Congressman McHenry remarks on Government Funding Bill

Press release:

McHenry on Passage of Government Funding Bill

Washington – Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation funding the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year:

“As we continue the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in the Middle East and face the growing threat from North Korea, it is imperative our Armed Forces have the resources they need to keep us safe. Today, the House passed a government funding bill which does that. This bill provides the largest military pay raise in six years, reverses Obama-era personnel cuts, and funds new warships, aircraft, and weapons systems.

“Additionally, this bill upholds many of President Trump’s core commitments by increasing border security funding and curtailing the authority of un-elected Washington bureaucrats at the IRS and EPA.

“Finally the bill passed today includes funding for important western North Carolina priorities including an additional $650 million to confront the opioid epidemic, increased funding for the Blue Ridge Heritage Trail and wild-land firefighting, and it maintains the Hyde Amendment protections which prevent any federal money from going to fund abortions.”

About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at

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