Category: Congress

Congress Is Holding The Unemployed Hostage For Bailouts

This week’s Courier Herald column: Georgians who find themselves unemployed due to the pandemic are no longer receiving additional unemployment insurance payments due to gridlock in Washington.  That’s the nice, sanitized way that the current situation is currently being reported.  It sounds much nicer and less sinister than reporting that those hardest hit by the

Tom Graves To Leave Congress Next Month

From Congressman Graves’ office: Ranger, G.A. – This evening Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) released the following statement: “With the House planning to wrap up the People’s business and the final report from the Modernization Committee set to be filed in the next few weeks, I intend to step down from Congress and begin the next chapter of

Loeffler Supports Unconstitutional Measure

Senator Kelly Loeffler wants “left-wing activists” to be deemed domestic terrorists. By whom? Well–that’s a good question. Any such move is likely unconstitutional to boot. Loeffler cosponsored S.Res.279, ostensibly targeting Antifa which is fine in theory but it’s not an organization. Even if you support Congress wanting to restrict citizens’ rights to free assembly, the

Sen. Loeffler Finally Adopts Transparency, Divests From Stocks

It’s hard to not feel sympathy for Senator Loeffler after reading her woe-is-me op-ed in The Wall Street Journal. Still, it’s a good thing she’s finally doing what the honorable Senator should have done four months ago by divesting herself from her stock holdings. I mean, it isn’t as if elected officials should go above

Georgia Will Receive Additional $9.2 Million To Fight COVID-19

Senators Perdue and Loeffler sent a press release earlier today announcing an additional $9.2 million in federal funding to fight COVID-19 in Georgia. The monies are part of the Phase One funding package and will go toward local and state health authorities’ efforts. The full release is below: Perdue, Loeffler Announce Another $9.2 Million For

Georgians Weigh In On Impeachment Vote

Tonight, without a vote from the Minority Party, Democrats in the U.S. House voted to impeach President Trump. Congressman Doug Collins from GA-9, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, was the highest profile Georgian on the matter to this point. Collins office sent over the following press release: “Without offering sufficient evidence or alleging actual

Senator Isakson’s Legacy Is One Of Problem Solving

This week’s Courier Herald column: In last week’s column I wrote about Senator Johnny Isakson’s farewell speech.  It was a direct charge to his peers to get beyond today’s hyper-partisan rhetoric and solve our country’s problems. It was not an appeal for bipartisanship for bipartisanship’s sake, but for a return to a focus on the