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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 Congress, includi...

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 with one less...

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 of this even...

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 levels of illegal immigration. We’l...

One Missed Opportunity After Another

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Did any of you watch the State of the Union earlier tonight? It was a spin job like no other. Not to beat a dead horse, but inflation is at a 40 year high under Biden's watch. His policies have enabled & encouraged more than 2 million people to illegally cross our border in the last year. Violent crime is rising. We're now $30 trillion in national debt, while he wants trillions more for climate an...

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 lives in def...

Almost 19 Suicides Every Single Day

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Please take just a moment to read this. Suicide rates among our active-duty military and veterans are at heartbreaking levels. Last year, 580 active-duty troops took their own lives, according to the Pentagon. That’s over 1½ every day, and it represents a 15 percent increase from the year prior. Meanwhile, our veterans are particularly at risk. The most recent report from the VA indicated 6,261 ve...

No Question

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No question there would still be non-stop media coverage of Afghanistan had this disaster occurred under Trump's watch. ⛔️ Broadcasting an arbitrary withdrawal date to our enemies. ⛔️ A rapid draw-down of American operations while leaving seemingly HUNDREDS of critical, life-threatening details unattended. ⛔️ Staying the course despite every indication showing things spiraling out of control. ⛔️ T...