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  • Two Top Conservative Lawmakers Say Jeff Sessions Needs to Go
    Posted in In the News on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    WILLIAM STEAKIN | JAN 4, 2018 | 12:24 PM https://cdn5.ijr.com/1514910766186/e98f2ffc1545b4363694827fa0e43282.svg Read more

  • CNN: Two conservative lawmakers call for Sessions to step down
    Posted in In the News on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform

    By David Wright, CNN Updated 12:13 PM ET, Thu January 4, 2018 (CNN) - Two leading members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign in an op-ed published Thursday morning, writing that "it's time for Jeff Sessions to go." Mark Meadows, Freedom Caucus chair, and Jim Jordan, a member who sits on the oversight and judiciary committees in the US House of Representatives, wrote the op-ed for the Washington Examiner, and criticized Sessions' handling ... Read more

  • Top conservatives want Jeff Sessions to step down
    Posted in In the News on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform

    Republican Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan, the chairman and former chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, respectively, said Thursday in a Washington Examiner op-ed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should step down. They cited intelligence leaks to the media from the Department of Justice Department and the agency's handling of the probe into President Trump's campaign ties to Russian operatives. Why it matters: Republicans in Congress have defended Sessions when he was under T... Read more

  • Freedom Caucus leaders call for Sessions to step down
    Posted in In the News on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform

    Republican Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan said Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should step aside "now," citing the Justice Department's handling of the investigation into President Donald Trump's campaign ties to Russian operatives and intelligence leaks to media as key concerns with his performance. In a joint opinion piece published in the Washington Examiner, Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jordan (R-Ohio), the chairman and former chairman, respectively, of the influential conservative H... Read more

  • Mark Meadows Draws Line in Sand: No DACA Amnesty in Spending Bill
    Posted in In the News on January 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    by MATTHEW BOYLE2 Jan 2018Washington, DC http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/02/mark-meadows-draws-line-in-sand-no-daca-amnesty-in-spending-bill/ Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, on Tuesday said there should be no Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty deal contained within the government funding bill coming up in January. The important move by Meadows aims to take government shutdown leverage away from Democrats in the upcoming DACA batt... Read more

  • Meadows crafts potential opioid legislation
    Posted in In the News on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Kyle Perrotti http://www.themountaineer.com/news/meadows-crafts-potential-opioid-legislation/a... The stakes in the opioid crisis are sky-high high and rising, its tentacles leaving few areas untouched. According to a recent story on Bloomberg.com citing a Columbia University study, over half of all people who died from an overdose between 2001 to 2007 were chronic pain sufferers who filled an opioid prescription with some having doctor visits shortly before their death. In addition, the story s... Read more

  • New opioid legislation to limit prescriptions
    Posted in In the News on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Written by Jessi Stone http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/21303-new-opioid-legislation-to-limit... Congressmen Mark Meadows, R-Asheville, and Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, introduced the Opioid Abuse Deterrence, Research and Recovery Act last week with hopes of tackling opioid addiction at the source. The legislation would place more parameters on initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain in order to limit the risks of addiction. It would place a limit on a patient’s first opioid prescription f... Read more

  • Local, state, and federal officials working to stop local opioid abuse
    Posted in In the News on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Brittney Lofthouse – Staff Writer http://themaconcountynews.com/local-state-federal-officials-working-stop-opioid-... Counties across the state have been holding comprehensive county government leadership forums on opioid abuse, an initiative lead by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Macon County officials joined a growing list of county leadership to hear the presentation of the state of the opioid epidemic in North Carolina and in Macon County. The Highlands Board of Comm... Read more

  • Rep. Meadows’ regulatory reform bill passes committee
    Posted in In the News on December 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform

    By Staff Reports Posted Dec 3, 2017 at 11:11 PM Updated at 10:58 AM http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20171203/rep-meadows-regulatory-reform-bill-pas... U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows announced Friday that his regulatory reform bill was passed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, making it eligible for a vote on the House floor. The bill aims to make it easier to remove outdated regulations and calls for agencies to pursue more efficient regulatory action. In a release, Meadows said th... Read more

  • Meadows’ statement on the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in In the News on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20171116/meadows-statement-on-passage-of-tax-cu... WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “Today, the House kept its promise to pass a historic tax reform proposal—and it’s a delivery that is long overdue. “Moms, dads, small-business owners and working families across the country sent us to Congress to create a simpler and fairer tax code that grows our economy, works for A... Read more

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