Chairman Hayes is a licensed highway contractor, commercial pilot, former President of Central Motor Lines, President of the Cannon Charitable Trust, Director and VP of The Cannon Foundation and owner of Mt. Pleasant Hosiery Mill. Chairman Hayes was on the Board of Directors at the USO of NC, The US Air Force Academy, and The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and the J. Dennis Hastert Center at Wheaton College, Prison Fellowship of NC and Jesse Helms Center. He is also the former US Congressman from North Carolina’s 8th District. Chairman Hayes ran for Congress in 1998 after 12-term incumbent Democrat Bill Hefner announced his retirement. He narrowly defeated Democrat Mike Taylor, winning 51%-48% with a gap of only 3,400 votes. In 2000, he defeated Taylor in a rematch 55%-44%. While in Congress, he was on the Armed services, Agriculture, and Transportation committees. He was chairman of the Livestock subcommittee, Special Forces Caucus and the Philanthropy caucus. He is a graduate of Duke University and a former teaching fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard.
Ada M. Fisher, MD, MPH was first elected in June of 2008 as the Republican National Committeewoman from North Carolina and reelected in 2012 and 2016; thereby being the first black woman from her state to serve in this position. Dr. Fisher recieved her B.A. from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and her Master's in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (now Bloomberg School of Public Health). She completed her Family Medicine Residency through Highland Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Rochester. Returning home in North Carolina she began her commitment to the US Public Health Service.
Fisher is extremely active in politics being a willing advocate for the party in the media, forums or any positive event. Dr. Fisher was a candidate for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina in 2002, a candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina's 12th District in 2004 and 2006, and a candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives in District 77 in 2008. An effective public speaker committed to inclusion with an understated sense of humor, Fisher has taken up the banner of the Republican Party writing a sentinel booklet on North Carolina's black elected Republicans. She is currently a member of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women and has served as a precinct captain, on the Executive Committee of her county as well in the leadership for her state's party. She served as an advocate for the George W. Bush campaign; the 2008 presidential race of John McCain, 2012 campaign of Governor Mitt Romney as a member of his Black Leadership Council, the Women for Mitt Advisory Board and stumped for Trump as well as Republican candidates through her state.
Fisher is a licensed physician, credentialed teacher in secondary education for mathematics and science and speaks up for and donates generously to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities many having Republican roots. As an author, poet, and unique public speaker, this 1984-- One of Ten Outstanding Young Women in America has also established published standards of medical care in rural, corporate, and as a consultant for Occupational Health Services including her tenure at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Salisbury, NC; the Medical Director for Amoco Oil Company; and an Independent Medical Examiner. Known locally for her profilic community volunteer work particularly involving students who have dropped out of high school. She has helped guide over 500 students seeking college degrees through various colleges.
Fisher's newest work, Common Sense Conservatie Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, Book I foreshadows a new era in politics with an understanding of the Republican and conservative past. Describing herself as a constitutionalist, her columns are predominatly featured locally in The Sailsbury Post, the Carolinian (the state's largest Black paper), and Newsmax magazine. 2017 Newsmax magazine cited Fisher is one of the 50 most influential African-American Republicans in the United States.
Dr. Fisher currently resides in Sailsbury, NC and has two adult sons.
Mark is a current House Member in North Carolina for District 55, serving his third consecutive term. Mark ranked 2 out of 120 House Members for "Conservative Effectiveness" by Civitas Action. He was appointed as the Co-Chair of the House Agriculture and Community College Committee by the Speaker of the House. In 2017, he was elected Vice Chairman of the newly established North Carolina Legislative Freedom Caucus.
As a former Reserve in the US Navy from 1985-1993, he was honored as Sailor of the Year for the "Mobile Inshore and Undersea Warfare" unit. In 1993 upon serving, he was honorably discharged.
Mark is a founding Board Member of the Union Day Charter School in Union County, which is of the most highly sought after charter schools within the state. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Business Management from Concordia University and was a General Contractor in Residential Construction.
