"If the federal government would allow South Carolina to pursue energy exploration off its coast the state could expect over 35,500 jobs, $2.7 billion in annual economic activity, and potentially $3.7 billion in cumulative state revenue by 2035."
Congressman Jeff Duncan issues statement on Senator Harry Reid’s decision to exempt members of his staff from ObamaCare
"Harry Reid’s decision to exempt certain members of his staff from ObamaCare sums up everything that’s wrong with Washington today. Harry Reid rammed a partisan healthcare bill through the Senate that most Americans didn’t want, and now it seems that members of his own staff don’t want ObamaCare either."
“Yesterday, President Obama announced that if you like your health plan you can keep it...for one more year...maybe. The President’s ‘administrative fix’ is an attempt to create a lifeboat for ObamaCare to get his party through the 2014-midterm elections.”
“The President’s team can try to twist the truth, but the fact remains that 50 times more people have lost their insurance as a result of the healthcare law than have been insured through ObamaCare.”
"Our country is in danger, and one of the greatest threats is from the direct and indirect costs of Obamacare. That’s why I’ve stood firm and used all the powers given to me by the people to try and stop this law from taking place."
"We pause today to reflect on the sacrifices of our nation’s Veterans, who put their lives at risk to protect our freedoms at home and abroad."
Today Congressman Jeff Duncan introduced a constitutional amendment, H.J. Res 98, that would require Members of Congress, the Administration, and Judicial branch to abide by all laws just like the rest of the public. H.J Res. 98 is the companion legislation to Senator Rand Paul’s S.J. Res. 25.
"I voted against the agreement reached by Senate Republican and Democratic leaders to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling because it did not do enough to address the real problems at hand. Our country is perilously close to a precipice. Our debt is growing out of control, and the cost of ObamaCare is crippling American families and businesses."
South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan has been providing constituents with daily updates on facebook since the shutdown first began. The updates have kept constituents informed about the House’s plan to fully fund key parts of the federal government ranging from veterans services to Guardsmen and Reservists pay.
I’m writing to give you a quick update about what’s currently happening with the government shutdown. First let me say that I’ve never had any interest in shutting down the government. In fact, I voted several times to fully fund the government, with the exception of funding for ObamaCare. That’s because I believe that ObamaCare represents a major threat to the well-being of the country.