Rep. Doug Collins: Getting A Grip On Overreach

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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

Rep. Tom Graves: Votes To Allow Congress To Sue The President For Failing To Enforce Laws

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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

Sen. Johnny Isakson: Amendment Passes to Promote Integration of Early Childhood Education Funding

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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

Mike Collins For Congress: Newt Gingrich Quote on Mike Collins / Pastor Benny Tate Endorsement

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From Mike Collins For Congress:

Newt Gingrich just said this:
“I’ve known Mike Collins for a long time and consider him a true friend. Mike embodies the American entrepreneurial spirit. His dedication to advancing conservative principles is admirable and he will be a strong conservative voice for Georgia.”

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

Sen. William Ligon: Gold Dome Update: Week 9

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Gold Dome Update: Week 9

 By: Sen. William Ligon (R- Brunswick)

The Georgia General Assembly is in the very last days of the 2014 Legislative Session. While many people refer to the last day as Day 40, it is also known as Sine Die.

With only two days remaining in this year’s session, the General Assembly will work carefully to consider a number of House bills before they achieve final passage on the Senate floor and head to the Governor’s office. Here is a look at some of the bills passed this last week. Continue reading

Sen. Bill Heath: Gold Dome Update: Week 9

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Gold Dome Update: Week 9

Sen. Bill Heath (R–Bremen)

The Georgia General Assembly is approaching the very last days of the 2014 Legislative Session. Although many people simply refer to the last day as Day 40, it is also known as Sine Die, Latin for indefinitelyThe last day of the legislative session can be very long, but it is also full of tradition.

During the remaining two days of session – and in some cases, the last few hours of session – bills that will significantly impact Georgians statewide will be debated and adopted in both Chambers at a rapid pace. Continue reading

Sen. Johnny Isakson: Weekly Newsletter

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A Weekly Newsletter from Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

From Senator Johnny Isakson:

This week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, which would protect millions of homeowners from being hit by huge flood insurance premium rate hikes.

Specifically, H.R.3370, will mitigate the unintended, unaffordable annual flood insurance premium increases felt by many homeowners that were included in the Biggert-Waters law enacted in 2012. Continue reading

Sen. Steve Gooch: Tackling the Tough Topics in the Final Days of the Legislative Session

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Tackling the Tough Topics in the Final Days of the Legislative Session

By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega)

One of the greatest things about serving District 51 is the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Georgians statewide. It has been both an honor and a privilege to vote on bills that create growth opportunities for businesses, improve the safety and structure of our roadways, protect our basic Constitutional rights and increase opportunities for our brightest students to attend college at an affordable cost. I am the most proud when legislation is passed that will positively impact our state for generations to come.

Not all of the bills that come up each session are widely supported. Although debate is a normal part of the legislative review process, some bills are downright contentious. Continue reading