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The Post and Courier |  February 12, 2021

In a pattern that's become all too familiar in South Carolina, teachers are once again taking a backseat, thanks to Gov. Henry McMaster. He made teachers his latest political punching bag when he announced that educators will have to wait even longer to receive COVID-19 vaccines. 

What makes this move truly untenable is that McMaster also is demanding that teachers return to full-time, in-person instruction without allowing them access to a vaccine beforehand. As a father, I understand how important it is to get back to full-time, in-person learning. The current hybrid model in which classes are conducted both in-person and online essentially doubles the workload for teachers, without a commensurate increase in pay, and creates learning gaps that will take years to rectify, if ever.

 
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The State |  February 4, 2021

South Carolina is poised to lead the nation - but not for a reason worth celebrating. If S.1 makes it through the legislature and into law, South Carolina's abortion laws will be among the nation's most restrictive and draconian. It is a distinction that will hurt our state's women, taxpayers, and our reputation. 

The so-called "Fetal Heartbeat Bill" would ban abortion once a heartbeat is detected - which can happen as easy as six weeks into a pregnancy. 

 
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The State |  February 1, 2021

Former South Carolina Congressman Joe Cunningham said he will soon share his plans for 2022, but in the meantime he's doing what many out-of-office politicians do: He's starting a podcast. 

On Monday, in a cheeky 56-second video posted on social media, the Charleston Democrat announced the creation of his "Joint Resolution with Joe Cunningham" podcast. 

In the video, Cunningham sits in a home office wearing a navy suit and red tie. Cunningham, 38, speaks straight to camera as the song "Yankee Doodle" plays softly in the background.

 
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The Post and Courier |  February 1, 2021

After Joe Cunningham lost his congressional reelection bid in November, speculation has grown as to what the Charleston Democrat's next move will be. 

So when he tweeted Sunday night he had a "big announcement" coming, eyebrows raised across the state. 

On Monday, Cunningham he wasn't running for office yet, but he's starting a podcast. 

In a video posted to Twitter on Monday morning, Cunningham talked about how America needs "leaders who will step up and do the work necessary to finally bring this country together." It was accompanied by patriotic music.

 
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The Hill |  December 17, 2020

Outgoing South Carolina Rep. Joe Cunningham (D) cracked open a beer in the name of bipartisanship during his farewell speech to Congress on Thursday. 

"For the betterment of this country, we have to come together, we have to sit down and listen to one another, and maybe even have a beer," Cunningham said before grabbing a new out of an inside pocket of his jacket and snapping it open.

"I raise this glass to my colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans," he said as he help up what The Post and Courier identified as a can of DC Brau pale ale called Joint Resolution.

 
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Quorum Analytics|  August 27, 2019

Congressman Joe Cunningham is one of the most bipartisan Democrats in Congress and the most bipartisan Democratic freshman in Congress, according to a new report from Quorum Analytics reviewing the first seven months of the 116th Congress.

 
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The New York Times |  August 4, 2020

President Trump on Tuesday signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act, a measure with broad bipartisan support that guarantees maximum annual funding for a federal program to acquire and preserve land for public use. 

The act, which allocates $900 million a year to the Land and Water Conservation Fund...was approved on a 310-to-107 vote in the House. It was introduced by Representative Joe Cunningham, Democrat of South Carolina.

 
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The Post and Courier |  September 11, 2019

A bill banning offshore drilling and seismic testing off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts passed the House of Representatives Wednesday - but mainly along party lines - as only a handful of Republicans signed on. 

While the measure faces long odds in the Republican-controlled Senate, it was seen as a legislative success for its author, first-term Democratic US Rep. Joe Cunningham.

 
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The Washington Post |  January 12, 2019

Freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham made a rookie mistake Friday morning when he attempted to bring a six-pack of craft beer onto the floor of the House of Representatives. 

He later explained he was trying to bring beer from local breweries in his home state to Rep. Peter DeFazio, co-chairman of the House Small Brewery Caucus.

 
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CNN |  November 7, 2018

South Carolina Democratic candidate Joe Cunningham will be elected to Congress in a narrow victory over Republican Katie Arrington, CNN projects. 

The win follows an already dramatic upset in the Republican primary in a district that has gone red since 1981.

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The Post and Courier  |  November 28, 2018

In that race in the Lowcountry...Democratic political newcomer Joe Cunningham stunned Republican state Rep. Katie Arrington. Cunningham, an attorney and former employee of a Florida marine and environmental consulting firm, clipped Arrington, who had defeated US Rep. Mark Sanford in a June primary, by just 1.4 percent. 

With more than 285,000 ballots cast in the district, Cunningham won by about 4,000 votes.

 

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The Washington Post |  August 23, 2019

INVERSE |  August 1, 2019

NPR |  June 12, 2019

The Washington Post |  March 7, 2019

The New York Times |  January 13, 2019

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