Washington, DC - Last night Rep. Gowdy joined Martha MacCallum to discuss the House Intelligence Committee issuing subpoenas to the FBI and the Department of Justice.
On the Steele dossier: "I would think everyone would want to know, did our premier law enforcement agency, the FBI, rely on this document to initiate a criminal probe, or in court filings, or in representations before a court. That is an eminently legitimate question, and I really don't know why it's taken the department this long to answer."
On James Comey: "There is a basis for which to question Director Comey on whether or not he reached a conclusion with respect to Hillary Clinton before he interviewed all of the witnesses. There is more than an evidentiary basis that he reached the conclusion before he interviewed her."
"It is not illegitimate to ask a law enforcement officer, did you make your mind up before the end of the investigation?"Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, increase the debt limit, and fund the government through December.
“Just as our fellow South Carolinians suffered in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo and may well suffer from Hurricane Irma, our fellow citizens are suffering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Raising the debt ceiling without structural changes to the principal drivers of our national debt is irresponsible. Funding the government in three-month increments is far from ideal. I am disappointed these provisions were added to a disaster relief package and further disappointed in the management of government in three-month increments.
Despite my disappointment, I refuse to punish my fellow citizens who are in desperate need of help. There are exigent circumstances in Texas and Louisiana and likely to be exigent circumstances in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Those exigent circumstances must be met despite the fundamental flaws of the amended bill.”
Spartanburg, SC - Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after the horrific event in Charlottesville, Virginia:
"Racism, bigotry, intolerance, and hatred are malevolent and evil. What happened in Charlottesville, VA is only the most recent reminder that there are forces hell bent on dividing this country. People of good conscience should counter these hateful forces and voices with every lawful method at their disposal including self defense."
Washington, DC - In case you missed it, watch Rep. Gowdy's interviews on Fox News previewing Jared Kushner's testimony to the House Intelligence Committee.
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. This legislation will boost defense spending by 10 percent, provide a pay raise for the troops, grant the Army, Navy and Air Force their request for additional personnel, and increase missile defense funding by $2.5 billion. By rebuilding our military strength, the National Defense Authorization Act will enable the United States to more adequately and efficiently ensure the safety and security of our citizens while guaranteeing our brave men and women in uniform have the tools they need to protect our country and return home safely.
Contrary to common misconception, human trafficking does not require smuggling people from outside our borders into the country to work. It can happen right here in the United States, completely within our borders – and it does every day. This week, the House passed three bills to fight human trafficking. Among many things, these bills…
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence continues to work on matters related to national security. In addition, I was put on a six person team to investigate:
While the Committee will continue its investigation, Congress should not interfere with the ongoing work of the Special Counsel. All things criminal or quasi criminal fall into the jurisdiction of Robert Mueller. Special Counsel should conduct his work independently, thoroughly and without interference from Congress. He has a critically important role to play and Congress should stay out of his way.
This week I joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News and Anthony Mason on CBS News to discuss the House Intelligence Committee's ongoing investigations. Watch the interviews below.
Washington, DC - Last night, Rep. Gowdy spoke with Anthony Mason on CBS News Evening News. Watch the full interview below.
"I think we are missing an increasingly shrinking window of opportunity. We're now in July. We're not talking about infrastructure, we're not talking about tax reform, we're really not even talking about health reform that much. We're talking about Comey and obstruction of justice and potential criminality and Russia."
"You should get everyone in a room, and from the moment you watched either 'Dr. Zhivago' or read 'Brothers Karamazov' to the point you had a shot of liquor with a guy in a furry hat, you need to disclose every contact you have ever had with Russia. We're not going to have any more of these disclosures coming out on the front page of the newspaper. Go ahead and tell the special counsel every connection you've had. Get this behind us before Labor Day."
"We've got to be the ones disclosing this. We can't have it uncovered by an investigative reporter."Read More
Washington, DC - Last night, Rep. Gowdy joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News to respond to Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer.
Washington, DC - This morning on America's Newsroom, Rep. Gowdy spoke with Bill Hemmer to preview the House Intelligence Committee's open hearing with Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.Read More
Washington, DC - Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after the Steering Committee elected him to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
"I am grateful to the Steering Committee and the Conference as a whole for this opportunity to serve. The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has jurisdiction in a variety of areas as outlined in the Rules of the House for the 115th Congress. That jurisdiction includes compulsory and original jurisdiction as well as secondary and permissive jurisdiction. Oversight is constitutionally authorized and important to ensure branch integrity and equilibrium, which is, in part, why other Standing Committees have subcommittees dedicated to providing oversight and all other Standing Committees have oversight responsibilities. The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is also responsible for recommending and implementing reform initiatives calculated to improve government efficiency, transparency and efficacy. I look forward to working alongside the other Committee members, as well as any member of Congress, as we discharge the jurisdiction assigned to us."Read More
Law enforcement officers dedicate their lives to the precept that undergirds our country, our way of life, and our republic – respect for and adherence to the rule of law. They courageously propel themselves toward danger while others have the luxury of running from it, and they fight for the safety of others while putting their own lives at risk.
Since President Kennedy’s proclamation in 1962, we have celebrated Peace Officers Memorial Day each year on May 15. The full week is deemed National Police Week, where tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from across the world meet in Washington, DC, to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety.
In honor of National Police Week, the House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee held a hearing to highlight the challenges our law enforcement officers face and examine ways in which Congress can best support our law enforcement officers all around the country. We were thankful to have Spartanburg Police Chief Alonzo Thompson from South Carolina join us as a witness at the hearing. Watch the clip below.
On Wednesday evening, I spoke on the House floor in remembrance of Kevin Carper, an officer from Spartanburg who had an incredible impact on my time as a prosecutor. Watch the full speech here.Read More
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Representing South Carolina’s 4th District, Trey Gowdy entered Congress with a resolute commitment to the conservative principles that have guided him throughout his years in public service. At the core of those principles lies a firm belief in a limited government that inspires trust and demands accountability.
Representative Gowdy serves on the House Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ethics, Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform. He also serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security for the Judiciary Committee. In these capacities, Representative Gowdy has fought to highlight facts, uphold the Constitution, rein in the ever-expanding scope of the federal government, and restore America’s trust with a renewed spirit of honesty, fairness and reason.
Trey graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1982, Baylor University in 1986 with a degree in history, and the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989 where he was a member of the scholastic honor society “Order of the Wig and Robe.”
For 6 years as a federal prosecutor, Trey prosecuted the full range of federal crimes including narcotics trafficking rings, bank robberies, child pornography cases, and the murder of a federal witness. He was awarded the Postal Inspector’s Award for the successful prosecution of J. Mark Allen, one of “America’s Most Wanted” suspects. He also received the highest performance rating a federal prosecutor can receive – two years in a row.
As 7th Circuit Solicitor, Trey led an office of 25 attorneys and 65 total employees. During his tenure, he started a Violence Against Women Task Force and a Worthless Check Program, enhanced and expanded Drug Court, and implemented a Drug Mother Protocol designed to assist expectant mothers break the cycle of addiction.
He has been recognized statewide for his commitment to victim’s rights and drunken driving enforcement and nationally for excellence in death penalty prosecutions.
Trey is married to Terri Dillard Gowdy, and they have two children: Watson and Abigail. Terri works for the Spartanburg School District as a teacher’s aide. Watson is a sophomore at Clemson University and Abigail is a rising 10th grader at Spartanburg High School. The Gowdy family also includes three dogs: “Judge”, “Jury”and “Bailiff.”
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Discussed need for access to clean drinking water, medical care, and improving communications - among other things.