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  • Growing Jobs in a Growing Economy
    Posted in Columns on September 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The Peach State is on the rise, and our economy and job market could not be better. In August, we recorded over 7 million job openings in America, more than the number of people out of work. Unemployment is well below 4%, hourly earnings have risen 3.4% over the past year, and Georgia is once again the top state for business – for the sixth year running. As economic gains continue at a healthy pace as we enter fall, records just keep getting broken. The Trump economy has created an environment w... Read more

  • The principles that make America great
    Posted in Columns on September 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    As voters watch Democrats duke out their differences in the presidential primary, one common thread appears to unite their party: an utter lack of regard for individual freedoms. Democrats want to grow the scope and size of government, taking control of your healthcare, your firearms, and even your pocketbook. The unyielding dedication to the protection and advancement of the liberties that made America great continues to make our nation great today. While coastal elitists from both parties may ... Read more

  • Democrats forced President Trump into finding alternatives to build the border wall
    Posted in Columns on September 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security, Immigration

    Engaging with everyday Americans both in my congressional district in Georgia and across the Nation – from law enforcement to grieving “Angel Parents” of those murdered by illegal immigrants – has shown me beyond a shadow of a doubt that we must act now to address the crisis at the southern border. Fortunately, President Trump and his administration have taken measured, legal steps to protect our country and close the dangerous loopholes in our immigration system. The simple truth is border secu... Read more

  • Freedom Prevails
    Posted in Columns on July 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – There’s a deep sense of freedom that preserves the beauty of our country and adds to our collective strength. On Independence Day, we honor the sacrifice, vision, and dedication of our founders, who believed so strongly in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This week as we celebrate 243 years of our Nation, take time to remember the ideas that motivated our Founding Fathers and compelled them to put everything on the line – their honor, fortunes, and lives – in order... Read more

  • Reliable Resources
    Posted in Columns on June 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – I'm committed to truly serving the people of Georgia’s 10th Congressional District by listening, engaging, and finding common ground in order to achieve real solutions. Helping Georgians is my most important responsibility, and since coming to Congress, I have been dedicated to bringing back real representation by being accountable, accessible, and transparent while working hard every single day for our community. One of my highest priorities is to ensure that my staff and I a... Read more

  • A Mission to Serve our Veterans
    Posted in Columns on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Every day, I hear from veterans throughout the 10th District. These conversations and requests for assistance are often incredibly disheartening, and it’s clear that our Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system requires significant and fundamental reform to ensure that these brave heroes are receiving the treatment they’ve earned in the line of duty. Unfortunately, all too often, they don’t. These men and women wait months for treatment – available to them only at... Read more

  • Inside the Border Crisis
    Posted in Columns on June 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON — America’s southern border is at a breaking point. I recently joined my colleagues, Congressmen Michael Cloud of Texas and Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin, in traveling to the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo sectors of the Lone Star State in order to get an up-close and personal view of this crisis. And let me be clear: It is a crisis. This trip was certainly eye-opening, and it’s obvious that criminal cartels in both Mexico and Central America are maintaining an outsized influence in the r... Read more

  • A Reminder of Service and Sacrifice
    Posted in Columns on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – As we reflect this Memorial Day, I encourage you to consider the words of Pierre Claeyssens, a stalwart supporter of the American military, who said, “To be killed in war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst. To be forgotten is the worst.” While many of us will use this weekend to take trips with our families or grill out with neighbors, first and foremost this is a holiday dedicated to honoring the men and women who so bravely served our great Nation ... Read more

  • Protecting those who have protected us
    Posted in Columns on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. - Veteran suicide is not only a VA problem—it is an American problem. Just last month, two Georgia veterans took their own lives in front of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. Days later, a war hero in Texas decided to commit suicide while waiting in a VA medical center. Sadly, they are far from the only ones. Roughly 20 active-duty servicemembers and veterans commit suicide every single day. That’s more than 7,000 in a year. Our men and women in uniform are suffering, and it’s c... Read more

  • Turning the Page
    Posted in Columns on April 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. – It’s tax season again. Fortunately, this year, folks are reading a different story from years past. Millions of hardworking Americans who have been left behind by Washington for far too long are now taking home more in their paychecks because Uncle Sam is taking less of their hard-earned money. With the historic passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act under the leadership of Congressional Republicans and President Trump, we lowered individual rates, simplified the tax code, and w... Read more

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