We Salute You

Honoring our Nation's Heroes

Happy Veterans Day to our nation's heroes! We will never be able to thank them enough for their service to our country. This year, Veterans Day is especially significant because it also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. This is an opportunity to reflect on the many sacrifices that have been made to protect our rights and freedoms- sacrifices that must never be taken for granted. Today and everyday, we salute our veterans!



Moving Our Country Forward 

  I am so honored to spend another term as your Representative in Congress. Thank you from the the bottom of my heart for your support and trust in me. Although we now have a divided Washington, I am committed to advancing policies that will move our country forward and build on the many accomplishments of the last two years.  


Disaster Recovery Efforts 

  I am so grateful for the tireless work of federal, state, and local officials during Hurricane Florence as well as for their ongoing efforts throughout the recovery process. Over the last few weeks my staff and I have met with disaster recovery officials across the district to learn about their experience during Hurricane Florence and see how we can help them as they support our community through recovery. We also received valuable input about how we can improve disaster preparedness in the future. I will continue to be in close communication with these officials and work to ensure they have the resources necessary to do their job.  


FEMA Updates

  As our community continues to recover from Hurricane Florence, I will keep you updated with information from FEMA that may be helpful to you and your family during this process. 

Deadline Update: The FEMA deadline to apply for disaster assistance for damage and losses from Hurricane Florence has been extended to Wednesday, December 5th.

Holiday Hours: Disaster recovery centers across the state will be closed in honor of Veterans Day on Monday, November 12th. 

Long Term Recovery Groups: Volunteers across the state have stepped up to help Hurricane Florence survivors with unmet needs. 6 Long Term Recovery Groups have already been established in South Carolina and more are in the process of starting up. Long Term Recovery Group volunteers help with home repairs and can assist you with replacing lost or damaged items.?If you need volunteer assistance, call 2-1-1 to be connected with local volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities: To get involved in recovery efforts, donate money or connect with an established voluntary organization, visit www.scemd.org/recover/volunteer-and-donate/.


Intern Spotlight

  We are lucky to have a great interns serving the Seventh District in our Washington D.C. office. Here is what they had to say about their experience interning in our office:

Tara Hix is from Myrtle Beach and said, "As a fellow constituent, I like working for Congressman Tom Rice because it is an honor being able to help serve my own District. I also think it is incredibly neat how we have the opportunity to be so close to the legislative process."

Katie Kerrigan is from Oakton, Virginia and said, "I like working for Congressman Tom Rice because it is an excellent opportunity to see and understand the legislative process, while being able to provide help for constituents in the 7th District. There is truly nothing more exciting than being at the heart of American politics."

Internships are open to any college or higher education student. If you or someone you know would be a good candidate for one of my internships, please see here for more information and to apply. We accept interns on a rolling basis for the spring, summer, and fall semesters.


How Can We Help?

  If you are having a problem involving the federal government, we are here to help! My staff will be hosting mobile office hours to assist you with issues involving federal agencies, including claims processing at the VA, Social Security benefits, the IRS, obtaining passports and more. Please view the sidebar for a time and location near you to visit my staff for help. 

Read More »