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  • Shining lights on shady practices
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    In Case You Missed It… By Rep. Jody Hice The Hill (Op-Ed) March 21, 2017 Every year, the federal government spends millions of man-hours and hundreds of millions of precious taxpayer dollars on a little known practice referred to as “official time.” Under current law, federal employee union members use official time to conduct union activities during the workday, even if it is completely unrelated to their regularly assigned agency duties. Some federal employee union members engage exclusively i... Read more

  • Healthcare Rescue Mission
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Giving CPR to U.S. health insurance system By Reps. Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), Drew Ferguson (R-GA-03), Rob Woodall (R-GA-07), Doug Collins (R-GA-09), Jody Hice (R-GA-10), Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11), Rick Allen (R-GA-12) and Tom Graves (R-GA-14). 2/20/2017 As members of Congress, we work every day to be the voice of Georgians in our nation’s capital. While we represent different areas, one message we hear as we listen to constituents is resounding: Obamacare has hurt their loved ones and livelihoo... Read more

  • U.S. nonprofits, including churches, should be allowed to take sides in politics
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Senator James Lankford, Rep. Jody Hice, and Rep. Steve Scalise The Washington Post (Op-Ed) February 5, 2017 Since 1954, a provision in the U.S. Tax Code, commonly referred to as the Johnson Amendment, has effectively censored nonprofit organizations and their leaders with the threat of an IRS investigation, fines or loss of tax-exempt status if they choose to discuss political events. Introduced by then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, the amendment was snuck in by voice vote but ... Read more

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