Prepare Now for Hurricane Season
Dear Friends,

September marks National Preparedness Month, and I encourage folks to talk to their family and loved ones about plans in case of a disaster or emergency. With hurricane season already underway, please join me in praying for everyone who is currently being impacted by Hurricane Dorian. I urge family and friends in this powerful storm’s path to visit or for more information on Hurricane Dorian.

Tips and tools:
  • Develop an evacuation plan for your family, including your pets;
  • Stock up on essential supplies, like non-perishable food and bottled water;
  • Always follow guidance from emergency officials both for evacuating before the storm and returning to an affected area afterwards;
  • Stay informed by downloading the FEMA App to receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service and get additional preparedness information; and
  • Visit for information on emergency preparedness, shelters, road closures, and evacuation routes.
I also encourage you to follow @GeorgiaEMA on Twitter and monitor local radio and television outlets for live updates. I want to thank our state and local officials, as well as our first responders and emergency personnel who are monitoring the trajectory of the severe storm.

To learn more about the important steps you can take in your home and community to always be ready in an emergency, please visit

As always, if you need any help with federal assistance in the aftermath of disaster, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of my offices:

Monroe District Office – (770)-207-1776
Milledgeville District Office – (478)-457-0007
Washington, D.C. Office – (202)-225-4101

Hice on the Homefront
I was thrilled to meet with so many wonderful people in the district last week. From meetings in my Monroe District Office to a fantastic seniors forum in Loganville, it’s been an honor talking with folks on the ground.

A big thank you to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, federal and state government agencies, and community leaders for providing a space and opportunity for seniors to access the local resources available to them. Without a doubt, great things are happening in our area, and I’m grateful for the chance to serve the 10th District.

Congressman Hice meets with officials from the Augusta VA

Michael Matthews, Representative Hice, and former Monroe Police Chief Keith Glass

Community members and Social Circle JRTOC students visit Congressman Hice's Monroe District Office

Representative Hice addresses the crowd

Taking on the Drug Cartel
On the latest episode of the Freedom Caucus Podcast, Sheriff Mark Lamb of Pinal County, Arizona, an area hit hard by the immigration crisis, describes how Mexican cartels are smuggling illegals through the border left and right. During the episode, he also discusses how his community has become a hotspot for traffickers who are accelerating the national emergency on our southern border. Listen to the conversation on Apple Podcasts or SoundCloud.

Here to Assist You
Whether you are looking to plan your next trip to Washington, D.C. or you need help with federal agencies like the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Social Security Administration, my office is here to assist you. Click here to visit my website and learn more about the different services that are available to everyone here in the 10th District.

The Week Ahead
My staff and I are monitoring Hurricane Dorian very closely. The storm is currently projected to hit the eastern part of our state on Wednesday evening. As it nears the coast, I will provide updates with pertinent information through my website and social media pages. Keep an eye out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to stay up to date.



In This Edition
– Prepare Now for Hurricane Season
– Hice on the Homefront
– Taking on the Drug Cartel
– Here to Assist You
– The Week Ahead
Top News

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnett's congressmen honor career of Sen. Johnny Isakson
Gwinnett Daily Post – 9/1
U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., also paid tribute to Isakson in a statement. “Sen. Johnny Isakson is the definition of a statesman,” Hice said. “His four decades of public service to the State of Georgia and our Nation will leave a lasting legacy for generations. I am thankful for his mentorship, leadership, and thoughtful approach to public policy.”

Duncan Continues to Demand Answers on Increased Permit Fees from Corps
The Times Examiner – 9/3
Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Doug Collins (R-Ga.), 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.

House Republicans Fight Defense-Bill Provisions Preventing Pentagon Funds from Being Used on Border Wall
National Review – 8/29
A group of House conservatives on Thursday urged Congress to scrap provisions in the annual defense-appropriations bill that would block Defense Department funds from going toward President Trump’s southern border wall. “Military construction funds may not be obligated, expended, or otherwise used to design or carry out a project to construct, replace, or modify a wall, fence, or other physical barrier along the international border between the United States and Mexico,” the bill reads. Signing the letter were Representatives Bradley Byrne of Alabama, Paul Gosar, David Schweikert, and Andy Biggs of Arizona, Greg Steube and Matt Gaetz of Florida, Jody Hice and Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Jeff Duncan and Ralph Norman of South Carolina, and Randy Weber, Ron Wright, Michael Cloud, and Chip Roy of Texas.

GOP Leaders Respond to IG Report: It Is a ‘Stunning and Unprecedented Rebuke’ of James
Breitbart – 8/29
DOJ IG Michael Horowitz is one of the best IGs in government and a warrior for transparency. He already referred @Comey for prosecution for leaking classified info, and now the American people get to see the real extent of Comey's disgraceful conduct.

Congressman Jody Hice hosting 'Serving Our Seniors' with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr
The Citizen – 8/28
Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) will host Serving Our Seniors (SOS) on Thursday, Aug. 29 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 to 3 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.