News from Congressman Rouzer

Congressman Rouzer Weekly Update

Academy Day Was a Success!

On Saturday, May 9th we hosted our first annual Academy Day. This was an opportunity for students interested in attending a service academy to speak with academy representatives and learn about the application process. With over 200 students, parents, and educators in attendance, it was a huge success.  Thanks to all of those who attended!


Time to get the feds out of education...

This week I introduced the States’ Education Reclamation Act of 2015 (H.R. 2281) which would return control of our student's education back to state and local leaders.

This bill proposes the responsible elimination of the Department of Education and replaces it with a grant program funded directly to states at 2012 levels.  Additionally, it retains certain Department programs, like the Federal Pell Grant Program, and would transfer them to more appropriate government agencies.

This takes an important step in getting the federal government out of education as much as possible. I am a firm believer that our local and state education leaders should have maximum flexibility so they can meet the needs of our school systems, parents, teachers, and students. They know more about the needs of our students than any bureaucrat in Washington.

Is your family prepared for a disaster?

Please join us on May 28th from 4:30-6:30pm to learn how to prepare for a disaster on our coast. We’re bringing in speakers from the Red Cross, local law enforcement, Army Corps of Engineers, and even Scott Dean from WWAY! 

Topics will include:

  • Preparedness, mobilization, & evacuation strategies
  • NC Emergency Management's role in disasters 
  • Reclamation issues
  • Coastal degradation 

 For more information or to RSVP email


 Legislative Update

  • On Tuesday, the House passed, with my support, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732) which requires the EPA to scrap their proposed rule change to the "Waters of the U.S." It would also force the EPA to issue a new rule based on input from the public, states, and stakeholders affected by the rule.

  • I was also proud to co-sponsor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). This bill passed the House and prohibits an abortion of an unborn child that has surpassed 20 weeks after fertilization. Rest assured, I will always fight to protect the most vulnerable among us.

  • With the support of Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, Congressman Richard Hudson, and myself, an amendment was added to the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act that prohibits funds from being used to deactivate the 440th Airlift Wing until the Secretary of Defense certifies that this movement will have no impact on airborne and special operations unit readiness. The ability of our troops to train is tantamount to our national defense.

  • Today, the House passed, and I voted for, the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735) which authorizes the necessary funding for the Department of Defense and fulfills Congress’ Constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense.


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