I’m pleased to report that our 3rd District GAGOP Committee meeting and fundraiser was a huge success! We had an overflowing crowd packed into the Fayette County GOP headquarters! While that may have made for slow lines at the buffet line, it was a great problem to have. It showed the excitement for a great group of Republican candidates preparing for the May 20th primary and great success in the general election in November. We had hoped for around 100 people for our fundraising dinner, but turns out, nearly 200 people showed up. We had over 20 candidates show up to represent races from the US Senate seat to county commission seats. Continue reading
Your International Desk:
From The Conservatives
Backing Small Business, Creating More Jobs
The Conservatives are backing small business and enterprise so they can create more jobs, and give more people the security of a pay packet each month. Our Party Political Broadcast features the people working hard to build a stronger economy for all of us.
Your Georgia Desk:
From Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett:
Qualifying is officially over and I am proud to see such a diverse, well-qualified, and conservative group of Republican candidates on the ballot this year.
While the national media attempts to paint the Republican Party as fractured, frayed, and in a state of disarray, it’s abundantly clear in Georgia that the conservative movement is strong and our Party is growing.
With so many qualified candidates up and down the ballot, I encourage you to get involved in the political process and help push your candidate(s) of choice across the finish line on May 20. Continue reading
Your Washington – GA 6 – Desk:
From Rep. Tom Price:
Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), applauded the passage of legislation in the House of Representatives this week to thwart the Obama Administration’s constant executive overreach, saying:
“President Obama has repeatedly chosen to circumvent Congress and simply ignore its rightful, essential and Constitutional role in governing – from his regulatory rampage to his lawless, unauthorized delays of Obamacare. Continue reading
Your Washington Desk:
From Rep. Jack Kingston
Truly Helping Our Fellow Georgians
As the weak Obama economy continues to hurt families across the state of Georgia, it is important our assistance programs are a true safety net helping people get back on their feet.
Most unemployed Americans are doing everything they can to get their next job as soon as possible. With 3.8 million long-term unemployed Americans and a still-struggling job market, it is as important as ever that job-seekers be as ready for work and competitive as possible. However, unemployment presents additional problems for some, and it is vital this program not enable harmful and self-destructive lifestyles, which only reduce the chance of being re-employed. Continue reading
Your Georgia Desk:
From Senator Buddy Carter
40 Days at the Capitol - Installment 9
To our readers: State Senator Buddy Carter (R- Pooler) will be reporting each week during the Georgia Legislative Session. The session began January 13, 2014 and is expected to last until the middle of March.
The photo below was taken on Day 37 as the Senate recognized the leadership, both on and off field, of UGA quarterback Aaron Murray. Continue reading
Your Washington – GA 9 – Desk:
From Congressman Doug Collins:
Article I, Section 1 of the United States Constitution isn’t hard to understand:
All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.
Congress makes the laws in this country, plain and simple. It’s high time the president enforce the law instead of his own political preferences. Continue reading
Your Washington – GA 14 – Desk:
Rep. Graves Votes To Allow Congress To Sue The President For Failing To Enforce Laws
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) voted for, and the House passed, the ENFORCE the Law Act, a bill to allow the House or Senate to sue the president of the United States if the president or Executive Branch employees fail to administer or enforce the law as required by Article II, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution.
“The hallmark of the Obama presidency has become his rewriting and selective enforcement of the law, from unilaterally changing Obamacare to preventing the deportation of select illegal immigrants,” said Rep. Graves. Continue reading
Your Washington Desk:
Isakson-Bennet Amendment Passes to Promote Integration of Early Childhood Education Funding
Included in the Child Care Development Block Grant Act, which the Senate passed Thursday by a vote of 96-2
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Michael Bennet, D-Co., succeeded in passing a bipartisan amendment to help states coordinate federal and state funding streams to support early childhood education and care. The measure will also help states identify ways funding streams can better complement each other and thereby promote a more coordinated and integrated system of early learning programs. The amendment was included in the Child Care Development Block Grant Act, which passed Thursday by a vote of 96-2, and was cosponsored by Senators Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Mary Landrieu, D-La.
“Georgia has one of the finest pre-K programs in the nation, due in large part to our efficient system of combining federal and state funding streams to support early childhood education and care,” said Isakson. Continue reading
Your Washington – GA 10 – Desk:
Newt’s strong testimonial is exactly what Mike’s friends say about him, and it’s the cap on a strong two weeks of momentum. Continue reading