U.S. Congressman Jody Hice | E-Newsletter
U.S. Congressman Jody Hice
Returning to Washington
Dear Friends,

I hope you and your family had a restful Labor Day weekend. With lots on the fall legislative agenda, I look forward to bringing your voice back to D.C. as we address several big ticket items. Before heading back, I started last week by spending some quality time hearing from many of you in my Monroe District Office.

On Tuesday afternoon, I was thrilled to attend a ribbon-cutting event for the new Winder Elementary School with Barrow County Chamber of Commerce President Tommy Jennings, Superintendent Dr. Chris McMichael, Assistant Superintendent Joe Perno, and Principal Jerry Stapleton.

Congressman Hice with Winder residents

Congressman Hice attending the new Winder Elementary School ribbon-cutting ceremony

Later in the week, I traveled to Taliaferro County for my “Coffee with Your Congressman” event, where we gathered at the local farm bureau over coffee, cake, fresh fruit, and hot biscuits and talked about the need for tax reform, securing the border, DACA, the high cost of health care, the budget, and much more. 

Afterwards, I dropped in on the local school, which runs from kindergarten to 12th grade. Although the needs are great in this area, Taliaferro County Schools are utilizing every possible resource to help its students succeed. Great to be with all of you!

Congressman Hice speaking with a local resident at his Taliaferro County Coffee With Your Congressman event

Congressman Hice monitoring student-learning styles

Congressman Hice with Taliaferro County students
Next, I made my way to Greene County for a few stops, including attending the Greene/Putnam Rotary meeting, speaking with students at Lake Oconee Academy, and touring the Harbor Club. At the Greene/Putnam County Rotary, I gave a legislative update on the status of health care legislation, tax reform, North Korea, and other items on the Congressional calendar. While at Lake Oconee Academy, I saw its recent campus expansion and spoke to AP students about my duties as their Congressman. Then, I explored the Harbor Club, a 1600-acre, award-winning Georgia community on Lake Oconee. The Harbor Club is family owned and operated by the Matney family.

Congressman Hice providing a legislative update to Rotarians in Greensboro

Congressman Hice with Greene/Putnam Rotary President Bob Massey

Congressman Hice looking at multimedia projects produced by Lake Oconee Academy students

Congressman Hice speaking to an AP Government class at Lake Oconee Academy

Mika Mills, the Harbor Club’s Membership Director, showing a map of the venue to Congressman Hice

Later in the day, I paid my respects to the families of Larry Eley, a fearless advocate for local farmers as part of the Greene County Farm Bureau, and Curry Haynes, a record-breaking veteran of the Vietnam War from Newton County. I was humbled to share my floor remarks and present them with a flag honoring these gentlemen.

Congressman Hice with surviving family of Larry Eley, including his wife, Nancy Eley, children and grandchildren

Congressman Hice presenting Kathy Haynes and Celebrate Recovery group with flag and floor statement honoring Curry T. Haynes

That night, Dee Dee and I joined folks from the Homeowners Together, Inc. for a discussion about our goals for the future. I appreciate all of the valuable feedback provided by such great residents.

Congressman Hice meeting with Homeowners Together, Inc. representatives

Congressman Hice addressing the crowd in Greensboro

Mrs. Dee Dee Hice speaking with Brian Burdette and Greene County Commissioner Ernie Filice
2017 Regional Job Fair
I’m eager to improve Georgia’s economy by encouraging job growth in the 10th District. With that in mind, I’m partnering with the economic development offices of Newton, Morgan, Jasper, and Walton counties for a Regional Job Fair on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The event will be a great opportunity to connect local industry leaders with potential employees, with many area employers recruiting workers for high quality, good-paying jobs. We invite anyone looking for a job or new career to join us and see what our communities have to offer.

From pharmaceuticals to film production, over 50 employers are anticipated to be represented. There is no fee to participate in the job fair and no advance registration is required. For more information, visit selectnewton.com/your-life/job-fair-2017.
September Mobile Office Hours
Being accessible to the community is a top priority for my staff and me. That’s why we regularly hold Mobile Office Hours to better serve the people of the 10th Congressional District. Mobile Office Hours are designed to assist residents unable to visit one of my district offices – because of time or location restrictions – by giving them the opportunity to meet with a knowledgeable member of my staff to discuss their concerns, share their priorities, or seek help with a federal agency. My office will be on hand to offer assistance at the following location:
Jasper County, GA
Wednesday, September 13
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Jasper County Farm Bureau
671 W. Washington Street
Monticello, GA 31064
In addition to the Jasper County meeting, a member of my staff will make a private presentation to local participants at the Loganville American Legion Post 233. To request an informational session for an organization or group, please call the Monroe office at 770-207-1776 or Milledgeville office at 478-457-0007.
Service Academy Deadline
Do you know a young man or young woman who would like to attend a Military Service Academy? As your Representative, it’s an honor to nominate some of the best and brightest students to the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

I encourage all students in the 10th Congressional District who are interested in obtaining a first-rate undergraduate education, while giving back to our Nation by serving on active duty as a military officer, to submit an application to my office by Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 5 p.m. to be considered for a nomination.

For more information, please visit my website.
Be Prepared
With the effects of Hurricane Harvey still being felt both in Texas and across the country and Hurricane Irma almost upon us, it is imperative that we are as prepared as possible for any emergency situation that may arise. As part of National Preparedness Month, FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security have provided resources to support state, local, and tribal governments when it comes to planning for responses to natural disasters.

Themed “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You can,” FEMA is encouraging family emergency plans, school drills, and neighborhood training, to name just a few of the tactics those of us in local communities can take to mitigate the effects of these disasters. To learn more tips and tools, visit https://www.ready.gov/september.
The Week Ahead

This week, the House will consider the following pieces of legislation:

H.R. 1843 - Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Act
H.R. 3110 - Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance Member Continuity Act
S. 1616 - Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act
H.R. 2864 - Improving Access to Capital Act, as amended
H.R. 3672 - Making supplemental appropriations for disaster relief requirements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017
H.R. 3388 - SELF DRIVE Act
H.R. 3354 - Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule)

As always, I want to hear from you. Please contact my office with any questions, comments, or concerns. Be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep track of upcoming events!

Sincerely,

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TOP NEWS

Hice on the Radio 
WXIA-ATL (NBC) – 9/5 

Rep. Hice talks Health Care Bill
One America News Network – 9/5
Rep. Hice talks Health Care Bill: One America's John Hines spoke to Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA),  a member of the House Freedom Caucus, on the revised GOP Health Care bill.

‘Stay firm’
Morgan County Citizen – 8/31
The Morgan County Republican Party hosted the annual Founders Day event last week, which featured keynote speakers Republican Congressman Jody Hice, Georgia Senator Burt Jones, State Representative Dave Belton, and Republican candidate for Georgia Governor Hunter Hill. Each of the speakers addressed issues currently being tackled both on a statewide and national level. Congressman Hice implored Republicans to hold fast and continue pushing Republican representatives to enact President Donald Trump’s agenda, including building a border wall between America and Mexico, repealing and replacing “Obamacare,” allocating more funding to the military, cutting regulations, and passing tax reform.

Isakson applauds OK of gene therapy
Albany Herald – 9/4
Supporting the letter, Scott's office said, are the Georgia Agribusiness Council, the Georgia Blueberry Growers Association, Georgia Farm Bureau, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Georgia Watermelon Association. Joining Scott on the letter were Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, and well as Republican Reps. Rick Allen, Buddy Carter, Doug Collins, Drew Ferguson, Karen Handel and Jody Hice and Democratic Rep. David Scott.

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