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  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • At least 36 members of Congress want Eric Holder’s immediate resignation

    11/08/2011 8:55:25 AM PST · by martosko · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    North Carolina Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry has become the 36th member of Congress to call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s immediate resignation. “Attorney General Holder has repeatedly had opportunities to clear the record about Operation Fast and Furious and each time he has provided only misleading half-truths to members of Congress and the media,” McHenry, the chairman of the House oversight committee’s subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs, said in a statement. “Mr. Holder has thus lost all credibility and I believe he should resign as Attorney General immediately so that a proper investigation...
  • Speaker Boehner: House Has Now Passed More Than 20 Bipartisan Jobs Bills

    11/03/2011 5:02:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Speaker Boehner: House Has Now Passed More Than 20 Bipartisan Jobs Bills WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 3) House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) applauded the House for passing two more bipartisan jobs bills tonight: the Access to Capital for Job Creators Act (H.R. 2940), introduced by Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act (H.R. 2930), introduced by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC). Boehner released the following statement: “The House has now passed more than 20 bipartisan jobs bills so far this year. The bills approved tonight will make it easier for small businesses and start-ups to access the...
  • Even SEIU Says ACORN is Toxic

    10/17/2009 10:38:10 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 10 replies · 560+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/17/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    In an amusing case of the pot calling the kettle, Anna Burger, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), told Representative Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) that the SEIU had dumped ACORN during a Sept. 30 hearing conducted by the House Financial Services Committee. Apparently Mrs. Burger felt that ACORN was too toxic for the SEIU to associate with. Certainly it is quite amazing that the SEIU has taken the step to dump ACORN as a vendor. Groups such as SEIU rarely reassess associations preferring to stubbornly stick to their guns in most cases. During the hearing, Rep. McHenry...
  • Did SEIU Throw ACORN Under the Bus?

    09/30/2009 8:58:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 814+ views ^ | Sept. 30, 2009 | Capitol Confidential
    On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency (example #12,567 that government’s solution to any problem is more government.) Appearing on a panel of self-appointed ‘consumer advocates’ was Anna Burger, political director for SEIU, a.k.a ACORN’s big brother. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) used his question time to ask Ms. Burger about ACORN. She drops a stunner, “SEIU has cut all ties to ACORN.” Watch the video below:
  • ACORN, A Toxic Organization?

    09/28/2009 9:44:38 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies · 655+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2009 | by: Svein Schwab
    Is ACORN a toxic organization? Illinois Congressmen Mark Kirk and Peter Roskam, along with North Carolina Congressman Patrick McHenry, made the case today at a press conference in Chicago. Below is a press release handed out by the office of Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL). Research reveals web of financial ties between ACORN and SEIU; SEIU Local 880 formed by ACORN, rents office from ACORN front group while another finances ACORN “election efforts”; U.S. Census recently cut ties with ACORN but partnership with SEIU remains CHICAGO – Illinois Congressmen Mark Kirk and Peter Roskam today urged the U.S. Census Bureau to...
  • GOP Rep Grabs ‘Czar’ List From FreeRepublic (Check to see if your name is in here!)

    09/10/2009 5:17:41 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies · 964+ views ^ | 9/9/2009 | David Weigel
    Following up on this morning’s post about Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) calling for a hearing on “44 czars,” I asked McHenry’s spokesman Brock McCleary where that number came from. “We’re using a variety of sources and finding everyone who has been referred to as a ‘czar,’” said McCleary. “It would be appropriate for the WH to release a formal list.” In the meantime, McClearly provided me with two sources that McHenry’s office is using to build a czar list: this list from Politico, and this thread from the conservative web forum The FreeRepublic thread begins with a list from...
  • Upcoming Town Hall Events in North Carolina

    08/17/2009 10:23:32 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 12 replies · 677+ views
    Republicans Sue Myrick, Patrick McHenry and Virginia Foxx have town halls scheduled for the coming weeks. Be sure to check the official schedules, linked below, for the most up-to-date information, as many of the times and places may change due to higher-than-expected turnouts at recent events. If you have additional info on these or other town halls in North Carolina, please let me know! Rep. Patrick McHenry (10th District) Tuesday, August 18th: Forest City 6:00 p.m. Rutherford County Schools Offices School Board Chambers 382 West Main Street Forest City, NC 28043 Wednesday, August 19th: Cherryville 6:00 p.m. Beam Middle School...
  • Congress must demand accountability at the Fed

    05/17/2009 11:07:42 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 8 replies · 392+ views
    Hickory Daily Record ^ | May 17, 2009 | U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry
    The Federal Reserve System was created in 1913 by President Woodrow Wilson and Congress. The Fed, as it is known, is a semi-public agency that serves as the central hub of our banking system. The Fed's original mission was to regulate monetary policy in the United States, meaning that it would restrict and loosen the supply of money in circulation. Its objective was to achieve stable prices and maximum employment. The Fed does this by setting interest rates. These rates impact the interest that Americans pay on our mortgages and car loans, for example. Today, the scope of the Fed's...
  • McHenry mulling higher office? [NC]

