Legislative Leaders Ask Supreme Court to Reject Cooper and Stein’s Illegal, Unethical Attempt to Dismiss Voter ID Case

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislative leaders on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an overtly political, illegal and unethical attempt by Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein to end the defense of North Carolina’s hugely popular voter ID law and dismiss the case that is currently before the court.  Read more

Youth Legislative Assembly Scholarships

Rep. David Lewis is sponsoring four scholarships (one for each high school) for students in Harnett County who want to participate in the North Carolina Youth Legislative Assembly. Raleigh, N.C. – Leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly invite North Carolina high school students to apply for the 47th Annual Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA). “North Carolina’s Youth Legislative Assembly offers students a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about the legislative process and to develop leadership skills that will help them succeed in life,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore. “We are proud to continue this long tradition of helping prepare our state’s future leaders.” Read more

Legislative Leaders Decry Cooper's, Stein's Illegal Attempt to Derail Voter ID Defense

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislative leaders on Tuesday responded to Gov. Roy Cooper’s and Attorney General Josh Stein’s attempt to fire attorneys retained by the General Assembly to defend North Carolina’s hugely popular voter ID law and withdraw the case before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Read more

2017 Town Hall Tour

Raleigh, NC- Rep. David R. Lewis (R-Harnett) will be holding town halls throughout Harnett County to receive feedback from his constituents.   Read more

NCGA Leaders Sue Over Illegal Action from Governor

Raleigh, N.C. – Leaders of the General Assembly announced they intend to file a federal complaint Friday to stop Gov. Roy Cooper’s attempt to expand Obamacare in open defiance of the law.  Below is a joint statement from Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland): “Unlike others, this is the first time we will be plaintiffs in a lawsuit, and it is not a decision we’ve made lightly – but unfortunately our multiple attempts to amicably convince Gov. Cooper to follow the law have fallen on deaf ears. Cooper’s brazen decision to press on with his unconstitutional Obamacare expansion scheme and ignore the General Assembly’s constitutional role to make laws requires swift legal action. “Today has raised even more serious questions about how closely Gov. Cooper and the Obama administration have coordinated to force an unconstitutional Obamacare expansion in the last few days of the president’s administration, with the governor offering a cabinet post to a senior Obama administration official leading the very organization tasked with reviewing his proposal.” Read more

Lewis Appointed Rules Chairman Once Again

Raleigh, NC- The North Carolina General Assembly gaveled in the start the 2017 long session Wednesday January 11th in order to formally organize the legislative session. The Honorable Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) was elected to continue serving as Speaker of the House, Rep. Sarah Stevens (R-Surry) was elected to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore, and James White was selected to serve the House as Principal Clerk. With official House positions nominated, seconded and elected by the body, Speaker Tim Moore appointed the first committee assignments of the 2017 Legislative Session by appointing Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) as Chairman of the Committee on Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House. Read more

A Study with No Legs

Like many of you, I saw the Op Ed several days ago in the News & Observer on the research study that claimed North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy: http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article122593759.html#storylink=cpy.  Among other things it claimed that "North Carolina’s overall electoral integrity score of 58/100 for the 2016 election places us alongside authoritarian states and pseudo-democracies like Cuba, Indonesia and Sierra Leone." But knowing from the beginning it was only a politically motivated stunt to convince people that North Carolina is not only on the wrong track but has disregard for freedom and democratic principles, I kept my eye out for pieces refuting the less than scientific results this so called study found. Read more

Rules Chairmen Respond to Court Delay of Bipartisan Board

Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Rules Chairman Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick) and House Rules Chairman David Lewis (R-Harnett) issued a joint statement Friday responding to a three-judge panel’s decision to delay the creation of the bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement:  “Regardless of the outcome, we are extremely disappointed by this panel’s attempt to legislate the policy outcome they wanted rather than decide the constitutional question before them. Based on their biased line of questioning, it is clear that these activist judges intend to ignore the law and issue an inaccurate and presumptuous order that effectively gives Roy Cooper the power to fire independent board members responsible for ethics oversight of his office. If they want to make laws, they should run for the legislature.” Read more

Special Session Wrap Up

What really happened in the North Carolina General Assembly this week: changes to law based on constitutional prescription, a bi-partisan Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement, and most importantly a much needed relief package to be combined with Federal Aid to assist our neighbors hurt by both Hurricane Matthew and the wildfires in Western North Carolina. Read more

Thank You

Friend,Happy Thanksgiving! As I reflect over the past year, I have much to be thankful for. I'm amazed at the support and generosity of the people of Harnett County, House District 53.  Read more

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