(SCRN affiliate WLMA’s Anne Eller contributed to this post)
Congressman Jeff Duncan and several other freshmen Republicans from South Carolina have voted against short-term budgets sponsored by their own party.
In an on-air interview with SCRN affiliate WLMA in Greenwood, Duncan said he gave Congress a “C” for its performance since his election in January.
Duncan said he liked a long-term continuing resolution passed by the House that failed in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but has not been a fan of the two shorter continuing resolutions passed since then.
I don’t think we’ve done enough to rein in the size and scope of government, which is what it’s going to take (to fix the budget). I think we did good on the long-term CR, so I would’ve given us an “A” on that- the first bite of the apple. Then, when we came back and passed a two-week continuing resolution and… a three-week continuing resolution, I would start giving us lesser grades.
However, Duncan said his “C” grade was due to an impasse between the House and Senate. He said he would give the House of Representatives an “A- or B+” for its votes.