Meadows Votes to Give Education Decisions Back to States and Communities

markWashington, D.C. – Representative Mark Meadows (NC-11) released the following statement after voting today for H.R. 5, the Student Success Act of 2013.

The first education reform since the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, this legislation eliminates the federal government’s role in setting arbitrary metrics and narrow parameters to define student “success” or “proficiency” and gives those decisions to states and localities. The bill also does not permit the federal government to dictate Common Core standards; instead, it allows states to choose whether or not to adopt such standards.

“Education decisions should be made at a state and local level,” Meadows said. “This legislation reduces federal control over our children’s education and empowers parents and teachers. In addition to giving decisions on Common Core standards to the states, it also eliminates No Child Left Behind legislation that hurt rural schools and communities.

“When considering this legislation, I reached out to numerous superintendents throughout the 11th District and heard extensive support for the bill. As a father, I am committed to supporting a robust education system that protects local schools from federal red tape and allows great teachers to instill a passion for learning in their classrooms. Rather than giving more decision-making power to Washington bureaucrats, the Student Success Act allows teachers, superintendents and school boards to determine what works best for the students in their own communities.”

H.R. 5 passed the House in a vote of 221-207.

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Meadows Takes a Business Approach to Conservation

mark meadows 2Washington, D.C. – Representative Mark Meadows (NC-11) released the following statement after introducing a conservation legislation package today that includes the American Conservation Empowerment (ACE) Act of 2013 and the Capital Gains Easement Act of 2013.

The ACE Act would make federal tax credits for conservation easement donations transferable, allowing landowners to sell their tax deductions. This bill is designed to provide tax relief for low to middle-income landowners by allowing them to take advantage of conservation tax deductions regardless of income level. In conjunction, the Capital Gains Easement Act would eliminate all capital gains taxes on conservation easements.

“For too long, we have viewed conservation along partisan lines,” Meadows said. “Instead of using environmental concerns as a vehicle to increase regulations, this legislation takes a business approach by providing incentives and promoting good stewardship of our forests, wetlands, and recreational areas. Not only would the ACE Act level the playing field for all landowners to take advantage of conservation easement credits, but it would also dramatically accelerate land conservation and pave the way for vast, privately-led preservation.”

NC bill to repeal sheriff-issued gun permits draws criticism

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NC representatives swear the following oath: “I, . . . . . . . . . . . ., do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States; that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina, and to the constitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the government thereof; and that I will endeavor to support, maintain and defend the Constitution of said State, not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States, to the best of my knowledge and ability; so help me God.”(1781, c. 342, s. 1, P.R.; R.C., c. 76, s. 4; Code, s. 3312; Rev., s. 2358; C.S., s. 3194; 1985, c. 756, s. 5.) Our representatives need to remember their oath and that the majority of the people that elected them were not Sheriffs. Its not about money but about the peoples constitutional rights.

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