Congressman Jeff Duncan Introduces the South Carolina Offshore Drilling Act
Experts Estimate Legislation Could Create up to 7,500 Jobs
Washington, DC— South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan recently introduced the South Carolina Offshore Drilling Act. The legislation would add South Carolina to the nation’s 5-year plan for offshore exploration and production, a crucial step in safely developing the state’s natural resources.
Last July, Congressman Duncan successfully introduced this legislation as an amendment in the House Natural Resources Committee, which eventually passed the House, but was never taken up by the Senate.
“Safely developing our natural resources not only creates jobs, but is also a step towards reaching the goal of North American energy independence,” said Duncan. “South Carolina is already a national leader in nuclear power. Developing our resources along the coast can help make South Carolina a model for an all-the-above approach to energy.”
Last week, the governors of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia sent a lette
Congressman Jeff Duncan Encourages Magpul to Relocate to South Carolina
Washington, DC—Congressman Jeff Duncan has invited another firearms company to relocate to South Carolina to avoid what he describes as an “anti-gun and anti-gun owner” climate coming from some state governments. On Tuesday, Duncan wrote Magpul’s COO, Doug Smith, to invite the company to consider moving its operations to South Carolina.
Magpul Industries Corp., located in Erie Colorado, has vowed to leave the state if lawmakers pass a bill banning high-capacity magazines. Magpul was founded in 1999, and has a diverse product line ranging from sights and grips, to magazines and iphone cases. Currently, the company employs around 200 workers in their facility and over 400 suppliers and contractors.
On Monday, the Colorado House of Representatives passed the anti-gun measure, prompting Magpul to warn legislators that passage of the bill would “harm the rights of law abiding citizens, and drive jobs out of the state while doing nothing to improve public safety.”
Congressman Looks To Make South Carolina A Gun Industry Haven
Working for You
There’s been a lot going on in Washington since the start of this Congress. I wanted to touch base with you to make sure that you’re informed on everything that’s happening. Here’s a rundown of the 113th Congress so far:
Returning Funds to the Taxpayers
Last week, I announced that my office would be returning around $200,000 or 15.2% of my overall budget. That figure is on top of a mandatory 11.1% cumulative cut to all Congressional Offices over the past two years.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I try to run this office the same way I ran my small business. It’s important to apply to our Congressional Office the same common sense principles that we all use to manage our homes and our businesses. If the entire federal government did that, we wouldn’t be $16.5 trillion in debt.
Standing up for the Second Amendment
So far this year, the Administration, as well as some states, have attacked our Second Amendment Rights. I want you to know t