“How many children and teachers have to die and how many families must endure the worst tragedy imaginable before our government will act to stop gun violence?”
“Our government has declared war on its citizens, especially the poor and the senior citizens.”
“It is important that such things be brought forward.”
“Mark Meadows hates big government when it helps people with health problems, but he loves big government when it benefits his investments.”
“Polls indicate less than 25 percent of voters favor this bill. Once again, McHenry talks ‘tax reform’ but supports unpopular policies that make his constituents’ lives harder.”
“The Citizens Climate Lobby, which I only recently discovered, believes there is common ground to be found between progressives and conservatives on climate, and that finding it begins with listening to those we generally dismiss and disparage and creating programs that integrate the values and concerns of all sides.”
“Most of all, I want my children, your children and our grandchildren to grow up in a world with a stable climate.”
“The voters soundly rejected government engineering (and have for the past eight years) and demanded the freedom to choose a health plan that meets their needs and reflects their values.”
“I want to thank Michael Breck and Jenna Melissas for their recent letters in the paper standing up for what made America great. And that the editor’s response disgusted me.”
“Guns shouldn’t fall on party lines, and change shouldn’t be held at ransom by powerful lobbyists and corporations.”
“Our only solution is to take personal responsibility in our individual lives to be and live the change we intend. “
Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry and Democratic challenger Tate MacQueen sharply disagreed on a range of issues during an Oct. 27 debate at UNC Asheville. The two candidates are vying for a seat in the U.S. Congress representing District 10, which was redrawn in 2011 to include most of Asheville. The area stretches southeast to the […]
Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry and Democratic challenger Tate MacQueen will hold their first and only local debate Oct. 27 at UNC Asheville.
The effort to secure compensation for Swain County from the federal government for a road it never completed has been a long and twisted tale, full of contentious political debate among Western North Carolina congressmen both old and new. The issue is now back in the news, as current GOP Rep. Mark Meadows has joined […]
The May 6 primary proved historic, as Buncombe County voters propelled district attorney candidate Todd Williams to a landslide victory over Ron Moore, who had held the position for 24 years. Voters also outed incumbent Buncombe Commissioner David King and set up several battles going into the fall general election. Here’s a rundown of some of the key local races and results.
The League of Conservation Voters released its National Environmental Scorecard Feb. 11, giving local congressmen Patrick McHenry and Mark Meadows some of the lowest scores in the country.
In an important Oct. 16 vote, Buncombe County’s Republican congressmen split over whether to reopen the government and avoid defaulting on the nation’s debt.
At their Oct. 15 meeting, Buncombe Commissioners approved $84,000 in economic incentives for Plasticard-Lockteck International. The deal’s been in the works since last spring, when county officials promised the incentive grants to the company if it expanded operations at its Arden headquarters.
Rep. Patrick McHenry’s vote to tie federal government operations to a bill that defunds the Affordable Care Act is catching heat from local activists.
Facing a fluid and complex foreign policy situation, Western North Carolina’s congressional representatives stand opposed to approving military action against Syria, as urged by President Barack Obama.
More than 200 people showed up Aug. 7 for Rep. Patrick McHenry’s first-ever Buncombe County town hall. Attendees asked pointed questions about his positions on health care and a variety of other issues.