BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – South Carolina Representative Joe Cunningham spent his Wednesday afternoon at Bricks On Boundary in Beaufort talking to constituents about his recent work and their concerns.
“People are concerned about the price of presciption drugs,” Cunningham told News 3, “We talked a little big about that and what we’re doing up in congress to actually address some of these problems… infastructure, flooding have been other concerns as well.”
One of his biggest ventures in his first few months in office is a bill to ban offshore drilling.
“We made a promise to the people of the first district and we’re gonna keep it,” Cunningham said, “We are leading the charge up in congress with that bill to ban offshore drilling and we hope for it to come ot the floor later this year and pass.”
“We’re here to ask him questions,” said Mitch Siegel, chairperson for Lowcountry Indivisible attending the event Wednesday, “Though he is our congressman and we support him vigorously, we will hold him just as responsibile as we will Lindsay Graham, as we did Mark Sanford.”
As the first Democrat elected to the the Lowcountry district in four decades, Cunningham says he strives to fight for everyone regardless of party.
“We made a promise to put Lowcountry over party during our campaign, and that’s exactly what we’ve done,” Cunningham said, “One out of four bills that I cosponsor is lead by a Republican. Almost 60 percent of the motions Republicans put forward on the house floor, I support. So that is by far the most independent member of the Democratic office and it’s a promise I made to people here in Beaufort County and it’s a promise I intend to keep. “