Congressman Jeff Duncan of the 3rd District made a swing through South Carolina this week to hear from his constituents.
“Folks are concerned about the spending, the borrowing, the bailouts, the takeovers, the debt the nation faces. They’re concerned about military benefits and that being used as a pawn in the game. Don’t cut off my Social Security benefits, let’s save it for the future, so when I tell them that’s what we’re talking about they understand that. It’s just been a really good experience for me to hear from the constituents I’m serving,” says Duncan.
Duncan and other members of Congress return to Washington next week. He says Congress will take up–
“In September, the majority leader said our focus is going to be on two things. We’re going to focus on the regulations, and you’re seeing what EPA is doing to businesses with air quality standards that are being crammed down to almost an unattainable level. We’re going to focus on regulations and we’re also going to focus on the NLRB suing Boeing, suing South Carolina, Utah, Arizona and South Dakota,” says Duncan.
Also this month in Congress, Duncan says they will discuss the debt ceiling–again. On August 2, Congress did raise the debt ceiling so the federal government did not go into default, but Duncan voted no.
“It seems like that’s all we have dealt with since I’ve been in Congress is the continuing resolution in February and March and budget government through the end of the fiscal year. That runs out on September 30 and we’re going to have to fund government somehow because the Senate won’t budget. So we’re going to be dealing with that,” says Duncan.
Duncan spoke with Greenwood affiliate WLMA.