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July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC-01) voted to pass H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The NDAA sets policy and authorizes funding for the U.S. military, includes the largest military pay raise in a decade, and gets rid of the Widow’s Tax, as well as several other important Lowcountry priorities.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Joe Cunningham introduced the Promoting Responsible and Free Trade Act of 2019, legislation that would give Congress a more proactive role in implementing trade policy and the authority to scrutinize unnecessary tariffs.

July 8, 2019 Press Release

Mt. Pleasant, S.C. – Today, Rep. Joe Cunningham released the following statement in response to the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control’s (DHEC) decision that proposed seismic testing permits from WesternGeco in federal waters off of South Carolina are not consistent with the policies of the S.C. Coastal Management Program.

July 2, 2019 Press Release

Mt. Pleasant, S.C. – Rep. Joe Cunningham today welcomed news that President Trump signed into law the bipartisan emergency supplemental funding package Cunningham helped pass to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Joe Cunningham supported House passage of legislation that includes more than $70 million in funding he requested for important Lowcountry military priorities, including $37.2 million to modernize an outdated live-fire training range on Parris Island.

June 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass Rep. Joe Cunningham’s amendment to H.R. 3055, the Military Construction Appropriations Act, that prohibits funds from being used for a base realignment and closure (BRAC).

Watch Cunningham’s remarks on the House floor HERE.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Joe Cunningham introduced legislation authorizing a Coast Guard Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program at Mt. Pleasant’s  Lucy Beckham High School, which will open next fall. Majority Whip Clyburn was an original cosponsor of the legislation.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  –Congressman Joe Cunningham and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reimburse certain veterans for ambulance transportation required during their medical treatment.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joe Cunningham (SC-01) announced House passage of H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2020. H.R.


In The News

March 28, 2019 In The News

It was a sleepy session of the House Natural Resources’ subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife earlier this month, when Rep. Joe Cunningham took out an airhorn.

March 26, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham won his seat in Congress in 2018 in large part by promising to fight to ban offshore drilling. As the Charleston Democrat enters a tough fight for re-election in 2020, his party leadership is giving him a political gift: the chance to lead that effort.

March 8, 2019 In The News

A hearing on the threat seismic testing poses to North Atlantic right whales was plodding along Thursday when, seemingly out of nowhere, Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.) pulled out an air horn and politely asked if he could blast it.

January 14, 2019 In The News

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — From a couch on the back deck of a dockside restaurant, the Beatles playing in the background and a breeze blowing off the water, Joe Cunningham gestured to Shem Creek.

January 3, 2019 In The News
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