The budget unveiled by House Republican Leadership today does not reach the full potential of what North Carolinians deserve.

We should be empowering educators — not censoring their curricula. We should be investing in our communities — not cutting taxes for big businesses. And we should be using this once-in-a-lifetime financial opportunity to build a North Carolina that works better for everyone.

This budget proposal falls short of that, but this is just the beginning of the process and I look forward to working with all the stakeholders, including Governor Cooper, to craft a budget that truly reflects the needs of our state.


Fifty-six years ago, this Friday, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. Considered the most significant advance toward national health insurance in the U.S., Medicare has proven to be a force for good. Because of it, millions of Americans — particularly our senior citizens — have access…


Democrats Respond to Lackluster Republican Budget Plan

RALEIGHNorth Carolina Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue, and House Democratic Leader Robert Reives responded to North Carolina General Assembly Republicans’ budget proposal that puts corporations ahead of families and tax cuts ahead of investments:

Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue

“This pandemic…


Raleigh: Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 that enslaved African-Americans in Texas were finally told three words: “You are free.”

Now, 156 years later, our nation marks Juneteenth, June 19th every year, as a federal holiday, honoring where this nation has been and how we continue to seek a more…


Our state and nation are struggling to confront the seemingly endless instances of Black men dying at the hands of police officers. In many cases, the footage recorded by law enforcement on body cameras is pivotal to establishing what happened. …


Raleigh, NC — On Tuesday, May 4th, at 10:00 AM, Senator Mujtaba Mohammed, Leader Dan Blue, Leader Robert Reives and Representative Marcia Morey and Senator Natalie Murdock were joined by Emancipate NC in discussing a joint effort for criminal justice reform. Democrats in the General Assembly are committed to creating…


Robert Reives is the North Carolina House Democratic Leader and a Primary sponsor of HB437, the Fair Maps Act.

North Carolina has been the poster child of gerrymandering for decades, but we now have an opportunity to change that. …


House Democratic Leader Robert Reives on the need for HB437, the Fair Maps Act.

For far too long, North Carolina has been fighting over maps. Specifically, maps of legislative and congressional districts, and in most cases, the fights are over gerrymanders.

Gerrymandering is a term that many have come across…


No matter how you slice it, closing the coverage gap is a win for North Carolinians.

Medicaid expansion has always been a winning deal for North Carolina and our people, but now more than ever the numbers make perfect sense.

“The math has never been more compelling to do Medicaid…


The following press release was issued jointly by The Offices of the North Carolina Senate and House Democratic Caucuses.

RALEIGH — The call for Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina got a new voice recently. …

Leader Reives

Updates from the office of North Carolina House Democratic Leader Robert Reives.

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