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U.S. Congressman Tom Rice | Weekly Update
 
  #PrayForVegas  
 

Like you, I was shocked to learn of the Las Vegas shooting this week. On Monday, innocent concert-goers in Las Vegas became victims of a tragic attack. My heart goes out to all those affected. I pray for comfort, understanding, and for peace in our world. As we learn more details about this horrific attack, this is not something that should be politicized­. We should and will continue to look at it carefully.

 

 
  Big News  
 

This week the House passed A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America, our budget for the upcoming year. It’s a fiscally conservative plan to use taxpayer dollars in a responsible way. This budget balances in 10 years and will help make America stronger and more prosperous. But the biggest thing the budget does is it gives us the ability to make tax reform a reality, allowing Washington to act on this crucial issue for the first time in 30 years. Now that our budget has passed the House, the Senate will pass a budget and Congress can work on meaningful tax reform that will provide relief for American families, allow U.S. businesses to level the playing field, and grow our economy. I've been working hard with my Ways & Means colleagues, attending meetings with White House officials and hearing from local business owners about what should be included in tax reform. I'll continue to do so to uplift everyone in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee and to restore opportunity for future generations.

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  Micah's Law  
 

Did you know that the United States is only one of seven countries in the world that allows abortions after the 20-week mark? Other countries include China and North Korea. Scientific research and discovery has found that unborn children at just 20 weeks post-fertilization have a well-developed brain and nervous system, meaning they can feel pain. This week the House also took action to protect the lives of the unborn by passing The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that restricts abortions 20 weeks or more post-fertilization. Named after a little boy named Micah who was born premature at 20 weeks but is now thriving, it also includes protects for women to protect the unborn and mothers alike.

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  Carolina This Week  
 

Did you see me this week on Carolina This Week with Trey Paul? We discussed many important things including the future of health care, looking forward to tax reform, the Equifax data breach and the Dillon Inland Port. If you missed it, check it out right here or below!

 

 
  How Can We Help?  
 

The federal government is complex and working with agencies can be complicated. My staff is hosting mobile office hours this month and I encourage you to visit them if you need assistance. They are available to help with Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, the VA, replacing lost military records, obtaining passports, and more. See the side bar or the link below for times and locations.

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GOOD NEWS

This week after the shooting in Las Vegas, many came out in Myrtle Beach for a memorial to honor the lives lost in Las Vegas. Memorial-goers held a 59 second moment of silence for the 59 victims, prayed and sang “God Bless America.”

Many in our area and across the country also flocked to blood donation centers to give blood to help the hundreds of victims who were admitted to hospitals for wounds from the shooting. If there is any silver lining after a tragedy like this in our country, it is how Americans come together to uplift, support, and encourage one another.


MOBILE OFFICE HOURS

Wednesday, October 25

Conway Mobile Office
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
County Complex Building
1301 Second Ave.
Conway, SC 29526
*Occurs the 4th Wednesday of every month

Tuesday, October 31

Jefferson Mobile Office
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jefferson Town Hall
223 N. Main Street
Jefferson, SC 29718

McBee Mobile Office
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
McBee Town Hall
38 W. Juniper Avenue
McBee, SC 29101

Wednesday, November 1

Cheraw Mobile Office
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cheraw Town Hall
Jury Room
200 Market Street
Cheraw, SC 29520

Society Hill Mobile Office
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Society Hill Library
114 Carrigan Street
Society Hill, SC 29593

Thursday, November 2

Chesterfield Mobile Office
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chesterfield County Courthouse
Multipurpose Room
200 W. Main Street
Chesterfield, SC 29709

Pageland Mobile Office
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pageland Town Hall
126 N. Pearl Street
Pageland, SC 29728

Wednesday, November 8

Georgetown Mobile Office
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments Office
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
*Occurs the 2nd Wednesday of every month