Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) was sworn-in to the 115th Congress on Tuesday. It is his second term in the US House representing the Seventh Congressional District that includes Johnston County.
“It’s an honor to serve the great people of North Carolina’s 7th District,” Rouzer said afterwards. “With a unified government, we have a rare and historic opportunity to achieve much for the American people. My focus remains on working to repeal Obamacare and the many other rules and regulations harming our economy and job creation. I will also continue to be a strong voice for our military, our veterans, farm families, and coastal communities. I look forward to building upon our successes this past Congress and working with President-Elect Trump to Make America Great Again.”
Some highlights from Congressman Rouzer’s first term serving in the 114th Congress include:
- Having three bills and an amendment pass the House of Representatives, two of which were passed by the Senate and signed into law by the President. The three bills include: H.R. 1206, the No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act; H.R. 5883, to modernize and clarify the Packers and Stockyards Act; H.R. 5015, the Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act. (During the past 22 years, less than 8% of freshmen members have had at least two bills signed into law.)
- Co-founding the Primary Care Caucus to focus on access to quality healthcare in rural areas
- Co-founding the Coastal Caucus to build stronger support for beach and waterway needs
- Making more than 400,000 constituent contacts
- Pushing back against unnecessary and burdensome regulations issued by the executive branch impacting our economy, farm families and coastal communities
- Getting language included in the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act which authorizes and makes top priority funding for specific U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activities for those coastal projects in the 7th District that require reauthorization. This infrastructure bill also included language to address safety and maintenance concerns at Southport Marina.
- Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Iran Deal, its impacts on Israel, the United States and her allies
- Hosting townhalls, a Disaster Preparedness Forum, Senior Resource Fairs, a Youth Leadership Conference, and numerous “Coffees with your Congressman” to provide legislative updates and hear constituent concerns
- Hosting Hurricane Matthew roundtables to hear firsthand from local officials, farmers and emergency responders. These meetings were helpful in securing the $334 million included in the Continuing Resolution to help North Carolina families, our coastal communities and farmers begin recovering from the devastating storm.