Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement following confirmation from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that Wildin Acosta was released from restricted housing at Stewart Detention Center:
The 2016 Matsumoto Prize, supported by the McAdams Foundation, includes public voting to determine three “People’s Choice” winners. Anyone may vote by email (one time per email address) for his or her favorite entry starting today and running through June 29.
On Wednesday evening, Congressman Mark Meadows’ bill, H.R. 5233, the Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for D.C. Home Rule Act of 2016, passed the House of Representatives.
Mr. Chairman, I want to begin by commending you for the open, collaborative, and bipartisan process you have led this spring, culminating with the fiscal year 2017 T-HUD bill before us. In your tenure as Chairman, you have continued to accommodate Subcommittee Members on both sides of the aisle, and it’s been a pleasure working with you again this year.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy is visiting Durham, N.C., today for the agency’s Energy Efficiency Action Week and touring a new ENERGY STAR-certified Habitat for Humanity home, in the North East Central neighborhood, that includes energy-efficient features that will save homeowners money on their utility bills. Administrator McCarthy will meet with the new homeowner and be joined by Congressman G. K. Butterfield, Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Habitat for Humanity International Vice President for the U.S. and Canada Sue Henderson, and representatives from Advanced Energy, Southern Energy Management and Habitat for Humanity Durham
-The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking individuals to serve as members on the newly-established City of Wilmington/New Hanover County Ad Hoc Committee on Improving Workforce/Affordable Housing. The purpose of the City/County Ad Hoc Committee is to conduct a comprehensive examination of workforce/affordable housing efforts, along with the demand for and supply of such housing, and recommended “best practices” that would be most appropriate to improve and increase the stock of available workforce housing in this region.
New Hanover County Fire Rescue partners with Pender County for improved Property Protection Class...
In December 2015, New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution authorizing Pender EMS and Fire to provide coverage to the Island Creek area in New Hanover County. This change has now been approved by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) and will take effect on June 1, 2016.
"Western Carolina Rescue Ministry has been serving the underprivileged in our area for 35 years now," said Congressman McHenry. "Reverend Woods and his staff do amazing work helping those facing poverty, homelessness, and addiction throughout western North Carolina. I'm hopeful this donation will help advance those efforts."
The House considered H.R. 3797, the “Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act” or “SENSE Act.” This Republican legislation would undermine the Clean Air Act and give breaks to waste coal plants, eliminate the financial incentive to reduce emissions and cut back on state’s rights. Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) presented the Democratic Motion to Recommit which would ensure the legislation would not take effect if it harms Americans’ health
The House of Representatives today passed legislation by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., that authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the time period during which the Wilkesboro Hydroelectric Company is required to begin construction of its hydropower project at W. Kerr Scott Dam
The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Walgreens property located at 2201 N Heritage Street in Kinston, North Carolina for $5,400,000.
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), member of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, released the following statement after a bill he cosponsored with Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Rush (D-IL) to improve energy and manufacturing job-training programs passed the House
At today’s Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition Awards Luncheon, two New Hanover County projects received Outstanding Stewardship Awards for innovation and environmental awareness: the newly-renovated 320 Chestnut Street building in downtown Wilmington and New Hanover County Cape Fear Museum Park at 814 Market Street.
Today, a bipartisan amendment introduced by Congressman David E. Price (D-NC) and Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-AL) passed the House of Representatives during consideration of H.R. 3700. The Price-Aderholt amendment would update the outdated funding formula for the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program, which provides affordable housing grants for Americans with HIV and AIDS, to better serve communities where the need for support is most acute.
Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), the Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on passage of the consolidated appropriations bill and, more specifically, Title VII which terminates the Making Home Affordable Initiative effective December 31, 2016