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A Great Day for South Carolina Veterans

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It's a great day for South Carolina veterans! In just a moment, Governor Henry McMaster is expected to sign the Workforce Enhancement and Military Recognition Act into state law. This will exempt the retirement income of our military veterans from state taxes. Back in February, I led a joint statement in support of this effort with every member of the South Carolina delegation to…

What’s Your Solution, Ralph?

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“What’s your solution, Ralph?” I get that question all the time, especially when I talk about wasteful spending in Congress and our $30 trillion in federal debt. Friends, our nation is heading for financial ruin. I’m so tired of being asked to vote “yes” on new spending bills with no offsets. I’m tired of bloated, wasteful government. I’m tired of agency heads who claim they can't do…

78 Years Later

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2,501 American soldiers gave their lives along the beachheads of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Thousands more were injured.   D-Day was a monumental effort to help defeat Nazi Germany and end WWII. 78 years later, we still honor and remember their incredible sacrifice.

Memorial Day 2022

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We think of most holidays as times of celebration – as joyful occasions. But this one is not. Memorial Day is a day of reverence. It's a day of honor and respect. It's a day we reflect and pay tribute those who have laid down their lives in service to this great nation. And it's a day we thank God for each one of those brave men and women.

REPLAY: Joint Tele-Town Hall w/ Rep. Jeff Duncan and Rep. William Timmons

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A very special thanks to Congressman Jeff Duncan and Rep. William Timmons! The three of us hosted an incredible joint tele-town hall on April 5th, with tens of thousands of constituents joining us on the phone from back home in South Carolina. There were many great questions about inflation, illegal immigration, Ukraine, and other issues facing our country. You can catch a full replay…

Vietnam Veterans Day

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Today is Vietnam Veterans Day, a very special day where we honor and pay tribute to all who served in the Vietnam War. Over 2.7 million Americans fought for our nation in the Vietnam War, according to the Veterans Administration. Many were injured, some gravely.  And many others would never return home alive. I say this often, but it cannot be said enough: This nation owes our…

Upcoming Tele-Town Hall on April 5th

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Please make your calendar for Tuesday, April 5th at 6:00 PM ET for a special live telephone town hall.  Joining me will be two other congressman from South Carolina, Rep. Jeff Duncan and Rep. William Timmons! During this call, we'll be discussing the important domestic issues facing our country, including rising inflation, increases in violent crime, and alarming…

Joint Statement From SC Federal Delegation in Support of Exempting From State Taxes the Retirement Income of Military Veterans

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On Tuesday, all members of the South Carolina federal delegation issued a joint statement in support of exempting from state taxes the retirement income of military veterans, as proposed by Governor McMaster in his Executive Budget proposal for FY23.   Issued by Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-5) along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. James Clyburn…

For Our State's Military Veterans

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For our state’s military veterans: Gov. McMaster has (once again) included in his executive budget proposal the elimination of the state tax on your military retirement pay.  Every member of South Carolina’s federal delegation is fully supportive. I was honored to spearhead and lead a joint statement on this, issued moments ago, with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Tim Scott…

80 Years Ago Today

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Exactly 80 years ago today, 353 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, propelling our nation fully into World War II. Today, we honor the 2,403 Americans who lost their lives on that fateful “date which will live in infamy." And we honor ALL who served during World War II, including more than 670,000 others who were wounded, and over 405,000 Americans would ultimately lay down their…