Married to wife, Lisa for 43 years and together they have 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren.
Received a BA in Business Management at Concordia University.
General Contractor; residential construction.
Likes are reading in the areas of; biographies of founders, original intent of the US Constitution, history and current situations regarding currencies and monetary policies, Christian novels and, of course, the Bible.
Dan Forest is only the second Republican Lieutenant Governor to be elected in North Carolina, and after the 2016 election became the first Republican in his state's history to be re-elected to office.
A father of four, he and his wife, Alice, reside in Raleigh. After receiving two degrees from the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC), Dan became a leader in the business community for over 20 years, having served as Office President and Senior Partner of the state's largest architectural firm - Little Diversified Architectual Consulting. Dan has been designated as an Architect Emeritus.
As Lieutenant Governor, Dan serves as the President of the North Carolina Senate and serves as a voting member of the State Board of Education, and the State Board of Community Colleges. On the State Board of Education he is the Chariman of the Special Committee on Digital Technology at the State Board of Education, which is tasked with the implementation of the state-wide digital technology plan. He is also a member of the North Carolina Advisory Commission on Military Affairs, the chair of the Energy Policy Council, and the Food Manufacturing Task Force.
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis is committed to preserving the American Dream for younger generations and supports commonsense policies that will generate economic growth and opportunities for working families.
As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Thom directly advocates for North Carolina’s rich military tradition, our veterans, and men and women currently in uniform. Thom also sits on the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Judiciary Committee, and the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Thom was born into a working-class family with his father and mother and five siblings. During his childhood, his family was frequently forced to relocate depending on where his parents could find work. After graduating from high school, Thom was unable to afford college, so he took a job as a warehouse records clerk earning minimum wage. He knows firsthand how difficult it is to raise a family while attending school at night, struggling to make ends meet.
Through hard work and dedication Thom quickly moved up the corporate ladder, earning his degree at 36 and becoming a top-level executive at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. Thom’s 22-year private sector career in technology and management consulting has provided him with a deep understanding of policy-making and the management of complex organizations.
Fueled by a desire to make a difference in his local community, Thom’s involvement in public service began by serving as the PTA president of his daughter’s high school and as a member of the Town of Cornelius Board of Commissioners. In 2006, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives and was selected by his peers to serve as Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2014. As Speaker, Thom played an instrumental role in enacting job-creating policies and reforming North Carolina’s tax and regulatory codes.
Thom lives with his wife Susan in Huntersville, North Carolina, and they are the proud parents of two grown children.
First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, Richard served five terms in the House and is currently serving North Carolina in his third term in the U.S. Senate. He is a vocal advocate for our men and women in the military and their families, and for the growing population of veterans across North Carolina.
In the Senate, Richard serves as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence where he puts the security of the American people first, while providing rigorous oversight of our intelligence community. He also sits on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Finance Committee.
The son of a minister, Richard and his family moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina when he was a young child. After graduating from Wake Forest University, he began his career far from the halls of Congress by spending seventeen years in business with Carswell Distributing, a wholesale commercial products company.
He also serves as a Board Member of Brenner Children’s Hospital and on the West Point Board of Visitors. Richard and his wife, Brooke, have two sons.
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th District in the United States House of Representatives. Throughout her time in Congress, Foxx has established herself as a champion of conservative values and has helped lead the national movements to reduce federal government spending and increase government oversight and accountability.
She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. From 2013 to 2016, she served as Secretary of the House Republican Conference.
The nonpartisan magazine National Journal has consistently ranked Foxx as one of the most conservative members of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation. She also has a lifetime 96 percent approval rating from the American Conservative Union.
Representative Foxx is a visible leader in the House Republican Conference, where she regularly takes a stand for the principles of individual freedom and limited government. She was also the first member of her 2004 class to introduce and pass a substantive bill in the House.
In 2008 Foxx successfully passed a bill to streamline the federal government and save taxpayer money. This accomplishment makes her one of the few members of Congress who took office in 2004 who got legislation signed into law in both the 109th and 110th Congresses.
