Author: IrishPat

Conservative Combat Veteran to seek 7th Congressional Seat

Lawrenceville’s Harrison Floyd is reported to be preparing a campaign for the Republican nomination in the race for the 7th Congressional District seat currently held by retiring Congressman Rob Woodall. Floyd is a 10-year veteran of the Marine Corps with three combat tours and is making the rounds of conservative organizations seeking support for his

Collins on Windstream bankruptcy

Georgia 9th District Congressman Doug Collins issued the following statement today on Windstream filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. “For years, Windstream has taken advantage of customers and taxpayers by promising speeds they know they can’t meet and failing to provide consistent broadband service while collecting taxpayer dollars and receiving substantial federal tax breaks. Despite

Allison to head State AFP

On Monday the Americans for Prosperity announced that Stephen Allison is the new Director for the State of Georgia. Allison, a Blairsville attorney, is the former District 8 State Representative and the former co-host of Mountain Mornings on WJRB 95.1/WJUL 97.7 in Young Harris. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s

Collins House Judiciary Ranking Member

Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins was selected yesterday evening as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee replacing Rep. Jerry Nader (D-NY) who takes over the Chair of the committee. As reported by The Hill: Despite having strong competition, Collins — who has developed a strong working relationship the president and top administration

Freedom of Conscience in the Army?

Americans’ right to freedom of conscience is Constitutional and non-negotiable. With that in view, the law requires each chaplain to fulfill their duties without violating their conscience or the tenets of the specific faith-group that endorses their chaplaincy. Unfortunately, Chaplain Scott Squires is being subjected to a meandering investigation that could set a precedent for

Rep. Loudermilk supports Financial Reforms

This week the US House of Representatives passed a bipartisan package of 32 bills intended to increase access to capital markets for small businesses and startups. Lawmakers voted almost unanimously to pass the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act after the leaders of the House Financial Services Committee announced a deal following months of markups and negotiations.

Collins’ International Adoption Bill passes House

The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 5626, the Intercountry Adoption Information Act. Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins introduced the bill, which directs the State Department to provide American families with information to help them navigate adoption processes in different countries. After the vote Congressman Collins had these comments, Adopting children from abroad is

Felix and Oscar redux

Apparently, Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison have reappeared in Washington in the form of Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins and New York’s 8th District Congressman Hakeem Jefferies. At least according to a recent Politico article by Heather Caygle and some successful pieces of legislation co-sponsored by the unlikeliest of partners. Congressman Collins reflected on

North Georgia Broadband Forum

Last Friday 9th District Congressman Doug Collins and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai gathered stakeholders from across Northeast Georgia to address the challenges of delivering affordable, accessible internet access to rural communities. The forum included local representatives, chamber of commerce leaders and internet service providers. Congressman Collins opened the proceeding with this statement:

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