Response to Politically-Motivated Ruling Blocking Voter ID

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) issued the following joint statement Friday in response to the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on voter ID: Read more

House and Senate Reach Budget Compromise

House, Senate Budget Compromise Invests in Core Priorities, Delivers Dramatic Teacher Pay Raise and Middle Class Tax Cut  Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) held a joint press conference Monday to announce details of the $22.34 billion budget agreement reached between Senate and House conferees this past weekend. Read more

Facts the Mainstream Media Will Not Report

I wanted to share with you the facts about what the 2013 voting law did and did not do, despite what this “reporter” from NBC News claims. My response is provided in the body of his “article” in bold and italics.  I welcome your feedback and look forward to a continued dialogue—based on the facts, of course. Read more

State Tax Burden Has Declined

As it appears in the June 8th Daily Journal RALEIGH — So far this year, we’ve had three state budget plans submitted by the three main actors in the drama: Gov. Pat McCrory, the North Carolina House, and the North Carolina Senate. While important differences remain to be settled between the two chambers, I’m struck by the remarkable similarities. Read more

Three Judge Panel Rules Congressional Maps Constitutional

Late Thursday, the federal court three judge panel based in Greensboro upheld the 2016 Contingent Congressional Plan passed into law in February by the General Assembly. After adopting criteria based on public comment and input, the General Assembly harmonized factors to draw a map that splits far fewer precincts and counties than any time in recent history. This fair, legal, and compact map is now in officially in place for the June 7th congressional primary election. The court rejected the plaintiffs’ objections to the plan, “on the grounds that they failed to state with specificity the factual and legal basis for the objection” and “failed to provide the court with a ‘suitable standard’.” Rep. Lewis and Sen. Rucho, chairs of the Redistricting Committees in their respective chambers, had this to say about the ruling: “We are pleased to see that once again our maps have been upheld as fair, legal, and constitutional. North Carolinians will now have the chance to have their votes counted with confidence during the June 7th congressional primary.”

House Budget Released for 2016

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released the details of the proposed House budget for the second year of this session’s biennium.    Speaker Moore issued the following statement regarding the draft budget: “The North Carolina House has presented a sound, conservative budget that funds our priorities and sets the stage for continued growth and success for North Carolina.  This proposal is a good starting point and I look forward to my colleagues debating and refining it as is moves through the committee process.” Read more

Federal Court Upholds Voter ID

Raleigh, N.C. – A federal court has upheld North Carolina’s hugely popular photo voter ID requirement, dismissing all claims in a lawsuit filed by political opponents of the law. The order in North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP et al v. McCrory is attached. Read more

Committee Recommends Ways to Improve Health and Safety in NC

Raleigh, NC- The House Select Committee on Step Therapy met for its fourth and final meeting today to vote on a recommendation to give to the House during the 2016 Short Session of the General Assembly. The recommendation passed the committee and will be introduced as a bill once the Short Session convenes on April 25th. The recommendation reduces barriers to healthcare across North Carolina and continues a dialogue on how to address the prescription drug abuse epidemic in North Carolina. Read more

My RNC Story

As printed in the Fayetteville Observer By Rep. David R. Lewis Since I first ran for RNC national committeeman in 2008, North Carolina has changed a lot. I have decided not to run for re-election for national committeeman in part because I have seen the great strides we have made as a state and rest confident that we are on the right path. It has been my honor and pleasure to serve North Carolina as the RNC committeeman. Read more

Lewis Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection to National Committeeman Position in 2016

Touts North Carolina Record since 2008 Dunn, NC: Rep. David Lewis, a seasoned Republican party activist and RNC National Committeeman first elected in 2008, will not seek reelection to the Committeeman post in 2016. Rep. David Lewis began his service to the Republican Party as a precinct chairman in his community and rose to become one of three North Carolina voting members of the Republican National Committee. Read more

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