As the Chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education, Foxx led efforts to modernize and reform the nation’s workforce development system. In 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which provided a long overdue reform of the Workforce Investment Act, was signed into law. WIOA, a bipartisan, bicameral compromise between the Foxx-authored SKILLS Act (H.R. 803) and the Workforce Investment Act of 2013 (S. 1356), streamlines and improves existing federal workforce development programs and fosters a modern workforce that American businesses can rely on to compete.
Prior to serving on Capitol Hill, Foxx spent 10 years in the North Carolina Senate where she successfully sponsored several statewide and local bills and consistently voted against tax increases and for legislation that would make governments more efficient and less wasteful.
Dr. Foxx is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her A.B. degree in English and M.A.C.T. in Sociology. She earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching/Higher Education from UNC-Greensboro.
Dr. Foxx began her career as a secretary and research assistant at UNC-Chapel Hill. She taught at Caldwell Community College, was a sociology instructor at Appalachian State University and held several administrative positions at ASU, including Assistant Dean of the General College. Dr. Foxx also served as Deputy Secretary for Management in the N.C. Department of Administration for Governor Jim Martin. Prior to her election to the Senate in 1994, she served as President and later a consultant at Mayland Community College from 1987-1994.
Representative Foxx has been active in civic and business affairs, serving on many state and national committees. She served on the Executive Committee of North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry and was elected to three four-year terms on the Watauga County Board of Education. She was confirmed by the United States Senate for a Presidential appointment to the National Advisory Council for Women's Educational Programs. She also served on the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Advisory Panel. Other current or former service on boards includes the Board of Directors of the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, Board of Directors of the N.C. Center for Public Research, the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors, National Conference of State Legislatures' Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Child Care, Charter Member of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and the Foscoe-Grandfather Community Center Board.
Dr. Foxx is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Her support for America’s veterans and active-duty military is characterized by her introduction of the HERO Act, legislation that extends IRA benefits for troops serving in combat zones. She has also supported bills that expand veterans’ disability compensation and that significantly increased overall Veterans Affairs funding. Dr. Foxx has also voted in favor of honoring our nation’s fallen by prohibiting demonstrations at military funerals held at national cemeteries.
Dr. Foxx is the recipient of several state and national awards. Among those awards are the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award, the Family Research Council’s True Blue Award and the Alan Keith-Lucas Friend of Children Award, the highest honor granted by the North Carolina Child Care Association. She is a former Rotarian.
At Mayland Community College, Dr. Foxx implemented several nationally recognized programs including a curriculum evaluation program which has been adopted by major universities. In another major success, she raised over $1 million in private funds for an on-campus, state-of-the-art child development center built by prison inmates. At ASU she implemented a model orientation/academic advising program which is still in existence.
Virginia Foxx is married to Tom Foxx. Prior to her entering Congress, the couple owned a nursery business in Watauga County. Dr. Foxx is a lay leader in her church and her hobbies are reading, gardening and being a grandparent to two.
Congressman Mark Meadows is in his third term in Congress and has been serving North Carolina's Eleventh District since January of 2013, after a 27-year career as a small business owner. During his time in Congress, he has championed fiscal responsibility, accountable government, pro-growth economic policies, pro-family and pro-life initiatives, and a strong national defense.
Congressman Meadows serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee where he Chairs the Subcommittee on Government Operations, which has oversight jurisdiction over federal agencies, the Executive Office of the President, the Postal Service, the Freedom of Information Act, and more. He also serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Mr. Meadows previously served as a congressional delegate to the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly and as a commissioner on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.
In November of 2016, Congressman Meadows was elected Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of roughly 40 conservative Members of Congress dedicated to giving a voice to those who feel forgotten by their government
Meadows’s leadership on Capitol Hill has been recognized by the American Conservative Union, the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the National Rifle Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Taxpayer Union (NTU), Military Officers Association of America, the Nature Conservatory, the National Retail Federation, FreedomWorks and more.
