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Myrick to vote no on stimulus plan

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) announced that she will vote against the stimulus plan when it comes to the House Floor today.
“Why are we going to spend $825 billion on a plan that won’t achieve its goals?” said Rep. Myrick. “Instead, let’s get this money back to taxpayers and businesses who help grow the economy and create jobs.” […]

By |January 28th, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

Myrick to speak today in support of Lance, Inc and its fine peanut butter products

Lance crackers is a North Carolina institution. That’s why Rep. Sue Myrick is going to bat for them on the floor of Congress this afternoon. Here’s what she is going to say:

“Madam Speaker –
I rise today to stand behind Lance Inc., a snack food company based in my district.
Lance is the #1 seller of peanut butter crackers in US grocery stores.  It operates manufacturing plants in seven states.  Lance products can be found in grocery stores, convenience stores, hospitals, schools and vending machines across the country.
Lance products have not been affected by the nationwide peanut butter recall caused by the salmonella outbreak.  […]

By |January 22nd, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

Myrick introduces amendment to prevent job outsourcing

From Myrick’s Washington office:

[singlepic=273,220,140,,right]US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) will introduce an amendment today that would prevent any company that receives funds as part of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) from outsourcing any new customer service or call center jobs to a foreign-based company.
“If companies benefit from significant taxpayer funding, they should make every effort to hire American workers. I am not aware of any companies that have received funds that have entered into new contracts with foreign-based customer service centers, but I do know that our constituents have a great deal of skepticism about the program and how their money has been spent,” Rep. Myrick said. […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

Myrick says no to auto bailout

From Myrick’s Washington, DC office:

(Washington, DC) – US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) voted no today on the proposed financial[singlepic=414,270,190,,right] bailout for the automotive industry. The bill, H.R. 7321, provides up to $14 billion in loans to US automakers. It passed by a vote of 237-170.

“There is no guarantee this bailout will be the last for the auto industry,” said Rep. Myrick. “I opposed this bill because it would create a government ‘car czar’ to oversee the domestic auto industry without the authority to ensure the Big Three address their underlying structural problems. Unless the domestic car makers make substantial changes to fundamentally change the way they do business, the reality is they’ll need additional taxpayer assistance in the very near future. ” […]

By |December 11th, 2008|Government|0 Comments

Record turn out for kids voting

This year’s election was so big that even the kids turned out in record numbers to vote. The races on the voting ballots included President, Governor, Senate, Congress, General Assembly, County Commission and bonds.

Kids Voting election activity helps students learn life skills, like gathering information, critical thinking and decision making. Students also gain experience in […]

By |December 1st, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Lines long today at polling places

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Experts have said there could be 65 percent turnout this election season but judging from the lines today in Mint Hill, they might be on the low end of the estimate. This photo was taken at 12:30 at town hall, where the line to vote ran in front of the building and cars lined the […]

By |November 4th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments