Category: Congress

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

Rep. Buddy Carter’s Tax Reform Tour

Congressman Buddy Carter conducted a tax reform tour last week with constituents across the 1st District of Georgia to discuss the benefits of federal tax reform, which was recently passed in Congress and signed into law. He had 15 events across the district with high school students, college students, small businesses, large businesses, chambers, and

Few Republicans Circle The Wagons On Trump’s Alleged Colorful Commentary

Did President Donald Trump use colorful language to call or allude that some Caribbean, Central American, and African nations are undesirable places to live and posed the question on why we should let more of them in?  There are conflicting stories.  Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin lays out the controversial comments to the Chicago Tribune.