel with Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) and Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH)