Press Releases

August 1, 2011 Press Release
I don’t see anything remarkable about this deal aside from its ability to completely ignore the seriousness of our spending problem. While the 87 member freshmen class helped change the conversation towards cutting spending, this deal shows we have a long way to go before we change the culture in Washington.
August 1, 2011 Press Release
While the Speaker’s plan is well intentioned, I believe we have to do more. Paltry cuts and another commission won’t bring about the types of serious structural reforms needed to save the nation’s credit rating.
July 25, 2011 Press Release
This week, freshman Congressman Jeff Duncan introduced multiple amendments to the FY12 Foreign Relations Authorization Act that passed the full House Foreign Affairs Committee. “Our government borrows $0.43 cents of every dollar we spend as a nation, and some in Congress still think we’re the world’s piggy bank” said Duncan. “We’re $14.3 trillion in debt. Why should we pay countries to hate us when they’ve shown they’re willing to do it for free?”
July 19, 2011 Press Release
On Tuesday freshman Congressman Jeff Duncan voted for the conservative spending reform bill backed by Senator Jim DeMint, Governor Nikki Haley, and conservative Tea Party activists known as Cut, Cap, and Balance. The Cut, Cap, and Balance proposal that passed the House is a three-step plan to solve the debt crisis by permanently changing how Washington spends money.
July 7, 2011 Press Release
“Every Presidential appointment requires strict scrutiny, but that’s not possible when the President bypasses the constitutional screening process. I’m going to do everything possible to hold the President and his nominees accountable to the people and to the Constitution.”
June 23, 2011 Press Release
“There are no short cuts on the path to American energy independence. I’m disappointed that President Obama chose the political convenience of tapping into the strategic oil reserve over solving our nation’s long term energy needs.”
June 21, 2011 Press Release
Laurens, SC- On Tuesday June 28th Congressman Jeff Duncan will tour the Open Door Christian Center in Clinton and present the center’s operators, Charles and Melinda Brewington, with a flag flown over the US Capitol in honor of their service to the community.
June 20, 2011 Press Release
“I’m glad Congress is beginning to hold the NLRB accountable with steps like today’s hearing. It’s imperative that the NLRB ends its bureaucratic abuses of power against Boeing and states like South Carolina.”
June 15, 2011 Press Release
“Excessive government regulation is creating a lot of uncertainty in the economy. If it’s not the burden of ObamaCare, it’s the fear of new regulations from the EPA or government interference like we’ve seen with the NLRB’s attack on Boeing.
June 7, 2011 Press Release
The South Carolina freshmen — Tim Scott, Mick Mulvaney, Trey Gowdy and Jeff Duncan — have leaned on one another as they navigate Congress, but they’ve also gotten some help from one of the most well-known and iconoclastic members of the Senate: Jim DeMint.