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Pandemic Recovery: A Conservative Approach
Last week the Democrats voted to put politics ahead of facts and science. In a vote series that lasted more than 14 hours, my colleagues on the Left blocked a number of amendments to a budget resolution that would have protected South Carolinians and people across this country suffering from the physical and economic fall-out from the coronavirus.
I introduced amendments to protect our elderly people, get kids back in classrooms, prevent harmful tax increases, and stop an artificial minimum wage increase during a pandemic that has already caused millions of businesses to close their doors. Democrats unanimously blocked my amendment that would require states to accurately report data about the number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. I know we must have accurate information to protect the most vulnerable among us. While the Democrats voted against this amendment, I will never stop fighting to protect our seniors.
I was glad that my amendments on stopping tax increases and a minimum wage hike during a pandemic—which would close businesses and eliminate jobs—passed. We launched a video series last week that explains just how harmful a government-mandated minimum wage hike would be. Click here to watch our First and Second videos in the series.
Launching My 46-County Tour
I am proud to carry on a tradition I started when joining the Senate of visiting all 46 counties in South Carolina. While my 46-county tour is virtual this time, it is important to me to hear from everyday South Carolinians about what makes their county unique. For the first stop on my tour, I virtually visited Orangeburg to speak with first-generation farmer Antron Williams. In my conversation with Antron we talked about the resilient history of the citizens of Orangeburg, the contributions of African American farmers, and the impact farmers have on their local communities.
I am so glad technology has made it possible for me to continue these conversations with folks across the Palmetto State as we work to re-open our economy, get our kids back in school, and ensure a stronger economic landscape today and greater educational opportunity for generations to come. If you have ideas on where I should go next on my virtual tour, email my team at email@example.com.
National Prayer Breakfast
Last week, I had the opportunity to once again co-chair the annual National Prayer Breakfast . While this year’s event looked a little different, it served as a special reminder that we are still united in our shared belief that we are a stronger nation because of our faith in God. My prayer for our state and our country is that, even in the midst of chaos and uncertainty, we can trust in the promise that better days are ahead. Click here to view my remarks and the full program.
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United States Adjustments to ISIS CJA/454 Robert L. Gilyard September 2, 2014 Gary Howard United States Adjustment to ISIS This paper is an analysis on ISIS terrorism and how the American criminal justice system can adapt to the rising trend of terror. Suggestions to change the situation, proposed changes, positive, and negative effect of the change examination. Explanation and proposed usage of criminal justice management support, financial, training, and human resources tools available to combat terrorism. Situation: ISIS ISIS is a new organization with origination from 2006’s Islamic State of Iraq (ISI). The disbanding of Al-Qaeda organizations and other terror groups combined their resources and financial avenues into a new terror group called ISIS. They are not a new organization; it is a combination of the failed ones. The American media outlets are aiding in their emphasis on image terror. Using Bin Laden’s terror playbook and how he used video and random acts of ter
It's me the President of the Black Independent Party. Robert Gilyard. First black man to get a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith in 2007. The first class that graduated from the college.. I am black history in Fort Smith Arkansas. But the whites at the University of Arkansas is bringing their own form of black people to represent our city and they're supposed to be representations of black folks from our city. How can I respect my Alumni when I see the same issues that were there when I was a student. These black folks don't do nothing but go to a college. Then go home. They ignore us. But they are the white people's favorite. Now we have to listen another year and watch them applaud them people that don't give a fuk about us. Because that's how black folks are in this area. They're just like white people they just have black face on. Over a hundred years our people in this town are ignored. And when we finally get a little bit of a
First Of, I would like to thank all the people of different races that help us celebrate our freedom because my own people will not celebrate it in fear of upsetting whites and their feelings. Juneteenth means more to me than it does most of the people of my race because I know the historical background of it. My ancestors were the first victims of police brutality. I have been harrassed by police officers who have told me "They love getting Nggers like me." I have been arrested falsely several times and police have physically attacked me. There have been time where they have attempted to beat me to the ground. I stood my ground and never resisted. I always took my beating like a strong Black man while I watch others cry about police officers that talk to them the wrong way. I am not better, I am stronger. They fear that attribute about me. They will not get me to lose my self control and it frustrates them utill they have to be violent and create fake charges of crimes. Sla