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Congressman Trey Gowdy

Representing the 4th District of South Carolina


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  • Gowdy says House committee will examine Obama executive orders on guns
    Posted in Media on January 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy said Wednesday that the House judiciary committee will analyze the executive orders President Obama signed to determine whether they're Constitutionally appropriate. Gowdy, who serves on the committee, said if the orders are found not to meet the “rational basis” test to stand up to the Constitution, the committee would ask the president to first send the orders to the legislature for debate. Read more: Read more

  • New law allows help from feds after mass killings
    Posted in Media on January 16, 2013 | Preview rr

    A law allowing local law enforcement officials investigating mass killings and other violent crimes to request assistance from the federal Justice and Homeland Security departments has been signed into law by President Barack Obama. Rep. Trey Gowdy introduced the Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012. Read more: Read more

  • Gowdy to head immigration panel
    Posted in Media on December 19, 2012 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — House leaders chose a vocal opponent of illegal immigration to head up the chamber’s immigration subcommittee, which will play an integral role in the upcoming debates on how to reform the nation’s immigration laws. Incoming House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced Tuesday that Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former South Carolina prosecutor who was part of the GOP freshman wave of 2010, will head the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Read more: Read more

  • Equity Firms Try to Repair Image
    Posted in Media on November 2, 2012 | Preview rr

    The private-equity industry, bruised by relentless Democratic attacks on Mitt Romney and his stewardship of Bain Capital, has mounted a campaign to repair its reputation. Instead of a big public-relations effort, the industry is targeting a small group of influential voters: about 70 members of Congress who represent districts in presidential battleground states or who hold key committee positions. Read more: Read more

  • Fast and Furious: Three takeaways from IG's report
    Posted in Media on October 1, 2012 | Preview rr

    After 20 months, the inspector general concluded his investigation and published a report on the Department of Justice’s handling of “Operation Fast and Furious.” Inspector General Horowitz had a difficult job, and he did it well. While congressional oversight of “Fast and Furious” is by no means complete, the issuance of the inspector general’s report provides an appropriate opportunity for reflection. There are at least three major takeaways from the Inspector General’s report: (1) “gun walkin... Read more

  • Graham, Gowdy seek documents in voter ID case
    Posted in Media on September 26, 2012 | Preview rr

    U.S Sen. Lindsey Graham and U.S Rep. Trey Gowdy want U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to justify a federal objection to South Carolina’s voter ID Law. The two lawmakers have sent Holder a letter seeking documents and information about the costs involved when the U.S. Department of Justice decided to oppose the state’s ID law. Read more: Read more

  • Greenville Tech celebration looks at college's past, future
    Posted in Media on September 25, 2012 | Preview rr

    An Under the Tent celebration at Greenville Tech on Monday offered glimpses into the institution’s past and its future. The event was the culmination of the Greenville Tech’s 50th anniversary celebration. The school unveiled the contents from a time capsule buried 25 years ago on the campus and displayed innovations, yearbooks and memorabilia from different decades. Read more: Read more

  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: ‘I promise you, we are going to have a nice, full public hearing’ on Media Matters, DOJ collusion
    Posted in Media on September 22, 2012 | Preview rr

    Appearing on NRA News’ “The Daily News with Ginny Simone,” South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said hearings are planned concerning the Department of Justice’s use of taxpayer resources to smear its critics by colluding with left-wing advocacy organization Media Matters for America. Gowdy’s promise of hearings comes after The Daily Caller this week published a series of emails, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, that show the Justice Department’s Office of Public Affair... Read more

  • GOP: More scalps for Fast and Furious
    Posted in Media on September 20, 2012 | Preview rr

    Republicans are calling for more heads to roll in the wake of a lengthy inspector general report on the botched “Fast and Furious” operation that culminated in the immediate resignations of two top officials. Lanny Breuer, the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s (DOJ) criminal division, is at the top of the GOP’s list of officials they are pressing to step down or be fired. Read more: Read more

  • GOP accuses Chu of false testimony
    Posted in Media on August 16, 2012 | Preview rr

    Republicans accused Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Wednesday of offering false testimony on the Energy Department loan program that gave funds to failed solar firm Solyndra. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said a briefing on the loan program's status that Chu provided to President Obama in June of 2011 contradicts Chu's testimony to the committee earlier this year about the extent of his communication with the White House. Read more: Read more