Healing our Nation

Healing our Nation 

  Our nation is shaken by the tragic shootings in El Paso and Dayton. I believe we must unite against this senseless violence and condemn hatred in any form. I pray for peace, comfort, and understanding as we heal as a nation. Congress must work in a bipartisan fashion to close loopholes that allow sick people to have firearms. I have introduced bipartisan legislation that would close the “Charleston Loophole” and ensure law enforcement has all relevant information at their disposal to quickly determine if someone should be allowed to purchase a gun. We also must address the rise of hatred in our culture that is plaguing our country. No one should be scared when they go to school, their place of worship, or to the store.

Wrenzie and I are praying for the victims and their families and are grateful for the bravery of the first responders whose quick action saved countless lives. 



Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Coffee Town Halls 

  As your Representative, the most important part of my job is hearing from you! I will be hosting multiple Coffee with Your Congressman events on August 19th and 20th to meet with residents of the Seventh District. We will discuss upcoming legislation and current events affecting the nation, state and district. On the 19th we will be in Darlington, Cheraw, and Blenheim. On the 20th, we will be in Florence. Head to my website for time and location details. 




Honor SC07 Veterans with Me 


'm honored to be hosting a Veteran's Symposium in recognition of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War. My dear friend and Vietnam veteran, Lt. Clebe McClary, will be the keynote speaker. If you've never heard his inspiring story, I encourage you to attend!

All veterans and their guests are welcome. We hope to see you on August 20th! 

RSVP today: E-mail Brittany.Ferrigno@mail.house.gov or call (843)-445-6459.




Meet our Interns

  Our Washington D.C. office has been very fortunate to have interns serving the Seventh District this summer! Learn more about our summer interns:

Benton Barnes is from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. He studies rehabilitation sciences at Georgia Southern University. His favorite part of his internship experience was "exploring the Capitol!"

Francisco Flores-Pourrat is from Potomac, Maryland and is majoring in philosophy at the Catholic University of America. His favorite part of his internship experience was "joining Congressman Rice in meetings and talking to him about issues South Carolinians face."

Jacorie McCall is from Dillon, South Carolina. He is double majoring in government and religion at Wofford College. His favorite part of interning with Congressman Rice was "seeing how hard the staff and Congressman Rice fight for the Seventh District." 

If you're interested in interning, head to my website to learn about the programs we offer in Washington and South Carolina. 

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ICYMI: Carolina This Week 

  I joined Trey Paul to discuss my trip to the southern border and the need to pass the USMCA. If you missed it, click the link below to watch the full interview! 

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