In addition to fighting for conservative values, Congressman Meadows is also dedicated to providing top-notch constituent services to North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District and is committed to upholding his Christian values and conservative principles while serving in Congress.
Mark and his wife, Debbie, have two adult children, Blake and Haley.
Robert Pittenger is serving his third term in the United States House of Representatives, representing the citizens of North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, including southern Mecklenburg County, all of Union, Anson, Richmond, Scotland, and Robeson counties, and large portions of Cumberland and Bladen counties. Congressman Pittenger’s district is home to America’s second largest financial center, located in Charlotte, includes many of the communities which support Ft. Bragg, and is a major producer of chicken, turkey, and pork.
Congressman Pittenger serves as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, where he provides leadership on efforts to intercept the money used to finance radical Islamic terrorism. As Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, Congressman Pittenger has met with hundreds of world leaders and security experts to advocate increased global cooperation in the fight against ISIS and radical Islamic jihad. To help advance these goals, Congressman Pittenger developed and has now hosted seven major forums bringing together over 600 Members of Parliament, Senators, Ambassadors, and other top officials from nearly 60 nations to discuss terrorism, terrorism financing, cyberwar, Intelligence, and security concerns with Congressional leaders and top international experts.
Congressman Pittenger serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, with a special focus on supporting small businesses, community banks, and credit unions. Additional assignments include the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee and the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee. House Speaker Paul Ryan also appointed Congressman Pittenger to his third term on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which monitors human rights in China.
Congressman Pittenger brings a strong conservative voice to his role with House Leadership, serving as a Member of the Whip Team and on the Steering Committee of the conservative Republican Study Committee.
During his tenure in the North Carolina Senate (2003-2008), Congressman Pittenger focused on strengthening the state’s financial foundation, identifying over $1.5 billion in spending cuts to balance the state’s budget and fighting for lower taxes, medical litigation reform, and to eliminate waste and fraud in Medicaid. He was a lead sponsor of Right to Life legislation and the marriage amendment, and has been recognized for his strong support of the Second Amendment.
Born and raised in Texas, Robert was the youngest of four children. His dad was a small business owner, and his mother raised the children. Their guidance provided a solid foundation for honesty, hard work, and dedication. Upon graduating from the University of Texas, Congressman Pittenger worked for 10 years as Assistant to the President of Campus Crusade for Christ, helping to bring the work of the organization to over 170 countries. In 1985, Congressman Pittenger and his family moved to Charlotte, where he built a highly-respected small business from scratch.
Congressman Pittenger believes he was elected to serve. Since taking office, Congressman Pittenger and his staff have helped more than 3,000 constituents cut through federal red tape, responded directly to over 100,000 letters and e-mails, and hosted more than 30 town hall meetings. On a typical day, his team is managing 500 active VA cases for local veterans who defended our freedom. He also hosted community forums to raise awareness of human trafficking and international religious persecution, brought a national expert to Charlotte to help small businesses prepare for Obamacare, and assisted local non-profits dealing with IRS and passport/visa issues.
Congressman Pittenger and his wife, Suzanne, live in Charlotte and have four grown children and ten wonderful grandchildren. They attend Forest Hill Church.
After serving almost two decades as a pastor – Congressman Mark Walker followed a new calling and launched an improbable but successful campaign to represent the people of North Carolina in the United States Congress. With a message of putting people before politics and a heart for all communities, Rep. Walker took on the challenges of reducing the waste and excess of the federal government, fighting human trafficking, getting Washington out of our classrooms and working on tax reform to help stimulate job growth and expand small businesses.
In the 115th Congress, Walker was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the Republican Study Committee – the large conservative caucus of the House Republicans and a leading influencer on policy since 1973. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus which works successfully to promote efforts that protect the free exercise of religion for all Americans. Additionally, Walker is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the House Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on House Administration.
A native Floridian, Walker has called the Piedmont-Triad home for almost three decades. In vocational church ministry, Rep. Walker worked in various pastor roles including directing musical productions and leading overseas mission trips as well as into the heart of our nation's inner cities. Prior to his ministry work, Walker worked in business and financial management.
