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Congressman Trey Gowdy

Representing the 4th District of South Carolina

Economy and Jobs

American entrepreneurship and hard work spur economic growth and serve as the driving force for our country’s job creation potential.

Congress can act to create a favorable climate for job creators. This includes reforming the overly complicated tax code, which stifles job creation and includes one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. Congress can support job creation by reducing unnecessary government regulations, expanding American energy production, and encouraging innovation. Congress must also work to rein in out-of-control spending, which has fed an 18 trillion dollar national debt and threatened the long-term stability of our economy.

Washington should not discourage growth but instead empower businesses to succeed and create the jobs necessary to facilitate a sustainable economic recovery and create a brighter future for our children.

In addition, the House has passed legislation to streamline and improve federal work-training programs, provide working families with flexibility, and restore the 40-hour workweek by eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s 30-hour penalty.


More on Economy and Jobs

March 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress:

“Leading up to President Trump’s joint address to Congress, I was looking for three things: a roadmap for economic empowerment and recovery, a plan for our national security in a high threat environment, and a message of unity during a very divisive time for our nation. Tonight, President Trump addressed all three objectives. 

September 30, 2016 Newsletter

Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016

September 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04) issued the following statement after the House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, which included authorization for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project.

May 10, 2016 Newsletter

Each year since 1963, a Presidential Proclamation has been issued to raise awareness and honor small businesses nationwide by celebrating Small Business Week. Here in the Upstate, small business owners and entrepreneurs are the heart of our community and our economy. Every year, South Carolinians take risks by investing their time, energy, and finances to build their companies.

June 18, 2015 Newsletter

International trade accounts for more than one in five jobs in South Carolina, and in the Upstate alone exports support more than 64,000 jobs. To put it simply, our state is a trading powerhouse.

Whether it's exporting automobiles or agricultural products, producing tires and turbines or powering a manufacturing renaissance, our workers can compete with anyone, anywhere.

April 16, 2015 Newsletter
Thanks to an onerous and complicated tax code, American taxpayers and businesses spend 7.6 billion hours a year filing their taxes.
January 20, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) released a statement on President Obama’s State of the Union address:

 “Last year, the President promised he would use his pen and phone to ignore the legislative branch and push through his agenda by executive fiat.  We have witnessed one executive power grab after another, setting a dangerous precedent and eroding the constitutional balance set forward by our Founders.