Dec 22 2019
It was a busy week in Washington, D.C. Speaker Pelosi crammed this week full to give the appearance of normal governance, but this week was anything but normal.
Democrats' Sham Impeachment
On Wednesday, we spent hours debating the partisan sham articles of impeachment that the Democrats introduced against President Trump. This vote was a culmination of three years of lies and deceit by the Democrats in an attempt to overturn the 2016 election. I spoke on the House floor to urge my colleagues to join me in opposing this shameful overreach by the Democrats and below is a picture of the voting card I used to vote against it. I am thankful that the House of Representatives can move on from this process and get back to work on bipartisan legislation to improve the lives of hardworking Americans.
A Great Deal for the American Worker
For far too long, America has accepted trade agreements that were not in the best interests of American workers. These unfair agreements are what caused the middle class to stagnate until President Trump was elected. President Trump negotiated the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that will bring hundreds of thousands of new jobs to America, raise wages of American workers, and boost our economy. USMCA passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support and I am eager to see the results.
Fiscally Irresponsible Spending Package
We started the week by voting on a spending package that we had less than 24 hours to review. While some of my colleagues have accepted that fiscal irresponsibility has become the status quo in D.C., I could not. I could not in good conscience vote for legislation that would cost taxpayers $1.4 trillion. We must pass spending packages that pay down the national debt and rein in spending.
Read my full statement »
Effectively Working for You
I am so proud of all that my team and I have accomplished for the Seventh District in 2019. Over the last year, we have helped constituents cut through bureaucratic red tape, worked tirelessly to secure funding for disaster relief and mitigation, and introduced legislation to improve American lives. Please check out the link below for some of the highlights from this year. It is an honor and a privilege to represent you and I will continue working hard for you in 2020.
Check out my 2019 highlights »
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I wish you a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season. May God continue to bless South Carolina and the United States of America.
This will be the last newsletter of 2019. We will be back the first week of January.