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.
Today marks the seventh anniversary of the first major bill that President Obama signed into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act, which I strongly supported in the House of Representatives. This important legislation strengthened the ability of women to file employer discrimination claims, an important step in the battle for pay equity and workplace equality.
I am pleased to report that I received a perfect score on the Humane Society’s legislative scorecard for 2015. I am a lifelong lover of animals -- our family includes two beloved cats -- and protecting pets, wildlife, and livestock from harm remains an important priority for me in Congress.
In The News
BY LAURA OLENIACZ
DURHAM – During a visit to a Durham-based start-up solar technology company on Tuesday, the president's top environmental adviser touted natural gas as a cheap source of electricity. She also said it's growing as an alternative fuel for some trucks, buses and other vehicles to help to reduce the country's oil dependency.
By Beth McIntire
Raleigh-area Congressman David Price (NC-04), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, commended AT&T for becoming the first company in the nation to earn U.S. Department of Homeland Security certification for disaster preparedness.
By Clayton Henkel
The U.S. House on Thursday passed a Republican budget reconciliation bill that will spare the military from mandatory budget cuts next year, replacing those cuts with reductions in funding for food stamps, Medicaid, and other domestic programs.
Public financing of presidential elections, the greatest reform to come out of the post-Watergate era, died this year after a long illness. It was 36 years old, and was drowned by big money and starved by the disdain of politicians who should have known better.
By: David Rogers
Plunging ahead along party lines, the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a set of Republican-backed spending targets that break with the August debt accords by demanding more than $27 billion in additional savings from non-defense programs.
By Todd Leskanic
U.S. Reps. Larry Kissell and David Price told a small crowd gathered Monday at the Headquarters Library on Maiden Lane that they are working to prevent the closure of the city's mail processing and distribution center and annex.
Video of Rep. Price's interview with WRAL's Morning News on the day of President Obama's visit to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
By Gregory Childress
CHAPEL HILL – President Barack Obama is coming to UNC on Tuesday to talk about the student loan debt crisis and to record a segment for the Jimmy Fallon Show.
By Franco Ordonez