Author: IrishPat

Gurtler announces for Congress

In an exclusive for WJRB/WJUL’s Mountain Mornings, State Representative Matt Gurtler announced his intention to seek the 9th Congressional seat currently held by Congressman Doug Collins. With Collins challenging Senator Kelly Loeffler, the open seat has attracted State Senator John Wilkinson, State Representative Kevin Tanner, former Congressman Paul Broun and now Representative Gurtler. Speculation continues

Dr. NO maybe a “Yes”

In an email to supporters and a post on Facebook, 8th District State Representative Matt Gurtler indicated he is considering greener pastures than the Georgia House floor. The openings in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District and District 50 in the State Senate might be friendlier to self-proclaimed principled conservative. With the announcement of Congressman Doug Collins

Competition in 2nd Congressional District

Politics in Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District just got a little more interesting as my good friend, Don Cole, has announced his intention to challenge incumbent Congressman Sanford Bishop. Born in born in Barnesville and growing up in Bonaire, Don has a long history of conservative leadership in southwest Georgia. In announcing his candidacy, Cole observed

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