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.
Today we honor and observe Juneteenth, the oldest continuous celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Juneteenth is a day of reflection and rejoicing. In the North Carolina State Legislature, I celebrated Juneteenth with my friend, Rep. Larry Womble, who passed away last year. Larry spent his life advocating for racial justice and education equality in North Carolina, and our community misses him dearly. I hope to carry on Larry’s legacy and continue building on our work together in Congress. I will continue to fight for justice and the rights of all people. https://www.npr.org/2021/06/17/1007315228/juneteenth-what-is-origin-observation
Tomorrow is #Juneteenth – a day to remember those who paid the ultimate price fighting for their freedom. Today we continue to fight for every person’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That’s why I voted for legislation establishing Juneteenth as a Federal holiday. Glad President Joe Biden signed it into law yesterday.