Secured $388 Million in Federal Grants & Helped 1,600 Constituents
WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Rice (R-S.C.) today released the 7th District 2021 Year in Review outlining how his office has delivered results for the constituents of South Carolina’s 7th District this year.
2021 By The Numbers
Authored 2 bills signed into law
Co-sponsored 4 bills signed into law
Introduced 25 bills
Co-sponsored 204 bills
Helped 1,613 constituents with federal agency cases
Responded to 45,452 pieces of constituent mail
Secured $388 million federal grant dollars for the 7th District
Held 58 mobile office hours all across the District
Hosted 16 Town Halls to hear directly from folks in the District
“It’s been another busy year in Congress! From securing $388 million in federal grants to helping more than 1,600 constituents with cases, I’m so proud of all we’ve been able to accomplish for the 7th District. In Congress, I work every day to deliver results for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, restore America’s competitive edge in the world, and advocate for commonsense reforms to leave a better future for our children and grandchildren. It’s an honor to serve as your representative in Washington D.C.,” said Congressman Tom Rice.
Congressman Rice’s 2021 Highlights include:
- Providing Disaster Relief Funding. Following devastating disasters that resulted in historic flooding over the past few years, Congressman Rice helped secure more than $200 million in federal disaster aid this year.
- Getting South Carolinians Back to Work. Congressman Rice hosted two job fairs to connect 7thDistrict businesses in need of employees with job-seekers as South Carolina reopened our economy after being devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Funding Broadband Infrastructure Projects. Congressman Rice helped secure over $9 million for broadband investment for the 7th District’s students, families, educational facilities, and businesses in 2021.
- Fighting the Opioid Epidemic. Congressman Rice hosted a symposium to bring together state and local law enforcement, judicial officials, nonprofit partners, and healthcare professionals to fight the opioid crisis in the 7th District.
- Bringing Flights Back to Florence Regional Airport. Congressman Rice worked closely with American Airlines and advocated for the Payroll Support Program to be included in the CARES Act so Florence Regional Airport could return flight service this year.
- Cementing the Legacy of Joseph H. Rainey. Congressman Rice introduced legislation to rename the Georgetown, South Carolina Post Office after the first African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, Joseph H. Rainey. The bill was signed into law on August 6, 2021.
- Representing South Carolina on the Ways & Means Committee. Congressman Rice is the first Representative from South Carolina to earn a spot on this prestigious committee in 40 years. As the 8th ranking member, Congressman Rice works to keep taxes low, rein in our spending, and keep America competitive on the global stage.
- Fighting for Pro-Life Values. Congressman Rice has been recognized for his 100% pro-life voting record throughout his Congressional career.
- Saving more than $1 million in taxpayer money. Since taking office, Congressman Rice has left more than 1 million in unused taxpayer dollars in his office budget and has sent the funds back to the U.S. Treasury.