Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement:   “This $1.9 trillion budget reconciliation package is nothing more than another wasteful wish list. This embarrassing legislation put forth by Democrats would use taxpayer dollars for frivolous big city projects and keep our schools closed as students continue to suffer. We mustContinue Reading

February is Black History Month. This month, we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions made by Black Americans, who make our country and state a great place to live. Today, we want to highlight the highly respected and loved Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter. Rep. Cobb-Hunter is the longest serving member of theContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement:   “Roxanne and I send our prayers to the family and friends of Rush Limbaugh. Rush’s enthusiasm, intelligence, and dedicated insight for American exceptionalism into so many important issues of our time made him a major force in broadcast journalism saving thousands ofContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday approved the first phase of a new skate park for Irmo after several local residents touted the project as a community asset that brings people together for outdoor activity. Skate boarding was described as an activity that, “brings kids together” and “aContinue Reading

This week, we wrapped up the fourth week of the 2021 session. I am happy to report progress was made – from appointing new judges, to improving how we vaccinate our citizens, to advancing other legislation many of you have contacted me about in the past. With the state budgetContinue Reading

This week we reconvened in Columbia after a week of virtual meetings. I am glad to report much progress was made this week for our state, from improving the expediency and transparency behind the COVID-19 vaccination process, resolving the issue of Santee Cooper, to improvements in education and teacher pay,Continue Reading

By Al Dozier At a work session Tuesday the Irmo Town Council continued discussions on taking over Blue Granite Water services in the Irmo area. Representatives from the city of Columbia’s Water Department joined the discussion Tuesday and advised the council that they saw no problem with the town assumingContinue Reading

The newsletter on my work in Congress as the Representative for South Carolina’s Second District. Coronavirus Resources Our country is still working to recover from the pandemic and it is important to stay healthy and safe. Please continue following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to help keep you, yourContinue Reading

On Wednesday, the world watched the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States. Although President Biden and I may not agree on much, I was pleased to see the democratic transition of power happen peacefully.  Overview of the week: This week, legislative committee meetings were held virtually. ThisContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Skateboarders could soon start rolling into Irmo. The Irmo Town Council heard a detailed plan at Tuesday’s meeting for a 9,000 square-foot skate park, which would likely be located on a 9-acre site in the Friarsgate area the town has planned to develop as an out-door recreationalContinue Reading