House Majority Whip To Join Myrick In Charlotte

House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy will join Congresswoman Sue Myrick for a luncheon in Charlotte on Monday, March 28.

Congressman McCarthy was elected as the Republican Whip, the third-highest position in House leadership, by his colleagues at the beginning of the 112th Congress. Congressman McCarthy also represents the 22nd Congressional district of California.

“I’m excited to welcome Congressman McCarthy to Charlotte,” said Congresswoman Myrick. “I know that his insight into the serious issues our country faces will be much appreciated by all who attend”.

The luncheon will take place at The Westin Charlotte from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Monday, March 28. For more information, go to www.suemyrick.com.

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Tucker, other senators, seek change in state constitution

Tommy Tucker, who represents the Mint Hill area in the North Carolina state senate, is partnering with Sens. Tom Apodaca of Henderson County and Pete Brunstetter of Forsyth County in an attempt to change the state constitution so that the governor would run with a lieutenant governor as a team. This is similar to the way the president and vice President run on one ticket. The bill would also limit legislature leadership to three consecutive two-terms.

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Myrick Named Chairman of Intelligence Subcommittee

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has been named the chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence.

“I am excited and honored to have been selected to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee,” Rep. Myrick said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the important issues under its jurisdiction, and ensuring the safety and security of the American people”.

Rep. Myrick was first selected by House Leadership to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in 2009.

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Goodall thanks former colleagues for passing charter school bill

Former State Senator Eddie Goodall, who represented the Mint Hill area before he chose not to run again last year, had some kind words for his former colleagues last week when they passed Senate Bill 8. The legislation would lift the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. Goodall is now President of the North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools. As a senator, he pushed tirelessly fought for lifting the cap on charters. Here’s his letter to the State Senate:

Honorable Senators,

The Alliance Board of Directors asked me to thank you all for your historic support of the education “little guys”, the public charter schools. Special thanks to the leadership of the sponsor, Sen. Stevens, as well as the Education Co-Chairs, Sens. Tillman, Preston, and Soucek. We are also proud of those of you speaking on the senate floor for SB 8 at the second reading Wednesday. Continue reading

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Longtime Myrick Aide To Depart

US Representative Sue Myrick  announced that her long-time Chief of Staff, Hal Weatherman will be leaving in March to become National Communications and Marketing Director for Act for America, a national non-profit organization dedicated to national security and terrorism related issues. Weatherman has been with Myrick since 1995, having served the last 12 years as her Chief of Staff.

“It’s been an awesome experience that I will treasure the rest of my life, but I’m ready to do something else, and this opportunity will allow me to focus on the national security issues that I care most about on a much larger scale,” said Weatherman.

“It would be impossible to exaggerate Hal’s value to my office. This move affords him the ability to pursue a vital shared objective without government restrictions,” said Myrick.

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Welcome to Raleigh, Tommy Tucker

State Senator Tommy Tucker (Dist 35), who represents the Mint Hill area in the N.C. Senate, took a drubbing from the folks at The Progressive Pulse, a liberal public policy organization. Tucker’s questions at a recent HHS Appropriations Subcommittee drew consternation from The Progressive Pulse because they “showed just how far he has to go to get up to speed.”

Today, he posed a series of questions and statements that showed just how far he has to go to get up to speed.

His first question, posed to HHS Secretary and former Republican legislator Lanier Cansler, was about how many “illegal aliens” the Department served.

Really, Senator? That’s your first big question about North Carolina’s safety net programs?

Tucker doesn’t have a lot of political experience, and will probably admit that he has a lot to learn. But asking how much the state invests in illegal, or undocumented, people in North Carolina is a perfectly reasonable question to ask. Yes, illegal immigration is mostly a federal issue, but Tucker is asking a question that the constituents who elected him want him to ask. He may not be up to speed the way the Progressive Pulse wants him to be, but the people in Union County and Mint Hill who he represents probably don’t care.

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