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  • Fighting for Life
    Posted in Columns on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Protecting Life

    Washington, D.C. – The right to life is one of the most primary and fundamental rights that we, as human beings, share. Without this right, there can be no right to liberty or to the pursuit of happiness. As many of you know, I have dedicated much of my time both in Congress and as a pastor to promoting a culture of life. 45 years ago, the Supreme Court issued its disheartening decision on the Roe v. Wade case. This weekend, thousands of teachers, students, pastors, priests, and families from ev... Read more

  • New Mission: Hice Joins HASC
    Posted in Columns on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    Washington, D.C. – The fundamental role of the federal government is the safety and security of the American people, and having a clear defense strategy is critical as we face a growing number of threats to our Nation’s security. This week, my Constitutional charge to provide for the common defense expanded with my nomination and subsequent placement onto the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), which oversees all defense priorities, military policy, and installations across the country. I’m g... Read more

  • Strengthening and Modernizing our Military
    Posted in Columns on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    Washington, D.C. – The United States’ position as the leader of the free world is built upon the strength of our military and its capacity to meet any challenge. However, in recent years, we have witnessed our military readiness and capabilities decline to a point of alarm. As it stands, we have too many planes that can’t fly and ships that can’t sail, while global threats abound. The American people have given Republicans the opportunity to lead in Congress, with a promise that we would not onl... Read more

  • 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

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One of the most important things I do as a U.S. Representative is help constituents work through issues with federal agencies. Although I cannot override the decisions made by a federal agency, I can often intervene on a constituent’s behalf to get answers to questions, find solutions, or just cut through the red tape. Below you will find a list of agencies with which I can help you. However, regardless of which agency you need help navigating, you must complete a privacy authorization form to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act. Please download this printable version of the casework authorization form and then fax or mail to the address listed under the agency from which you are seeking assistance.

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