    12/02/2008 5:14:24 PM PST · by MitchellC · 13 replies · 419+ views
    News & Observer Under the Dome ^ | Dec 2, 2008 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    Is U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry considering higher office? An article in the Lenoir News-Topic over the weekend quotes anonymous McHenry aides speculating that his win over Daniel Johnson this year may have positioned him for a future run: With McHenry having likely faced his last credible challenges, either from GOP or Democratic circles, speculation has begun about his political future. Those close to McHenry privately say that a run for North Carolina governor in 2012 is one possibility, though a challenge to Senator-elect Kay Hagan in 2014 could be a more likely scenario. The same senior aides, who spoke on...
  • Exclusive Audio: Rep. Pat McHenry Clears the Air on "Two Bit Security Guard"

    04/04/2008 12:41:42 PM PDT · by paltz · 6 replies · 66+ views ^ | 3/4/08 | By Rizzuto
    Fri Apr 04, 2008 - From Today's Wilkow Majority Program. Background at Hot Air, but the short of it is that Representitive Patrick McHenry is being hounded by the liberal blogs, including Think Progress, for calling an American Soldier a "two bit security guard" during his recent trip to Iraq. What they fail to say is that it was NOT a soldier, but rather a foreign independent contractor.
  • Pelosi, et. al. Won't Testify On Foley?

    10/07/2006 8:05:27 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 72 replies · 2,262+ views
    Powerline, THe Hill, Etc. ^ | 10/07/2006 | Me
    This is amazing...Pelosi, Dean & Emmanuel were sent letters by Republican Representative McHEnry asking them for a yes or no answer on whether they would testify under oath before the House Ethics Committee which is investigating the Foley mess And they wouldn't answer!!!!!
  • Political Primer

    06/22/2006 9:07:27 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 166+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 22, 2006 | Julia A. Seymour
    U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry is in his first-term and is the youngest member of the House of Representatives at 30 years old, but found that losing his first state race taught him more than winning races could have. McHenry told a group of conservative students that won the Republican primary for a North Carolina state house race at 22, but was defeated in the general election which made him learn to appreciate victory and not believe he could accomplish things by himself. “You get into a race with a plan to win. Don’t tilt at windmills. Get into races you...
  • DeLay looks to worthy successor(who is the next Hammer?)

    04/10/2006 7:43:58 AM PDT · by Gipper08 · 8 replies · 549+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4-10-06 | Ralph Z Hallow
    Departing Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, says any of three colleagues could some day assume his role as leader of conservatives in the House. Asked who might be the House's "next Tom DeLay," the former majority leader, once considered the most powerful Republican in Congress, named three Republicans: Rep. Adam H. Putnam of Florida, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana and Rep. Patrick T. McHenry of North Carolina. When told of Mr. DeLay's remarks, Mr. Pence said simply, "I accept the compliment." Mr. McHenry said, "I'm blown away ... I'm so excited that Tom DeLay would say that about me." Overlooked...
  • Youngest Member Has Congress Figured Out: It's Like Junior High

    10/22/2005 3:32:27 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 34 replies · 3,651+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 22, 2005 | Elisabeth Goodridge
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't let his age fool you. The youngest member of Congress says he thinks he has Capitol Hill all figured out, though he's been on the job only 10 months. "This place is a much more sophisticated junior high school," 30-year-old Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., said recently in an interview. "There are the nice guys that everybody likes, the jocks, the geeks, the bullies - they're all here. It's a representative democracy." It's easy to imagine where McHenry fits in this analogy. The freshman lawmaker, whose birthday was Saturday, would be the kid brother, the one eager...
  • Scorching the earth - Democrats trying to tear down the House to lift themselves up

    06/09/2005 6:06:20 PM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 6 replies · 989+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 9, 2005 7:51 PM EDT | Patrick McHenry
    As a freshman member of Congress and former state legislator, I certainly expected a high level of partisanship upon coming to Washington. But the coordinated attack strategy by the Democrats and their left-wing allies in the 527 community against Tom DeLay, R-Texas, is more blatantly self-serving than anything I could have imagined. The ethics battle in Washington is nothing more than partisan attacks disguised under the rubric of ethics. We know this because those instigating the attacks are mysteriously quiet when members of their own team come under the magnifying glass. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called for an...
  • Young conservative rookie from N.C. in the spotlight [29-yr-old in US House is solid conservative]

    01/06/2005 7:17:00 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 14 replies · 758+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Jan 05, 2004 | Gil Klein
    ...McHenry, a 29-year-old politician from North Carolina who had made conservative politics his passion since high school... is [now] the youngest member of the incoming 109th Congress. (snip)As the youngest freshman and a hard-core conservative, McHenry has made a bigger splash in his opening days on the Hill than most new House members. He was featured in an article on the front page of USA Today, and C-SPAN brought a camera into his office to record how he was putting it together. On Monday night, he made a short speech to about 60 members of the American Conservative Union who...
  • McHenry Files for NC 10th Congressional

    05/01/2004 5:25:55 PM PDT · by maluka23 · 926+ views ^ | May 01, 2004
    Cherryville, NC - State Representative Patrick McHenry made it official today. McHenry filed the appropriate papers at the North Carolina Board of Elections to enter the race for Congress in North Carolina's Tenth Congressional District. "To say that filing the appropriate candidacy papers today marks the beginning of my campaign would obviously be incorrect," McHenry stated after filing, "because my campaign has been gathering steam since I announced at the beginning of the year." In fact, several recent events show that McHenry's campaign has seized the momentum in the Tenth District Race. Early in April, McHenry captured an overwhelming victory...