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  • Henderson among counties now exempt from emissions testing
    Posted in In the News on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Henderson among counties now exempt from emissions testing By Derek Lacey Times-News Staff Writer Posted at 12:30pm Henderson County will no longer have to conduct emissions tests as part of vehicle inspections, thanks to action by the Environmental Protection Agency this week. The EPA’s action officially signs off on a 2017 North Carolina law removing Henderson and 25 other counties from the requirement, paving the way for its implementation. “It’s a good thing to the extent that air quality in... Read more

  • The Freedom Caucus
    Posted in In the News on September 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform

    The Freedom Caucus BY FULL MEASURE STAFF SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH 2018 Freedom Caucus This week... an epic tug of war is underway between Congress and an agency it oversees. The Justice Department has been withholding key documents, including internal memos by former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. The memos memorialize conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey. According to the New York Times, they also reveal Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein talked about wearing a wire to secretl... Read more

  • TIMES-NEWS: Hendersonville Fire Department gets grant to hire 3 firefighters
    Posted in In the News on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation and Infrastructure

    Hendersonville Fire Department gets grant to hire 3 firefighters By Staff Posted at 1:00 PM - Updated at 1:11 PM http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20180813/hendersonville-fire-department-gets-grant-to-hire-3-firefighters The Hendersonville Fire Department has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant in the amount of $299,291 from the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency for the hiring of three firefighters. The SAFER grant is intended t... Read more

  • Mountain Xpress: Hendersonville Fire Department receives SAFER Grant
    Posted in In the News on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Hendersonville Fire Department receives SAFER Grant Posted on August 13, 2018 — Community Bulletin Press release from the City of Hendersonville Fire Department: The City of Hendersonville Fire Department is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of $299,291.00 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the hiring of three firefighters. The SAFER grant is int... Read more

  • Times-News: With eye on workforce, Meadows tours local businesses
    Posted in In the News on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    With eye on workforce, Meadows tours local businesses By Derek Lacey Times-News Staff Writer Posted Aug 13, 2018 at 6:31 PM Updated Aug 13, 2018 at 10:52 PM From suspensions to give professional mountain bikers the competitive edge to those that help keep Navy SEALS from developing back problems, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows got a behind-the-scenes look at the Fox Factory Inc.’s East Coast Service Center in Fletcher Monday. The Underwood Road location, which focuses on servicing mountain biking custo... Read more

  • TIMES-NEWS: Meadows hosts Veterans’ Solution Seminar in Fletcher
    Posted in In the News on August 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Meadows hosts Veterans’ Solution Seminar in Fletcher By Rebecca Walter Times-News Staff Writer Posted Aug 10, 2018 at 4:50 PM Updated Aug 10, 2018 at 6:56 PM Dozens of veterans turned out for U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows’ Veterans’ Solutions Seminar in Fletcher Friday. Representatives from Veterans Affairs and Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville were on hand to assist. Meadows spoke with the veterans at the start of the seminar and thanked them for their service. Veterans have the best reco... Read more

  • Morganton News: Seminars to help connect veterans to services available
    Posted in In the News on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Seminars to help connect veterans to services available Special to The News Herald Jul 24, 2018 Updated 12 min ago WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-11) is once again helping veterans access vital services through the Fifth Annual NC-11 Veterans’ Solutions Seminars. This August, Meadows, in partnership with the Charles George VA Medical Center staff, the North Carolina Division of Veteran’s Affairs and the Veterans’ Affairs Winston-Salem Regional Benefit Office, will host a series of ... Read more

  • Times-News: Annual Veterans’ Solutions Seminar coming to Fletcher Aug. 10
    Posted in In the News on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Annual Veterans’ Solutions Seminar coming to Fletcher Aug. 10 By Staff Posted at 1:44 PM - Updated at 1:50 PM WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) has announced the locations and times for the fifth annual NC-11 Veterans’ Solutions Seminars. A seminar will be held from 2-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at Fletcher Town Hall, 300 Old Cane Creek Road, Fletcher. Veterans and their families will be invited to meet with members of Meadows’ staff, representatives from the VA hospital, the benefit office... Read more

  • Roll Call: Meadows, Jordan Ask DOJ to Investigate Rosenstein
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Meadows, Jordan Ask DOJ to Investigate Rosenstein Letter alleges Rosenstein threatened to subpoena Republican staffers’ communications Posted Jul 16, 2018 7:27 PM Jeff Cirillo Two Freedom Caucus Republicans asked the Justice Department’s inspector general Monday to investigate allegations that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to subpoena the email and phone records of House Intelligence Committee staff. Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows of North Carolina and caucus co-founder... Read more

  • Rep. Meadows introduces bill to stop family separations at the border
    Posted in In the News on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Meadows introduces bill to stop family separations at the border by Associated Press; WLOS Staff Tuesday, June 19th 2018 ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — One of President Donald Trump's top allies in Congress says he's introducing stand-alone legislation to stop family separations at the border — in case House Republicans' broader immigration bills fail this week. Rep. Mark Meadows, a leader of the conservative Freedom Caucus, says his bill "becomes a backup proposal." According to a statement from... Read more

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