Ensuring accountability at DOJ is crucial to a just and fair legal system. Earlier this week, the House voted to pass my IG Access Act as a part of the Inspector General Independence and Empowerment Act. The legislation is commonsense and will strengthen independent oversight of the Justice Department.
Shaw University and Saint Augustine’s University continue to set amazing examples for higher education institutions across the nation. Our students were hit hard by the pandemic and I’m thrilled our HBCU’s are waiving fees to provide needed relief. I will continue to be an advocate for our HBCU’s. In Congress, I’m pushing to get the IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act signed into law.
Congress has an obligation to investigate this attack, and today’s vote is an important step in our efforts to protect our democratic institutions.
Great news—my bipartisan legislation to establish and fund technology research at institutions of higher education passed the House last night as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Future Act. I am especially excited to be leading this piece of legislation as the representative of much of the Research Triangle area, home to several major research universities.
Documented Dreamers grow up in the United States and are American in every way except on paper. I’m honored to lead a letter in Congress to protect Documented Dreamers from aging out and becoming vulnerable to deportation. We must ensure that these talented young people and their families are treated with dignity and respect. I’m also working on a bill to address this issue.
Great news — the House and Senate passed my bipartisan Fort Bragg bill. Consolidating Fort Bragg into one judicial district is commonsense for North Carolinians. This legislation will ease the burden of traveling miles to Durham, Greensboro, or Winston-Salem to resolve court matters and instead have the opportunity to be resolved nearby. This will benefit our servicemembers and their families.
H.R.1 is a transformative package to make elections fairer and voting more convenient and accessible. Election reform isn’t about political parties, it’s about voters and ensuring their voices are heard. That’s why I voted for HR1. It’s time for the Senate to do the same #ForThePeople.
Families, mark July 15 on your calendar. You will receive monthly payments (via direct deposit or mail) up to $250/child between the ages of 6-17 or up to $300/child under the age of 6. Find out more at childtaxcredit.gov. Thanks to the expanded & improved #ChildTaxCredit,13,700 children in NC-02 will be lifted out of poverty.