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July 14, 2017 In The News

The first time Gallup polled the approval rating of the U.S. Congress, the year was 1974, and over the course of that year, it was about 40 percent.

At the beginning of this year, that approval rating had been cut in half, clocking in at an embarrassing 19 percent.

June 5, 2017 In The News

U.S. Reps. Ted Budd and Mark Walker joined two other North Carolina congressmen this week in prodding trade officials to rule in favor of an ATM manufacturer with a local workforce of more than 200.

May 23, 2017 In The News

A House government oversight committee is requesting the Air Force turn over documents related to a U.S. government weapons sale to Kenya pushed through on President Obama’s last day in office.

May 23, 2017 In The News

SALISBURY — In recent weeks, North Carolina’s newest congressman has narrowed his efforts to repeal regulations enacted following the Great Recession.

May 17, 2017 In The News

Republican Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina will get an assist from the banking industry as he becomes a surprise center of controversy in a major lobbying war between the financial services industry and the retail, restaurant, and grocery store industries.

March 7, 2017 In The News

Every day, anonymous bureaucrats make decisions that will have a profound effect on people's lives. These decisions are as boring as they are important, and I suspect that most people are okay with the process to a degree — civilization requires a certain amount of paperwork.

March 3, 2017 In The News

A North Carolina congressman is calling for a probe into a potential $418 million contract between Kenya and a major U.S. defense contractor announced on President Obama's last day in office -- a deal the lawmaker claims reeks of cronyism.

February 19, 2017 In The News

IOMAX USA Inc., based in Mooresville, modifies crop dusters into surveillance planes fortified with such weapons as Hellfire missiles. The United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia use them to protect their borders. Now Kenya wants to buy some.

Buyer’s budget: $418 million.

January 3, 2017 In The News
An article about the 115th United States Congress.