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Patrick McHenry goes swimming with the loan sharks

Proving that weasels can swim if the mood hits them: If you ever harbor any questions as to what Trumpism looks like in all of its corrupt, dog-eat-dog, predatory splendor, there are two classic examples from our nation’s capital today...Show More Summary

Bill would stop Equifax and other credit reporting firms from using Social Security numbers

In the wake of the massive Equifax data breach, a top Republican congressman wants credit reporting companies to stop using Social Security numbers to verify Americans’ identities. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) introduced legislation Thursday that would crack down on credit reporting companies....

Tuesday News: And a child shall lead them

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

PATRICK MCHENRY TAKES TIME OFF FROM POLITICAL GRAFT TO WHIP FELLOW REPUBLICANS: It is Rep. Patrick McHenry’s job to corner, count and cajole his fractious Republican colleagues into a cohesive – or, at least, cohesive enough – voting bloc to pass legislation. Show More Summary

Two Democrats already step forward to challenge Patrick McHenry

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

May the wind fill their sails: David Brown announced this week that he is running for his party's nomination for House in the 2018 primary, making him the second Democrat seeking to represent the district that stretches from West Asheville to suburbs just west of Charlotte. Show More Summary

Trump airport plan hits turbulence in nation’s heartland and at Capitol

Reps. Mark Meadows and Patrick McHenry visited President Donald Trump at the White House recently to help tout his plan to privatize key portions of the nation’s aviation system – … Click to Continue »

Kicked out of congressman’s office, a tearful mom shares Obamacare story with millions

A tearful mom’s Facebook Live account of being kicked out of U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry’s Gaston County (N.C.) office over his vote to repeal Obamacare has gone viral. Julie Marie … Click to Continue »

Republicans starting to see the wisdom in keeping the popular parts of Obamacare

10 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

You've already met Rep. Patrick McHenry, the North Carolina Republican whose family has a lot of bad health history, and who has decided that Republicans really have to keep the protections for people with pre-existing conditions that are part of Obamacare. Show More Summary

Republican wants to keep protections for people with pre-existing conditions, because it helps him

10 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

How typical is this? Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), the chief deputy majority whip in the House, told reporters Wednesday that a new proposal that would weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions is "a bridge too far for...Show More Summary

Suddenly, Both Obamacare Repeal And Trump Tax Reform Are Dead

It was a one-two knockout punch for anyone still holding out hope that Trump's domestic economic policies will take place in the near, or not even so near, future. First, Rep. Patrick McHenry, a member of House Republican leadership,...Show More Summary

Congress could limit the Fed’s independence — and hurt the U.S. economy

On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen will testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. On Jan. 31, Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R-N.C.), vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, wrote a scathing letter to Yellen. Citing the “clear message by President Donald Trump” to put America first, he called on […]

End of Fed Independence? House Financial Services Committee Admonishes Fed on "Secret Negotiations"

``Patrick McHenry, the vice chairman of the House financial services committee, sent Yellen a letter of admonishment regarding international negotiations the Fed conducts in secret, with no oversight... The Fed's ability to conduct secret deals just ended. An "audit the Fed" initiative is likely on deck.''

"This Is Unacceptable" - Congressman Slams Yellen For Prioritizing Foreign Banks Over "America's Interests"

Finally, the Fed is in Trump's sights. In what may be a harbinger of major headaches to come for the Fed, a recent letter (Jan. 31) penned by Republican representative Patrick McHenry, Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee,...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Accents...Then and Now

Before Benjamin Walker-Wells wrote for the New Yorker, he was an editor here at the Washington Monthly writing stories about everything from deep background on Rep. Patrick McHenry to Paris...

House Leaders Prepare Effort to Ease Regulation on Tech Start-Ups

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) and Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R., N.C.) are meeting with a trio of Silicon Valley companies Wednesday as part of a new House push to reduce regulations on start-ups.

Proposed bill could protect race cars from EPA regulation

North Carolina congressman Patrick McHenry has proposed a bill that, if passed, could redefine the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s emissions control regulation rules for cars used primarily on race tracks. McHenry's Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016, or "RPM Act," specifically targets the EPA's attempt to regulate...

Saturday News: Pay-to-play McHenry edition

2 years agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Payday lender donations to McHenry prompt probe call (Asheville Citizen-Times) -- A Washington-based watchdog group is asking for an ethics probe of 10th District U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry and 10 other congressmen because their actions to help the payday lending industry coincided with campaign contributions from the industry. Show More Summary

Update: House Whip and Conference Chair contests

House whip summary: Tweedle dum vs Tweedle dee The contestants: Dennis Ross (FL) Markwayne Mullin (OK) Patrick McHenry (NC) [mc_name name='Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL)' chamber='house' mcid='R000593' ] (R-Fla.) pledged to return the House...Show More Summary

Two Term @RepMarkMeadows Took on John Boehner, and Won

I'll be honest: this post looked entirely different last night. I had written about how Boehner ally [mc_name name='Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC)' chamber='house' mcid='M001156' ] of North Carolina's 10th District had, at the apparent request of the Speaker, allegedly gone looking for someone to primary the avowedly anti-Boehner [mc_name name='Rep. Show More Summary

Boehner to Resign

Now this is some stunning news: Just last night The Hill reported that Boehner ally Patrick McHenry was sniffing around to find primary challengers for Mark Meadows, the GOP rep spearheading the “oust Boehner” movement in the House, presumably to… Continue reading ?

Friday News: Just shoot me now edition

2 years agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

U.S. Rep. McHenry, State Sens. Apodaca, Jackson, Rep. Jeter backing Jeb Bush (AP) — U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry is chairman of Jeb Bush's 2016 presidential bid in the state. Co-chairmen are state Sens. Tom Apodaca and Brent Jackson, along with state Rep. Show More Summary

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