Walker lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife Kelly, and his three children – Ryan, Rachel and Anna Claire. Kelly is a nurse practitioner and flight trauma specialist for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s AirCare program.
Ted Budd represents North Carolina's 13th Congressional District and is serving his first term in the 115th United States Congress.
Ted brings an outsider’s perspective to Washington having never held elective office. When an opportunity presented itself after redistricting opened up North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, Ted decided to run and offered to bring an outsider’s perspective to our nation’s capital.
As a freshman, Ted sits on the Financial Services Committee where he plans to use his real world experience to roll back the restrictive regulations that strangle job creation in this country. Working at a young age for his family’s janitorial and landscaping business, Ted learned the importance of work ethic and common sense decision making.
Ted and his wife Amy Kate have three children and live in Davie County, NC. As a strong Christian family man, Ted is worried about the direction our nation is heading and looks forward to working in Washington to create a better country for the next generation.
He holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and a Masters in Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary.
David Rouzer developed his work ethic working the summers on his family's farm just outside of Four Oaks, North Carolina; his moral values growing up in a Christian home and attending Sunday school and church; and his legislative acumen under former U.S. Senators Jesse Helms and Elizabeth Dole.
David currently serves in the United States Congress representing North Carolina's 7th Congressional District. His most recent work was primarily focused on helping small businesses with marketing and sales through his consulting business, The Rouzer Company. He also formed R&C Distributors, LLC, as a side business and umbrella for fleet-related products.
Prior to those endeavors, David had been involved in public policy development and implementation, public relations, and legislative strategy for more than a decade through his work in the Legislative and Executive branches of the Federal government, as well as in his work for NC State University where he served as assistant to the dean for the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. As a senior level appointee of the President at USDA Rural Development, David helped manage the administration of a program level budget of more than $1.2 billion along with a loan portfolio of $5 billion in investments in rural America.
In his work on Capitol Hill, David was a senior staffer for former U.S. Senator Jesse Helms and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole where he helped write numerous federal statutes and developed a distinct reputation among members and their respective staffs for his advice and work.
As a member of the North Carolina Senate, David consistently ranked as one of the most effective pro-business legislators during his two terms (2009 - 2012) representing Johnston and Wayne County. During his tenure, he was co-chairman of the Agriculture and Environment Committee, co-chairman of the Joint Regulatory Reform Committee, and chairman of the Senate Environmental Review Commission.
George Holding grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended Wake Forest University and has degrees in Classics and Law. Holding clerked for U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle, practiced law with Kilpatrick Townsend and served as the United States Attorney for North Carolina.
As United States Attorney, his priorities included prosecution of violent felons, drug offenses, child pornography, and political corruption. Holding prosecuted a U.S. Congressman, the Speaker of the North Carolina House, a judge, a state senator, a state representative, and several sheriffs for political corruption and a major terrorism case. When Holding left office, the average sentence in drug trafficking cases in eastern North Carolina was well above the national average.
Having previously served as the Representative for North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, Holding was sworn in to serve as the Representative for North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District on January 3, 2017. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.
George and his wife Lucy have four children – three daughters and one son.
Richard Hudson is serving his third term in the United States Congress representing North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District. Richard graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte while serving as Student Body President.
In Congress, Richard is committed to working across the aisle to find solutions to create jobs, cut spending and keep our homeland secure, and he has demonstrated that can be done without compromising core principles.
Richard was named the 12th most conservative Member of the House in the 113th Congress by National Journal and has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) for his unwavering defense of our 2nd Amendment rights.
Additionally, Richard has consistently been awarded the “True Blue” award from the Family Research Council Action for his leadership and commitment to the defense of family, faith and freedom and a 100% rating from National Right to Life. As a Christian and a father, Richard firmly believes that family is the foundation of American life, and the defense of these values is imperative for the future of our nation.
