White House Trade Meeting

  I joined Ways and Means Republicans at the White House this week for a meeting with President Trump to discuss the progress we’ve made to improve our trade agreements and the next steps for the USMCA. President Trump has taken on bad actors and worked to renegotiate unfair trade agreements that have put American workers and industry at a disadvantage for decades. Finalizing these negotiations will build on the economic successes Americans are experiencing from pro-growth tax reform and regulatory reform. I will continue to support the President’s initiatives that will level the playing field and will work to ensure the final version of the USMCA includes South Carolina priorities.  

 
 

SC07 Service

 
 

A few months ago I met Kendrick Green at the Myrtle Beach airport when we were both flying to Washington D.C. Because I fly so much, the airline sometimes bumps me to first class. When that happens, I try to find a constituent to swap seats. That day I swapped seats with Kendrick, a Myrtle Beach native who was going to D.C. to serve in the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. It was his first flight on a commercial plane and he got to sit in a first class seat!

I told Kendrick that we would be in touch during his time serving in Arlington. This week we spent time together and I gave him a tour of the U.S. Capitol. Kendrick is doing great things and making our home town and country proud!

 

 

 

Bringing Tourism Dollars to South Carolina 

 
 

This week I introduced legislation with a bipartisan group of my colleagues to rename the Visa Waiver Program to the Security Travel Partnership. The Visa Waiver Program allows pre-screened, pre-approved travelers from participating countries to travel to the United States after undergoing a rigorous Department of Homeland Security approval process for stays of up to 90 days. Rebranding the program to the Secure Travel Partnership more accurately reflects the mission and security of the program. This important step is part of our larger effort to bolster homeland security, create American jobs, and bring more tourism dollars to South Carolina.

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Time to Get Back to Work 

 
  As you have probably heard by now, Robert Mueller has concluded his two-year investigation and his report was conclusive: there was no collusion. This is great news for our country. Sadly, it seemed that many of my Democratic colleagues were hoping for the opposite outcome. This is an opportunity for them to move on and focus on governing. It’s time for us to get back to work.  

 

Congressional Art Competition

 
  Each spring, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a nation-wide high school art competition. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation, as well as in or congressional district. The competition is open to all high school students in the 7th district. The winning piece will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol and the artist will receive round-trip airfare to attend the national winners' reception in Washington D.C. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your creative talent and picking the winning entry! Click the link below for submission details.  

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