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The People's House Has Done Its Job

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Reports indicate that the United States Senate is poised to abandon – or quickly table – its Constitutional duty of holding a trial for the now impeached Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.  This is a flagrant abuse of constitutional order and precedents of its own body.  And it comes against the backdrop of the House’s grueling work to adhere to our rules and…

Why risk rating 2.0 is a boon to western North Carolina

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As evidenced by this summer’s excessive flooding across Appalachia, Western North Carolina’s vulnerability to the devastating effects of extreme weather is undoubtedly heightened. With a strong influx of frequent and extreme weather events descending upon the region, communities deserve to be better prepared for a future steeped in precipitation.  One of the best deterrent…

The Housing Affordability Crisis Can Be Addressed Today

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In communities across the United States, especially within Watauga County, businesses, renters, and homeowners are being pummeled by slanted land use and local zoning policies that are the epitome of inflationary with respect to home prices. America’s housing affordability challenges continue to be exacerbated by these policies, and our hometown newspaper, the Watauga Democrat, has…

Time to Clear the Left's Anti-Life Smokescreen

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Following the Supreme Court’s historic 6-3 decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Democrat strategists and so-called “pundits” within the mainstream media went into a manic frenzy. Every negative characterization in the book was thrown at the Supreme Court, its conservative Justices, Republicans, and the entire pro-life movement. Headlines foretold of the…

The Bureaucratic Guillotine Continues To Fall

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Washington is succumbing to its own manufactured undercurrent—one where the principles of our Republic have taken a back seat to the partisan schemes of the day. Surely, the American Framers are rolling over in their graves. It is worth reminding everyone, especially the Biden administration and the Democrat majority in Congress, that the rights we are fortunate to possess were never…

Another Washington Spending Scheme

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Popular stand-up comedian Ron White once remarked that, “You can’t fix stupid. There’s not a pill you can take; there’s not a class you can go to. Stupid is forever.” Some might consider his words crass, but I would argue that they perfectly describe the agenda of Washington Democrats to irresponsibly spend the tax dollars of hardworking Americans. Whether I’m speaking on the House floor…

Fiscal Illiteracy Reigns Supreme In Washington

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A myriad of associations come to mind when thinking about President Biden’s FY2023 budget, but the one that comes to mind instantaneously is “dumpster fire”. Like the budget he submitted to Congress just last year, one fact remains constant: President Biden does not have the slightest clue what fiscal responsibility entails. Families across North Carolina are feeling the crushing weight…

Seniors, Look Out For This Scam

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Every year, seniors are swindled out of $3 billion through deceptive scams that average $34,200 per person. Imagine the financial toll that both they and their families face from these fraudsters. Those circumstances are truly disheartening. If you subscribe to my weekly newsletter, you know that I often raise the alarm on emerging scams that target citizens in North Carolina’s 5th…

The Participation Trophy Administration

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For over a year, Americans have been asking one simple question that has gone unanswered: Why does the Biden Administration hate energy freedom in America?   It’s a legitimate concern, and one that will continue to grow in the coming days and weeks. However, we’re now seeing an answer come in a form that is purely unpalatable: a nuclear deal with Iran.  This…

Truancy Is Now Congress' Forte

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It’s no secret that Congress’ approval rating is in the gutter. A recent Gallup poll revealed that only 20 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job while 75 percent disapproved. With the way Democrats have been running things, I’m surprised it isn’t zero.  Today’s House Rules Committee Member Day is focused on assessing the results and…

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