Graham Submits Funding Requests For SC Labor, Health, Education Projects
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today submitted the following member-directed spending requests for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
Graham made the requests to the Senate Appropriations Committee, a committee on which he serves. Graham previously announced he was requesting funding for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Energy and Water, Military Construction, Interior, and Commerce, Justice and Science projects.
The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding requests include:
$17,997,000 for Beaufort Memorial Hospital to expand emergency department capability.
$12,727,000 for the Medical University of South Carolina to construct and purchase medical equipment for a new hospital, Williamsburg-Lake City Hospital, to serve the communities of Kingstree, Lake City, and the surrounding region.
$3,200,000 for Benedict College to develop a learning hub that focuses on military families to address educational access, workforce development, and employment.
$2,175,000 for Cooperative Health to create a pediatric health facility in Richland County.
$2,000,000 for Northeastern Technical College to facilitate industry transition training for current and former members of the U.S. armed forces in the aviation industry.
$2,000,000 for the Upstate Veteran Resource Center to construct a resource hub focusing on increasing service availability for veteran mental health and substance abuse programs.
$750,000 for Columbia International University to train students for high-demand jobs as well as provide resources necessary to educate students lacking access to broadband.
$610,000 for Limestone University to purchase state-of-the-art biology and chemistry lab equipment to train healthcare workers.
$5,000,000 for the University of Georgia to support research related to Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases conducted at the John H. (Johnny) Isakson Center for Brain Science and Neurological Disorders.
This is the first year since 2010 that Members of Congress can request funding for projects, which are also called ‘earmarks.’
Graham, Senators Reintroduce Legislation To Combat 'Smash-And-Grab'
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today reintroduced the Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Protection Act of 2021 to address the rapid increase in the number of “smash-and-grab” thefts targeted at federally licensed gun dealers.
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CONGRESS MUST MAKE EXPANDED CHILD TAX CREDIT PERMANENT, PASS PROVISIONS FROM AMERICAN FAMILIES PLAN
COLUMBIA, SC — Last week Democrats delivered for South Carolina families by providing tangible relief in the form of a historic tax cut for middle class families. Across the state, the families of 1 million children began receiving monthly payments of up to $300 per child. These checks will help put food on the table, pay for child care, and help make ends meet.
There are still 159,000 children in South Carolina who are considered poor. Congress must act to make this critical relief permanent. President Biden’s American Families Plan will extend the Child Tax Credit (CTC) through 2025 and increase the payments. It is estimated that extending the CTC would reduce child poverty in South Carolina by 43%.
“While Democrats are working to cut taxes for working families, rebuild our economy, and get Americans back to work, South Carolina Republicans are playing political games,” said SCDP Chair Trav Robertson, Jr. “Every single South Carolina Republican voted against cutting child poverty in half and giving a massive tax break to middle class families across the Palmetto State. It is clear that Democrats will continue fighting for South Carolina families and rebuilding the middle class while Republicans will continue their obstructionist tactics.”
Graham Bill Supporting Victims of Crime Passes in Senate
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement after the Senate unanimously passed critical legislation to strengthen the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) by redirecting monetary penalties from federal deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements into the Crime Victims Fund to increase funding for state victim compensation and assistance programs.
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) wrote to Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin urging him to hold a hearing on the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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HELP IS HERE: South Carolina Families To Start Receiving Monthly Tax Cut Today, Thanks to President Biden and Democrats COLUMBIA, SC — Thanks to President Biden and Democrats passing the American Rescue Plan which expands the Child Tax Credit, help is on the way for South Carolina families. Today the families of one million South Carolina […]