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Commitment to America

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I get a lot of questions about what Republicans will do next year when we take back control of the House of Representatives. These are important questions. After all, we can talk forever about spiraling inflation, record illegal immigration, rising violent crime, foreign policy disasters, fentanyl crisis, “woke” education programs, out of control government bureaucracies, etc. But it’s…

Thankfully We’ll Never Have To Know

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Elisjsha Dicken

On Sunday, a lone gunman began opening fire in the food court of a shopping mall in Greenwood, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis.  Police say he fired 24 rounds within two minutes, killing three and injuring two others. Nobody knows why, nor does it matter at this point. Nearby was Elisjsha Dicken, pictured here, who took quick action to stop the gunman. Elisjsha was legally armed…

Huge Win from the Supreme Court

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BREAKING: Huge win moments ago from the Supreme Court, which just issued a major ruling on the 2nd Amendment.  The Court struck down a New York state law that requires citizens show “proper cause” in order to apply for and receive a concealed carry permit.  That law has now been ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Essentially this decision says that you, as a private citizen, have a…

No Guardrails

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Let me be clear about the gun control legislation currently working its way through the Senate: I’ll be voting NO if & when this bill comes up for a vote in the House of Representatives soon. I don’t care who in the Senate is supporting it. The way this bill handles red-flag laws (among other things) is inappropriate and will NOT have my support. Many people ask me, “What will it…

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…

None of These Measures Get to the Root of the Matter

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Tonight, Democrats will pass a wide variety of gun control measures in the House of Representatives. All restricting 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.  All arguably unconstitutional. I’m voting NO along with most of my Republican colleagues. None of these measures get to the root of the matter. None of these so-called “common sense” proposals deal with what’s causing…

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…

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…

The Jury Has Spoken

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The jury has spoken! After sitting through the entire trial… After seeing all the evidence… After deliberating for several days… the jury UNANIMOUSLY found Kyle Rittenhouse NOT GUILTY on all five charges. It infuriates me to look back at how – long before that verdict was reached – the media (and many Democrats) laid waste to Kyle, his family, his presumption of innocence until proven…

An Exhausting Week, but Well Worth It

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Summer 2021 Town Halls

It's been an exhausting week, but well worth it. We just wrapped up a series of in-person town halls all over the district, and I want to thank the hundreds of people who showed up. It was great to see and hear from so many folks! Also a special thanks to Rep. William Timmons who joined me in Spartanburg, the dozens of law enforcement officers who kept us all safe, and all the venues…