Richard serves on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, a position he uses to fight to replace Obamacare with a health care system that puts patients first, to improve health care for our veterans and address the tragedy of veteran suicide, and to go after all sources of American energy to lower costs for everyone and create jobs in North Carolina.
An outspoken supporter of our nation's military and veterans, Richard has received national recognition for his work to reunite military working dogs with their handlers. He is committed to caring for our veterans and has introduced bipartisan legislation to improve veterans’ access to healthcare and break up the bureaucracy at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Richard has the privilege of representing Fort Bragg - the largest U.S. Army installation in the world known as “the epicenter of the universe.” As the voice for this critical installation in Congress, Richard is committed to ensuring our service members are prepared for the battlefield and their families are cared for at home.
As Chairman of the Agriculture Policy Group under the Republican Policy Committee, Richard focuses on conservative reforms that rein in government overreach and empower North Carolina's growers, producers and agribusiness leaders to thrive.
Richard has made a name for himself as a leader who can work across the aisle to affect needed change in Washington. Despite an unprecedented level of partisan gridlock, he has had several bipartisan bills signed into law, demonstrating that hard work and bipartisan outreach can lead to results. Richard served as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security where he championed a major acquisition reform bill to save taxpayer dollars and keep the American people safe.
Richard is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He is a member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and the reigning congressional sporting clays, trap and skeet champion. His past volunteer leadership service includes membership on the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees, Board of Governors of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association, Board of Managers of the West Cabarrus YMCA and Board of Directors of the Cabarrus Jaycees.
He and his wife Renee and their son Lane live in Concord and attend Crossroads Church.
Patrick McHenry is serving his seventh term in the United States Congress where he represents the citizens of North Carolina’s 10th District. Congressman McHenry’s district comprises all or parts of eight counties in western North Carolina, from the suburbs of Charlotte to Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
In the 115th Congress, McHenry continues to serve as the Chief Deputy Whip, a position he was selected to by Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01). As Chief Deputy Whip, McHenry directly assists Majority Whip Scalise by building consensus for the conservative policy agenda of the House Republican Conference.
Congressman McHenry is a member of the House Financial Services Committee where he serves as Vice Chairman of the full committee, a position that he was first appointed to at the beginning of the 114th Congress by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) In the 113th Congress, Congressman McHenry served as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. In this role, the Congressman provided oversight of the Federal Reserve, Treasury, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal financial regulators. He was previously a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
In addition to his leadership roles on the Financial Services Committee, Congressman McHenry has successfully passed important legislation into law that helps entrepreneurs and startup investing. In the 114th Congress, Congressman McHenry authored the “RAISE Act” (Reforming Access for Investments in Startup Enterprises), which was signed into law by President Obama, providing the means for startup employees to sell their stock options to private investors. Additionally, Congressman McHenry authored the primary legislation to legalize equity-based crowdfunding in the United States. The crowdfunding language he first authored in 2011 was eventually included in the JOBS Act which President Obama signed into law in April 2012. In recognition of his work supporting crowdfunding, Congressman McHenry was presented with the 2013 “Crowdfunding Visionary Award” by the Global Crowdfunding Convention. Congressman McHenry was also awarded the Crowdfunding Leadership Award by the University of California at Berkeley Fung Institute’s Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial Finance in 2013.
Congressman McHenry’s interest in crowdfunding and capital formation more broadly developed as a child, when his father attempted to grow a small business but struggled for financing. It was this experience—and the lack of small business financing in rural Western North Carolina—that drove Congressman McHenry to become a leader on crowdfunding, capital formation, and other forms of disruptive finance. Recently this has expanded to encompass FINTech as he works with industry leaders to discover innovative ways to combine finance and technology with the goal of expanding access to capital for America’s entrepreneurs and small businessmen.
Throughout his career, Congressman McHenry has been a vocal and effective advocate for the men and women who wear the uniform of our country. He received awards from the North Carolina Chapters of the American Legion and Marine Corps League for his extensive work in bringing a veterans’ health care clinic to his district after nearly two decades of delay. The National Guard presented Patrick McHenry with the Charles Dick Medal of Merit for his exceptional service to the North Carolina National Guard.
