Today, Governor McCrory released the following statement after meeting with President Obama at the White House:
"In North Carolina, we are making tough decisions and setting clear priorities to fix our economy and make government more efficient and effective. We ask our leaders in Washington D.C. to do the same.
"During my trip, I spoke with the President and administration officials about three areas of major concern for North Carolina. First was sequestration. I urged the President and Congress to use responsible budgeting based on priorities, not across-the-board cuts. Second was offshore energy exploration. After a decade of sitting on the sidelines, North Carolina stands ready to partner with other states to contribute to this nation's energy independence and create thousands of jobs. Lastly, I met with the Secretary of Health and Human Services to discuss health care issues and the impact of federal health care legislation on North Carolina.
"As governor, I will continue to be an advocate for North Carolina in our nation's capital on issues that will have an impact on the future of our state."
During his trip to Washington D.C., Governor McCrory also met with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz.