Congressman Patrick McHenry is serving his sixth term in the United States House of Representatives where he represents North Carolina’s 10th District. Congressman McHenry serves as the Chief Deputy Whip, a position in which he directly assists Majority Whip Steve Scalise in building consensus for the policy agenda of the House Republican Conference. Congressman McHenry is the Vice Chairman of the full House Financial Services Committee, and the author of the primary legislation to legalize equity-based crowdfunding in the United States. The crowdfunding language he first authored in 2011 was eventually included in the JOBS Act which President Obama signed into law in April 2012. Congressman McHenry is a leader on crowdfunding, capital formation, and other forms of disruptive finance. Recently this has expanded to encompass FinTech as he works with industry leaders to discover innovative ways to combine finance and technology with the goal of expanding access to capital for America’s entrepreneurs and small businessmen. Prior to being elected to Congress in 2004 at the age of 29, Congressman McHenry represented the 109th District in the North Carolina House of Representatives. He also served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, a post he was appointed to by President Bush. Congressman McHenry is a graduate of Belmont Abbey College, where he earned a B.A. in History.