Congressman McHenry has been recognized as a leader of the conservative movement in America. Having never voted for a tax increase in his career, Congressman McHenry is continually recognized as a “Hero of the Taxpayer” by Americans for Tax Reform.
Congressman McHenry is the recipient of several additional awards including: the National Association of Manufacturing’s “Manufacturing Legislative Excellence” Award, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council's “Small Business Champion” Award, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's “Spirit of Enterprise” Award, the 60 Plus Association’s “Guardian of Seniors’ Rights” Award, the Family Research Council’s “True Blue” Award, and Citizens Against Government Waste’s “Taxpayer Hero” Award. In 2009 he was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the “40 Under 40,” a list of rising stars in American politics.
Most importantly, Congressman McHenry continues to listen to the voters of the 10th District and act as their voice in Washington. His main focus is to provide the highest level of constituent services at home in Western North Carolina.
Prior to being elected to Congress in 2004 at the age of 29, Congressman McHenry represented the 109th District in the North Carolina House of Representatives. He also served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, a post he was appointed to by President Bush. Congressman McHenry is a graduate of Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, N.C. and Belmont Abbey College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. Congressman McHenry and his wife Giulia live in Denver, N.C. and worship at Holy Spirit Church. On August 15th, 2014 Congressman McHenry and Giulia announced the birth of their first child, a daughter named Cecelia Rose.
Walter Jones was first sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995, following ten years of service as an elected member of the North Carolina General Assembly. Jones strongly believes in the strength of faith and family, and has worked to represent the citizens of Eastern North Carolina with honor and integrity.
Since taking office, Congressman Jones has fought for an effective, commonsense government that returns power and control to the people. He has committed himself to providing tax relief for American families, retirement security for our nation's seniors, a strong national defense, and a quality education for every child. This dedication and effort has earned him the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Congressman Jones has also been a leader in fighting the U.S. trade deficit and leveling the playing field for American workers, as well as curbing special interests in the election process. He has always been very outspoken on his pro-life views, and has fought to protect the free speech of military chaplains as well as all members of the clergy.
Currently serving his 12th term in Congress, Congressman Jones is a member of the House Committee on Armed Services. As a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, he has concentrated on safeguarding the well-being of our nation's veterans and active service members. Congressman Jones has sponsored and co-sponsored more veterans’ legislation in the last three Congressional terms than any other sitting member of Congress. He has received numerous awards from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and many other Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs).
Congressman Jones recently saw the conclusion of a 14 year journey to clear the names of two Marine pilots who died in a V-22 Osprey crash. The pilots were incorrectly blamed for the crash by the Marine Corps. For 14 years, Jones petitioned the Department of Defense to correct the record and clear the names of the pilots. This past year, the Department of Defense issued a statement that clarifies the causes of the crash.
As a member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee in 2010, Congressman Jones was behind the incorporation of language into the National Defense Authorization Act concerning treatment for returning troops suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). He continues to monitor facilities and treatment advances for service members recovering from TBIs.
While only three percent of all bills introduced in the 104th Congress ever became law, President Clinton signed Jones's War Crimes Act into law on August 21, 1996. Each year since 2001, Congressman Jones has introduced legislation to change the name of the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps. He strongly believes that our nation's Marines deserve proper recognition for their sacrifice.
Jones is also committed to preserving and protecting North Carolina's unique history and culture. In 1998, he passed legislation to protect the wild horses on Shackleford Banks of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Since then, he has worked with numerous North Carolina legislators continuing to preserve the state’s wild horses.
In 2010, Congressman Jones was named #17 out of 535 on The Hill Newspaper's 25 Hardest Working Lawmakers list. In 2004, a survey of top Capitol Hill staff conducted by Washingtonian Magazine ranked Congressman Jones #1 out of the 435 U.S. House members in the "Just Plain Nice" category.
Congressman Jones drives home to Farmville every weekend to his wife Joe Anne and his dog, Darby. They have one daughter, Ashley.
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