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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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Feds’ advice to furloughed workers: Do stuff we couldn’t do

By   /  March 12, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Few are noticing the pinch of the sequester, though we’ve been told it is coming.  Civil Service employees at MCLB Albany have been told to lose somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 percent of their income as a result of sequestration.  This isn’t unique to Albany either, but rolls across the entire Department of [...]

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Sequestration

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet As you know, automatic cuts in the federal budget-known as sequestration-went into effect last week. A latest poll showed most Americans, 46 percent, said they believe the cuts are bad for the country. 34 percent said they were a good thing, while another 20 percent either said they would have little or no impact…A [...]

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Human Costs Involved In Budget Cuts

By   /  March 1, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet I “grew up” working in a hardware store in Fayetteville Georgia, a store our family bought just after I turned 13.  Before that time, my father was a federal government employee.  He spent the first 22 years of his professional life as an internal auditor, investigating and preparing fraud cases against those who chose [...]

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Bishop CALLS FOR A REASONABLE SOLUTION FOR SEQUESTRATION

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued remarks to the Congressional Record regarding the dangers of the impending sequestration, or across-the-board budget cuts, which are due to go into effect on March 1, 2013. Below you will find the text of the statement submitted for the [...]

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Sequestration More Bark Than Bite

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet This week’s news out of Washington will be filled with talk of “Sequestration”.  It is the latest manufactured crisis du jour to ensure Americans who pay little attention to politics and national finances have a headline term to add to their vocabulary to affirm to themselves that they follow politics.

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Saxby’s word apparently means jack

By   /  November 27, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Saxby Chambliss is kind of in some trouble.  He is now facing the very real possibility of a primary challenge from other long time Republicans.  Now, I’m a Libertarian, and we’re likely to have our own candidate, but I can see the real chance of a primary challenge being successful as they have been [...]

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Congressional delegation speaks to Albanians

By   /  August 6, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

Sen. Johnny Isackson, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, and Rep. Sanford Bishop met Monday with local leaders, concerned citizens about how sequestration could impact the Albany area.

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton   Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard, a host of county and city commissioners, and quite a few citizens of Albany gathered together at the Albany-Dougherty County Government Center to learn about the possibility of sequestration and how it could impact Albany and Dougherty County. Sequestration is, basically, [...]

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