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Congressman Trey Gowdy

Representing the 4th District of South Carolina

Spending

Our current economic situation is frankly the result of past Congresses’ collective failure to provide long-term, systemic remedies to reduce the deficit and reduce the debt. Simply put, what the federal government spends far exceeds what the government receives in revenue.  This is true even in times of historic revenue. 

This reality requires Congress to take action to address government spending. Additionally, over the last several years, government funding for many federal programs has increased at a rate that exceeds both inflation and the growth of the budgets of South Carolina families.

Changing the tax-and-spend attitude in Washington is not easy. However, hard work and perseverance to change that attitude will make certain our children and grandchildren are not forced to pay for the mistakes of our generation.

More on Spending

September 8, 2017 Press Release

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.
 

February 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after Mick Mulvaney was confirmed in the Senate as our new Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

December 17, 2016 Press Release

Spartanburg, SC - Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after President-Elect Trump selected Rep. Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) as his next Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

"Rep. Mulvaney is the perfect person to lead the Office of Management and Budget. Mick is incredibly bright and capable, and I have no doubt his conservative principles will help restore our nation's fiscal health. I look forward to seeing him serve in this new role.

September 30, 2016 Newsletter

Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016

September 28, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after voting against the Continuing Resolution:
 
January 8, 2016 Newsletter

On Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 3762, the Restoring American's Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. This marks the first time Congress has sent a bill directly to the President’s desk to repeal Obamacare and eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood. On Friday, President Obama vetoed the bill.

January 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) released the following statement after the House passage of H.R. 3762, the Restoring American's Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act:

"Today, the House passed H.R. 3762, the Restoring American's Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. This marks the first time Congress has sent a bill directly to the President’s desk to repeal Obamacare and eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

January 18, 2012 Press Release





Today, Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement in response to the President’s decision to raise the debt limit.