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Rating the U.S. response to Ebola

In the last few weeks, the tragic Ebola epidemic in West Africa has hit home as we’ve witnessed the first death and transmissions in America. Additionally, news that the second healthcare worker to contract the disease was able to board a commercial airplane while being monitored for signs of infection is deeply troubling. I know that everyone is concerned and I want to assure you that I share your concerns.It is important to know, though, that there is absolutely no reason t...

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A 60s radical comes back with conservative allies

Howard Fuller was back in North Carolina last week promoting his new book, “No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior’s Life from Black Power to Education Reform.”Fuller is a professor of education and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University.Some North Carolinians remember Fuller as a community organizer in the 1960s and 70s. He led poor people to demand fair treatment, to work together to improve their lives, and ...

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Rep. Brody shares September events

District NewsDuring the interim months, Rep. Brody meets with constituents and attends as many meetings and events as possible in both Union and Anson County. Featured are some of the September meetings and events.More district meetings and eventsMeeting with NC-DHHS Secretary Wos at CMC-UnionMineral Springs FestivalFairview Town HallMeeting with Michael Freeman...

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Taxpayers footing the bill for losing battle

North Carolina’s top legislative leaders are fighting a losing battle, and taxpayers are still footing the bill.House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger hired a high-powered conservative lawyer last week in an ill-fated effort to stall the inevitable spread of same-sex marriage to the Tar Heel State.Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr. denied the motion California attorney John C. Eastman filed on the General Assembly leaders’ beh...

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Repealing Obamacare remains a priority

I don’t think I need to tell you that we face a lot of challenges as a nation right now. At home, wages remain stagnant while the cost of living continues to rise, leaving our families struggling to make ends meet. Abroad, we see a world descending into chaos and violence as a direct result of the Administration’s failed naive policies. We need to come together as a country, put American priorities first and find solutions to these problems.

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Preparations under way for new sheriff

On Aug. 4, I began meeting on a regular basis with new Sheriff-elect Landric Reid, to help orientate him into his new job he will begin on Dec. 1. A transition plan has been put together by myself and my staff to help give Sheriff Reid both an overall view and detailed outlines as to what he will be walking into.Changing sheriffs is much more complicated than the old sheriff leaving and the new sheriff walking in. The transition plan that we’ve established includes a list of ...

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I’m here to serve you

It is truly an honor to serve you in the U.S. House of Representatives. You all sent me to Washington to be principled conservative who is willing to work across the aisle and fight for you and your priorities. I’ve worked hard not only to hopefully exceed your expectation, but also to make myself as accessible as possible, represent you the best that I can, and help make life easier for you and your families.

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Will American ground troops be sent to fight ISIS?

With the United States dropping bombs on yet another Muslim country, we might benefit from a close look at President Obama’s anti–Islamic State strategy.Obama and his spokespeople are always quick to make two points: first, that no American ground forces will be sent into combat against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and second, that the United States will merely be part, albeit a leading part, of a broad coalition of Arab and NATO countries.The ...

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Celebrating the power of women in our district

Last week, my wife, Renee, and I hosted a Women’s Symposium to highlight the tremendously positive impact women have on our economy and our communities and unite local leaders to discuss ideas that advance opportunities and return decision-making power back to our families and away from Washington. I don’t think I need to tell you that our economy and our nation face a lot of challenges right now, and I’m so grateful for all of the women who attended the summit to help solve...

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Clean drinking water should not be taken for granted

The coal ash problem in North Carolina was here long before the Dan River spill in February. This is a decades old problem — one that should not take decades to correct. Senate Bill 729, the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014, passed, making North Carolina the first state to adopt a comprehensive plan to clean up its coal ash dumps. I voted for the bill. It is a good first step. However, it goes neither far enough, nor fast enough. The Yadkin-Pee River is the lifeline for this region, prov...

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Working hard in Washington for our district

I ran for Congress so I could fight for the people of North Carolina’s Eighth District. Like so many of you, I felt like Washington was not listening to us and our government was at a standstill, paralyzed by partisanship and politics. Since my first days as your representative, I have worked hard to find commonsense solutions to our nation’s problems by working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. I have strived to define myself not only by my actions as someone who get...

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Help save Anson’s property values

I am glad to see Rep Richard Hudson so concerned about...

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