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  • Meadows Introduces Federal Transit Modernization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    RELEASE: Meadows Introduces Federal Transit Modernization Act Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced H.R. 2363, the Federal Transit Modernization Act—a bill to allow transit agencies to partner with the private sector and save taxpayer dollars. Section 5333(b) of 49 U.S. Code impedes transit agencies from pursuing competitive contracting with the private sector. Under this law, if a transit agency engages in competitive contracting that ultimately results in pub... Read more

  • Meadows, Peters Introduce Federal Disaster Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    RELEASE: Meadows, Peters Introduce Federal Disaster Reform Bill WASHINGTON, D.C.– Last week, Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Scott Peters (D-CA) introduced H.R. 1984, the bipartisan Disclosing Aid Spent to Ensure Relief (DISASTER) Act, which increases transparency and accountability of federal expenses on disaster relief. The federal government does not have a single estimate of how much money is spent on disaster-related assistance. The Budget Control Act (BCA) requires the Office of Management a... Read more

  • Two Meadows Bills on Disaster Relief Pass Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    RELEASE: Two Meadows Bills on Disaster Relief Pass Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Washington, D.C. – Today, two bills from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)—H.R. 1306, the Federal Disaster Assistance Coordination Act, and H.R. 1307, the Post-Disaster Assistance Online Accountability Act—passed during a markup in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Both bills are focused on improving the Federal government’s disaster assistance process. H.R. 1306 would identify ways to stre... 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

  • Rep. Meadows Presents Grant Check to Swain County EMS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation and Infrastructure

    RELEASE: Rep. Meadows Presents Grant Check to Swain County EMS Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) presented an official grant check to the Swain County Emergency Medical Services Team. The check, worth $24,858, was awarded to the county as part of a federal grant program directed by the Department of Homeland Security. The Swain County EMS team was selected through an application process organized by the DHS to support first responders around the country. Rep. Meadows relea... Read more

  • House Passes FAA Reauthorization, Including Rep. Meadows’ Amendments
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation and Infrastructure

    RELEASE: House Passes FAA Reauthorization, Including Rep. Meadows’ Amendments Washington, D.C. – Two amendments to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, offered this week by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), passed the House on Thursday as part of the full reauthorization package. Amendment #105 seeks to address the lack of oversight in the administration of federal disaster relief assistance. The amendments direct FEMA to work with the Small Business Administration, the Department of Housing and Urban D... Read more

  • Rep. Meadows Introduces Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure

    RELEASE: Rep. Meadows Introduces Amendments to FAA Reauthorization Act Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) has offered two amendments to H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The two amendments, amendment #18 and amendment #40, were made in order last night in a Rules Committee vote and will receive a vote on the House floor this week. Amendment #18 seeks to address the lack of oversight on federal disaster relief assistance. It requires the Small Business Administration and the D... Read more

  • Rep. Meadows’ Statement on Swain County Funds Included in President’s Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Budget and National Debt, Oversight and Government Reform, Transportation and Infrastructure

    RELEASE: Rep. Meadows’ Statement on Swain County Funds Included in President’s Budget Washington, D.C. - On February 12, 2018, the Trump Administration released the president’s budget request, which calls on Congress to fund the overdue remaining balance of $39.2 million owed to Swain County, NC, from the settlement agreement with the Federal government. This is a major step forward for the residents of Swain County. During the 1930’s and 1940’s, Swain County, NC, relinquished part of its public... Read more

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