Below is a full replay of my telephone town hall, which took place on Thursday, July 30th. During this call, I covered a wide variety of issues including our COVID-19 response, our economy and jobs, our federal spending and national debt, along with several other important topics.
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Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) has sponsored an amendment to H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which was introduced in the House on July 13, 2020.
This amendment was adopted in the House on Tuesday, and would authorize the Department of Energy (“DOE”) to collaborate with the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) on research to improve… Read more »
There's a small segment of our society that has no dignity. No honor, and no reverence. Over the weekend, some of those individuals chose to deface and vandalize a WWII memorial in a Charlotte cemetery that honors more than 500 men and women who GAVE THEIR LIVES in service to our nation.
And then there's another segment of our society represented in the photos below. These are Americans… Read more »
Two totally different worlds – two completely different mindsets – were on full display last night. It was unlike any other State of the Union address I’ve seen, either in person or on TV.
There were a couple of themes to the President’s address. First, he took a well-deserved victory lap on numerous fronts: from the economy & trade to our military & war on terror. We must always… Read more »
Another major milestone reached! Let me first take you back to earlier this year…
For our veterans, I re-introduced a bill in January that would use supercomputers and data scientists at the Dept. of Energy to analyze massive amounts of healthcare data from the Veterans Health Administration. We know there are trends and patterns in this data which “machine learning” can identify that… Read more »
I received a very kind text message earlier this evening from Andrea Gallagher, the wife of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. I was waiting for the White House to break this news, and that happened just moments ago...
Earlier today, President Trump restored SEAL Gallagher's rank to that of Chief Petty Officer, the rank he held prior to being prosecuted for war crimes. Many people, including me,… Read more »
Over the summer, I hosted eight (8) town halls in-person around the district. We covered Lancaster, York, Cherokee, Sumter, Newberry, and Union Counties. It was great to see so many people come out for those events, and I look forward to doing many more in the future.
Even though my in-person events are very well-attended, the truth is that telephone town halls allow me to… Read more »
Who among us isn't fascinated to hear the stories of our veterans?
I'd like to introduce you to Janie Mines. Originally from Aiken, SC, Janie now calls York County home. In fact, if you were at my town hall in York back in September, hopefully you had a chance to meet her.
Janie made history in 1980 by being the first black woman to graduate from the U.S. Naval… Read more »
Last week, U.S. Representative Ralph Norman (R-SC) along with U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced the Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act.
This bill, H.R. 4858, would require the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to have a patient’s records reviewed by an independent, non-government medical provider if it is determined that the patient received care from a… Read more »
With over 1,200 facilities serving more than 9 million patients annually, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is our nation’s largest healthcare system. There are thousands of medical providers who care for VHA patients. Those providers obviously must be certified in their field of practice, and must not have had certifications revoked “for cause” by a state licensing board.
While… Read more »