Patrick McHenry

Patrick McHenry Serving the people of Western North Carolina's 10th Congressional District.

H.R. 1 is nothing more than a partisan power grab that undermines states’ rights and empowers Washington to take over ou...
03/04/2021
McHenry Votes Against Democrats' Partisan Bill to Nationalize Elections and Undermine States' Rights

H.R. 1 is nothing more than a partisan power grab that undermines states’ rights and empowers Washington to take over our electoral system. Tonight, House Democrats voted to throw out voter ID laws, legalize ballot harvesting nationwide, enable the use of taxpayer dollars to fund campaigns, weaponize the IRS to target political foes, and much more. The last thing the American people want is another bad bill that wastes billions. And they certainly don’t want Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats changing the electoral rules in a desperate attempt to maintain power in Washington.

Let’s call out H.R. 1 for what it is: a partisan power grab that will waste billions of the taxpayer’s dollars. Through ...
03/03/2021

Let’s call out H.R. 1 for what it is: a partisan power grab that will waste billions of the taxpayer’s dollars. Through the banning of voter ID laws, “non-partisan” redistricting commissions that undermine states’ rights, the mandated expansion of mail-in balloting, and taxpayer funded campaigns, this bill gives the federal government power over our elections.

03/03/2021
Kevin McCarthy Exposes Democrats' Plan to Fund Their Campaigns with Federal Money

Thank you Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy for highlighting how the Democrat’s top priority legislation will use taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns, allow convicted felons to vote, and weaken the security of our elections. Americans don’t want another bad bill that wastes billions and they certainly don’t want the federal government telling them how to vote.

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For over 150 years, the Supreme Court has had nine justices. Yet now that there is a conservative majority, Democrats wa...
03/03/2021
H.J.Res.11 - 117th Congress (2021-2022): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices.

For over 150 years, the Supreme Court has had nine justices. Yet now that there is a conservative majority, Democrats want to pack the court and undermine its independent and vital role as the third branch of government. Yesterday, I signed on as a cosponsor to a resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution, which limits the Supreme Court to nine justices. This is vital and necessary to protect the integrity of our nation’s highest court.

Summary of H.J.Res.11 - 117th Congress (2021-2022): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices.

For the second week in a row, House Democrats are jamming through a partisan bill full of progressive priorities that wa...
03/02/2021
Opinion | Making Every Election Like 2020

For the second week in a row, House Democrats are jamming through a partisan bill full of progressive priorities that wastes billions of the taxpayer’s dollars. Last week, House Democrats passed a “COVID relief” bill that dedicated over 90% of the money in the bill to progressive priorities unrelated to COVID.

This week they are working on legislation that should be called the For the Politicians Act. This federal takeover of our electoral system would throw out voter ID laws, legalize ballot harvesting nationwide, use taxpayer dollars to fund campaigns, undermine states’ rights, and much more. Read this great Wall Street Journal editorial on all this legislation’s countless problems.

H.R.1 mandates ballot harvesting and limits voter verification.

Recently, I introduced a bill that will help the millions of Americans that suffer from life-threatening allergies. From...
03/02/2021
McHenry Introduces FASTER Act

Recently, I introduced a bill that will help the millions of Americans that suffer from life-threatening allergies. From a much-needed update to allergen labeling laws to include sesame and requiring the Secretary of Health and Human Services to regularly review promising food allergy treatments and research, this bill will enable us to better treat and protect those that suffer from life-threatening allergies. Click here to learn more about the FASTER Act: https://mchenry.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=402800

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully clear that the United States has failed its hospitals and frontline healthca...
03/01/2021
McHenry Introduces Bipartisan American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully clear that the United States has failed its hospitals and frontline healthcare workers because of our over-reliance on Chinese-made PPE. Their tireless efforts to save lives and keep our communities healthy is why we must return production of PPE to the United States. Today, I was proud to introduce a bipartisan bill that addresses the concerns raised by the current crisis while incentivizing future investments so our hospitals and frontline healthcare workers have access to high quality PPE made by American companies. Click here to learn more about the American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act: https://mchenry.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=402799

Check out this eye-opening graph from Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy that highlights just how little of the Democrat’s...
03/01/2021

Check out this eye-opening graph from Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy that highlights just how little of the Democrat’s so-called COVID relief bill will actually go towards combatting the coronavirus. Instead of helping reopen our schools and businesses over 90% of this bill goes towards enacting President Biden’s political priorities.

03/01/2021

ICYMI: Over the weekend House Democrats forced through a partisan and wasteful bill that, despite their claims, won’t help Americans suffering from the impact of the coronavirus. In the face of this ongoing pandemic, what the American people need is targeted, temporary relief that is directly related to COVID. While we should be focused on getting kids into classrooms and vaccines into arms, Democrats instead pushed through a progressive wish list that dedicates only 9 percent of its $1.9 trillion price tag to actually combatting the virus. Watch my floor speech describing why I voted against this pork-laden bill:

02/26/2021

Today, instead of working on a bipartisan coronavirus relief plan, House Democrat’s will take up Biden’s “stimulus” plan. We need measured and targeted relief that will support businesses, help get Americans back to work, and reopen our schools. Instead this $1.9 trillion plan is full of progressive priorities that will only waste taxpayer dollars.

