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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.
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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.
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 delegation that prays together stays together — just ask South Carolina’s House Republicans, a bloc of five lawmakers that have proved some of the toughest votes to crack as GOP leaders push to flip votes for their deficit reduction package.
The five Republican House members from South Carolina held firm Thursday night against relentless pressure from Speaker John Boehner to vote for his bill to increase the federal debt ceiling.

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