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SC Lawmakers Push GOP Congress To Keep Its Promises

GARY SIMRILL, TOM DAVIS INTRODUCE “ARTICLE ONE” BILLS AT S.C. STATE HOUSE A pair of high-profile GOP lawmakers in the S.C. General Assembly are sponsoring legislation aimed at holding the “Republican-controlled” United States Congress accountable to voters.  Specifically, they are pushing state legislation which would instruct the Palmetto State’s seven-person U.S. congressional…

GARY SIMRILL, TOM DAVIS INTRODUCE “ARTICLE ONE” BILLS AT S.C. STATE HOUSE

A pair of high-profile GOP lawmakers in the S.C. General Assembly are sponsoring legislation aimed at holding the “Republican-controlled” United States Congress accountable to voters.  Specifically, they are pushing state legislation which would instruct the Palmetto State’s seven-person U.S. congressional delegation to co-sponsor and support the Article One movement – an effort that seeks to restore congressional authority in the face of executive overreach by the administration of Barack Obama.

We’ve written about Article One before … praising its leader, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, for tying to inject some sanity into the spending process in Washington, D.C. (we even ran a column from Buck here).

That’s the job of the Congress, isn’t it?  To appropriate money?

Yes …

Why does it keep surrendering that authority to Obama?

The state legislation – sponsored by S.C. Rep. Gary Simrill and State Senator Tom Davis – asserts that “it is the proper duty of the Congress to control the power of the purse in order to bring the executive branch in line with its proper role.”

Simrill and Davis go on to say that Obama and other executive branch officers “have unilaterally expanded their power at the expense of the other branches of government,” and that these expanded powers “are threatening basic freedoms that belong to all citizens.”

Accordingly, Simrill and Davis want the Palmetto State’s congressional delegation – consisting of U.S. Reps. Jim Clyburn, Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney, Tom Rice, Mark Sanford and Joe Wilson – to “co-sponsor and support” Buck’s latest legislation aimed at reining in executive overreach.

That bill – which you can read here – contains numerous provisions House “Republicans” should have included in the budget they passed last year.  Among them?  Defunding Obama’s radical neighborhood engineering effort.

Basically, it does what Congress is supposed to be doing (but isn’t). Exercising the power of the purse.

Duncan has already signed on as a co-sponsor to Buck’s legislation – and our hope is Simrill and Davis’ bills will encourage other delegation members to do the same.

Simrill is a majority whip in the S.C. House.  Beyond this leadership post, he is also a member of the chamber’s influential ways and means committee – which gets first crack at the state budget each year.  Davis?  He’s emerged as the leading pro-freedom, pro-free market member of the S.C. General Assembly.

The two make a formidable combination, in other words … and we suspect their advocacy on behalf of this bill will send a strong message to members of the delegation who are sitting on the fence regarding the Article One effort.

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11 comments

tomstickler March 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

So Davis — filibuster expert — is yelling at Congress to do their job?

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Pogo March 8, 2016 at 11:31 am

Congressmen, like me, don’t have jobs. That’s why Congressmen, like me, spend all day farting around making where they are a worse place for everyone!

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okay March 9, 2016 at 10:02 am

tomstickler’s comment for the win today

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Flip March 8, 2016 at 10:10 am

Republican lawmakers like Obama more than they let on, not only that they want the increased powers for when America is dumb enough to vote one of their guys back in.

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Flip March 8, 2016 at 10:43 am

Nobody should even care about congress.Elect Trump.He said you is going to use Executive Orders just like Obama to get things done.Payback is a bitch.BEEERRRNNNIIIEEEE!!!

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Pogo March 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

Yes, vote for White Power!

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PilF March 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Not a bad idea.Look what happens to cities like Baltimore,Detroit Flint,Michigan when elected black leadership have 50 years to run em into the ground.

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erneba March 8, 2016 at 12:53 pm

A little peek at the Constitution and and not so much worrying about what the establishment in Washington and the MSM would serve all our US Representatives well.

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Lone Ranger March 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm

It was 2015 and South Carolina’s gutless RINO members of the RINO U.S. House were partying well

They’d ALL (except Jeff Duncan) voted for Obama-Door-Mat-Boehner
to blow conservatives to…

This dishonor roll of gutless, lying scumbags included Trey-Sure-I-Gave-Obama-Fast Track-Gowdy to start

Then there was Mick-What’s-In-It-For-ME-Mulvaney who piled on conservatives to play his back-stabbing part

And let’s not leave out Tom-Sure-I’m-A-Flaming-Lib-Rice who’d sell his grandma’s jugular for personal gain

And who can forget Mark-I-Walked-Out-On-My-Wife-And-Four-Sons-Sanford—serial adulterer with no brain

Rounding out this cast of dirtbags is arrogant flag-ripping I-Lie-To-Conservatives-Joe Wilson himself

Doesn’t give a *amn about NOT letting YOU vote on the flag because he IS a RINO Lilliputian elf

So these RINO scum are STILL betting on the come by voting for FELLOW RINO Paul Ryan as well

Let-In-30-MILLION-MORE-Illegals-Ryan…meeting back-door with Obama—telling you to go to…

But then 2016 rolled in with a roaring Tea Party win and all of the above RINOs had to leave town fast

Don’t look now you ingrates but that political fire you smell burning?…the last of your gutless RINO… !!!

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SickOfLiars March 9, 2016 at 10:10 am

GOP. Still the Party of Stupid. Lyin’ Joe (Wilson) Must Go! Fire that Congressman!

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Do YOUR job March 9, 2016 at 10:58 am

Hmmm? They have the nerve to tell someone else to “do your job”? Shouldn’t they be more worried about doing their own jobs in Cola? Especially Mr. Filibuster Davis since he’s in the “deliberative body” and they haven’t done shit in years…

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