We are nearly $23 trillion in debt and have no plan to stop this irresponsible spending. I was pleased to see the Administration try to work with the House Democratic majority to ensure that the military is adequately funded, but other than that, there were not many positives about the bill.
While I am pleased that Congress acted, the road that we took to get here is concerning given what was hanging in the balance. I was pleased to be able to support the bill, but there is much more work to be done.
Washington needs to have a serious conversation about how our population of undocumented immigrants should be treated under the law, but H.R. 6, the “immigration bill” House Democrats pushed through earlier this week, was not a product of that type of discussion.
The point of an emergency disaster relief bill is to address urgent, immediate needs. And despite what you may hear from some people, this bill did way more than that.
I believe that all people are equal and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their sexual orientation.
Congressman William Timmons represents the 4th District of South Carolina.
I recently led the South Carolina Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to President Trump urging that his Administration approve the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan. It is imperative that we support our partner nation and provide it with the capabilities to defend itself.
At a time when the federal government needs to rein in its reckless spending habits, the House instead passed a two-year $2.3 trillion budget agreement. This agreement, reached by House and Senate Leadership and the Administration, eliminates the budget caps – the one fiscal restraint on Congress – and increases spending by $320 billion with minimal offsets.
The crisis at the southern border demands congressional attention and action. Last week, after months of political rhetoric, we finally took an important step to provide critical funding necessary to address the humanitarian crisis. While I am pleased that Congress acted, the road that we took to get here is concerning given what was hanging in the balance.