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  • Reconciling Differences
    Posted in Columns on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – If you’ve followed the tax reform process this past year, you know that the House and Senate have both passed their respective versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Since there are minor – yet significant – differences, the chambers must come together and reconcile the two measures into one joint bill through conference committee. The good news is that the end is in sight. We are closer than ever to overhauling our outdated tax code. In the coming days, the group of members w... Read more

  • Protecting Our Skies
    Posted in Columns on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Following the deadliest foreign attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush addressed the Nation and declared, “these acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” Without question, none of us will forget the heinous attacks of September 11, 2001. These acts of hate forever changed America and transformed our perceptions and protocols when it comes to the safety and security of our airlines. Since then, there have been several attempts to infiltr... Read more

  • Protecting free speech rights through tax reform
    Posted in Columns on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    In Case You Missed It… Protecting free speech rights through tax reform The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act accomplishes the goal of ensuring that all Americans, no matter their jobs, are treated equally under the law By Rep. Jody Hice President Theodore Roosevelt remarked in a 1910 address to the Iowa State Teachers’ Association that “nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.” In developing the first comprehensive tax revision in three decades, it take... Read more

  • Landmark Legislation: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Columns on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – For months now, tax relief and tax reform have been front and center in Congress, and this week, we moved it one step closer toward the finish line. On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, to simplify and modernize our unwieldy tax code. I’d like to take this opportunity to explain some of the ways that this new bill will help folks in Georgia, in addition to some of the amendments I’ve been fighting to include in the tax package. With key provisions l... Read more

  • In Gratitude to Our Heroes
    Posted in Columns on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – There is no institution in this world that commands such unwavering respect as the United States military. Veterans Day is a day of national remembrance — a special occasion to honor all the men and women in uniform, past and present, who took up arms in defense of our great Nation. It is our duty as Americans — not just on Veterans Day, but every day — to remember the sacrifices they’ve made and to make certain that our commitments to them and to their families are honored. I... Read more

  • The Story of a Warrior on Veterans Day: William Smith
    Posted in Columns on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Milledgeville, GA – In my time as your Representative in Congress, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and honor incredible veterans and hear their extraordinary stories. In an effort to preserve the legacy of those who have faithfully served our country, I want to share the account of William Smith of Sandersville, Georgia, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1974. Through the Veterans History Project, an initiative of the Library of Congress, a member of my staff sat down with Mr. ... Read more

  • Merit-Based Policies
    Posted in Columns on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – In light of the grievous terror attack in New York earlier this week – perpetrated by a terrorist who entered the country through the Diversity Visa Program – it’s becoming more evident that our flawed immigration system needs to be addressed. Let me start by expressing my heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families who were impacted by this horrific act of violence. I’m keeping all those affected in my prayers, and we need to be mindful of this event as we move fo... Read more

  • Onward with Tax Reform
    Posted in Columns on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Conservatives in Congress are focused on one thing right now: Tax relief for American families. For months, we have been developing a plan to benefit all Americans – and we are excited to finally get it rolling. A major step in accomplishing a substantial overhaul of our complicated and burdensome tax system is passing a budget. It has been over 30 years since we have passed comprehensive tax reform. For too long, we’ve watched the American middle-class struggle and many busin... Read more

  • Reaching out to community as your U.S. congressman
    Posted in Columns on October 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    One of my most important responsibilities as your Congressman is to be an advocate for you when you encounter problems dealing with a federal agency. That assistance may come in the form of a mediator, a red-tape cutter, or even an expediter. Most often, my staff and I help 10th District residents with Social Security claims, federal disability filings, Internal Revenue Service headaches, veterans’ benefits and immigration requests. So far this year, we’ve handled nearly 1,100 requests for assis... Read more

  • Talking Taxes
    Posted in Columns on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Economic opportunities are abound in Georgia, and the 10th District certainly is no exception. In the Covington-Newton County area, the explosive growth of the film and manufacturing industries is welcoming new ventures, like Three Ring Studios, Shire Biologics, and General Mills, to its community. I’m also encouraged by expansions that are happening in Milledgeville and Monticello such as the development of Norton Packaging. But progress shouldn’t be limited to certain areas,... Read more

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