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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. […]

By |May 1st, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

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 […]

By |April 3rd, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

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. […]

By |February 16th, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

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.

By |February 9th, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

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