Author: IrishPat

Dr. NO strikes early

Yesterday the House passed HR882, a resolution recognizing and commending President Donald J. Trump and the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces and intelligence agencies on their successful military operation that neutralized Qasem Soleimani, by a vote of 93-68. The vote was generally along party lines with a glaring exception. Representative

Attorney General Chris Carr welcomed Ivanka Trump

Attorney General Chris Carr welcomed Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, to Georgia yesterday as part of a discussion with state and federal leaders and the Trump Administration about efforts to combat human trafficking nationwide. Federal, state, and local law enforcement and representatives from the White House gathered at Wellspring Living, an Atlanta-based nonprofit assisting domestic sex

Secretary of State and Georgia Cyber Center partnership

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the Georgia Cyber Center at Augusta University announced Wednesday their partnership on protecting Georgia’s election system against cybercrime. The University’s School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and the Georgia Cyber Center will work with the Secretary of State’s Office to help ensure the security and integrity of Georgia’s electronic

Ninth Circuit agrees with AG Chris Carr

Passed in 1996, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) was successfully used once, in 2001, to nullify Federal Regulations promulgated by federal agencies. In 2017 President Trump and the Republican Congress used the CRA to repeal 14 of 15 Obama era regulations. In 2018 The Center for Biological Diversity’s lawsuit challenged the use of the Congressional

Rural Broadband in Low Income Areas

Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins reintroduced the Gigabit Opportunity (GO) Act, House Resolution 5082, to encourage broadband development in economically disadvantaged communities. The GO Act allows governors to designate one-fourth of their state’s low-income communities as Gigabit Opportunities Zones.  It also provides tax incentives for companies to invest in gigabit-capable broadband expansion within these

Expanded Newborn VA Care

Yesterday the House passed H.R. 3224, the Deborah Sampson Act, which includes the Newborn Care Improvement Act sponsored by 9th District Congressman Doug Collins. The Newborn Care Improvement Act, introduced by Collins in May 2019, extends the amount of time female veterans’ newborns are eligible to receive medical care through the Department of Veterans Affairs

Collins files amicus brief

CNN Politics is reporting that Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins, the Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee, is telling a federal judge that the Democrats’ investigation has no legal basis. In an amicus brief filed with a Federal Judge, Collins cites the absence of a full house vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry. Collins

Judiciary Committee hearings on “assault weapons”

The House Judiciary Committee opened hearings this morning on firearms and more specifically assault weapons. Ranking member 9th District Congressman Doug Collins in his opening statement sought to clarify and educate the Committee on basic firearm terminology so that going forward there is a common understanding of the basic facts. Unfortunately, many in the American

Morning Reads for Thursday September 5, 2019

On this day the Brits took Singapore without opposition, Tokyo Rose was arrested in Yokohama, ZEEP – Canada’s first nuclear reactor went critical and Igor Gouzenko defected with 109 documents detailing Soviet espionage in the West. More importantly Kathryn Louise Gent was born in Baltimore, MD and she went on to attempt to keep one

AG Carr on the addiction stigma

September is National Recovery Month, and today, an estimated 180,000 Georgians are living with an opioid-use disorder. To put this staggering number into perspective, that means we have a population the size of Macon coping with the malicious effects caused by the opioid crisis. That was the opening paragraph of Attorney General Chris Carr’s op-ed