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  • Trump delivers for religious right
    Posted in Articles on February 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Cristina Marcos February 4, 2017 Religious conservatives’ gamble on President Trump is paying off. The last several days have brought a slew of victories for evangelicals, many of whom set aside their reservations about Trump to back him during the presidential campaign. From the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to Trump’s affirmation of support for allowing tax-exempt churches to engage in politics to the appointment of Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. to an edu... Read more

  • Trump backs Hice plan to boost speech by churches
    Posted in Articles on February 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    By David Clemons February 4, 2017 Before he was Rep. Jody Hice, he was the Rev. Jody Hice. The man who went on to become Walton County’s first congressman made waves as a pastor by challenging the federal rules against introducing politics at the pulpit. While a pastor in Bethlehem in 2008, Hice asked his congregation to support Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee, in the presidential race against then-Sen. Barack Obama. That put the church’s tax-exempt status at risk under the Johnson Ame... Read more

  • Congressmen Demand Investigation into DHS Georgia Hack
    Posted in Articles on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Edmund Kozak | Lifezette January 13, 2017 Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Jody Hice (R-Ga.) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth on Thursday demanding an official investigation into alleged attempts by DHS to hack Georgia’s firewall. “We request you investigate Secretary Kemp’s allegations that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducted unauthorized scans of his office’s computer network,” the letter states. Specifically, Chaffetz and Hice w... Read more

  • Hice begins second term
    Posted in Articles on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Hice begins second term 115th Congress begins with 'Obamacare' in sights David Clemons | The Tribune | Walton County’s first congressman began his second term on Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., took the oath of office as the 115th Congress began work. Members of Congress returned Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as speaker, and got to work on one of their top priorities for the past several years, the repeal of President. House and Senate Republicans have voted several times to do away with the Affo... Read more

  • Rep. Hice announces 2017 U.S. Service Academy nominations
    Posted in Articles on January 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    By: Columbia County News Time Staff January 11, 2017 U.S. Congressman Jody Hice recently announced names of several local high school and college students whom he nominated for appointments to America's Service Academies. Among other appointments, locally, Hice nominated Allen Dodge of Evans, student at Augusta Christian High School; Zachary Fedak of Evans, student at Greenbrier High School; and William Johnson of Warrenton, student at Briarwood Academy, who was also offered an appointment to U... Read more

  • Hice’s bill awaiting Obama’s okay would eliminate eight costly reports
    Posted in Articles on December 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight & Government Reform

    Last week, the United States Senate passed H.R. 5687, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Mandates Revision Act of 2016. The bill, sponsored by Congressman Jody Hice, eliminates eight outdated and costly reports that are no longer necessary and will help create a more effective and efficient government. The bill now heads to President Obama for his signature to become law. “Good governance requires responsible spending,” Rep. Hice commented after the bill’s passage. “In Fiscal Year 2015 ... Read more

  • POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: U.S. House passes Rep. Jody Hice’s veterans education bill
    Posted in Articles on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., won near unanimous support in the House of Representatives this week for legislation he sponsored to help veterans pursue higher education. The Protecting Veterans Educational Choice Act, also known more formally as H.R. 5047, passed in the House by a 411-3 vote on Wednesday. All three of Gwinnett’s congressmen — including Hice and Reps. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., and Hank Johnson, D-Ga. — voted for passage of the bill. “Our warfighters are our nation’s most valuable assets... Read more

  • Representative Jody Hice stops by Newton
    Posted in Articles on November 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    Jackie Gutknecht |News Editor U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 10th District Jody Hice paid a visit to the Newton County Republican Party Monday night before catching a flight back to Washington D.C. Tuesday morning. Hice provided a post-election update and answered questions raised by Republican Party members and guests at The Company Store in Porterdale. “We had a tremendous gift in just the last few weeks, what an amazing Election Night we had,” he said. “A lot of folks were thrown for a lo... Read more

  • Protecting Higher Education For Our Veterans
    Posted in Articles on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Following more than a decade of fighting asymmetric conflicts on multiple fronts, many veterans today face an entirely new dilemma on a very different terrain. While transitioning from military to civilian life, millions of veterans consider taking advantage of their GI Bill benefits to further their education. The Post-9/11 GI Bill — enacted in 2008 — offers veterans who have served since September 10th, 2001 the chance to pursue a wider variety of opportunities. These are men and women who ris... Read more