Your Washington – GA 7 – Desk
Washington Watch: Another Small Step for Georgia Values
Funding the Federal Government
Much of the work we did last week to fund the government was first completed in the House back in May and June, but regrettably, the Senate failed to complete any funding work at all this year. Frustratingly, then, instead of funding the government one piece at a time as the system is designed, funding for the entire government was rolled into a single bill…READ MORE.
Supporting Farmers and Small Businesses
In addition to the government funding bill last week, the House also passed measures helping small farmers and retirees. As an unintended consequence of the overreaching Dodd-Frank law, the U.S. Treasury has ensnared farmers who hedge their risk by buying commodity futures in its web of complicated and burdensome financial regulations that were meant for huge Wall Street banks, not for farmers trying to grow our food and make ends meet for their families…READ MORE.
Returning Power from Washington Back to Workers
You might have also heard that the top two members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee – a Republican and a Democrat – worked hand in hand to craft a solution for some of our nation’s union employees whose pension plans are facing bankruptcy. Current federal law prevents workers from taking control of their pension plans…READ MORE.
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