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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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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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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Myrick: The Muslim Brotherhood Is not ‘Largely Secular’

US Representative Sue Myrick released a statement yesterday about DNI Director James Clapper’s claim that the Muslim Brotherhood is a “largely secular” organization. (Clapper has since clarified his remark.) Myrick, who has researched terrorist groups such as Hamas, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, believes the Muslim Brotherhood is a religious organization.

“Either the Administration doesn’t know who the Muslim Brotherhood is, which shows incompetence, or they are apologizing for them, which is inappropriate for those in charge of protecting the American people. Let’s be clear – the Muslim Brotherhood is NOT secular.

Here’s video from Fox News:

Myrick continues:

“The Muslim Brotherhood’s English language website highlights their bylaws, which state: ‘The Muslim Brotherhood, is an international Muslim Body, which seeks to establish Allah’s law in the land by achieving the spiritual goals of Islam…’. Its founding motto was: ‘Allah is our objective; the Koran is our law; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations’. Today, the Muslim Brotherhood uses the slogan ‘Islam is the answer’. If its own words don’t prove that it is not a “secular organization”, I don’t know what does.

“The Administration is playing with fire here. Did the Administration prep DNI Director Clapper on how to message on the Muslim Brotherhood, watering down the stated goals and ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood, so they could create space to engage the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Looks like it to me”.

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Myrick votes to repeal health care law

In a largely symbolic act, Rep. Sue Myrick voted yesterday to repeal the health care law that was passed last year. Myrick represents the Mint Hill area in the U.S. House of Representatives. The law has surprisingly become more favorable to the American people according to recent polls.

Thirty-nine percent believe the health plan that Obama signed into law last year is a good idea, versus another 39 percent who think it’s a bad idea.

But those saying it’s a good idea is at its highest level since September 2009, and those saying it’s a bad idea is at its lowest level since June 2009.

The poll also finds that 46 percent of respondents are opposed to repeal (with 34 percent strongly opposed), while 45 percent support the repeal effort (with 35 percent strongly in favor).

Yet, a majority of the House still voted in favor of repeal. The bill has little if any chance of passing the Senate.

“There’s a lot in this law that I’m against,” Myrick said. “It’s going to cost us more jobs. It’s a nightmare for our deficit. It will negatively impact doctor-patient relationships with more regulations. The individual mandate to purchase insurance violates the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution.”

“By repealing this law, we can go back to the drawing board and work on things that will lower the cost of health care, like allowing insurers to sell coverage across state lines, making coverage portable, addressing medical liability reform, and improving health insurance high-risk pools so that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. These are things on which the public agrees, and we should work together, as Americans, to make sure that we truly reform our health care system.”

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Myrick reacts to Saturday’s shooting in Arizona

They might be on different sides of the political spectrum, but Sue Myrick put aside ideological differences this week to show support for US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others who were shot Saturday in Tucson, Arizona.

“I am shocked and saddened over the senseless attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, her staff and constituents, and over the sad news that this attack has taken the life of US District Court Judge John Roll. We cannot and must not tolerate acts of violence such as these, especially when the victims are working for the good of the American people. My thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Giffords and her family, the family of Judge Roll, and all of the victims and their families during this difficult and tragic time.”

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