5 Questions with Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC)
We continue our Member of the Week segment with a questionnaire with the Congressman. We want you to know the most conservative members of Congress on both a professional and personal level because it’s important to see them as real people, not just politicians. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) answers 5 questions, some policy oriented and some personal:
Heritage Action: What aspect of government (i.e., program, department, agency) do you want to reform the most? What legislation are you currently pushing or working on to achieve that reform?
Rep. Duncan: We need to look at all government agencies that aren’t falling under the constitutional role of the federal government. Great examples are the Department of Education, the Department of Energy, and the NLRB.
HA: What’s a piece of smaller legislation, or nominee, that is currently on the agenda but flying under the radar that you feel conservatives should be concerned about?
Rep. Duncan: The House is stopping the President from usurping power from the legislative branch by preventing the President from making recess appointments. By keeping Congress in session and not allowing it to recess, we’re exercising checks and balances set forth in the constitution. That’s not really picked up by the mainstream media, but it’s something that is working to thwart President Obama’s efforts to bypass Congress.
HA: What do you enjoy the most and the least about being a Member of Congress?
Rep. Duncan: Having the opportunity to use the House floor or committee hearings to bring attention to important issues is probably one of the things I enjoy most. I also appreciate serving with a diverse freshman class who come from many different walks of life and possess a variety of real world work experiences. The part I least like is the fact that Congress is so large. There are 535 of us in the House and Senate, and getting anything accomplished can be difficult.
HA: What is your favorite thing to do when you are not in Washington?
Rep. Duncan: Anything outdoors. Hunting, fishing, or sports, whether participating or viewing.
HA: What do you miss most about being a kid?
Rep. Duncan: Just the care free nature of being a child. When you’re a child it’s footloose and fancy free, its carefree days, other folks worry about the things that I worry about now.
Congressional Profile: Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)