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Chambliss, Isakson Statements on Bipartisan Plan to Reopen Government, Prevent Default

By   /  October 16, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and prevent a default by a vote of 81 to 18. U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson both voted for the legislation and made the following statements:

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Philanthropists Keep Head Start Open During Government Shutdown

By   /  October 8, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Laura and John Arnold provide up to $10 million in emergency funding to help children and families Special to the Journal Washington, DC – This week, more than 7,000 at-risk children will be able to return to their Head Start classrooms after philanthropists Laura and John Arnold extended up to $10 million in emergency [...]

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Georgia Department of Veterans Services Update

By   /  October 8, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet The federal government shutdown has had its first impact upon the Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS) — the department’s Claims & Appeals Division is now closed to visitors. The Claims & Appeals Division operates in an office suite located at 1700 Clairmont Road, Decatur, within a federal building belonging to the U.S. Department [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

By   /  October 2, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) released a statement regarding the failure of Congress to pass a budget or ‘continuing resolution’ to fund the government and keep services open for all Americans: “As you may have heard, rather than seek a bipartisan consensus, a small minority in [...]

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GDVS Remains Operational During Federal Shutdown

By   /  October 1, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal As an agency of state government, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service is not directly affected by the federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1. All 49 GDVS Veterans Field Service Offices remain open and ready to serve Georgia’s 776,000+ veterans and their families. Both state veterans nursing homes (in [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION

By   /  September 21, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) opposed House Joint Resolution (H. J. Res.) 59, The Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The legislation linked the continued funding for most government operations through December 15, 2013 to permanently defunding the Affordable Care Act. In addition, H. J. [...]

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Georgia Department of Labor prepared to respond to possible shutdown of federal government

By   /  April 8, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is prepared to continue all services to Georgians in the event of a shutdown of the federal government. “We are working closely with the U.S Department of Labor and have taken the steps necessary to ensure that recipients [...]

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