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Chambliss, Isakson Applaud Selection of Fort Gordon as U.S. Army Cyber Command Headquarters

By   /  December 19, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and senior member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs applauded the Army’s announcement that Fort Gordon, Georgia will become [...]

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Chambliss, Isakson Introduce Resolution To Protect Military Retirement Pay

By   /  December 19, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced a “sense of the Senate” resolution to address the disproportionate military pay provision that would reduce the cost-of-living (COLA) adjustment for military retirees under [...]

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Kingston Unveils American Renewal Initiative

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Six-point document outlines Congressman’s strategy for unifying country WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) today unveiled the American Renewal Initiative, a six-point agenda by which he hopes to unify the country. Kingston likens the initiative to the Contract with America that gave the House a defining agenda. “Today, Washington gets [...]

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Senate Dens Respond to Ethics Probe

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Subpoenas highlight need for independent ethics comm Atlanta, Ga. – December 11, 2013 – Senate Democrats said news that a federal grand jury had issued subpoenas seeking documents related to potential misconduct during a state ethics commission investigation of Gov.Nathan Deal’s campaign finances was a step in the right direction. “For several years, Senate [...]

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Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman DuBose Porter Responds to News of Federal Subpoenas of State Ethics Commission Employees

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Atlanta, GA – Last night, news broke that at least five high-ranking employees of Georgia’s state ethics commission, including commission head Holly LaBerge, have received federal grand jury subpoenas for documents related to the alleged disappearance of evidence with regard to Governor Nathan Deal’s campaign finances. Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman DuBose Porter released [...]

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MILLIONS MORE AMERICANS SET TO GAIN HEALTH COVERAGE THROUGH MEDICAID EXPANSION

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Politics, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet CONGRESSMAN BISHOP URGES GEORGIA TO EXPAND MEDICAID SO THAT 478,000 MORE GEORGIANS CAN GAIN HEALTH COVERAGE ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) highlighted recent data that shows that there would be 478,000 fewer uninsured Georgians by 2016 if Georgia takes advantage of the Medicaid expansion opportunity provided under the Affordable [...]

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Insurance Veteran Liz Johnson Steps Up to Run for Georgia Insurance Commissioner

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Statesboro, Georgia- Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson, a forty-year insurance industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for Georgia Insurance Commissioner. Johnson is a life-long Democrat and former elected member of the Democratic National Committee. “The incumbent, Ralph Hudgens, has a long history of pursuing a misguided personal agenda rather than working to serve Georgia citizens. His [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS TO USDA PEANUT STANDARDS BOARD

By   /  December 6, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies as well as Chair of the Congressional Peanut Caucus welcomed the seven new members of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) appointed Peanut Standards Board. [...]

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White House Lambastes Ralph Hudgens as Example of GOP Obstructionism

By   /  December 6, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet WH Press Secretary Jay Carney says Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Comments are Egregious Example of Republican Sabotage Atlanta, GA – Yesterday in a press briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney cited Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ remarks on pre-existing conditions while illustrating GOP sabotage of the Affordable Care Act. “Just yesterday we saw a particularly [...]

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Willis Announces For School Superintendent

By   /  December 3, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Roswell, Georgia – Kira Willis, a veteran educator with 18 years of direct classroom experience, announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Georgia’s State School Superintendent. “After much deliberation, prayer, and discussion, my husband, Todd and I have decided that I will run in the Republican Primary in May, [...]

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