Category: Congress

Governor Orders Evacuation From Coastal Counties; Others Add Encouragement To Heed Warnings

We interrupt your holiday because a hurricane wants to do so as well. This morning, Governor Brian Kemp has ordered the mandatory evacuation of six Georgia coastal counties. To aid the evacuation, I-16 will have “contra-flow” beginning tomorrow, with eastbound lanes converted to additional westbound lanes in order to expedite traffic away from the coast.

Today Was Senator Isakson’s Day

This morning we were greeted with a bit of a surprise from Senator Isakson, with the now well covered news of his early retirement. He’s made no secret of his health challenges, and a recent fall with broken ribs combined with a newly discovered issue with his kidneys have led him to decide that it

Doug Collins On Mueller Hearings

Today, the Twitter class will have the epic Rorschach test they’ve all been waiting for. Probably a good day to avoid much social media. Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee – his first public testimony since filing his report. Georgia Representative Doug Collins is the Ranking Member of the

Special to GeorgiaPol by Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA-3)

From time to time we publish op-eds from elected officials. Today’s from west Georgia’s own Congressman Ferguson. The USMCA is good for Third District workers, manufacturers   By Congressman Drew Ferguson In the 115th Congress, we were able to pass important legislation that directly helped Georgians across the Third District. From tax reform to funding for

Isakson Signals Support for Trump’s Budget

On Monday, President Trump released his fiscal year 2020 budget proposal. The White House is proposing a $4.7 trillion budget that includes $8.6 billion for border funding and increased defense spending. The budget proposal suggests cutting discretionary spending overall and making significant cuts to the Education Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, and international aid. The

Rep. Collins Thinks Democrats Belong in Toontown

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga), the House Judiciary Committee’s ranking Republican, sounded off Monday at the Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee, tweeting: People not included in Judiciary Democrats’ investigation of @POTUS: Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and Elvis. At this rate, best case scenario for their sprawling investigation is that we FINALLY discover who framed

Perdue, Abrams, and the Federal Debt Concern in Georgia

Senator David Perdue and Republican members of the Georgia congressional delegation are sounding the alarm about the federal debt, despite a muted response at present from most in Washington. The University of Georgia, Selig Center for Economic Growth lists large federal deficits as a leading threat to Georgia’s economy. Only a rare few are talking

Enacted Spending Bill Includes Trade Relief for Georgia Businesses

Federal spending bill meant to avert another government shutdown expands the business exemption process for China tariffs. Business reliant on one of the lion-share of Chinese goods subjected to U.S. tariffs will soon be able to petition the U.S. Trade Representative for an exemption from the additional duties. Several businesses across Georgia are expected to