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Timmons Applauds House Passage of Annual Defense Bill

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Today, Rep. William Timmons (R-SC) released the following statement after voting in support of the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023. “I am proud to support the NDAA to ensure our troops have the proper resources, training, and equipment they need to carry out their missions and defend our nation. The NDAA also includes a provision to…

Timmons Introduces Legislation to Punish Leaks of Supreme Court Opinions

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In response to the recent leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Rep. William Timmons (SC-04) introduced H.R. 7713, the Leak and Lose Act, to punish leaks of Supreme Court opinions or draft opinions with a $5,000 fine and permanent forfeiture of admission to practice before all Federal courts. “The recent leak of a draft opinion to the…

Russia Sanctions U.S. Rep. William Timmons

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Congressman William Timmons (SC-04) released the following statement after being sanctioned by the Russian Foreign Ministry: “Russia has decided to sanction me for standing with Ukraine and speaking the truth. Innocent women and children are being killed by Russian soldiers in an effort to break the will of the Ukrainian people who are fighting to protect themselves and their…

Timmons Votes to Ban Russian Oil Imports

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Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed  H.R. 6968, the Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act, with Congressman Timmons’ support. Congressman William Timmons (SC-04) released the following statement: “Despite sanctions from the U.S. and other nations, Russia continues to wage war in Ukraine. The Biden Administration’s initial sanctions stopped short…

Timmons Statement on FY22 NDAA

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Congressman William Timmons (SC-04) released the following statement on H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22): “I am a firm believer that the U.S. military is the greatest force for good in the world. However, I have real concerns about some of the provisions contained in this year’s package that are unneeded. We owe it to our men and…

Timmons Statement on Afghanistan

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Congressman William Timmons (SC-04) released the following statement on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan: “The situation in Afghanistan has quickly escalated from bad to worse. Yesterday we lost 13 brave and selfless U.S. servicemembers and over a dozen more were injured. We pray for their families and loved ones who will be getting that dreaded knock on their door. They gave their…

Timmons Congratulates Lockheed Martin Greenville on F-16 Depot Contract

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Greenville, SC — Today, the U.S. Air Force’s F-16 System Program Office within the Fighters and Advanced Aircraft Directorate announced a $900 million F-16 Continental United States (CONUS) Depot contract to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Under this contract, the Lockheed Martin Greenville Operations facility located in Greenville, S.C. will become the first-ever F-16…

Timmons Bill to Ensure Secure and Competitive Global 5G Networks Passes House

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On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman William Timmons’ bill, H.R. 5698, the Promoting Secure 5G Act of 2020. This bill requires all countries seeking any financing from international finance institutions, such as the World Bank or International Monetary Fund, for any purpose to prove their 5G network is secure. “5G technology has the…