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  • Reps. Hice and Lowenthal Introduce Bill to Enhance Financial Aid for Mine Cleanup
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Natural Resources

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Jody Hice (R-GA) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) today introduced H.R. 1668, the Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act. H.R. 1668 establishes a new foundation that will leverage private funding to assist federal land management agencies with abandoned mine lands cleanup as well as other mission areas. “When millions of gallons of toxic waste gushed into the Animas River from the Gold King Mine in 2015, the urgency to address the problem of pollution from abandoned... Read more

  • Shining lights on shady practices
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    In Case You Missed It… By Rep. Jody Hice The Hill (Op-Ed) March 21, 2017 Every year, the federal government spends millions of man-hours and hundreds of millions of precious taxpayer dollars on a little known practice referred to as “official time.” Under current law, federal employee union members use official time to conduct union activities during the workday, even if it is completely unrelated to their regularly assigned agency duties. Some federal employee union members engage exclusively i... Read more

  • 2017 Congressional Art Competition Deadline Approaching
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Monroe, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today reminded students in grades nine through twelve that the deadline for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching. Students wishing to participate should submit their artwork to one of the Congressman’s three district offices by Thursday, April 6th. The winning artist will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and will be awarded with a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception with other student... Read more

  • Rep. Jody Hice Receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress. “Businesses of all shapes and sizes need sound, commonsense policy in place in order to get off the ground, grow, and succeed,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “The Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizes those members ... Read more

  • Putting Veterans First
    Posted in Columns on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Our veterans are inherently selfless, having put their lives on the line to defend our freedom – often while their families put everything on hold waiting for these heroes to return home. Unfortunately, problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have persisted for years, and many of our returning heroes face uphill battles to receive the benefits they deserve and earned. Even worse, the VA’s routine and pervasive refusal to seriously discipline employees who have engaged in proven incom... Read more

  • Hice Official Time Bill Advances Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight & Government Reform, Federal Budget & Spending

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) recently introduced H.R. 1364, the Official Time Reform Act, which would prohibit federal employees from grassroots lobbying while on “official time,” a practice by which federal employees are legally permitted to conduct union-related activities – during the work day – instead of performing the jobs they were hired to do. The bill would also prohibit employees who spend more than 80% of their work on official time from counting that time as credit... Read more

  • Ridding the System of Abuse
    Posted in Columns on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight & Government Reform

    Who of us would be allowed to keep our jobs and get full retirement benefits if we spent 100% of our day doing work that we weren’t hired to do? Surprisingly, some federal employees are allowed to do just that. This practice, known as “official time,” allows federal employees to engage in union activities during regular working hours, rather than perform the job they were hired to do. While completely unacceptable for any other job, official time is explicitly allowed and accepted by our federal... Read more

  • Hice Votes to Enhance Military Readiness
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today voted in favor of H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which provides responsible funding for the Department of Defense. The measure passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 371 – 48. Representative Hice released the following statement after the bill’s passage: “There is no higher Constitutional obligation than to provide for our national security. Without question, rebuilding our milita... Read more

  • Hice Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Monroe, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced today that he invites students in grades nine through twelve to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The winning artist will receive round-trip tickets to attend a national reception in Washington, D.C., and his or her artwork will be on display for one year in the U.S. Capitol. “Each Spring when Members of Congress sponsor this annual arts competition, I’m always amazed at how incredibly gifted 10th District students are,” s... Read more

  • Hice Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress: “President Trump’s address was an uplifting proclamation of strength, confidence, and hope in pursuit of a greater Nation and better future for every American. In true fashion, President Trump did not sugarcoat the immense challenges that our country faces. Rather, he set the tone and agenda for the American people and reaffirmed that the American d... Read more

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