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Special hearing on Skyrocketing Energy Prices

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There’s only one job where you can get away with causing a massive crisis, denying you caused it, pretending to fix it but not really, and then trying to shift blame to anyone else but yourself. That job is being a Democrat president. Yesterday I took an earlier flight to D.C. to participate in a special hearing at the Heritage Foundation on inflation and skyrocketing energy prices under this admi...

New Day, New Record

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New day, new record. Do I think President Biden is solely responsible for this? No, his policies are a major ingredient, but not the whole recipe. There are other global factors in play as well. But given what he can control, has this President acted in the best interest of the American people? Has he done what he can to keep our fuel prices from skyrocketing? ABSOLUTELY NOT. In fact, he's deliber...

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...

Biden Is Still Unwilling To Revive the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Tags: Energy

This is more aggravating than a diagonal speed bump. Check this out: From multiple news outlets this morning, we’re learning that the Biden Administration is quietly trying to figure out how to increase oil imports from Canada. Friends, this is the President who ended development of the Keystone XL pipeline on DAY ONE of his administration. In fact, he literally campaigned on doing so because that...

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...

Should Have Happened Long Before Now

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It took entirely too long, but the President FINALLY decided to sanction Russian oil earlier today. Unfortunately, he’s still dragging his feet on unleashing America’s own energy production capabilities. It’s just feckless leadership from top to bottom. Let’s talk about the oil sanctions first. Most Democrats and Republicans in Congress have been yelling at Biden to get in gear and ban Russian oil...

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...

"American Oil from American Soil"

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“American oil from American soil.” A critical lesson we must re-learn – particularly given Russia’s hostile invasion of Ukraine – is that America should NOT be relying on despot dictators for the energy we need. Think of “crude oil” as what comes out of the ground. And think of “finished products” as what’s made from crude oil – things like gasoline, diesel, heating oil, lubricating oils, etc. In ...

Incredible Courage and Determination

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Right now, Ukrainians are fighting like hell for their lives, their families, and their country. God bless those people and their president, who are showing incredible courage and determination. I’m livid over the fact our nation, the United States, is NOT doing what it can or should to help Ukraine. I’m not saying U.S. troops should be engaged in this war, but an evil tyrant, Vladimir Putin, has ...