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Protecting our hometowns and our nation

Etheridge to Select High School Junior to Serve as Page in House of Representatives

RALEIGH - U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) today announced he is sponsoring an essay contest to select a high school junior from the 2nd Congressional District for nomination as a Congressional Page in the U.S. House of Representatives for spring 2007. Juniors who live in the 2nd District who will be at least 16 years old by January 28, have at least a 3.0 academic grade point average and are U.S. citizens are invited to apply.

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Etheridge Introduces Bill to Designate September National Rural Month

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington), the Co-Chair of the Rural Working Group, has introduced legislation to designate September as "National Rural Month." Etheridge introduced the bill with fellow Rural Working Group Co-Chair U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-South Dakota).

Etheridge Urges Speaker to Schedule Vote on Agriculture Disaster Relief

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) has sent a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, and Majority Leader John Boehner asking them to schedule a vote on emergency agriculture disaster assistance for 2005 and 2006 before the House leaves for October recess.

After Three Years of Administrative Foot Dragging, Hometown Heroes Act is a Reality

Law extends federal survivor benefits for first responders

RALEIGH -- U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) announced today that after three years of foot dragging by the Administration, the Hometown Heroes Survivor Benefits Act, first introduced by Etheridge in 2002, will go into effect. N.C. Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Jim Long, members of the N.C. Fallen Firefighters Foundation and N.C. first responders joined Etheridge, the only N.C. member of the Homeland Security Committee, in making the announcement.

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