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  • Mark's Weekly Update - 10/3/18
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Hurricane Florence Recovery Update I wanted to give an update on some of the ongoing recovery efforts in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence. Recently I had the chance to go to Bladen County, North Carolina—one of the areas most impacted—to meet with first responders, assess damage, and see what we can do to help with recovery efforts. While the damage is severe, we were incredibly encouraged by the community coming together. These are the best people you'll find—they’re working long hours a... Read more

  • Hurricane Florence Message
    Posted in eNewsletters on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Budget and National Debt

    Hurricane Florence Message Folks, As you know, Hurricane Florence is moving quickly toward the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina. Over the last 48 hours the National Weather Service has graded the hurricane as 'Category 4,' and now downgraded to 'Category 2.' It is expected to make landfall sometime later today, Thursday, September 13. Be advised the hurricane's path over the last 24 hours has slightly diverted SOUTH, which puts Western NC at a greater risk as the storm moves through ... Read more

  • Mark's Weekly Update - 8-31-18
    Posted in eNewsletters on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    Meeting Deputy Jordan Sherrill I want to begin our newsletter with an update on some great news. Many of you may have read about or been praying for Deputy Jordan Sherrill--one of our Caldwell County Deputies who was shot during a traffic stop in July. This week, I was honored to meet Deputy Sherrill and personally tell him 'thank you.' He’s an outstanding young man and deputy. Most importantly, I’m extremely grateful to tell you he is recovering well! Please continue praying for him and his fa... Read more

  • Mark's Weekly Update - 7-24-18
    Posted in eNewsletters on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Major EPA News: Counties Exempted from Vehicle Emissions Testing We had major news this week from the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA just followed through on a policy from our state legislature to exempt 26 North Carolina Counties (including several from our district) from expensive vehicle emissions testing requirements—abiding by a state law that the NC State Legislature passed last year, Senate Bill 131. This is fantastic news. Our office in Washington, D.C. had worked extensively ... Read more

  • Mark's Weekly Update - 7-6-18
    Posted in eNewsletters on July 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Remembering Dr. David Belcher I wanted to begin this week’s newsletter by remembering a dear friend, Dr. David Belcher, Chancellor of Western Carolina University, who passed away recently after a battle with cancer. You can read my full statement on Dr. Belcher below. “Debbie and I would like to extend our prayers and support to the Belcher family. Dr. Belcher was nothing short of a champion in the Western North Carolina community—he was a leader, a visionary, a mentor, and a dear friend to so ... Read more

  • Mark's Weekly Update - 6-13-18
    Posted in eNewsletters on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Pray for Megan Edney I want everyone to please be sure to pray for the family of my good friend, Henderson County Commissioner Mike Edney—specifically his daughter, Megan. Megan is in the process of undergoing heart transplant surgery after experiencing some unforeseen medical challenges. Early reports are she is hanging in there and has been incredibly tough through the entire episode. Megan and Mike, we are with your family and thinking of you every day! Pray for Megan Edney My Amendment to A... Read more

  • Mark's Weekly Update - 5-21-18
    Posted in eNewsletters on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    More Information on the Department of Justice The more we learn about the early stages of the investigation into the Trump campaign, and the beginning of the Mueller investigation, the more we learn that James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, and President Obama's Department of Justice were not honest with the American people. To this day, the Department of Justice has still neglected to turn over documents to Congress. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH),Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL),and I recently asked the President in... Read more

  • Mark's Weekly Update - 4-30-18
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Investigating the Investigators I wanted to provide you an update on our latest efforts to conduct oversight of the Justice Department. As you know, we have repeatedly sought documents from the Department of Justice on the opening of the “Russian collusion” investigation into the Trump campaign—opened by the same officials who exonerated Secretary Clinton in the investigation of her mishandling of classified information. Time and time again, the Department of Justice, led by Deputy Attorney Gen... Read more

  • Mark's Weekly Update - 4/9/18
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Working to Fight the Opioid Epidemic I recently had the chance to meet with some of our local team in Hendersonville for the Henderson County Opioid Leadership Forum. Our local officials and law enforcement are doing an incredible job to confront this problem. As a reminder, if you haven’t done so already, I want to encourage you to visit my websitehere and read about the bill my office introduced recently on this issue—H.R. 4482, the Opioid Abuse Deterrence, Research, and Recovery Act. You can... Read more

  • Mark's Weekly Update - 3-5-18
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Mark's Weekly Update E-Newsletter 3-5-18 Honoring Billy Graham Last week, we lost one of America’s greatest teachers, servants, and friends. Reverend Billy Graham passed away at the age of 99. Billy Graham is now seeing our Savior face to face—the same Savior that he introduced so many to over the years. And while he passed away from this earth at the age of 99, I can’t help but think of the biblical parable that meant so much to Reverend Graham in his life—the parable of the 99 sheep, and the ... Read more

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