Letter: Cunningham’s vote

Letter: Cunningham’s vote

Charleston Post and Courier
November 24, 2019

Regardless of the party affiliation Joe Cunningham chose prior to his election to Congress, he has represented the best interests of his district in stellar fashion.

With each vote he has cast and each piece of legislation he has sponsored, Rep. Cunningham has put the best interests of his constituency ahead of the party line.

The Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (HR 2513) is another example. The House recently passed this bill with a bipartisan vote of 249-173.

This bill reveals the owners of otherwise anonymous shell corporations to law enforcement before they can scam consumers, cheat small businesses, defraud the government, erode our democracy with illegal campaign contributions or launder money to fund terrorism.

It is incredibly easy to form anonymous shell companies here compared to other countries. National polls show that 75% of small business owners support legislation to end anonymous shell companies. Law enforcement and national security experts also support this effort.

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, of which I am a board member, would like to thank Reps. Joe Cunningham, Joe Wilson and Jim Clyburn for voting to pass this bill, which was also supported by the Trump administration.

RICK BAUMANN

U.S. Highway 17 Business
Murrells Inlet

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