February is dedicated to honoring the history and culture of African Americans. From business, political, and military l...
02/24/2021
Celebrating Black History Month

February is dedicated to honoring the history and culture of African Americans. From business, political, and military leaders to important educators and inventors, African Americans have made many meaningful contributions to the country and to North Carolina. Check out the National Museum of African American History & Culture’s website to participate in virtual events celebrating Black History Month and the many more educational opportunities they offer. https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/celebrating-black-history-month

Carter G. Woodson's efforts to spotlight African American history lead to the creation of Black History Month, the observation we celebrate today. Featured also is a set of Museum events for Black History Month 2021.

02/21/2021

ICYMI: On Friday, I joined Yahoo Finance to discuss my key takeaways from the House Financial Services Committee’s recent GameStop hearing, including what we still need to learn about what happened and the need to provide more opportunities to everyday investors.

02/19/2021

America’s robust capital markets are part of what makes our nation the best place in the world to start a business. During yesterday’s House Financial Services Committee hearing on GameStop, I spoke about the importance of giving everyday investors greater access to those markets and ensuring Americans from all walks of life can benefit from our economic success. Click here to watch:

02/18/2021
Shepherds Fire-Rescue Grant Presentation 2-17-2021

It is always a pleasure to recognize our first responders when they receive well deserved federal funds. Shepherds Fire-Rescue received an AFG Grant and a SAFER Grant that will help them keep our community safe.

It is always a pleasure to celebrate with our brave first responders when they receive federal funding. Shepherds Fire-R...
02/18/2021

It is always a pleasure to celebrate with our brave first responders when they receive federal funding. Shepherds Fire-Rescue received an AFG Grant totaling $114,285 to help them fund exhaust filtration systems at the station.

They also were awarded a SAFER Grant in the amount of $963,000 that will allow them to fund new positions. Thank you to Shepherds Fire-Rescue for keeping our community safe and allowing me to recognize your achievements.

ICYMI: It was my honor to present two FEMA grants totaling over $1 million to the Shepherds Volunteer Fire Department in...
02/18/2021
Shepherds Fire Department awarded more than $1M in federal grants

ICYMI: It was my honor to present two FEMA grants totaling over $1 million to the Shepherds Volunteer Fire Department in Mooresville. These grants provide crucial funding that will allow the fire department to hire six full-time paid positions and purchase new equipment. Click here to learn more: https://statesville.com/news/shepherds-fire-department-awarded-more-than-1m-in-federal-grants/article_da5d9f1a-715f-11eb-8e65-4bb588e62d36.html

Congressman Patrick McHenry was on hand to present a pair of federal grants, totaling more than $1 million, to the Shepherds Fire Department in Mooresville on Wednesday afternoon.

I am grateful for the tremendous work FeedNC is doing to help their community. Through groceries, meals, and job trainin...
02/18/2021

I am grateful for the tremendous work FeedNC is doing to help their community. Through groceries, meals, and job training, FeedNC is helping their neighbors through tough times.

Thank you to Executive Director Lara Ingram for taking time to give me a tour and share your vision for the future.

It was great to officially open my new district office in Mooresville today! My staff and I strive to provide the best c...
02/17/2021

It was great to officially open my new district office in Mooresville today! My staff and I strive to provide the best constituent service possible and this office will help us in that mission.

Thanks to Iredell County Commissioner James Mallory, Commissioner Gene Houpe, Commissioner Scottie Brown, and Iredell Clerk of Court James Mixson for joining me.

I ended my morning in Troutman with a tour of C.R. Onsrud. Thanks to Jeff Onsrud for showing me how they make their CNC ...
02/17/2021

I ended my morning in Troutman with a tour of C.R. Onsrud. Thanks to Jeff Onsrud for showing me how they make their CNC machinery that is used is many industries around the world.

Thanks to Troutman Mayor Teross Young, Councilman Paul Henkel, Councilman George Harris, Councilman Eddie Nau, and Town Manager Duck Wyatt for hosting me for my visits today.

It was great to join Troutman officials this morning to visit The Career Academy & Technical School. CATS does an incred...
02/17/2021

It was great to join Troutman officials this morning to visit The Career Academy & Technical School. CATS does an incredible job of educating our students and preparing them for the workforce.

Thank you to Principal Larry Rogers, Superintendent Jeff James, and Iredell-Statesville Board of Education Chairman Martin Page for your leadership and for hosting us this morning.

I'm saddened to hear of the passing of Rush Limbaugh. Rush was an icon in the conservative movement, speaking directly t...
02/17/2021
Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70

I'm saddened to hear of the passing of Rush Limbaugh. Rush was an icon in the conservative movement, speaking directly to millions of Americans daily, revolutionizing the way those on the right consumed news. He also served as an inspiration to many, having overcome addiction and courageously battling stage four cancer in recent years. My prayers are with his family as they mourn. https://www.foxnews.com/media/rush-limbaugh-dead-talk-radio-conservative-icon

Rush Limbaugh, the monumentally influential media icon who transformed talk radio and politics in his decades behind the microphone, helping shape the modern-day Republican Party, died Wednesday morning at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced.

