Remembering 41

Remembering President George H. W. Bush

It was a solemn week in D.C. as the entire nation mourned the loss of President George H.W. Bush. Thousands of people came to see President Bush lie in state and celebrate his extraordinary life. From serving in the Navy to serving in the Oval Office, he was a true patriot and selfless public servant. He loved his family and cared for his friends deeply. One quote from President Bush's inauguration, which his son read at his funeral, particularly struck me: “We cannot hope to only leave our children a bigger car, a bigger bank account. We must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend, a loving parent. A citizen who leaves his home, his neighborhood, and town better than he found it." RIP, 41. 

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A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

 
  "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

Pearl Harbor changed the course of our history. Millions of brave men and women answered the call of duty to serve our country in World War II and many paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our precious freedoms. Their service and sacrifice will never be forgotten! This Friday, on the 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, it was announced that part of a ship that sunk during the attack will be displayed at the Florence Veterans Park. We are honored that this piece of history is coming to Florence! 

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Charleston Defense Summit

 
  This week, leaders in the defense industry gathered at the Charleston Defense Summit to discuss innovative solutions to the wide array of security threats faced by the United States today. I am proud that South Carolina's defense industry has risen to meet these challenges and I know the groundbreaking work that takes place in our state will continue to drive our national security efforts. While I couldn't attend the summit, I recorded a video thanking attendees for their leadership on this important issue and look forward to learning more about their efforts!  

 

One Year Later

 
  A year ago this week, President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced his intention to to relocate the American embassy to Jerusalem. While others had made this same promise, President Trump was the only one to keep his word. I was honored to attend the moving of the embassy to Jerusalem in May and will continue to work with the Administration to strengthen our special relationship with Israel.   

 
 

Here to Help 

 
  While the deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance passed this week, the recovery process is not over for many people in the Seventh District. My team and I will be here for you every step of the way. If you need assistance or have any questions about disaster relief, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of my offices. We are here to help in any way that we can! If you applied for federal assistance, you can get updates about your registration, learn about the appeals process, and check the status of your appeal online at DisasterAssistance.gov.