Deborah Ross

Democrats praise U.S. Capitol police and pledge to seek accountability on Jan. 6 anniversary

BY: - January 6, 2023

NC’s Deborah Ross praise Capitol police, mourns lost officers Two years after a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to undo Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election, Democrats in Congress on Friday vowed to remember the Capitol police officers who died, hold Trump accountable and prevent similar attacks […]

NC Attorney General: The right to reproductive care is on the ballot

BY: - August 4, 2022

With reports that new abortion restrictions in other states are putting women’s health in danger, Attorney General Josh Stein called on North Carolina voters to elect legislators who will support reproductive rights. “Politicians are playing with women’s lives,” Stein said at a news conference Wednesday. “Decisions about reproductive care are deeply personal. They should be […]

U.S. lawmakers look for path ahead on billions in restaurant, small business aid

BY: - April 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — Restaurants and other businesses that have survived more than two years of COVID-19 restrictions could see an infusion of federal dollars in the coming months, as long as U.S. lawmakers reach final agreement on a multi-billion-dollar package. The U.S. House has approved a bill with $42 billion for restaurants and $13 billion for […]

Butterfield calls out gerrymandered maps, formally announces his retirement (w/ video)

BY: - November 18, 2021

North Carolina Congressman G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) formally announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election in 2022. The Wilson Democrat, who has represented the first congressional district for nearly 18 years, blamed the latest round of redistricting by legislative Republicans in Raleigh. “The map that was recently enacted by the legislature is a partisan […]

U.S. House committee considers bipartisan bill to move Fort Bragg to different judicial district

BY: - May 19, 2021

On Tuesday, the U.S House Judiciary Committee marked up a bipartisan bill sponsored by North Carolina Representatives Deborah Ross (D-2nd District) and Richard Hudson (R-8th District) and the rest of the state’s congressional delegation that would move all of Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall (a sub-installation of Fort Bragg located roughly forty miles away) entirely […]

U.S. House committee examines need to expand federal courts

BY: - February 26, 2021

Population, caseloads are up, but number of judges remains stagnant Creating new district and circuit court judgeships is now on the congressional agenda 30 years after the last legislative increase in 1990. While population and caseloads continue to grow at a rapid rate, the U.S. has added only 34 District Court judgeships and no Court […]

Leading health providers discuss ‘dramatic’ promise of COVID vaccines, appeal for greater resources

BY: - February 18, 2021

While wintry weather  cancels some vaccination clinics this week, state expects 24,000 additional doses North Carolina leading health care providers outlined the promise and challenges of COVID vaccine distribution in a virtual town hall organized by Congresswoman Deborah Ross on Wednesday. Kody Kinsley, the operations lead for NC DHHS COVID-19 Response, told the panel that […]

Newly elected members of the U.S. House converge on Washington

BY: - November 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — They’ve won their campaigns. Now, newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives are spending their first days in the nation’s capital, learning how to perform their new jobs. The orientation session for those incoming House freshmen began on Thursday and stretches into next week, covering their office budgets, how to hire […]

Election 2020: Tillis wins second term, NC Dems pick up two U.S. House seats

BY: - November 4, 2020

Tillis wins second term in U.S. Senate Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) won a second six-year term Tuesday, besting Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham in one of the hardest fought and most expensive senate campaigns in U.S. history.