This article presents North Carolina’s first four black Congressmen: John A. Hyman, James E. O’Hara, Henry P. Cheatham, and George H. White. Today, few North Carolinians know about these early men and the significance they held in history.
A tabulation of votes prepared by the Council of State Chambers of Commerce shows the efforts of various members of the 82 Congress to deal with appropriations before the season's first session. On votes such as public health, post office appropriations, and defense housing, North Carolina congressmen voted at a range of votes for both economy and spending.
Congressman Howard Coble represents the sixth district of North Carolina. According to Coble, some of the biggest issues facing North Carolina are public transportation, public safety and infrastructure. With regards to banking, Coble discusses how the transfer of fees, cyber security, executive compensation, and other issues will be addressed in the next General Assembly session.
Heath Shuler is a United States Representative for North Carolina’s eleventh congressional district, and a former professional football player. Shuler serves on three committees for small business, rural and urban development, and transportation and infrastructure. Some of the key issues he aims to address are a balanced budget and making the best use of taxpayers’ dollars.
George Holding is the Representative for North Carolina’s Thirteenth Congressional District, and serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. In an interview, Holding discusses his top legislative priorities, threats to the economy, and debt.
Mark Meadows is the Representative for North Carolina’s Eleventh Congressional District and a former small business owner. In an interview, Meadows discusses his top legislative priorities, threats to the banking industry, regulations and economic conditions in North Carolina.
Robert Pittinger is the Representative for North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District, and serves on the House Committee on Financial Services. In an interview, Pittinger discusses how he got into politics and his top legislative priorities. He also discusses how recent regulations will impact banks and credit unions in North Carolina.
Richard Hudson was elected in 2012 to represent North Carolina’s Eighth Congressional District. In an interview, Hudson discusses his background in politics and top legislative priorities. Hudson believes community-generated solutions will help stabilize and grow the state’s economy.
North Carolina voters will go to the polls November 7 to elect twelve state Congressmen. In this article, the political candidates provide their views on energy sources, power generation, and North Carolina electric cooperatives.
The 93rd Congress will convene this month with a new United States Senator and three new Representatives from North Carolina. The new senator is Jesse Helms, and the new Representatives are Ike Andrews, Charles Rose, and James G. Martin. A profile of each of the new congressmen is provided in this article.
United States Representative L.H. Fountain of Tarboro is unopposed in May and November for re-election to Congress from the Second District. The two candidates opposed in the May primary election are Representative Walter B. Jones of Farmville, First District, and Representative Alton A. Lennon of Wilmington, Seventh District. The biographies of each candidate are presented in this article.
Congressman Graham A. Barden represented North Carolina’s Third District from 1935 to 1961, and headed the House Education and Labor Committee for a decade. Barden made many valuable contributions, including legislation making vocational training possible for all types of physically handicapped people, and efforts to control corruption in labor unions. Admirers of the late Mr. Barden hope to keep alive his ideals through a Barden Chair of Government at Campbell College.
The inaugural events of January 10 in Raleigh seemed a case of history repeating itself. James B. Hunt, Jr., was re-inaugurated as Governor of North Carolina, as well as several other state congressmen.
U. S. Senator J. W. Bailey outlines a resume of the activities of the recent congressional session. It refutes the idea that Congress did not accomplish anything of importance during the lengthy deliberations.
Helms’ embrace of Israel in 1985 was a dramatic departure from his prior lack of support of Israel. Given his considerable influence in North Carolina’s Republican party, Helms’ about face made a powerful impact in the direction that modern conservative, right wing movement was to travel. Explained by the author were the reasons for Helms’ favoring a nation he had opposed giving support to since the 1970s.