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13
Jan

AUDIO – Rep. Bert Reeves: Day One – A Freshman Perspective

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The Deal Inaugural

Your Ga Pundit correspondent spoke with Representative Bert Reeves on Day One of the 2015 General Assembly about his perspective as a Freshman on issues before the  Legislature and The Inauguration:

12
Jan

AUDIO – Sen. Greg Kirk: Day One – A Freshman Perspective

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The Deal Inaugural

Your Ga Pundit correspondent spoke with Senator Greg Kirk on Day One of the 2015 General Assembly about his perspective as a Freshman on issues before the  Legislature and The Inauguration:

12
Jan

AUDIO – Rep. Beth Beskin: Day One – A Freshman Perspective

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The Deal Inaugural

Your Ga Pundit correspondent spoke with Representative Beth Beskin on Day One of the 2015 General Assembly about her perspective as a Freshman on issues before the  Legislature and The Inauguration:

12
Jan

AUDIO – Sen. John F. Kennedy: Day One – A Freshman Perspective

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The Deal Inaugural

Your Ga Pundit correspondent spoke with Senator John F. Kennedy on Day One of the 2015 General Assembly about his perspective as a Freshman on issues before the  Legislature and The Inauguration:

12
Jan

AUDIO – Speaker David Ralston: On Issues & The Inauguration

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The Deal Inaugural

Your Ga Pundit correspondent spoke with Speaker David Ralston on Day One of the 2015 General Assembly about issues before the  Legislature and The Inauguration:

 

12
Jan

AUDIO – Gov. Sonny Perdue: On Gov. Nathan Deal, Sen. David Perdue, & Economic Development

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The Deal Inaugural

Your Ga Pundit correspondent spoke with Governor Sonny Perdue at the Inauguration about Governor Nathan Deal, Senator David Perdue, and economic development:

 

12
Jan

AUDIO – Sen. Josh McKoon: Announces A Measure To Lower Minimum Age To Be A Georgia State Senator

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From Senator Josh McKoon

Your Ga Pundit correspondent interviewed Senator Josh Mckoon at his press conference announcing his intentions to propose an amendment to the Georgia constitution. The amendment would lower the required minimum age to serve as a Georgia State Senator from 25 to 21.

Senator McKoon’s press release follows the audio

Sen. Josh McKoon Announces A Measure That Would Lower the Minimum Age To Be A Georgia State Senator

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12
Jan

Rep. Rob Woodall: Record Number of Fair Tax Co-Sponsors

Your Washington – GA 7 – Desk

From Congressman Rob Woodall

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A New Record Number of Fair Tax Co-Sponsors

Last Tuesday marked the first day of the 114th Congress. We are already at work to advance our shared conservative principles and make America a better place to live, work, and do business.  In fact, I’m proud to say that this new Congress has already sent its first bill to the President’s desk for his signature.  That bill, a reauthorization and reform of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, like so many others, was bogged down in the Senate last year under Harry Reid’s leadership, but under new Republican leadership, we’re already moving legislation forward for America.

A NEW RECORD: 57 ORIGINAL CO-SPONSORS FOR THE FAIRTAX 

On Tuesday, I introduced the FairTax with 57 cosponsors.  That’s an important number, because it represents more first day support for the FairTax than ever.  Now, I don’t want to lead you to believe President Obama has seen the light and intends to sign the FairTax into law—he doesn’t.  However, I can tell you with confidence that the FairTax has more members of Congress behind it than any other tax reform bill in Congress, and the support will only continue growing larger as we work together to move the FairTax forward.  Former Governor Mike Huckabee, a rumored 2016 presidential candidate, has already begun campaigning on the FairTax, and reporters are taking note of the FairTax groundswell too.  I can honestly say I have never been more excited about our opportunity to fix our broken tax code than I am this Congress, and I look forward to continuing our partnership in this critical effort.

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12
Jan

Rep. Tom Price: Realistic Scoring

Your Washington – GA 6 – Desk

From Congressman Tom Price

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Realistic Scoring

Last week, the House of Representatives approved its rules package for the 114th Congress. Included in that package was a provision that requires the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to incorporate what’s called “macroeconomic” analysis into the cost estimates that CBO provides for legislation considered by the Congress. In short, we are asking CBO to give us a broader view into the impact of policies being debated so we ensure lawmakers have a more realistic and honest analysis of the budgetary and economic impact of major legislation.

The inclusion of this realistic analysis provision in the House rules is an important victory in a larger effort to bring more transparency and accountability to the legislative process on behalf of American families. As history has shown and common sense would lead one to believe, laws passed by Congress can have a broad effect on the nation’s economic activity, on job creation and investment decisions. What we are saying is let us take what the experts at CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) can measure about the real-world impact of policies and incorporate those more realistic assessments into an honest analysis that policymakers can use to make better informed decisions.

To learn more about the need for macroeconomic scoring, please click here.

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12
Jan

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland: The Year of the Veto Threat

Your Washington – GA 3 – Desk

From Congressman Lynn Westmoreland

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The Year of the Veto Threat

Last week, the House passed jobs bills that restore the 40 hour work week under Obamacare and approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. For the first time in years the jobs bills passed by the House have a chance to pass in the Senate, and the American people may finally see some relief in the job market. But before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could add them to the Senate calendar, President Obama issued veto threats on both of the bills.

Losing control of the Senate has left President Obama with two options to protect his liberal agenda: vetoing legislation from Congress or passing executive orders. Vetoing good, bipartisan bills does nothing to end the gridlock in Congress and without the president offering his own solution or working with Congress, it freezes any progress made. Bypassing congress and issuing executive orders, is one of the reasons for the historical change we saw in the last election. The American people don’t want executive orders and the president acting alone on national reforms, like immigration or education. The people want the government to do its job, and when the president issues vetoes or executive orders, he isn’t allowing Congress to do so.

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