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Georgia Congressional reaction to Senate Vote

The 49-51 vote in the Senate in the early Friday morning hours drew a mixed bag of reactions from politicians involved in the process to citizens impacted by the process. Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins: “Some of my colleagues across the aisle believe that the Senate’s vote against repealing Obamacare was heroic. I believe

Criminal Justice Reform continues with Redemption Act

9th District Congressman Doug Collins continued his leadership role in federal criminal justice reform with the Prison Reform and Redemption Act. The bill hopes to lower recidivism rates by allowing federal prisoners to serve the final days of their sentence in a halfway house or home confinement to aid in their transition back into their communities. In

Advanced Digital Cable expands in Blairsville

Today Governor Nathan Deal announced that Advanced Digital Cable will create 65 new jobs with a $15 million investment in the expansion of its Union County facility. ADC currently employs 70 at the Blairsville facility which will be increased by 100,000 square feet. ADC President Steve Payne cited the cooperation between the Georgia Department of

Agriculture Education Advisory Committee

Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) announced today that he has appointed the following members to the Agricultural Education Advisory Commission: Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) – Co-Chair Rep. Debbie Buckner (D-Junction City) Rep. Robert Dickey (R-Musella) The Agricultural Education Advisory Commission is established by House Bill 437.  The Commission reviews the Department of Education’s agricultural education

Georgia Farm Bureau celebrates 80 years.

Consider the impact of agriculture in our state: – contributes about $74.9 billion annually to Georgia’s economy, according to the UGA Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development. – one in seven Georgians works in agriculture, forestry or related fields. – there were 42,257 farms in Georgia encompassing 9,620,836 acres of land. The average farm size

Vote on Financial Choice Act Today

Government regulations have long hamstrung small and mid-size business from growing, becoming more successful and creating good paying jobs. Today the US House of Representatives will vote on the Financial Choice Act which essentially repeals the onerous regulations created by the Dodd-Frank legislation. 9th District Congressman Doug Collins provided an overview of this legislation before the

Collins supports Appropriations plan

9th District Congressman Doug Collins issued a press release announcing his support of an appropriation process introduced by 14th District Congressman Tom Graves to move 12 appropriation bills through the committee process before August and elevate conservative priorities in the budget for FY 2018. In announcing his support the  Congressman said, This plan is ambitious, and we