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2024 Week 1 Update

Dear friends and neighbors,
As we embark on a new year, I reflect on the remarkable achievements of the 2023 legislative session and I have set my sights on the exciting opportunities that 2024 holds. A steadfast commitment to South Carolina's progress and success underpins our vision for the future.

Last year, the House Republican Caucus shaped an ambitious agenda that has profoundly impacted our state. The legislative session was marked by unprecedented conservative victories,
underscoring our motto: "Promises made, promises kept." My focus on enhancing economic development, reforming education, limiting government intervention, and prioritizing public safety has helped to lay a strong foundation for a prosperous South Carolina.

Key legislative wins include:

● Repealing the Certificate of Need law, expanding healthcare options and access with less
cost to patients
● Strengthening penalties for fentanyl trafficking.
● Enhancing public safety through bond reform.
● Passing the Fetal Heartbeat Bill.
● Banning Critical Race Theory in education.
● Expanding School Choice with the Education Scholarship Trust Fund and Open Enrollment.
● Upholding Second Amendment rights through the Second Amendment Preservation Act.

Additionally, my commitment to fiscal responsibility was evident in our conservative budget, which prioritized people over programs. We've made historic investments in education, teachers, infrastructure, and public services while ensuring fiscal discipline.

Looking Forward: 2024 and Beyond

As I turn to 2024, my focus remains steadfast on continuing to advance economic prosperity and job creation. We’re at the forefront of economic and workforce development, with South Carolina recognized nationally for its business-friendly climate and robust job market.

My Key Priorities for 2024:

A major focus will be on addressing energy generation challenges. I am committed to developing comprehensive energy policies and investing in modern, efficient power generation to meet our state's growing needs.

I'm available and at your service!

It is my honor to be of service to you. If you need assistance navigating state government, or have any thoughts or concerns about what we are doing, please do not hesitate to contact me via email, or give me a call at803-349-6741.

Forrest For House
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