“The act bans certain lethal actions by police, creates an accountability system and proposes implementing services in communities that would ultimately create less of a need for policing.”
“President Trump has a love for North Carolina and South Carolina and has appreciated winning North Carolina and South Carolina’s electoral votes in the 2016 presidential election.”
“The mean old men who represent Western North Carolina in Congress — Congressmen Patrick McHenry and Mark Meadows and Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis — are committed to ensuring that our children will continue to be at risk when they go to school.”
“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?”
“Both Republican congressmen from Western North Carolina, Mark Meadows and Patrick McHenry, are determined to make health care more expensive or even nonexistent for millions of Americans, and both seem utterly unconcerned with the repercussions on those with pre-existing conditions.”
“I hope we can count on Sen. [Richard] Burr and Rep. [Patrick] McHenry to protect and expand funding for global aid programs. This is not a party issue, it is a human issue.”
“We need all progressives in Buncombe County who want to see what it’s like to have candidates who speak for and work for and fight for us to join. If this is what you want, please come to the next meeting of Our Revolution Asheville on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Rainbow Community Center, 60 State St. Hope to see you there.’
“If you want to see the beginning of a discussion to help solve America’s problems, vote for Deborah Ross.”
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.
U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R) addressed about 100 business leaders, elected officials and others the Feb. 21 at the Council of Independent Business Owners luncheon in Asheville. (photo by Max Cooper)
‘Tis the season when our congressmen visit their constituents, and business issues seem to be on their minds: On Thursday, Aug. 18, Rep. Heath Shuler will tour Kearfott Corporation’s Motion System Division in Black Mountain. Sen. Richard Burr was scheduled to visit Thermo Fisher Scientific in Asheville the same day, but canceled.
In a close race that’s attracting national attention, Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham are vying for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in a run-off election today.
In statements issued this week, Sen. Elizabeth Dole supported and Sen. Richard Burr opposed a cash settlement for Swain County.