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On the Issues


American Competitiveness

I believe the best way to get our economy to reach its full potential is through limited regulations, tax reform to make our country competitive in the world, and through responsible government spending.

Under the Trump Administration and Republican’s pro-growth policies, the unemployment rate was at a 50 year low, nearly 2.5 million Americans, including 1.4 million children, had been lifted out of poverty, for 18 consecutive months there were wage gains above 3 percent, and it was the first time in 51 years drug prices went down.


Similarly, we need a balanced budget to remain competitive. I have supported a balanced budget amendment since I was elected because it is imperative for the future of our country. The inability for Washington to manage its finances is unacceptable. Hardworking American families live on a budget, and we should expect the same from the federal government.


As a former CPA and tax lawyer who sits on the Ways and Means Committee, I have a unique seat at the table for all tax related issues. I will fight for a more simple tax code that encourages job creation and grows our economy to lift the 7th District and help restore American competitiveness in the world.


Our nation’s infrastructure system is the backbone of our country and a critical driver to the success of our economy; therefore, it is critical we make the necessary investments needed to keep this system strong. As Americans and South Carolinians alike continue to take to the open road more and more, we need to match this increase with a similar amount of maintenance and improvements to our highways and bridges.


Additionally, the need to expand broadband access has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Any future infrastructure package should include broadband expansion. 


Tom Rice is a member of the Rural Broadband Caucus.


I believe the first step toward solving the illegal immigration problem is securing our borders. I strongly oppose “sanctuary cities,” which seek to defy immigration law and provide harbor for illegals. Immigrants who wish to live and work here must enter our great country the same way others have in previous generations—by following the law.


I believe the pro-life movement is stronger- and more important- than ever. I stand in solidarity with the Americans and South Carolinians who believe life begins at conception, who are willing to be a voice for the voiceless, and who stand up for the unborn. 


Tom Rice received an A+ from the Susan B. Anthony List for his pro-life votes in Congress.