Many people swear we learn everything we need to know in kindergarten. There is much truth to that. When we were children, our parents taught us helpful life lessons. Many lessons were learned as a consequence of bad decisions and were accompanied with a punishment, but their truth is undeniable.
There has been a dramatic uptick of turmoil, terrorism, and failing states around the world. Abroad and at home, the United States faces a wide array of threats ranging from terrorism to unsecure borders to radical foreign leaders. America must remain a leader during these tumultuous times.
Congress must work to provide our troops the resources needed so they can safely protect and defend us, both at home and abroad. This means giving military members and veterans the care they deserve, and holding the Veterans Administration accountable if they fail to do so. Congress must work to support our traditional allies to help defend and promote freedom around the world. We must also control our borders and prevent those who may seek to harm us from entering our country illegally. Throughout my service in the House of Representatives, I’ll work to support our national defense and keep our homeland secure just as the Founding Fathers highlighted in the Constitution more than 200 years ago.
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Congressman Tom Rice didn’t discuss presidential politics Tuesday at Joe’s Grill as more than 30 constituents wanted to hear about Iran, growing the economy, veterans and offshore drilling issues instead.
Even after the hour-long event — where people sipped coffee and fired off questions at the second-term Republican — Rice didn’t give any hints about which of the 17 Republican presidential primary candidates he was supporting.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rice (SC-07) announced today he will participate in the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Memorial Day March on Monday, May 25 to honor our community’s fallen heroes.
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Tom Rice (SC-07) today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in passing H.R. 2029, FY2016 Military Construction & Veterans Affairs Appropriations.
Given the problems plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), this legislation increases oversight measures and provides the agency with the funding needed to modernize VA health care facilities, reduce the disability claims backlog, fulfill veteran education benefits, improve employment training, and provide for homeless veterans.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department and a grassroots organization run by former operatives from President Obama’s campaigns has come under scrutiny as reports broke Saturday accusing the non-profit group, OneVoice Movement, of using taxpayer funded grants to influence Israeli elections with the intent of ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rice (SC-07) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 240, legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through fiscal year 2015:
MARION, S.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, 7th Congressional District, paid a visit to constituents in Marion Monday afternoon for his “Coffee with Your Congressman” meetings in Marion and Johnsonville.
Nearly 100 people gathered at the Marion Opera House for the hour-long session that included a federal update from Rice.
Making a swing through his district, U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, 7th Congressional District, paid his first visit to Johnsonville. Rice had been in Dillon and Marion meeting with community leaders earlier in the day before his 3 p.m. stopover in the Shady Rest Restaurant for "Coffee with Your Congressman."
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- U. S. Rep. Tom Rice Jr. stopped by the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce Monday morning to visit with constituents from the Seventh Congressional District. He was there to hear what voters in his district had to say and to listen to their concerns about government.
Nearly 20 people showed up to ask questions during his second “Coffee with your Congressman” of the day. His first was in Bennettsville.