By Reps. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and David Price (D-N.C.) - 02/11/16 06:01 AM EST
A core principle of aviation safety, as in medicine, must be “first, do no harm.” Yet last week, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee introduced an FAA “reform” bill that would introduce peril to the very system it seeks to improve.
I applaud President Obama’s final budget request, which calls for the critical investments a great country must make while laying out a comprehensive blueprint to reduce our long-term deficits.
This February, we not only celebrate Black History Month and the vital contributions of African Americans to our national identity; we also mark the 146th anniversary of the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, which prohibited voter discrimination based on race.
In The News
By Andrew Barksdale
U.S. Rep. David Price, a Democrat for the 4th District, opened his first district office in Fayetteville last week.
By Tiffany Lieu
Grassroots leaders are preparing for a comprehensive effort to combat the influence of Big Money on political campaigns.
By Renee Schoof
Members of North Carolina's congressional delegation welcomed a bipartisan Senate plan on immigration on Monday that would tighten borders and offer many of the estimated 11 million people here unlawfully a path to citizenship.
By Paul Woolverton and Andrew Barksdale
Congressional leaders who represent Fort Bragg and the Cape Fear region say people shouldn't read too much into a new report suggesting that the Army post could lose 8,000 soldiers and civilian workers by 2020.
In January 2013, WRAL News conducted a poll of 500 North Carolina residents on gun policy and related issues. Before results of the poll were released, we asked the state's 2 Senators and 13 House members to respond to some of the same questions.
By David Gura
At the White House today, President Obama called on Congress to pass a ban on military-style assault weapons, to expand background checks, and to limit high-capacity magazines. He also signed 23 executive orders, on everything from encouraging schools to hire school resource officers -- that is, police officers -- to encouraging research on gun violence.
By Andy Kroll
CONGRESSMAN PRICE TO JOIN IN OBAMA GUNS ANNOUNCEMENT: President Obama will announce gun control measures at noon at the White House with U.S. Rep. David Price at his side. The Democrat, who represents Durham and Chapel Hill, is vice chairman of the party's gun violence prevention task force in the House.
By Morgan Whitaker
By Igor Bobic
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), who chairs the Democratic congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force organized in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, announced on Friday 12 vice chairs who will also serve on the body.