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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...

Vietnam Veterans Day

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Tags: Veterans

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 veterans a debt of gr...

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...

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

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Tags: Veterans

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 (SC-06), Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02),...

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 (R-SC), Rep. James Cly...

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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Tags: Military

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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Tags: Military

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...

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr.

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BREAKING: I just learned that U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. is scheduled to be released from the brig today, pending his trial. For those of you who called and wrote recently concerning this issue, thank you for reaching out. I quickly joined an effort in Congress last week asking that Lt. Col. Scheller be remanded to the least restrictive form of housing while awaiting his trial. At al...