Author: IrishPat

Georgia inspired Federal prison reform?

In 2012 the Georgia General Assembly implemented prison reform initiatives that at least one Congressman hopes will serve as a model for similar Federal prison reform. 9th District Congressman Doug Collins makes the case in his April 20 op-ed for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee (and announced

House passes Omnibus funding bill

The House passed a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through Sept. 30. The Senate must act by midnight Friday to avoid a shutdown. 9th District Congressman Doug Collins issued the following statement in response to today’s passage of the funding bill in the House: Supporting our military means funding troops

Collins to seek Judiciary Chair

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, 9th District Congressman Doug Collins has notified House leadership of his intention to run for Chair of the powerful House Judiciary Committee next year. The position will open with the pending retirement of Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte. While not in line from a seniority standpoint, the number of recent

Georgia joins Constitutional Challenge to ACA

Tuesday Attorney General Chris Carr announced that Georgia joined a 20-state coalition urging a federal district court in Texas to declare that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate is unconstitutional and to enjoin the law in its entirety.  In announcing the legal action General Carr said, The Affordable Care Act’s design was constitutionally flawed

Rep. Buddy Carter’s Tax Reform Tour

Congressman Buddy Carter conducted a tax reform tour last week with constituents across the 1st District of Georgia to discuss the benefits of federal tax reform, which was recently passed in Congress and signed into law. He had 15 events across the district with high school students, college students, small businesses, large businesses, chambers, and

Veteran’s Benefits Fair in Rabun County

9th District Congressman Doug Collins has announced another Veteran’s Benefits Fair on Wednesday February 21 from 1-3 pm at the Rabun County Civic Center. Constituent services staff from the Congressman’s office will be on hand to answer questions and help veterans with casework. Representatives from the Atlanta Regional Veterans Affairs Office, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health

Georgia U.S. Marshal nominations

Georgia Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue issued the following statements on President Trump’s intention to nominate John Cary Bittick of Forsyth, Ga., as U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Georgia and David L. Lyons of Savannah, Ga., as U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Georgia. Senator Isakson said: Our U.S. Marshals provide

Tax Reform benefits Georgia Employers/Employees

Yesterday Georgia Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue highlighted a growing number of Georgia businesses and workers who are seeing a positive impact from the historic tax cuts signed into law only seven weeks ago. In alphabetical order here are the companies and a summary of the respective impacts: Aflac (Columbus, Ga.) – Increased 401(k)

Additional Veteran’s benefit proposed

Georgia’s Senator Johnny Isakson and 8th District Congressman Austin Scott, yesterday introduced the Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act, a bill to require the U.S. Department of the Interior to provide outer burial receptacles for veterans buried in cemeteries under the control of the National Park Service. In Georgia, this would include Andersonville National Cemetery. Current

Tax Reform postively impacts 9th District business

Georgia’s Congressman Doug Collins continues to get reports on the positive impact the passage of the Tax Reform and Jobs Act has had on businesses and their employees throughout the 9th District. Mincey Marble, founded in 1977 in Gainesville, is a manufacturer of cast marble products for hospitality, healthcare and other markets around the country.