Author: IrishPat

Against all Odds

“We’re an 18th-century institution using 20th-century technology to solve 21st-century problems,” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), who is in her eighth term. Against that background, the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress is working  in temporary office space with only 2 fulltime staff positions and a long history of establishing select committees to

Innovator in Biotechnology

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) presented 9th District Congressman Doug Collins with the 2019 Innovator in Technology Award. This award recognizes Members of Congress who have been collaborative partners, advocates, and champions of the biotechnology and life sciences industries. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood made the presentation and said, “Congressman Collins has been a stalwart

Dr. NO on record pace

District 8 State Representative Matt Gurtler has earned the nickname Dr. NO from his colleagues in the Georgia House. And during the current session, Gurtler received a standing ovation from his fellow legislators when he actually voted “Yes”. During his first term he was the leading naysayer with 36+% on the red button in 2017.

District 28 – Curiouser and Curiouser

As the race to decide who will represent District 28 heads towards its third election attempt with an April 9 date, a new twist has emerged. Incumbent Representative Dan Gasaway lost the initial May primary race but errors in the District boundaries caused a second election in December. Gasaway also lost that race but the

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.