Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) filed legislation, the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, to continue standing up for the sanctity of life. He was the main sponsor of the same legislation in the 114th Congress and 115th Congress.
“Protecting life is the most important issue of our time, and I couldn’t think of a better week to re-introduce this bill than the week of the 2019 March for Life. On Friday, thousands of Americans will march in support of all life, born and unborn, and to give a voice to the voiceless. These marchers, volunteers, advocates, and prayer warriors are making a difference in our society to move us closer to a nation that protects and treasures the sanctity of life.
“I am thankful our nation has pro-life champions in the White House in President Trump and Vice President Pence, and I pray they will continue to stand strong while we work to right the wrong of Roe v. Wade and end the atrocity of abortion in our society.”
Background: The Ultrasound Informed Consent Act ensures that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent to receive an abortion. You can read the bill HERE.
Original cosponsors: Jones (NC), Gosar, (AZ), Roe (TN), Weber (TX), Latta (OH), Grothman (WI), Biggs (AZ), Mooney (WV), Perry (PA), Meadows (NC), Norman (SC), Harris (MD), Hartzler (MO), Hice (GA).
Duncan is staunch supporter of life and a cosponsor of the following pro-life bills so far this Congress:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03), who represents Clemson University in Congress, participated in the White House ceremony today honoring the Clemson Tigers as the College Football National Champions. Duncan is a graduate of Clemson University and a former walk-on football player for the Clemson Tigers.
“What a week it has been for Tiger Nation! It was amazing to watch the Clemson Tigers win their third college football national championship in a dominating performance against the Alabama Crimson Tide. As a former football player and a Clemson graduate, I couldn’t be more thrilled with how Head Coach Dabo Swinney and the entire coaching staff led this team to victory, establishing Clemson as the best football program in the country. The players should be applauded for showing heart, grit, and near-perfection on the field last week.
“I want to say a huge thank you to President Trump and the White House staff for putting on the event tonight to recognize a very special program and one that is very important to me. I am immensely proud of how the football program has elevated Clemson University, the Third District, and the entire Palmetto State, and I am and forever will be “All In.” Go Tigers!”
View Rep. Duncan’s floor speech congratulating the Clemson Tigers HERE.
View Rep. Duncan’s letter to President Trump in support of the White House visit HERE.
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Jeff Duncan is a South Carolina native and a 1988 graduate of Clemson University. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Duncan served as branch manager and an Assistant Vice President during his seven years of working in community banking. Later, he became the President and CEO of J. Duncan Associates, a South Carolina based, family owned real estate marketing firm which specialized in statewide real estate auctions.
Duncan served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2002-2010, where he served as the Chairman of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee from 2007 to 2009.
During his tenure in the South Carolina House of Representatives, Jeff was known as one of the most conservative House Members, earning recognition as a “Taxpayer’s Hero” from Governor Mark Sanford for his work combating wasteful government spending and fighting against tax increases. Jeff has also received the “Guardian of Small Business” award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB); he had an A+ rating from the Club for Growth; he was awarded the Palmetto Leadership Award from the SC Policy Council during his Freshman term; “Legislator of the Year” recognition from both the SC Recreation and Parks Association and the SC Wildlife Federation. In 2010, Jeff Duncan was awarded The Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor awarded by the Governor of South Carolina.
Congressman Duncan is passionate about American Energy Independence. While a State Legislator, Jeff served on the US Department of the Interior’s Outer Continental Shelf’s 5 year Planning Sub-Committee which was charged with making recommendations for oil and natural gas leases on offshore areas. In addition, he served on the state’s Natural Gas Offshore Drilling Study Committee and was appointed to represent the state of South Carolina on the Southern States Energy Board.
Elected in 2010 to the 112th Congress, Jeff currently sits on three House committees including the Natural Resources Committee, the Homeland Security Committee, and the Foreign Affairs Committee. He also serves as the Subcommittee Chairman of Homeland Security’s Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee. Additionally, Congressman Duncan was appointed by Speaker John Boehner to the Executive Committee for the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.
The Natural Resources Committee gives Duncan an outlet to promote US energy policy. He is an integral part of the GOP’s House Energy Action Team (HEAT) which supports expedited permitting of energy projects and the use of currently undeveloped areas for energy production in the United States, including areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other Federal land.
Jeff takes a particular interest in the promotion of nuclear energy, a topic especially important to South Carolina, home of the Savannah River Site nuclear complex. Energy independence is vital to national security and a segue to job creation. Congressman Duncan views nuclear power as a key ingredient in that equation. He supports the use of the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada as a long-term storage site for nuclear waste. Although he is a strong proponent of American solutions to American energy issues, Congressman Duncan is not in favor of federal energy subsidies for alternative energy or ethanol.
As a Member of the Natural Resources Committee, Jeff can advocate for some of his passions: the enjoyment of the great outdoors as an avid hunter and fisherman. Jeff sits on the subcommittee for fisheries and wildlife.
A member of both the Republican Study Committee and the Tea Party Caucus, Jeff took a strong stand on major fiscal issues in the 112th Congress. Dissatisfied with the level of spending cuts offered, he split from a majority of Republicans in his opposition of: the final fiscal 2011 spending deal; the final debt limit increase deal in August 2011; both versions of a bill to keep the government operating at the start of fiscal 2012; and the final FY 2012 Appropriations bill. A strong believer in the Constitution, Jeff fought against ambiguous language in the National Defense Authorization Act which he feels could put certain American liberties in peril.
In February 2011, he introduced a resolution that would create a new committee called the Committee on the Elimination of Nonessential Federal Programs, with the express purpose of reducing federal outlays. He supports taking a closer look at any government agency that is not included in the constitutional role of the federal government.
Jeff strongly believes that border security does fit the Constitutional definition of a federal duty and is proudly a member of the Border and Maritime Security subcommittee. He advocates an “all-of-the-above” strategy for border enforcement, including physical fencing, greater use of surveillance technology and increased manpower. His stance on border security includes an immigration policy aspect, as well as a national security element. He supports stronger enforcement of immigration laws and opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the country.
Duncan has also worked the national security angle to border enforcement from his position on the Foreign Affairs Committee. When news reports broke in October 2011 that the Iranian government allegedly wanted members of Mexican drug cartels to carry out an assassination on U.S. soil, Duncan introduced a resolution urging the government to consider Iran a threat to the Western Hemisphere when formulating counterterrorism strategy.
Act! for America presented Representative Duncan with the “2011 National Security Patriot Award” because of his strong and enduring commitment to protecting our national security and democratic values.
Jeff also serves as the co-chairman of the Sovereignty Caucus along with Colorado Republican Doug Lamborn. The Caucus seeks to combat the influence of international organizations and multilateral agreements on United States policy. He urges greater scrutiny of foreign aid and has been an advocate for blocking economic assistance to governments that oppose the United States in the U.N. General Assembly.
In September 2011, Duncan became the only member of Congress with a 100 percent rating on the Heritage Action for America legislative scorecard “covering the full spectrum of conservatism.” He finished the 112th Congress at the top of the House leader board.
Jeff has been married to his wife Melody for twenty-five years and they have three sons: Graham, John Philip, and Parker. The Duncan family are members of First Baptist Church of Clinton, South Carolina.
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