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  • Heritage, History, and Hallowed Grounds
    Posted in Columns on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – This week, We the People will gather in cities and towns across the country to celebrate life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and those patriots who throughout our history have bravely championed our American values and unalienable rights. This Independence Day, while you’re grilling, throwing backyard parties, and enjoying time with friends and family, I encourage you to remember what we’re truly celebrating. On the Fourth of July 242 years ago, our Founding Fathers signe... Read more

  • Tackling New Approaches to the Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Columns on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – The opioid epidemic sweeping our Nation has left hardly anyone untouched. Whether it’s a friend or a family member, nearly every American knows someone whose life has been tragically altered by this pervasive problem. In fact, in 2016, significantly more people died from drug abuse than from car accidents. The simple truth is we are in the midst of a profound national crisis. All too often, I hear stories of parents losing their sons or daughters, spouses losing their partners... Read more

  • A Visit to the Holy City
    Posted in Columns on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – There is no greater friend, ally, and strategic partner in the Middle East to the United States than Israel. It is so important that we do everything in our power to ensure that this historically sacred relationship is not only preserved, but strengthened in the months, years, and decades ahead. As part of this effort, Monday marked an important achievement as the United States formally moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The mission to relocate our embassy is not a ... Read more

  • Protecting Our National Security Interests
    Posted in Columns on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – In today’s world, security matters more than ever – with each and every one of us facing numerous threats in our daily lives. These range from large-scale, international risks coming from rogue regimes, like Iran, to the emergence of sophisticated cyber attacks that breach our digital networks. It’s issues like these that the House Armed Services Committee, of which I am a member, tackled during Wednesday’s markup of H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal... Read more

  • Serving You
    Posted in Columns on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – As the spring break season comes to an end, I want to thank those folks from Georgia’s 10th Congressional District who made their way up to my office in Washington, D.C. We’ve welcomed families and school groups from across the district to the U.S. Capitol Building, the White House, and more as they explored our Nation’s capital. Booking tours like these is just one of the many services that I can provide to you. As your Representative in Congress, I’m proud that constituent s... Read more

  • Out with the Old, In with the New
    Posted in Columns on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Without a doubt, tax day is one of the most dreaded days of the year. Nothing strikes fear in your heart quite like interacting with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In fact, the Tax Foundation estimated that Americans in 2016 spent nearly nine billion hours just trying to comply with our overly complicated and burdensome tax code. While this year’s tax day was no different, the good news is that it was the last filing season under this antiquated tax structure. Thanks to t... Read more

  • It’s Long Past Due to Balance our Budget
    Posted in Columns on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Budget & Spending

    Washington, D.C. – Being back in the Peach State for the two-week spring District Work Period, I was heartened by the many opportunities to speak with folks from throughout Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. We come from a community of leaders, and I truly value your input and feedback. While on the ground, people resoundingly relayed one huge concern: Government spending is out of control. Simply put, I could not agree more. Prior to leaving Washington in the face of yet another deadline to... Read more

  • Marshalling Our Airways
    Posted in Columns on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – While there have been vast improvements to our aviation security since the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, our adversaries continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to execute their attacks. Back in 2016, I learned an alarming fact: the U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) – which does a lot to keep us safe – does not factor in risk when deploying marshals onto flights. It’s clear that there’s more that can be ... Read more

  • Right to Try
    Posted in Columns on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – If you watched President Trump’s State of the Union address in January, you probably heard him champion efforts that would give millions of Americans the hope of extending or saving their lives by providing dying patients easier access to experimental therapies and medications. Too many of us know or have known family and friends who, after months or even years of medical treatment, have been told “there’s nothing else we can do.” It is incredibly disheartening and frustrating... Read more

  • Building a Business Climate
    Posted in Columns on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – By creating a foundation of innovation, resilience, and sound business policies, I’m proud that Georgia has become an incubator where companies can thrive. This past week brought more exciting news for the state as Governor Nathan Deal welcomed a new corporate citizen – Facebook – to the community with the construction of its ninth data center. I was humbled to be a part of this momentous occasion, and I’m looking forward to fostering this new, long-term partnership. Based in ... Read more

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