Crossover Success – A Record of Achievement
The House of Representatives adjourned for the week after finishing a successful “crossover” period and getting important House legislation moved to the Senate. We’ve nearly completed our agenda with more than a month left in the session.
The House has approved an ethics reform package that increases transparency, accountability and independent oversight, passed new comprehensive legislation aimed at reforming the DOT, and fought Democrats’ attempts to kill income tax relief. In addition, we approved a measure that would force deregulation and remove government red tape from small business owners, expanded pro-gun legislation and passed the pro-life Pain-Capable bill.
But this gets me back to an issue that has been on Republican Caucus agendas since we achieved the House majority in 1994. This year, we also approved legislation that would shorten the session by nearly two months. That legislation is also in the Senate and we hope our colleagues will take swift action on it.
The House passed nearly 50 pieces of legislation this week. Here are a few of the major items we approved this week:
The House of Representatives has a solid record of achievement through the first 15 weeks of session. The House proved this week: It’s time to shorten our legislative session and save taxpayer dollars.
As always, it is a privilege to serve you in the South Carolina House. If you ever need help with state government, or have any thoughts or concerns about what we are doing, please do not hesitate to contact me.