ICYMI: Yesterday morning, I joined Mayor Guess on a walking tour of downtown Hickory to learn more about the city’s proj...
02/17/2021
Rep. McHenry talks impeachment, COVID-19 bill during visit in Hickory

ICYMI: Yesterday morning, I joined Mayor Guess on a walking tour of downtown Hickory to learn more about the city’s projects and plans for economic development. I also had a chance to discuss what is happening in Washington including the impeachment and Democrats’ wasteful coronavirus bill that won’t help the Tenth District. https://hickoryrecord.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rep-mchenry-talks-impeachment-covid-19-bill-during-visit-in-hickory/article_0d0732ec-7083-11eb-8728-73396b9a5102.html

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry visited Hickory Tuesday morning to take a look at some of the projects underway in the city.

I was able to visit the Catawba County Emergency Operations Center and get an overview of the County’s COVID-19 response...
02/16/2021

I was able to visit the Catawba County Emergency Operations Center and get an overview of the County’s COVID-19 response. It was also informative to get input on the federal response from the county manager, department heads, Sheriff Don Brown, and Commissioners Kitty Barnes, Barbara Beatty, and Sherry Butler. Thanks to all those who are working tirelessly to end this pandemic.

It was great to spend time in Hickory with Mayor Hank Guess. I was proud to support the BUILD Grant the city was awarded...
02/16/2021

It was great to spend time in Hickory with Mayor Hank Guess. I was proud to support the BUILD Grant the city was awarded in 2018 and was excited to see firsthand the City Walk and River Walk which is partially funded by this grant. Thanks also to the Mayor for presenting me with a book commemorating the Hickory’s 150th Anniversary.

On this day we celebrate the life and accomplishments of President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln, two ...
02/15/2021

On this day we celebrate the life and accomplishments of President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln, two of our greatest leaders who have helped guide our nation through difficult and challenging times. Happy Presidents’ Day.

Thanks to Stokes County Sheriff Mike Marshall for his many years of service and dedication to the citizens. I wish him t...
02/09/2021

Thanks to Stokes County Sheriff Mike Marshall for his many years of service and dedication to the citizens. I wish him the very best in his retirement!

Like so many Americans, I was saddened to hear of Hank Aaron’s passing. Hammerin’ Hank was a baseball legend and a hero ...
02/06/2021
Winston-Salem considering how to honor the late Hank Aaron

Like so many Americans, I was saddened to hear of Hank Aaron’s passing. Hammerin’ Hank was a baseball legend and a hero to so many, especially here in the South. I enjoyed this article highlighting the role our area played in the start of his illustrious career.

The baseball legend signed his first professional contract at Union Station.

02/05/2021

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in America each year. In fact, one out of every three women will die from a cardiovascular illness. That is why every February, we join together to raise awareness of this health threat and redouble our efforts to save lives. #GoRedforWomen

The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our students’ ability to learn and acquire the tools they ne...
02/04/2021

The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our students’ ability to learn and acquire the tools they need for success. Yet, despite the CDC’s announcement that it is safe for schools to reopen and parents calling for their children to return to the classroom, President Biden is still taking orders from the teachers’ unions. We need to reopen our nation’s schools safely so students can get back to learning.

Widespread and readily available testing is a crucial tool in battling any future pandemic. As the current health crisis...
02/03/2021
McHenry Introduces Right to Test Act

Widespread and readily available testing is a crucial tool in battling any future pandemic. As the current health crisis has shown, the American people cannot afford delays. Yesterday, I introduced the Right to Test Act, which will empower states to reduce testing delays and more rapidly respond to the evolving health needs of their communities as they work to curb the spread of COVID-19 or other future health threats. Click here to learn more:

Today, Officer Brian Sicknick will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol. This historic honor has been bestowed to only four ...
02/03/2021

Today, Officer Brian Sicknick will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol. This historic honor has been bestowed to only four other Americans in our nation’s history, including two Capitol Police Officers who were also killed while protecting the Capitol. Please join me in praying for Officer Sicknick’s family and loved ones as they mourn his tragic death and for all of our dedicated Capitol Police Officers.

ICYMI: Last week, I sent the Acting DHS Secretary a letter demanding answers on why important agreements between local l...
02/02/2021
McHenry Sends Letter to Biden Administration on Immigration Policies

ICYMI: Last week, I sent the Acting DHS Secretary a letter demanding answers on why important agreements between local law enforcement agencies and the federal government are being ignored. As part of their tireless efforts to ensure that our nation’s borders were secure and that those who were here illegally were prosecuted and deported, the Trump Administration entered into SAFE Agreements with local law enforcement agencies, including with Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page.
However, on his first day in office, President Biden announced policies that directly violated these SAFE Agreements. We must ensure our law enforcement officers—like Sheriff Page—are given every tool they need to keep our communities safe. I will continue to stand with them.

Learn more about my letter here: https://mchenry.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=402760

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