Washington, D.C. – Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC-01) testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security to advocate for the funding necessary to fulfill important Lowcountry Coast Guard priorities.
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. - Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC-01) today toured Turning Leaf, a Charleston non-profit that helps reduce recidivism among formerly incarcerated individuals through job placement, education, and behavioral therapy. Turning Leaf has had incredible success in keeping formerly incarcerated individuals out of prison.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC-01) today voted to pass H.J. Res. 79, bipartisan legislation that would remove the 1982 deadline Congress previously set for the States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), ensuring recent ratifications by Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia are given full effect and paving the way forward for passage of this historic amendment.
Washington, D.C. –Majority Whip James Clyburn and Rep. Joe Cunningham today applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award the South Carolina Ports Authority a $19.986 million Port Infrastructure Development Grant.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Joe Cunningham released the following statement in opposition to the proposal to reinstate earmarks, which further encourages reckless spending. Earmarks – more commonly known as “pork projects” – are directed spending items inserted into the budget by members of Congress that target a specific entity in a specific congressional district.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on Rep. Joe Cunningham’s bipartisan legislation that would help veterans in the wake of a major natural disaster. Veterans and servicemembers are eligible for VA home loans that are backed by the federal government and subject to lower interest rates than traditional mortgages.
Washington, D.C. – In response to President Trump’s State of the Union address this evening, Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC-01) released the following statement:
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. – Today, Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC-01) announced he was bringing Alison Martin, a pharmacist at the Ralph Johnson VA Medical Center, as his State of the Union guest. Like many Americans, Alison had to use paid time off (PTO) and sick leave that had been accrued for years for maternity leave.
Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to pass the Climate-Ready Fisheries Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation to help Lowcountry fisheries manage the current and anticipated impact of climate change. Reps.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC-01) voted to pass the PFAS Action Act, bipartisan legislation that would designate all Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals as hazardous substances and allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up contaminated sites in South Carolina and across the country.