Category: Congress

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

Agriculture Relief Badly Needed. “Enough is Enough.”

Hurricane Michael moved through southwest Georgia on October 10th and 11th in 2018, causing more than $2.5 billion in losses to the state’s agriculture industry. The state government passed disaster relief initiatives during a special legislative session in November but are still waiting on the federal government to send additional aid. On Friday, Governor Brian

Brian Robinson Says Perdue Can’t Replicate 2014 or Kemp Strategy for Re-Election

What will it take for Senator David Perdue to be reelected? Not being a Trump-like candidate in a fast-trending Democratic state says Brian Robinson. As part of his weekly appearance on WABE’s “Political Breakfast”, Robinson said last Friday the then-ongoing shutdown would give Senator Perdue the opportunity to present himself in a new light to

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