I hope you have had a great start to 2020. Last week in Washington was another interesting one with Speaker Pelosi’s signing the articles of impeachment while giving out souvenir pens. In contrast, President Trump was busy working for American workers and signed a historic trade deal with China. This coming week, I will be busy traveling throughout the Seventh District hosting Coffee with Your Congressman events and an Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. Please see the details below for more information on how you can connect with me during the week!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tomorrow, we will celebrate the life and achievements of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King changed our nation and inspired the world. This week, I encourage you to reflect on his legacy and take his words to heart: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” I look forward to celebrating his legacy with Bishop Michael Blue in Marion tomorrow.

Are You Free for Coffee?

I am hosting several Coffee with Your Congressman events throughout the district this week to answer your questions and learn what I can do to help you and your families both in district and in Washington. 

These events are always free and open to the public, so I hope to see you there. The location details can be found below!

Tuesday, January 21
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Carolina Pancake House
2800 N. Kings Hwy.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Antonio’s Restaurant
13 E. Main St.
drews, SC 29510

Wednesday, January 22
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
704 S. Irby St.
Florence, SC 29501

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hartsville City Hall
100 E. Carolina Ave.
Hartsville, SC 29550

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Chesterfield County Library
119 W. Main St.
Chesterfield, SC 29709

Thursday, January 23
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Magnolia on Main
224 E. Main St.
Bennettsville, SC 29512

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Garden Alley
313 S. Main St.
Mullins, SC 29574

Seventh District Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

Next week I am hosting an event that I encourage you to attend! I hope you will join me on Wednesday, January 22nd for the Seventh District Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. I will be joined by clergy from all around the District for an opportunity to join in fellowship and prayer. Lt. Clebe McClary will be our keynote speaker. If you have never heard his inspiring story, you won’t want to miss it! Please see details below. 

Please RSVP by calling my Grand Strand Office at (843) 445-6459 or by emailing brittany.ferrigno@mail.house.gov.

All are welcome! I hope to see you there!

Impeachment Heads to the Senate

At the end of the year, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats claimed it was urgent to pass articles of impeachment against President Trump. Then, Speaker Pelosi held the articles for nearly a month, impeding the Senate's ability to begin the next step in the impeachment proceedings. 

Last week, the House finally voted to name managers for the trial and send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Now that the House of Representatives has moved on from this partisan coup, I hope we can focus on solutions to issues that matter most to Americans, such as improving our nation's infrastructure, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, and securing our nation's borders. 

Putting American Workers First

Last Wednesday, President Trump signed a breakthrough trade deal with China. The historic Phase One Trade Agreement with China is a great start to leveling the playing field for American workers, manufacturers, farmers, and businesses. 

Then on Thursday, the Senate passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement! It now will go to President Trump’s desk, where he will sign this legislation to ratify the agreement. Once President Trump signs the legislation, Canada will be the only country left to ratify the agreement. 

Both of these agreements will boost our economy and bring jobs to America. While the Democrats are wasting time with the impeachment circus, Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are delivering for the American people!

Poll Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in my Telephone Town Hall last Monday. I appreciate you taking the time out of your schedules to discuss important issues facing our country. During the town hall, I asked participants to answer the poll question: “What do you think is the most pressing issue facing our country today?” Here are the results:

  • National Security: 20%
  • Illegal Immigration: 18%
  • Social Security/Medicare: 16%
  • Health Care: 14%
  • Impeachment: 12%
  • Economy: 10%
  • Government Spending: 9%