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  • Prioritizing Main Street, Not Wall Street
    Posted in Columns on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – The Great Recession dealt a blow to our economy from which we still haven’t fully recovered. Many of you have lost jobs, homes, and savings in the devastating aftermath of the financial crisis. In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act attempted to protect Americans from financial fraud by “being tough” on Wall Street while giving small community banks a chance to compete. In practice, however, Dodd-Frank accomplished the exact opposite through a m... Read more

  • A Debt of Gratitude
    Posted in Columns on May 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    In Case You Missed It… A Debt of Gratitude By Rep. Jody Hice As we gather this Memorial Day at backyard barbecues, sunny beaches, and local parks, it’s important to reflect on the reason that we observe this special day: To honor and remember our fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for our nation. The debt of gratitude we owe each of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice is a debt that cannot be repaid, a debt we should acknowledge not only on Memorial Day, but every day. Every day tha... Read more

  • Health Care Update
    Posted in Columns on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – For weeks, I’ve been working tirelessly with President Trump, Vice President Pence, House Leadership, fellow members of the Freedom Caucus, my colleagues in the Tuesday Group, and other Members of Congress to improve H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act. Our shared goal has always been to repeal and replace Obamacare with a better, more affordable health care system. Since health care accounts for almost 1/5th of the American economy, reform proposals have always been conte... Read more

  • Serving is an Honor
    Posted in Columns on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Representing you as the Congressman for Georgia’s 10th District is one of the greatest honors of my life. Having the chance to meet you, share our ideas, hear your thoughts and concerns, as well as what’s working well in your lives, and then head to Washington to fight for you is a task that I deeply value. That’s why claims made by groups, like Indivisible Georgia and Athens for Everyone, that I’m unavailable and inaccessible could not be further from the truth. While I was h... 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

  • 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

  • Writing Laws
    Posted in Columns on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment, Immigration

    Part of my duty as your Congressman is to introduce legislation that benefits the people of Georgia’s Tenth Congressional District and our Nation. This week, I introduced two new measures: the Fairness in Firearms Testing Act and the Nuclear Family Priority Act. As many of you may know, I am a proud member of the National Rifle Association of America, a lifelong sportsman, and a gun owner. I strongly believe that our Second Amendment right to bear arms is one of the most fundamental and importan... Read more

  • Reviving Our First Amendment Rights
    Posted in Columns on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Since 1954, the Internal Revenue Service has unfairly and indiscriminately used the Johnson Amendment – a provision in the U.S. tax code – to censor and target 501(c)(3) organizations and their leaders through the threat of investigations, costly fines, or loss of tax-exempt status. Introduced by then-Senator Lyndon Johnson, the amendment was formulated behind closed doors and deprived of proper checks and balances. As a result of the Johnson Amendment, hundreds of houses of worship and nonprofi... Read more

  • The Highest Court in the Land
    Posted in Columns on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    This week, we watched history being made as President Trump selected federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last February, we mourned the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia – a pillar of conservative values for 30 years on our Nation’s highest court. Justice Scalia left a legacy of sharp-witted responses and a strong, thoughtful observance of the principles enshrined in the Constitution by our Founding Fathers. Although it would be impossible to ever fu... Read more

  • Curbing Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
    Posted in Columns on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Less than a week into the new administration, President Trump is already taking strides to reduce the waste, fraud, and abuse that is running rampant in our federal government. On Monday, the President issued a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies placing an employment freeze on all federal hiring, except for the most vital positions in national security, public safety, and our military. President Trump wrote, “I ask that you seek efficient use of existing personnel and ... Read more

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