Jeff Duncan

Jeff Duncan

SOUTH CAROLINA's 3rd DISTRICT

Duncan Slams Democrat-led Contempt & Impeachment Agenda

2019/07/17

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) slammed House Democrats for pushing to impeach the President and for putting forth a resolution to hold Attorney General Barr and Secretary of Commerce Ross in contempt of Congress.

“The Democrat-led House of Representatives has been in complete chaos this week with the socialist squad calling the shots and the Speaker of the House breaking precedent and decorum on the House floor.

“95 Democrats showed their willingness to impeach the President of the United States tonight, and for what? Absolutely nothing – only their hatred for him and his ability to deliver real results for the American people. Thankfully, their efforts failed.

“The census contempt vote was just another part of the chaos. It showed just how much the Democrats hate the President and those who work in his administration, and how badly they don’t want to find out how many noncitizens and illegal immigrants there are in the country.”

Congressman Duncan signed a letter to Attorney General Barr encouraging inclusion of the citizenship question. Read it HERE.

Congressman Duncan offered an amendment to the appropriations process in June to strip the Democrat provision in the base bill preventing the census from asking about citizenship. Read it HERE.

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Duncan Statement on Democrat House Resolution 489

2019/07/16

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) responded to the vote on House Resolution 489:

 

“What we witnessed today was pure, unapologetic Trump Derangement Syndrome. The resolution vote was an effort to placate a growing number of radical socialists who have the sole goal of removing President Trump from office, overturning the will of the American people, and implementing destructive policies that would fundamentally alter our way of life. If the outrage was really over choice of words, Democrats would have condemned and censured Rep. Omar by name for her repeated and disgusting anti-Semitic and un-American comments. Tonight’s vote was a waste of time and taxpayer money, and it amounts to nothing more than a group therapy session for the radical Democrats who are still in disbelief Donald Trump is the President of the United States.

 

“Republicans aren’t opposed to the radical socialist “squad” because of who they are. Republicans are opposed to the policies they stand for: open borders, lawlessness and disrespect for law enforcement officers, after birth abortion, a government takeover of the economy, and anti-Semitic beliefs.”

 

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Army Corps: Public input would have no bearing on lake impact fee hike

2019/07/15


Duncan Responds to House Passage of NDAA

2019/07/12

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) responded to the House’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

“For over fifty years, the annual National Defense Authorization Act has traditionally been extremely bipartisan, with both parties working together to put our troops over politics. I wish I could say that’s what happened this week in the House, but sadly it wasn’t. The new Nancy Pelosi House of Representatives and her radical leftists threw tradition out the window and eliminated this historical and respected process.

“Not only was it a bad process, it was a bad bill. For example, the NDAA moves to close the Guantanamo Bay facility, opening doors to move terrorists to U.S. soil, an issue I’ve long fought against. Remember when President Obama tried to close Gitmo, and suggested South Carolina be one of the terrorist dumping grounds? We can’t let this happen!

“The NDAA is supposed to fund our troops and set military policy, not be a platform for liberal social engineering. It’s disappointing that the NDAA, both process and policy, has been overrun by the radical left. Our troops don’t deserve these games.”

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Duncan on President Trump’s 2020 Census Announcement

2019/07/11

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s 2020 census announcement:

“The United States has every right to know how many citizens and non-citizens there are in this country – the Supreme Court and a majority of Americans agree. The original intent of the census was for apportionment of Representatives in Congress, so it’s necessary and critical we have an accurate count of citizens. I’m disappointed in the decision to abandon efforts to reinstate the common sense citizenship question on the census, a result of administrative errors by Department of Commerce lawyers. However, I am hopeful that President Trump is continuing to search for legal avenues to gather this important data. I believe this is still a fight worth having, and I’ll continue to have that fight any way that I can in Congress.”

Congressman Duncan signed a letter to Attorney General Barr encouraging inclusion of the citizenship question. Read it HERE.

Congressman Duncan offered an amendment to the appropriations process in June to strip the Democrat provision in the base bill preventing the census from asking about citizenship. Read it HERE.

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Duncan Statement on Border Supplemental

2019/06/27

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement after voting on the Senate’s emergency supplemental for the border crisis:

“The over 80 requests by Republicans to bring up the Senate bill, the Senate’s overwhelming passage by a vote of 84-8, and some House Democrats’ push-back against Nancy Pelosi and their own leadership worked. The House just passed the Senate’s emergency supplemental for the southern border crisis, and it is now ready for President Trump’s signature. The President asked for this money weeks ago, but Democrats wasted time to appease the open borders, radical left.

“The Senate’s supplemental is by no means perfect. It is a necessary step to address the crisis by ensuring our agencies do not run out of money in the coming weeks as they handle the unprecedented flow of migrants crossing into our country illegally. The bill doesn’t fix the drivers of illegal immigration by reforming our broken asylum laws, closing dangerous loopholes and incentives, or ending catch and release – it simply ensures our agencies are properly funded.

“While I support this supplemental, we are still in dire need of policies that stop the flow of illegal immigration that is happening in record numbers on our border. This supplemental legislation is on its way to the White House, but it’s evident our work is far from done.”

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Duncan, Graham condemn Iranian drone strike

2019/06/24


I know the Longest Day too well

2019/06/21


Rep. Jeff Duncan: We Need America First Trade Deals

2019/06/20


US Rep. finds lost Clemson class ring in dirt 8 years after losing it in yard

2019/06/18


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Committee Assignments

Energy and Commerce

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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