As part of my commitment to serve those who served all of us, I introduced a bipartisan bill which will support members of our military who have been sexually assaulted while serving their country. When our men and women in uniform are violated or abused, it's our duty to ensure they have what they need to heal.
I also co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to put the United States at the forefront of the "Trillion Trees Initiative." The Trump administration wholeheartedly supported this effort, and I think it's vital to maintain this commitment to protect our future. The Lowcountry stands to lose the most if we fail to protect our environment, and this project gives our country a huge head-start on meeting this challenge.
While I'm optimistic about these efforts, I'm concerned about recent moves we've seen from the administration. Their $2.3 trillion "infrastructure" package hasn't even come up for a vote in Congress yet, but they're already rolling out even more trillion-dollar spending schemes.
At the same time, businesses across the Lowcountry and across the country are finding it impossible to hire desperately needed workers because Washington is paying millions of Americans not to work.
If we want to help families, we need to get our economy back to where it was before the pandemic. This means reopening schools, incentivizing people to return to work, and stopping the endless spending of money we don't have on schemes which only take power away from the American people.