Category: Congress

Isakson Proposes Legislation to Expand Ft. Frederica, Kennesaw Mt. and Ocmulgee Mounds Parks

Apparently, Thursday was “Expand Georgia’s National Parks Day” in Senator Isakson’s office. He reintroduced legislation to protect and expand the parks of Fort Frederica, Kennesaw Mountain and the Ocmulgee Mounds. The legislative effort included Senator David Perdue and a bi-partisan coterie of Georgia’s congressional delegation introducing the same legislation in the House of Representatives. The Fort

Republicans Need To Debate Policy, Not Personality

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) is the current wunderkind in left-of-center circles it appears to me. She’s also *very* engaged with Twitter and social media. In fact, if there’s one thing Republicans need to do is to observe how she interacts online. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two to emulate. She’s an intelligent, witty,

Lucy McBath’s Election Brings Hope and Strategy to the Dems

Congratulations to Representative-elect Lucy McBath of Georgia’s 6th District.  The 6th District garnered national attention during the special election between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff.  The hotly contested battle was one of the first “test” to the Trump election.  Millions of dollars poured into the district as the massive campaign began.  Democrats around the Nation

Justice Britt Grant Confirmed To 11th Circuit Court

Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She now leaves an opening on the Georgia Supreme Court to be filled by Governor Nathan Deal. Georgia’s U.S. Senators sent along the following release regarding Britt’s confirmation: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today applauded the

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