By The Numbers
Dear Friends,

We are nearly three-fourths of the way through 2019, and it has certainly been quite a busy year so far. In Congress, my number one priority is the good folks of the 10th District, and I have been working diligently to ensure that my team and I provide the best constituent services possible. I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the work my office has done on your behalf.

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1,690 – The number of site visits, constituent meetings, and district events held since coming to Congress.

More than 140,000 – The number of responses to constituents who contacted the office, including emails, letters sent through the mail, and returned phone calls.

45 – The number of Telephone Town Halls and “Coffee with your Congressman” events while serving as your U.S. representative.

6,058 – The number of constituents taken on tours of the Capitol Building or White House that my office facilitated. Click here to request a tour next time you are visiting our Nation’s capital!

11 – The number of students who accepted offers of appointment to U.S. Service Academies this year. If you or someone you know is interested in attending a service academy, click here for more information. As a reminder, the deadline for nomination applications is October 11th at 5:00 p.m.

Over $5 Million - The amount of money Team Hice has returned to Georgians this year in the form of benefits, grants, and academy scholarships.

Helping Our Seniors
Seniors have unique needs that deserve our attention. With that in mind, Attorney General Chris Carr and I invite all seniors in the 10th District to attend an outreach event this Thursday, August 29th at the Loganville City Hall from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

While there, folks will learn tips and tools to defend themselves and their loved ones against scam artists and theft. My staff will also be on hand alongside representatives from a variety of state and federal government agencies and organizations to ensure that older Georgians are receiving helpful and accurate information. I’m pleased to be able to offer this help for seniors and their families. Click here for additional details.

More Views of the Border Debate
Cutting through the political noise, the latest episode of the Freedom Caucus Podcast features Border Patrol Council Member Art Del Cueto and Angel Parent Steve Ronnebeck as they share their personal stories of how the border crisis has affected each of their lives. I encourage folks who are interested to listen in on Apple Podcasts or SoundCloud.

The Week Ahead
Looking forward to seeing many new and familiar faces around the 10th District this week! Also, remember to keep an eye out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to stay up to date with the latest news.


In This Edition
– By the Numbers
– Helping Our Seniors
– More Views of the Border Debate
– The Week Ahead
Top News

Hice to host SOS event for seniors Aug. 29 in Loganville
Monroe Local – 8/26
Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today announced that he will host a Serving Our Seniors (SOS) event on Thursday, August 29th at the Loganville City Hall. The event is designed to inform senior citizens about the ways in which they can avoid scams and abuse, as well as best practices to take full advantage of the programs offered by Social Security and Medicare. Seniors, their families, and those who serve as caregivers are encouraged to attend. The event will take place from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Loganville City Council Chamber, where representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Georgia Consumer Protection Division, Social Security Administration, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be in attendance. “If you are entering your golden years or have family members who are, you won’t want to miss this important event,” said Congressman Hice. “Come hear how to protect yourself and those you love from various forms of scams and abuse and learn about how to access earned benefits provided by Social Security and Medicare.” Congressman Hice is also pleased to have Georgia’s Attorney General, Chris Carr, join him at this event.

BAE Systems Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Innovation Hub at the Georgia Cyber Center
Augusta CEO – 8/23
Present at the ribbon cutting were Al Whitmore, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence and Security sector and Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Intelligence Solutions business. Also on hand were, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis Jr., Susan Parr, CEO of the Augusta Chamber of Commerce and representatives of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and U.S. Representatives Rick Allen and Jody Hice.

Date set for 2019 Regional Job Fair
Covington News – 8/21
"We're all about getting people jobs, training for jobs and this job fair can lead to those jobs," Dr. Tavarez Holston, GPTC president, said. "It is important because we are getting the employers onto our campus and that is where the training for the workforce occurs and it is also the place where that experience for the student starts through an orientation of what the industry is all about and making that jump and that leap to the next phase. It is a connection point for the student, the job and the employer." As a special guest, this year's event will feature U.S. Congressman Jody Hice.

Inside the Georgia political split over how to curb toxic gas pollution
The Atlanta Journal Constitution – 8/22
Over in Covington, lawmakers took a different approach. State Rep. Dave Belton, a Republican whose district includes a chunk of Newton County, said he wanted “more and clearer information.” U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Monroe, urged the EPA to issue new regulations for facilities that use the gas.

Athens New & Weather WGAU – 8/27
Congressmen Doug Collins and Jody Hice, the Republicans who represent Athens and northeast Georgia in the US House, are calling on the Corps of Engineers to explain the reasons for the anticipated increase in costs for dock permits on Corps-maintained lakes in Georgia. Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), Rick Allen (R-Ga.) and Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) sent a second letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) demanding a more thorough explanation on the anticipated cost increase for dock and facility permits. On June 6, 2019, the Corps announced the implementation of a revised real estate administrative fee schedule for dock and land-based facility permits along the shorelines of Federal reservoirs and waterways in the South Atlantic Division. Under the revised fee schedule, new dock or facility permits will increase from $400 to $835 and re-issue permits will increase from $175 to $835.