SALUTE TO SERVICE
Dear Friends,

As we observe the 76th anniversary of American and allied forces courageously storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, our remembrance would not be complete without recognizing one of our very own, Marcie Dover.

Born in Alabama and a Barrow County resident since 2000, Marcie Dover was only nineteen years old when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. 

Serving with the 9th Regiment’s L Company as part of the 2nd “Indianhead” Infantry Division, Dover first sailed from New York to Great Britain before landing in Normandy on June 7. Joining the battle first in St. Lo and then onwards to Brest through difficult hedgerow country, Dover was in some of the most difficult parts of the fighting. During his first engagement against the Germans, Dover recalls his entire unit being wiped out, leaving just him and his commanding officer standing. Through northern France and into Belgium, Dover fought in the Battle the Bulge and ended the war in Czechoslovakia.

For his honorable and distinguished service, Dover was awarded the Bronze Star and the Legion of Honor, France’s highest military honor. Now a loving grandfather to five and great-grandfather to seven, he enjoys his much-deserved retirement in our community.

We must never forget the bravery of Marcie Dover, and all the men and women like him, who valiantly answered their nation’s call to service when our hour was darkest. The sacrifices they made on behalf of a grateful nation 76 years ago still enable all Americans to live freely today. We are forever in their debt.


UPCOMING ARMY BIRTHDAY 
Established in June of 1775, the United States Army is turning 245 years old. I am proud to live in a nation with the strongest, bravest fighting force the word has ever seen. Throughout history, millions of Americans have devoted their lives to answering the nation’s call to service. If you are one of these patriots, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your courage, your resilience, and your commitment to freedom.
As is tradition, there are many celebration activities planned for this week. Even though social distancing requirements are still in effect, the show must go on and YOU may be a part of it. The Army is going to conduct all of its events virtually this year.  An interactive list of the Army’s Birthday Week events are listed below, and for any updates, the schedule is available here.

Happy Birthday. Army Strong!
GOOD SAMARITANS IN GREENE-PUTNAM COUNTY
I always enjoy recognizing the good work of Georgians who step up to fill the gap in their communities. In my hometown of Greensboro, the Rotary of Greene-Putnam County has delivered 1,700 meals purchased from local restaurants to healthcare workers in the Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton as well as the Good Samaritan hospital in Greensboro.
Robert Massey, past president of the Rotary and an active community participant, said that this is a great way to support both local restaurants as well as express gratitude to the doctors, nurses and other medical personnel standing on the front lines of coronavirus. Keep up the good work, Rotarians!

GEORGIA ON MY MIND
This Monday, I joined Newsmax TV's Spicer and Co. to talk about the possibility of Georgia playing host to the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Not only does Georgia have some of the best facilities to meet the needs of hosting such an event, but we have been at the forefront of America’s reopening thanks to Governor Kemp. Everyday our state continues to reopen, setting an example for the rest of the country. There’s simply no better place for the nominating convention than the state that prides itself on our southern hospitality.
To watch my full interview, click here.
HELP FOR BORROWERS

On Friday, June 5th, President Donald Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) into law, which passed the House with my support. If you are a recipient of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), there are several key changes for you to consider as you prepare to seek loan forgiveness within the requirements of the CARES Act. These reforms are meant to make it easier for your loans to qualify for forgiveness. 

Under the new provisions of the PPPFA, borrowers now have more time to spend the stimulus loans. Instead of having to spend it within eight weeks, borrowers now have 24 weeks after the origination of the loan or until December 31st – whichever comes sooner. Business owners are now only required to spend 60% of loan proceeds on payroll costs, down from 75% in the previous law. Additionally, borrowers whose loans are not forgiven will now have more time to repay the loan – five years instead of two.

To learn about these changes and more, visit the U.S. Department of the Treasury site or click here.

 COME INTERN ON THE HILL

It is my honor to welcome interns into my Washington, D.C. and district offices every season. 

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please visit my website and fill out the application form. If you have any questions, or are a university representative and would like to set up a contact with my office regarding internships, please email Megan Quinn in my D.C. office at megan.quinn@mail.house.gov or Keri Gardner in Georgia at keri.gardner@mail.house.gov.

We’re looking forward to welcoming new members to #TeamHice.

Sincerely,

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In This Edition
-  SALUTE TO SERVICE
UPCOMING ARMY BIRTHDAY

GOOD SAMARITANS IN GREENE-PUTNAM COUNTY
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
HELP FOR BORROWERS
COME INTERN ON THE HILL

 
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