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Congressman Jeff Duncan visited his 3rd Congressional District throughout the past week, stopping in Greenwood on Thursday. GwdToday had a chance to talk to the Congressman and get his thoughts on some recent events in Washington, the new year, and more.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan finished his first year in Congress without becoming what some describe as “Washingtonized.”
“I couldn’t have asked for a better delegation to serve with...We proved the pundits wrong who said we were going to become Washingtonized. We were steadfast and resolved to deal with issues of Washington.” Overall, Duncan said the issues he brings up in Congress are a result of what his constituents want to address. Even with the stresses of battling a Democratic president and continuous debt concerns, Duncan said he enjoys his job and considers it an honor to serve the people of the third congressional district. “It’s a humbling experience for me...and I look forward to continue serving.”
Last week seven Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, sent a letter urging Congress to set conditions on American taxpayer dollars being sent to Egypt. “At a time when the U.S. is struggling to balance our budget and get our nation on a path to fiscal sustainability, it is unacceptable to continue to provide unconditional military aid to a country that disregards the basic principles of human rights and religious freedom.”
South Carolina 3rd District Congressman Jeff Duncan says he is focused on short term spending. Because Congress has yet to approve the year’s budget, a continuing resolution has the government funded through November 18. Duncan said his immediate focus is on the next continuing resolution.
The House on Thursday morning approved a rule setting the terms of debate for H.R. 2587, which would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from ordering companies to close up shop or relocate employment.
Congressman Jeff Duncan, who represents South Carolina's 3rd District, addressed job creation and the U.S. debt ceiling among other issues facing the nation Thursday afternoon at the Easley-Powdersville Chamber of Commerce joint luncheon at Tri-County Technical College in Easley.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Jeffrey Duncan (R-S.C.) most closely approximate the group’s conservative ideal in the two chambers.
Federal budget issues dominated residents’ talk to U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan in Seneca on Wednesday, but post offices and methamphetamine labs also caught the congressman’s attention.
Welcome to pro forma session — the abbreviated meetings that House Republicans have scheduled twice a week for the rest of August, while members of Congress are on summer recess. An obscure constitutional provision also means the Senate must convene regularly throughout the summer. Because the two chambers are in session, President Obama has no chance to make recess appointments of controversial nominees.
Over the past two weeks, the four — Gowdy and U.S. Reps. Jeff Duncan of Laurens, Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land and Tim Scott of North Charleston — stuck together in opposing Boehner’s plan and even the final debt-ceiling compromise that passed the House and Senate, in spite of their “no” votes. The four say that final deal does not go far enough in cutting costs or ensuring an early vote on a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution.