Scott, Graham Lead Fight to Protect Parris Island

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) re-introduced the Parris Island Protection Act, which prohibits the use of federal funds to close or plan the closure of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

“The work of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island is vital for our military readiness,” said Senator Scott. “The heart of our Marine Corps beats in Beaufort County. This national treasure is a longstanding legacy for both our military and Beaufort County, welcoming thousands of Marines and their families into our communities here in South Carolina. I will continue to support efforts to ensure that Parris Island is able to produce top-quality Marines for years to come.”

Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by South Carolina Representatives Nancy Mace, Ralph Norman, William Timmons, Jeff Duncan, and Russell Fry.