Statement from NC House Speaker Tim Moore on the Passing of Thomas Farr

Raleigh, NC – Today NC House Speaker Tim Moore released the following statement on the passing of Thomas Alvin Farr:

“I was saddened to receive word of the passing of Thomas Farr. There is a profound sense of loss today among those of us who had the privilege of knowing and working alongside Tom. His influence on public policy and advocacy in North Carolina and beyond is undeniable.

“Tom’s contributions to the legal field, his tireless advocacy for justice, and his commitment to the U.S. Constitution and the founding principles of our country will continue to inspire those who knew him for many years to come.”


NC House Republicans Urge Governor Cooper to Take Significant Action to Address Border Crisis, Impact on North Carolina

Today, NC House Republicans held a press conference to address the US border crisis and its impact on North Carolina. House Republicans also shared a letter signed by all 72 NC House Republicans, urging Governor Cooper to take more significant action on behalf of our state. The letter was sent to Governor Cooper earlier today.

The North Carolina House of Representatives urge Governor Cooper take the following actions:

  • Deploy additional North Carolina National Guard troops to assist Governor Abbott, not under ineffectual federal authority, but in coordination with Texas leadership and request any needed additional resources for this deployment in your upcoming state budget submission.
  • Commit to signing legislation that mandates cooperation with ICE by local police departments to remove illegal immigrants who are committing crimes. Many illegal immigrants are unaccompanied military-aged men with military or cartel experience.
  • Halt any discretionary cooperation with the federal government to place and house illegal migrants in the State.

NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, “The Biden Administration has utterly failed to secure our border. Consequently, every state in the country is now a border state, including North Carolina. It is past time for Governor Cooper to take swift action on behalf of all North Carolinans.


Statement From Speaker Moore, Elections Chair Rep. Grey Mills Following SB 747 Injunction

A federal court has issued an injunction against a small part of SB 747, which recently became law and would further strengthen the security of elections in North Carolina.

NC House Speaker Tim Moore and House Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform Chairman Rep. Grey Mills have released the following statement:

“The vast majority of Senate Bill 747 is still in effect including increased poll observer access, bans on special interest money funding election offices, and making election day the last day to receive absentee ballots. The court order requires relatively minor changes to one small part of the bill, and we are working with our attorneys and the State Board of Elections to ensure that the entire bill is in effect before the primary and general elections this year. We will never stop fighting for election integrity on behalf of North Carolina’s voters.”


Speaker Tim Moore Statement on President Biden’s North Carolina Visit

Raleigh, NC – Today, President Joe Biden visited North Carolina to speak at a local community center about Bidenomics and our nation’s economy.

NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, “When voters gave North Carolina Republicans the majority in the legislature, Democrats had left North Carolina with a record $2.5 billion deficit. Thanks to North Carolina Republicans’ tax cuts, pro-business policies, and responsible spending, we’ve turned that around from a deficit to a surplus year after year to the tune of $6.5 Billion in 2022-2023 alone.”

He continued, “Perhaps President Biden should take notes from North Carolina Republicans and our economic success rather than spend taxpayer dollars touting failed Bidenomics.”

Speaker Moore and Elections Chair Rep. Grey Mills Exploring Potential Legislative Action to Keep President Donald Trump on Ballot in NC

This week, the North Carolina Board of Elections considered a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s ability to be on the ballot in the 2024 election. While the State board delayed consideration of the matter in a vote of 4-1, Democrats may bring the matter up again before the general election.

Speaker Moore and Elections Chair Rep. Grey Mills have released the following statement:

“In light of recent efforts by activists both here in North Carolina and other, we believe it is necessary for us to explore legislative action to ensure the Democratic majority on the NC State Board of Elections does not have unchecked authority to remove a major political party’s nominee from the ballot. North Carolina will be a critical state in the upcoming presidential election and removing a leading candidate in this race like President Trump would be an affront to democracy.”

Speaker Tim Moore Statement on Challenge to President Trump on North Carolina’s Ballot

Today, the North Carolina State Board of Elections will be considering a complaint today that challenges former President Donald Trump’s ability to be on the ballot.

