Jun 18 2015
Jun 18 2015
Jun 18 2015
I was asked to speak on the resurrection at Concord Community Church a few years ago. I asked Sen. Pinckney to record a scripture passage for an introduction video. It was Matthew 28:5-7
Here’s the clip.
He is with our Savior now.
Jun 15 2015
1st MONDAY CLUB OF ANDERSON
WILL NOT HOLD A REGULAR LUNCH MEETING
1st Monday Club of Anderson would like to
share with you this FREE event on Monday, July 6th at 6 p.m. It will be held at the Anderson Civic Center.
This is a great time to get a friend or neighbor involved in the upcoming 2016 Presidential race. These Townhalls will be held all around South Carolina in the coming months with most of the Republican candidates that have announced. As they are scheduled, you will be sent the dates if you are interested in attending.
You must RSVP to the address below due to security requirements. Do not respond to this email.
First in the South Republican Primary PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL series
hosted by U.S. Senator TIM SCOTT
featuring Presidential candidate GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE
Monday, July 6th, 2015
Including special Guest: U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy
To RSVP for this FREE event, please go to
Jun 12 2015
Today, I joined with several of my colleagues in voting against the rule for the bill. We actually were only two votes away from stopping the rule vote from passing, and only lost because GOP leadership were able to convince a handful of Democrats to switch sides at the last second.
There are dozens of reasons why I opposed the rule. For starters, we’re taking up the Senate passed TPA bill. The Senate bill raises revenue. According to the Constitution, revenue raising bills must originate in the House. But the rule vote prohibits House Members from making a point of order to stop the legislation. The rule also prohibits us from objecting to the budget gimmickry and procedural games filled within the language of TPA. For example, in one section of the bill it makes changes to a government program to save tax dollars in order to offset to spending in another area and make the overall legislation budget neutral. However, a separate section repeals the change, but leaves the new spending on the books. This is just dishonest, no matter how you look at it and contributes to the reason people simply don’t trust Washington. Even a member of leadership was quoted yesterday saying that this process concerns him.
I’ve heard the arguments for TPA. “This gives Congress more negotiating power.” “Fast-track can be turned off if we don’t like the agreement that the President gives us.” These are both true, if we believe that Republican Leadership is going to fight harder for a good trade deal than they have against the President’s unlawful executive actions. These are also true if we trust President Obama to follow a “gentleman’s agreement” as I’ve heard it called, even though he won’t follow the Constitution.
I don’t trust Washington to get this right, and that is why I took the extraordinary step of voting against the rule. I plan on continuing my opposition against the final passage of TPA.
Jun 12 2015
I voted for the budget as it was constructed in the Senate, and I support it now. I especially support the Senate version of Proviso 118.14 which was crafted by the chairman, and sends the majority of unobligated surplus to local roads. It was adopted 45-0, and the roll of the Senate was applied. The position of the Senate is clear and right–FUND THE ROADS.
The House obviously has other priorities. This proviso traditionally is the mechanism for appropriating the surplus, and the introduction of a new bill by the House is nothing but a red herring to divert attention from their refusal to act upon the budget, and this proviso, for three weeks. They have played a shameful game of chicken that has put us in this position.
I urge the Senate to remain firmly committed to the Senate version of Proviso 118.14 and send nearly $300m to local roads and bridges. The House can explain why our roads no longer are a priority to them, and good luck with that.
Jun 11 2015
Our June meeting will be next Monday, June 15th, at Concord Community Church (620 Concord Ave.). We will be eating at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7.
Our speaker will be Senator Kevin Bryant, who will be giving us a legislative update.
Volunteers are needed to help with the food. If you’re able to give us a hand, please email me by responding to this email or call me at 221-1221. Thanks so much and see you Monday!
Dan Harvell – ACRP Chairman
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Jun 11 2015
Thank you Governor and thank you Director Stanton. You’ve heard all of the facts and data points concerning this incredibly important achievement, and so I’d like to speak briefly about some of the people who made this moment possible. wo chairmen of the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee have been invaluable in pressing the General Assembly to deal with this problem in the manner that got us here today.
Senator Ryberg led the total overhaul of this agency. Chairman Alexander is currently maintaining a focus and scrutiny on the agency. Others such as Senator Lee Bright who successfully fought to deny benefits to those fired for cause to
Representative Bingham who helped refine and solidify the Unemployment tax rate system. oday is a culmination of those efforts, and they should be commended. I just appreciate them and the other leaders here for allowing me to help them make it happen.
I also want to take a moment to thank the person who has the day to day task of making it work, DEW Director Cheryl Stanton. Governor, I trust that you agree with me that we have no finer agency head in South Carolina.
DEW experienced some stops and starts after the reforms of 2010, but once Director Stanton took charge, DEW began to execute its mission as a workforce development agency and not just as a check distribution agency, as was the past. It simply illustrates that leadership is the key to almost any success, especially here in Columbia, and we wouldn’t be here without the leadership of Director Stanton.
Director Stanton and I share a hatred of debt. We often hear politicians say that savings can be found by eliminating fraud, waste and abuse. We’ve done that. We often hear politicians say that we shouldn’t abuse the public credit card. Well, she paid off the credit card, and then she shred it. Director Stanton, most of all, put into practice the words of Senator Jim DeMint who said, “We can’t just keep paying people to not work:”
Jun 10 2015
June 10, 2015 For immediate release: Contact: Brian Symmes, 803-673-9437
Gov. Nikki Haley To Hold Statehouse Press Conference
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley, DEW Director Cheryl Stanton, members of the General Assembly and South Carolina business leaders will make an announcement at a Statehouse press conference tomorrow,Thursday, June 11 at 1:00 PM.
WHO: Governor Nikki Haley, DEW Director Cheryl Stanton, Sen. Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson) & members of the General Assembly and South Carolina business leaders
WHAT: Statehouse press conference
WHEN: Thursday, June 11 at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Statehouse, first floor lobby, Columbia, S.C.
May 29 2015
Monday morning around 8:30am I will be on the Rick Driver Show. This is certainly a no spin zone crowd, never throwing softballs, however, I’ve always enjoyed this audience.
We'll probably be talking about our efforts to fund roads with money on hand rather than raising taxes and the TLH/WHS merge. “That’s why we call it an open forum” and “All we try to do here is put forth information” I’ve heard Rick say many times.
Tune in to 1230 am or online here
May 22 2015
The Senate passed s. 799 unanimously and it will be on the SC House Local Calendar for their consideration, possible amendment, and hopefully passage.