My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Hayworth, his fellow officers, and the entire community. Officer Hayworth put his life on the line to protect our community and we are forever grateful for his service. To honor his legacy, my office is flying a flag over the Capitol.
Americans across the country—including in North Carolina—continue to have their voting rights stripped by state legislatures. The right to vote is a cornerstone of American democracy and I’m extremely disappointed Senate Republicans filibustered the Freedom to Vote Act. The fight is not over. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, I will continue to push for vital voting rights legislation.
Yesterday, the Wake County Board of Comissioners voted unanimously to expand protections for the LGBTQ community through a new non-discrimination ordinance. I support our local leaders and their belief that no one should be discriminated against because of who they are.
Congressman Price is a tireless leader for North Carolinians. During his more than 30 years in Congress, he has championed vital legislation for the state and the Research Triangle. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, serving as the Chairman of the THUD Subcommittee, he has championed transit and affordable housing. His commitment and service to North Carolina will be an inspiration for generations to come. I’m honored to call him a friend and mentor and wish him and Lisa the best in his retirement.
Thank you Pareen Mhatre for sharing your story. It’s young adults like you who will help pave the way for the 200,000 Documented Dreamers across the country. These young people only know the U.S. as home. I am committed to working with my colleagues to find a pathway to allow them to stay in this country legally.
A true public leader respects their constituents and sets an example for the next generation. Sadly, the Lt. Governor has failed the people of North Carolina in these respects. His hateful comments are concerning, and I stand with the LGBTQ+ community in condemning them. North Carolina embraces diversity and is a welcoming, inclusive state. These comments do not reflect our people or values.
Ransomware attacks are becoming more common every year, threatening our national security, economy, and critical infrastructure. In North Carolina, we saw the damage the Colonial Pipeline attack had on our community. That’s why I introduced the Ransom Disclosure Act, legislation that provides DHS with critical data on ransomware payments in order to bolster our understanding of how cybercriminal enterprises operate.
On Indigenous Peoples’ Day we honor and celebrate the history and culture of America’s Native communities. I’d like to highlight Secretary Deb Haaland who is the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary in U.S. history. Today I cheer her on as she runs the Boston Marathon.