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Bob Inglis

  • American politician
  • Born October 11, 1959

Robert Durden Inglis Sr. (born October 11, 1959) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. Inglis was unseated in the Republican primary runoff in 2010. In 2012, Inglis launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, a nationwide public engagement campaign promoting conservative and free-enterprise solutions to energy and climate challenges. E&EI is based in George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and works to build support for energy policies that are true to conservative principles of limited government, accountability, reasonable risk-avoidance, and free enterprise.


I voted for the Deficit Reduction Package with significant heartburn over the student aid provisions.




I represented the 4th District of South Carolina... from the election '92 until election '98. And then I was out six years and then came back for another six years between the election 2004 and the election 2010.




So I'm a pretty conservative fellow, but not conservative enough for the Tea Party.




It's clear that we need comprehensive immigration reform.




So I submit to my colleagues here today that hydrogen is not as far away as we think it is.




The freedom to convert is fundamental to freedom of religion.




Most of us complain about Congress. We say it's a place that doesn't reflect us; they don't listen to us. Actually, Congress well reflects the American people. It gives us exactly what we ask for.




We are a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.




So when you're dealing with an existential threat like death or like climate change, if you see it as 'we are all toast anyway,' then denial is a pretty good way of coping.




NSF is the only federal agency with a proven track record of selecting education projects through a rigorous, careful and competitive process that draws on a wide variety of experts from outside government.




For example, a breakthrough in better batteries could supplant hydrogen. Better solar cells could replace or win out in this race to the fuel of the future. Those, I see, as the three big competitors: hydrogen, solar cells and then better batteries.




We should be trying to make education less expensive, not more.




We added Medicare Part D to a system facing bankruptcy and gave no thought to means testing it.




We in Congress need to support the American forces in every conceivable way, giving them the tools to continue to convert, capture or kill terrorists and the time to equip the Iraqi security forces.



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