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  • Open for Business
    Posted in Columns on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Over the past few years, the State of Georgia has distinguished itself as a powerhouse for business with its growth of its manufacturing, film, and tourism industries. Among others, these trades are spurring our economy and enriching our cities and local neighborhoods. For example, Georgia has consistently snagged top spots in CNBC’s annual “America’s Top States for Business” rankings. The 10th District’s very own Newton County is home to the Three Ring Studios, which is on it... Read more

  • Hice Announces 2017 Regional Job Fair Employers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Monroe, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10), in coordination with the economic development offices of Newton, Morgan, Jasper, and Walton counties, will host a regional job fair on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. The event is designed to put job seekers in front of local employers who are hiring in the bio/life sciences, advanced/process manufacturing, film and tourism, and service industries. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to c... Read more

  • Rep. Jody Hice Receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    L to R: Moore Hallmark, Executive Director of the Southeastern Region Office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Congressman Jody Hice, Dr. Dan Kaufman, President/CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, & Chris Clark, President/CEO of Georgia Chamber of Commerce Monroe, GA – During a gathering at the “Gwinnett Chamber ON TOPIC” on Wednesday, August 16th, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his suppor... Read more

  • A Focus at Home: Made in America
    Posted in Columns on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Americans have always been on the forefront of innovation, creating new ideas and growing businesses from the ground up. Our work ethic and quality craftsmanship are the heart and soul of our Nation. That heart – present in so many of our small business owners – is one of the things that makes America great. Not only do American companies provide high-quality goods and services, but they also provide much-needed jobs in our communities. On Monday, President Trump kicked off “M... Read more

  • Developing the Future Workforce
    Posted in Columns on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – A job is more than just making money and cashing a paycheck. It’s about finding a purpose and building a life. More importantly, it’s an integral part of the American dream: The idea that, with hard work, anyone can start from the ground up to create a better life for themselves, their children, and their grandchildren. America is the best in the world – bar none – at providing the opportunities that make that dream possible. Sadly, times have been hard. Many American workers ... Read more

  • Rep. Hice Praises Passage of the Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Jody Hice (R-GA) today praised the passage of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs) Act, landmark legislation which includes a number of provisions to end bank bailouts, promote economic growth, and provide much-needed regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions. “Spurred by the housing collapse and financial meltdown in 2008, Dodd-Frank was a misguided approach that created an envir... Read more

  • 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

  • Hice to Host Grants & Small Business Workshop in Washington County
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Milledgeville, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today announced that he will host his annual Grants and Small Business Workshop on Wednesday, June 21st at the Tarbutton Business Development Center at Oconee Fall Line Technical College. The workshop is an opportunity for individuals to network with state and federal representatives and receive valuable information for their business or project. “Whether you’re a small business owner or representative for a nonprofit or municipality, this semina... Read more

  • Rep. Jody Hice Receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress. “Businesses of all shapes and sizes need sound, commonsense policy in place in order to get off the ground, grow, and succeed,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “The Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizes those members ... Read more

  • Congressman Hice Participating in Offshore Energy Tour in Louisiana
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Natural Resources, Jobs & the Economy, Defense & National Security

    Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Hice announced that he will participate in the 2016 Offshore Energy Tour with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in South Louisiana on April 6th, 7th, and 8th. Congressman Hice released the following statement regarding the trip: “American energy exploration is critical to our Nation’s pursuit of energy independence,” said Congressman Hice. “I’m honored to join Majority Whip Scalise and several of my colleagues on the Louisiana Offshore Energy Tour. The Gulf o... Read more

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