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  • Congressman Norman’s #WastefulWednesday
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – For this week’s #WastefulWednesday, Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) has introduced a bill that would eliminate the Global Climate Change Initiative (GCCI) within the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Congressman Norman has released the following statement: “In 2016, the final year of the Obama Administration, $1.5 billion was committed to the GCCI. In 2017, $160 million was appropriated for the GCCI. Instead of using such funds to help other countries address c... Read more

  • Congressman Norman Introduces Putting Our First Responders First Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) introduced the Putting Our First Responders First Act. This bill would tremendously aid first responders who become permanently disabled in the line-of-duty. Under a current IRS Ruling, if a law enforcement officer becomes permanently disabled in the line of duty, they can receive their disability compensation tax-free. Unfortunately, this tax-free status goes away once they reach their “retirement” age. Although their injuries remain an... Read more

  • Congressman Norman Supports VA MISSION Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) voted in favor of H.R. 5674, the Department of Veterans Affairs Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks “MISSION” Act. By passing this legislation, the House has allowed the VA’s community care programs to be consolidated into one program, ensures veterans can access care in a reasonable amount of time, expands the VA’s Post 9/11 Caregiver Program to all eras, and provides further funding for the VA Choice Pro... Read more

  • Congressman Norman Honors the Dedication of the Embassy in Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) has released the following statement after the dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: "The holy city, Jerusalem, is finally rightfully home to our embassy. Let today’s dedication be a world-wide reminder that America stands with Israel, our greatest ally. By moving our embassy to Jerusalem, we are finally recognizing that Jerusalem is Israel’s rightful and eternal capital–which will no longer be questioned. I applaud President Trump and h... Read more

  • Congressman Norman Supports POTUS’ Decision to Withdraw from Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) has released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): "The Iran Deal was a bad deal from the start. I fully support President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the JCPOA and re-impose sanctions onto Iran. “This flawed deal allowed the Iranian regime to continue with their evil ways. Iran also still had a pathway to develop ballistic missiles and a... Read more

  • Congressman Norman Launches #WastefulWednesday
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) has launched his initiative called #WastefulWednesday. Every Wednesday, Congressman Norman will introduce legislation aimed to eliminate wasteful federal government spending that will total at least $100 million at the end of each fiscal year. To begin #WastefulWednesday, today Congressman Norman introduced a bill that would eliminate a National Science Foundation grant program that studies the effects of how Congressional offices intera... Read more

  • Congressman Norman Supports POTUS’ Historic Rescissions Package
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald J. Trump requested that Congress rescind over $15 billion in previously appropriated funding, the largest rescission package in American history. Since 1974, both Democratic and Republican Presidents have used the Impoundment Control Act to propose nearly $76 billion in cuts to Federal spending. Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) fully supports the President’s request. In fact, in April, Congressman Norman introduced H.R. 5442, A Fast-Tracked Executive Re... Read more

  • Congressman Norman Applauds Passage to Rename Fort Mill Post Office
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 4301, the “J. Elliott Williams Post Office Building”, to rename the Fort Mill Post Office in honor of United States Navy sailor James Elliott Williams. Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) introduced this legislation, with the entire South Carolina delegation, in November of 2017. Congressman Norman has released the following statement: "I am pleased and proud to see the House pass H.R. 4301 to rename the Fort Mill Post Office after the most highly dec... Read more

  • Congressman Norman Supports Farm Bill & Reduction of Regulatory Burdens on Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Norman has released the following statement regarding the upcoming Farm Bill and his bill, H.R. 5629, the President Trump’s Farm Bill Reforms Act of 2018: "I am fully supporting the House Farm Bill and the reforms that it proposes. In particular, I applaud the efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on farmers and to reform our nation’s food stamp system to move people from welfare to work. In the same spirit of reducing government spending, I have proposed H.R. 56... Read more

  • Congressman Norman introduces PATCH Act in Honor of Military Appreciation Month
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Congressman Norman introduced the “Permanently Amending Tax Cuts for our Heroes Act”. The PATCH Act would make permanent many of the tax cuts for our troops found in the tax reform bill, which was signed into law in December. Congressman Norman has released the following statement: "It’s been just over four months since tax reform was signed into law, and families and individuals all over the 5th District have been seeing positive effec... Read more

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