U.S. Congressman Jody Hice | E-Newsletter
U.S. Congressman Jody Hice
Hice on the Homefront
Dear Friends,

There’s nothing better than spending quality time with the folks of the 10th District of Georgia. Last week while in Dacula, I read “A is for America” to young students at Kiddie Academy and met with a network of business owners at Hamilton Mill to provide a legislative update. I wholeheartedly believe that the best ideas come from individuals like you, and I want to thank you again for your continued engagement.

Congressman Hice reading “A is for America” to students at the Kiddie Academy in Dacula

Congressman Hice discusses the school’s structure with a Kiddie Academy employee

Congressman Hice enjoying his time with young learners

Congressman Hice providing a legislative update in Dacula

Congressman Hice speaking with small business owners at Hamilton Mill

At my “Coffee with Your Congressman” event in Greene County, I enjoyed sharing an update on the latest from Washington and engaging in thoughtful discussion with local residents. The conversation included topics such as tax reform, my work on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the latest on repealing and replacing Obamacare, and much more. A big thank you to Robert and Rhonda Bradley, owners of Fishtales, for their hospitality. I hope to see many of you at the next coffee!

Congressman Hice addressing the crowd at Fishtales

Representative Hice chatting with a constituent prior to the start of the coffee event

Congressman Hice thanking Fishtales owner Robert Bradley for his hospitality

Afterwards, I met with developers and operators of Harmony Crossing in Eatonton for a tour of the small businesses located in the shopping center, including a new medical center, offices, and dining spaces. At lunchtime, I sat down with Robert Brooks III, Chairman of the 21st Century Partnership, and Dan Rhoades, Director of Strategy of the 21st Century Partnership, to discuss the long-term viability and sustainability of Robins Air Force Base. Thanks for having me!

Congressman Hice discussing new expansion plans at Harmony Crossing with Director of Business Development and Marketing Jennifer Elise Rainey and Property Developer Lowell White, Sr.

Lowell White, Sr. pointing out local businesses to Congressman Hice in Eatonton

I ended my day at Quail International in Greensboro. Established in 1983, it has become one of the largest quail processing facilities in the United States, managing everything from egg production to final packaging. With over 100 employees, Quail International is focused on improving meat quality, while modernizing its standards and procedures. What an informative tour! I look forward to working with community partners to create an environment conducive to growth and prosperity.

Congressman Hice seeing Quail International’s operation firsthand

Georgia Department of Agriculture Director of Meat Inspection Adam Buuck providing Congressman Hice with an overview of packaging regulations

Congressman Hice in front of Quail International with Production Manager Dr. Raul Otalora and General Manager Ivan Bilbao
Congressional Internships
My offices in Monroe, Milledgeville, and Washington, D.C. are all looking for hardworking interns to join Team Hice next Spring. Internships are open to motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic college students with excellent written and oral communication skills. Applications are due by Friday, November 10th at 5:00 p.m. More information about internship opportunities can be found here. Interested students can also email questions to nathan.barker@mail.house.gov regarding D.C.-based internships or ben.stout@mail.house.gov regarding district-based internships.
The Week Ahead

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

H.R. 4038 - DHS Accountability Enhancement Act
H.R. 3328 - Cuban Airport Security Act of 2017, as amended
H.R. 3551 - C-TPAT Reauthorization Act of 2017, as amended
S. 504 - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017
H.R. 2142 - INTERDICT Act, as amended
H.R. 4010 - Congressional Subpoena Compliance and Enforcement Act of 2017, as amended
H.R. 3101 - Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017, as amended
H.R. 3972 - Family Office Technical Correction Act of 2017, as amended
H.R. 3898 - Impeding North Korea’s Access to Finance Act of 2017, as amended
H.R. 732 - Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule)
H.R. 1698 - Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act, as amended
H.Res. 359 - Urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members, as amended
H.R. 3342 - Sanctioning Hizballah’s Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act, as amended
H.R. 3329 - Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017, as amended
H.R. 469 - Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule)
Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.Con.Res. 71, Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027

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!




Kiddie Academy of Dacula Hosts Congressman Jody Hice
Explore Gwinnett – 10/19
Congressman Jody Hice will be reading a short book titled, “A is for America,” to the children of Kiddie Academy of Dacula at this reading event. The event is to give the Congressman an opportunity to meet the students and learn how Kiddie Academy is impacting the community as a leader in education-based child care through the Life Essentials® curriculum.

U.S. Rep. Jody Hice visits UGA College Republicans
Red & Black – 10/19
U.S. House Rep. Jody Hice from Georgia’s 10th district spoke to University of Georgia students at the College Republicans’ meeting on Wednesday evening, Oct. 18. Hice discussed topics ranging from his political experience to struggles of bipartisanship in Congress. Hice has been the Georgia 10th district representative since 2015 and currently serves on the House Oversight, Government Reform Committee, and the House Natural Resources Committee. Since January of this year, he has served as vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations for the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hice started the meeting by thanking students for their involvement in his campaign by canvassing and making “tens of thousands” of phone calls.

New Poll Shows Vast Majority of Pastors Want Freedom to Speak
NRB – 10/20
The Free Speech Fairness Act, which NRB supports, would clarify that political statements by 501(c)(3) organizations are permissible, as long as they are made in the ordinary course of the organization’s activities. So, churches and charities could still not purchase ads or make other such targeted political expenditures. However, the bill would unshackle speech by making clear that organizations need not fear expressing views in the normal course of business. That legislation is sponsored by Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) in the House of Representatives and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) in the Senate. Upon its introduction earlier this year, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, NRB President & CEO, called the bill “a fair and reasonable remedy.” He said the Johnson Amendment “has dangled like a sword above the heads of pastors and ministry leaders” for too long and urged the legislation’s passage.

The Summit of All Fears for the Left
Patriot Post – 10/18
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), and Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) have been trying for months to put an end to the Left’s culture of intimidation. “Every American should be able to speak freely about their conscience and convictions — no matter what their job is… Critics who say this blurs the line between church and state misunderstand the principle. Thomas Jefferson’s ‘separation’ coinage doesn’t mean that there is a wall of separation between the two; it just means that the state should not have control over the church, nor shall the church maintain control over the state.”