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.
Once again, House Democrats chose to pass legislation that has no chance of becoming law rather than sitting down with Republican colleagues in search of real solutions. The Senate will not touch this bill, and the President has said he would veto it even if it were to reach his desk.
Today, the House will vote on H.R. 5, the so-called “Equality Act.” I believe that all people are equal and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their sexual orientation. That said, the bill we are going to vote on does not successfully achieve this goal.
Greenville, SC -- Today, Congressman William Timmons (SC-04) attended the ribbon cutting for Lockheed Martin’s new F-16 Fighting Falcon production line in Greenville. The new line brings over 400 jobs and millions of dollars of economic development to the Upstate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman William Timmons (SC-04) has been named to the House Committee on Education and Labor, the House Committee on the Budget, and to the new Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.
Tonight (2/14/19), the House held a vote on a hotly debated government funding package. I voted no, and here’s why: