Walker Releases Statement in Disapproval of Catawba Casino Legislation Proposals


Date: Sept. 21, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) released the following statement regarding H.R.8255, legislation introduced to benefit South Carolina's Catawba Indian Nation and "clarify the status of gaming" for a casino in Kings Mountain, N.C.:

"Not only would current legislative proposals in Congress advocating on behalf of Catawba gambling interests in the Charlotte area play favorites at the expense of our state's recognized Cherokee tribe, but the presence of an additional casino would have consequential economic impacts for many western North Carolinians who call our state home. I encourage supporters of these efforts to realign behind the already-bipartisan opposition and stand firm in prioritizing North Carolinians and the tribes that call our state home. Picking winners from other states is a bad bet."