Speaker Moore has released the following statement:

NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, “The complaint filed with the NCSBE against President Trump has entirely no merit and has one aim—to deny North Carolina voters their Constitutional right to decide for themselves who our next president will be. Rather than let the voters decide, some activists would prefer to effectively silence the former President. I wholeheartedly condemn this malicious attempt to interfere with our elections here in North Carolina.”

Speaker Moore Reacts to Desperate Challenge to North Carolina’s Congressional Map

Today, on the first day of candidate filing, Democratic activists filed a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s new congressional map, which was approved by the North Carolina General Assembly over a month ago.

Speaker Moore has released the following statement:

NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, “It has taken Democratic activists over a month after these maps were approved by the General Assembly to concoct these baseless allegations. This is a desperate attempt to throw chaos into North Carolina’s elections, on the first day of candidate filing no less. We are fully confident that these maps are going to be used in this election and every election this decade.”


Speaker Moore Named “Lawmaker of the Year” by NC Fraternal Order of Police

The NC Fraternal Order of the Police (NCFOP) has named NC House Speaker Tim Moore their 2023 “Lawmaker of the Year” for his commitment to North Carolina’s law enforcement.

“Speaker Moore has shown through the years he’s a devout supporter of law enforcement. He has spent his time in the legislature working with law enforcement professionals across the state to ensure our voices are heard,” said NCFOP President Randy Hagler.

He continued, “The law enforcement officers in North Carolina know how vital his leadership has been in ensuring our state continues to be a place where our citizens are safe. When law enforcement officers are under attack by many lawmakers, we know Speaker Moore is steadfast and immoveable in his support.”

About the NC Fraternal Order of the Police

The NC Fraternal Order of Police is comprised of more than 6,000 law enforcement officers and fifty local lodges across North Carolina. NCFOP officers work in local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in nearly every county in North Carolina. All NCFOP officers are either active or retired law enforcement professionals.

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NC Chamber Names NC House Speaker Tim Moore a 2023 Jobs Champion

Raleigh, NC – The NC Chamber has named NC House Speaker Tim Moore a 2023 Jobs Champion in its annual How They Voted report.

How They Voted details state legislators’ voting records on bills identified as critical to preserving and enhancing North Carolina’s position in the global race for jobs. Speaker Moore was recognized as a Jobs Champion for voting with the Chamber’s Jobs Agenda at least 80 percent of the time during the 2023 legislative session.

NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, “I am honored to be named a jobs champion by the NC Chamber. Thanks to the diligent, fiscally responsible work of the NC House of Representatives, our state is the best for business and an example to others nationwide. I look forward to the hard work before us to maintain that status, continue to invest in workforce development, and bring even more jobs to North Carolina.”

“As we work to maintain our status as the top state for business, North Carolina’s job creators need to know which of our leaders are willing to act to keep us competitive,” said NC Chamber President and CEO Gary Salamido.

He continued, “The bold leadership displayed by Speaker Moore and other NC Chamber Jobs Champions in 2023 will help our businesses continue to invest in North Carolina and its people. We look forward to continuing to work with Speaker Moore in the year ahead to foster continued growth and success across our communities.”

About the NC Chamber

The NC Chamber works to research, develop, advocate, and communicate for solutions and policies that produce a nationally competitive business climate in North Carolina. For more information, visit


Speaker Moore Statement on Anti-Israel Protest That Halted Durham Traffic for Hours

On Thursday, November 2, 2023, traffic came to a standstill during the evening commute due to a group of protestors who blocked two lanes of traffic on the Durham Freeway. Traffic was halted for hours until protestors eventually dispersed. No arrests were made.

NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, “I unequivocally condemn the pro-Hamas protests that obstructed traffic during the peak of the rush hour commute for many in the Triangle yesterday. Let me be clear– those calling for a “ceasefire” are sympathizing with Hamas when we should all be standing firmly with Israel for the duration of their response to the unprovoked attack by Hamas on October 7th.”

He continued, “Rather than exercise law and order, the City of Durham and the Cooper administration allowed protesters to take over a state highway for hours and block citizens from traveling to their destinations. We cannot condone lawlessness that impedes the daily lives of our citizens.”