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Congressman Trey Gowdy

Representing the 4th District of South Carolina

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  • Gowdy Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Trey Gowdy invites high school students from across South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District to participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The winner’s artwork, selected by a panel of experts, will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. High school students (grades 9-12) may submit one piece of artwork. Artist should bring their submissions to either our Spartanburg or Greenville office on April 20-23 between the hours of9 am to 5 pm. Office Locations: Greenville:... Read more

  • House Judiciary Committee Approves Gowdy Interior Enforcement Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    The House Judiciary Committee today approved legislation introduced by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to improve the interior enforcement of our immigration laws. H.R. 1148, the Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act strengthens the interior enforcement of our immigration laws by allowing state and local governments to enforce federal immigration law. Key components of the bill can be found here. “Adherence to and respect for the rule of law is the bedrock o... Read more

  • Gowdy Introduces Internal Enforcement Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) joined Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) in introducing legislation to improve the internal enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws. The Michael Davis, Jr. in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act, strengthens the interior enforcement of our immigration laws by allowing state and local governments to enforce federal immigration law. The bill also makes it more difficult for foreign nationals who ... Read more

  • Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy Opening Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    House Judiciary Committee Hearing “The Unconstitutionality of Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration” Watch Here Read more

  • Gowdy Statement on Federal Judge Decision to Block Executive Overreach
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC -Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, released this statement regarding the decision by Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas to temporarily block President Obama’s executive actions on immigration: “The decision by the federal district court in Texas is a victory for the rule of law. The President's extra-constitutional actions were rooted in political expediency and were devoid of a serious legal underpinning. ... Read more

  • Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reform Federal Prison System
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reform Federal Prison System Prison reform legislation would implement evidence-based prison reform strategies at the federal level WASHINGTON– Today, Republicans Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) joined with Democrats Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) to introduce H.R. 759, Recidivism Risk Reduction Act. This bipartisan legislation uses risk assessment tools to reduce recidivism, lower the crime rate, and reduces the amount of mo... Read more

  • Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy Opening Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration & Border Security Hearing "Interior Immigration Enforcement Legislation" Watch Here Read more

  • Gowdy Statement on State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    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. "As the President himself once said, elections have consequences. The most recent one being he must work ... Read more

  • Gowdy Votes to Stop Executive Overreach
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) today voted for H.R. 240, legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security and stop President Obama’s overreaching executive action on immigration. “Extra-constitutional acts, regardless of motive, warrant the full breadth of constitutional response. Otherwise, there is a precedent for the executive branch to ignore the process and acquire by fiat what the legislative branch rejects,” Gowdy said. "The fact that previous administrations may have also acted in an extr... Read more

  • Gowdy Statement on Speaker Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Gowdy (R-SC) released this statement on the Speaker vote: "A cancelled flight, due to weather, from South Carolina to Washington this morning regrettably prevented me from being in Washington for today's Speaker vote. I apologize to my constituents and my colleagues. My wife and I were traveling this morning in an effort to minimize the amount of school she (a 1st grade teacher) and our daughter (in high school) would miss." "Had our flight not been cancelled, I would have voted for our Con... Read more