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School Choice in South Carolina

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Yes! I’m so proud of the South Carolina State Legislature for working on SCHOOL CHOICE. This is an issue I’ve been promoting in Congress, but the heavy lifting ultimately needs to happen on the state level. *** I believe important tweaks are needed to South Carolina’s efforts — more on that below — but first a little background: Many of you know I’m very disheartened with our nation’s…

Regarding Ozempic

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My office has received a fair number of calls and emails lately about the lack of availability of a prescription drug known as Ozempic. This is an important injection for many people with type 2 diabetes. According to the manufacturer, its purpose is to “improve blood sugar” and “reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death in adults with type 2…

118th Committee Assignments

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This was a little surprising, frankly, but it will be a good thing. On Monday, I was appointed to serve on the House Rules Committee by Speaker Kevin McCarthy. As a general statement, the Rules Committee ultimately decides which bills or amendments are brought before the House for consideration. In other words, this committee has a tremendous amount of power (and responsibility). If you…

Changing Their Tune

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Forgive, yes. But I will never forget the spiteful, ridiculous comments aimed at me and the other 19 conservatives during the recent election for Speaker of the House. From op-ed writers to television commentators, many of my vocal critics were notable figures in conservative circles. (Or at least they used to be.) And many have spent the better part of their careers promoting fiscal…

The Debt Ceiling

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Over the coming weeks and months, you’ll likely hear a lot about the debt ceiling. That’s the legal amount of money the federal government can borrow.  $31,381,000,000,000 is our current debt limit. That’s $31.4 trillion, which is a MASSIVE amount of debt. The government owes this money because politicians in Washington simply will not stop spending. This has been the case for…

Biden's Classified Documents

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=== UPDATE 1:42 PM ===   Shortly after I posted this below, the U.S. Attorney General announced that a special council was being appointed to investigate the classified documents found in Biden's garage and private office. Good news.   === ORIGINAL POST === This is rich. This week we’re learning that not one, but TWO troves of classified documents have been…

More on the War with Fossil Fuels

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Now they’re coming after gas stoves! Incredible. This made news yesterday when bureaucrats in the Biden administration suggested a ban on gas stoves, citing asthma concerns based on a study that appeared to have been funded by a radical environmental group. Here we go again with the war on fossil fuels. Gas stoves are used in millions of homes and countless restaurants across the…

TERM LIMITS

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Yesterday, I introduced my first piece of legislation for the new Congress. It calls for a Constitutional amendment to impose TERM LIMITS in the House and Senate, similar to what I’ve proposed previously. This resolution calls for three terms in the House, and two in the Senate. Congress can certainly debate the appropriate number of terms, of course; this is a starting point for…

Update on Form 1099-K Letter to IRS

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I meant to post about this earlier, but I'm pleased to report that after sending this letter (below), the IRS announced it would delay implementation of its lower reporting threshold for payments sent using third-party apps like Venmo, PayPal, etc. This is good news, at least for the time being. There are all sorts of benign payments that are not taxable income, and shouldn't trigger…

Vote to Defund 87,000 IRS Agents

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TONIGHT: I’ll be voting in just a moment to DEFUND Biden’s 87,000 new IRS agents. This is the first order of new business for the Republican-controlled House. I love it. If you recall, Democrats tried to pay for a tiny part of that reckless “Inflation Reduction Act” by turbocharging the IRS with 87,000 IRS new agents. Their idea was these agents would be used to audit more of…