Category: Congress

Britt Grant’s Nomination Moves To Full Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of Britt Grant to serve on the U.S Court of Appeals for the 11th District in Atlanta.  Senators Isakson and Perdue sent the following statement on her nomination: “I’m thrilled that Britt Grant has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee,” said Isakson. “She is uniquely qualified

Senator Isakson Addresses Veteran Tragedy At GA Capitol Yesterday

Senator Johnny Isakson is Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. As I noted in a recent column, his committee has been passing a series of reform measures aimed at fixing the myriad of problems within the V.A. system. Despite progress, many veterans still need help. Senator Isakson’s remarks were optimistic about the improvements while

Isakson Champions VA Reforms

This week’s Courier Herald column: Johnny Isakson is on a mission. Several years ago I asked Georgia’s Senior Senator why he was still doing what he was doing. Washington seemed like it was becoming unpleasant. The President and Congress were controlled by opposite parties, and getting to 60 votes in the Senate seemed impossible most

Cong. Ferguson Inadvertently Honors Nazi “Heroes”

In a since-deleted tweet, Congressman Ferguson’s social media team screwed up royally. (And likely lost at least one team member). Those are Nazi soldiers in Congressman @RepDrewFerguson's #DDay tweet. #GA03 https://t.co/fr8aU5M0OL pic.twitter.com/0ocnn97j66 — Shripal Shah (@shripal734) June 6, 2018 What’s also an indictment on the good congressman’s office is that in five-and-a-half hours since the

Stop the Presses! Sen. Isakson Says Save the Papers!

Good news, everyone! Johnny Isakson sponsored legislation to help protect newspapers and publishers. The so-called PRINT Act “would suspend the import taxes on uncoated groundwood paper while the U.S. Department of Commerce examines the health of—and the effects on—the printing and publishing industry.” Let me save the Commerce Department some work: the printing/publishing industry is unfortunately

Isakson: “Serious Allegations” Postponing Jackson Confirmation

Johnny Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Jon Tester, the committee’s ranking member asked the White House to submit all documents related to the accusations of misconduct from Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson (the letter is below). He was, you will recall, the nominee to be the next Secretary of the Department

Cong. Bishop Voices “Serious Concerns” with SNAP Reforms

Georgia’s Second Congressional District has the highest number of SNAP recipients in the state–more than 57,000. So it’s especially noteworthy when the district’s representative is alarmed at reforms to the program. Sanford Bishop said in a recently-released statement the proposed Trump administration reforms could “exacerbate” existing woes for needy families (Bishop ever so helpfully noted

What’s Next for Doug Collins

The news that Paul Ryan is retiring could be a boon for Doug Collins.  Gainesville’s finest congressman is currently the vice chair of the House Republican Conference. Before Ryan’s news was official, the second- and third-ranking House Republicans were already allegedly jockeying for the Speakership. And with the increasing specter of a Democratic takeover of congress, the