Rep. Myrick one of a handful to vote no on credit card bill in Congress

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) today voted against a bill that would allow the federal government to have increased control over the nation’s credit industry.
The Credit Card Holders’ Bill of Rights passed in the House by a vote of 357-70.
“This bill makes alterations to lending practices similar to Federal Reserve guidelines set to be implemented by July 2010,” said Rep. Myrick. Continue reading


Myrick wants alternative to current budget

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) released the following statement today’s vote on the Fiscal Year 2010 budget:

“How is increasing taxes by $1.5 trillion over ten years, increasing discretionary spending by 8.6 percent, and bringing our total national debt to $17.1 trillion considered a responsible thing to do in this economy? I voted for a Republican Budget Alternative that controls spending, decreases taxes for families and small businesses, and stops putting trillions of debt on the shoulders of our children and grandchildren.”


Myrick just says no to stimulus package

Rep. Sue Myrick did not vote for the stimulus package which will be signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama.

“We’re in a recession, and the American people are hurting.  I had hoped that Congress could come together, not as Republicans and Democrats, but as Americans, to find solutions that will truly stimulate the economy. Unfortunately that didn’t happen.
We’re slated to spend almost $4 trillion this year alone.  That’s almost $1 trillion for TARP; $1 trillion, including debt, for the stimulus; $1.5 trillion for yet another bank rescue plan; and a half a trillion dollars for an FY 2009 omnibus bill.  Where is this money coming from?  Foreign countries?  We can’t rely on other nations to keep buying our debt.  The only way I can see us being able to even begin to pay for this is raising taxes, and that will never jolt the economy out of a recession. I voted against the plan, but for the sake of the country, I hope it works.”


Myrick: No Gitmo detainees in NC, please.


Not in our backyard. That is US Representative Sue Myrick’s (NC-09) message to Congress. She introduced a bill this week to stop prisoners from Guantanamo Bay from being sent to North Carolina.  It does this by prohibiting federal funds from being used to transport detainees to, and housing them within, the state.

“This legislation sends a clear message that we don’t want enemy combatants and terrorists housed in our backyard,” Rep. Myrick said. Continue reading


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.” Continue reading


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.  Continue reading