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Congressman Trey Gowdy

Representing the 4th District of South Carolina

Health Care

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  • Gowdy, Graham Support Ability of States to Opt-Out of Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Fourth District Congressman Trey Gowdy today pushed legislation which gives states the ability to ‘Opt-Out’ of the major provisions of Obamacare. The legislation, The State Health Care Choice Act, is sponsored in the Senate by Senators Graham, John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina). In the House of Representatives the legislation is sponsored by Congressman Gowdy and South Carolina Fifth Distri... Read more

  • Gowdy talks IRS investigation and Obamacare's broken promises with Bill Bennett
    Posted in Media on December 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Oversight

    Congressman Gowdy discussed Obamacare's broken promises and the latest on the IRS investigation with Bill Bennett on "Morning in America." Read more

  • Gowdy, Mulvaney, Chaffetz Question Sebelius on Healthcare.gov Failures
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Oversight

    Congressmen Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Mick Mulvaney (R- SC), and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) today sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting information on how healthcare.gov was tested and clarification for her recent comments blaming House Republicans for the website's failures. Text of the letter: October 28, 2013 The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Sebelius: You have made a number of... Read more

  • Gowdy discusses end of Government Shutdown on Morning in America with Bill Bennett
    Posted in Media on October 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Spending

    Congressman Trey Gowdy discussed the end of the government shutdown and where we go from here on Morning in America with Bill Bennett. Listen here. Read more

  • Gowdy Update on End of Government Shutdown
    Posted in Blog on October 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy and Jobs

    Congressman Trey Gowdy voted against the deal to raise the debt deal and fund the government through January 15, 2014, saying, "This agreement falls short of what we could have done and what we should have done; hence I could not support it. Nevertheless, issues related to fiscal responsibility and the systemic shortcomings of Obamacare will emerge again soon, and I trust we can be more persuasive in making our argument to the American people." Gowdy discussed the end of the government shutdown ... Read more

  • Stop Us if You’ve Heard This One Before
    Posted in Media on July 12, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The House voted to great fanfare, again, on Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. And although the vote might have political implications for some Members, the process seemed like a drag to others. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) woke up at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday knowing full well the vote to repeal “Obamacare” was destined to die in the Senate. Read more: Read more

  • Gowdy Statement on Supreme Court Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy and Jobs, Spending

    Today, Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-4) released the following statement after the United State Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Supreme Court did redefine PPACA as a tax. “The question every American should now be asking themselves is what's next? Can Congress "tax" you for not exercising enough since that impacts the cost of healthcare? Can congress "tax" you for eating certain foods or offer "tax" breaks for avoiding certain foods? Can... Read more

  • Violence Against Women Act Debate Gets Political
    Posted in Media on May 17, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The Violence Against Women Act: It’s a bill whose name alone makes it difficult to oppose. And in the past, Republicans and Democrats came together to pass and reauthorize the bill with little controversy. In 2005, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) posed for photos as then-President George W. Bush signed the last reauthorization measure into law. The bill had passed the House by a vote of 415-4 and the Senate by unanimous consent. Read more. Read more

  • Gowdy Releases Statement on Supreme Court Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after attending the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the mandated Healthcare Law. “I was invited to attend the Supreme Court of the United States for oral argument on the President's Health Care Bill, commonly referred to as ObamaCare. I observed that while it is difficult to predict outcomes based on the questioning of the Justices, it appears relatively certain the "individual mandate", which is at the heart of the legisla... Read more

  • Government cannot regulate beliefs
    Posted in Media on March 14, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Can religious beliefs be forced on you? Can government decide which religious beliefs are “acceptable” and which are not? Of course not. But this is the crux of the “free exercise” debate ignited by the Obama administration’s recent new health care mandate that forces employers to provide “free” contraception, sterilization and abortifacients. Read more: Read more