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Georgia lawmaker recounts ball field shooting: ‘He was targeting us’

2:03 pm Jun. 14, 2017

U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk was standing near home plate on Wednesday morning as the GOP baseball team kicked off its final practice before the annual bipartisan charity game.

The second-term lawmaker from Cassville was one of the Republican team’s designated hitters, and after spending some time warming up at the batting cages in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Va., he was ready to slug. He was getting ready to bat when gunshots were

Access v. security? Baseball shooting prompts Georgia discussion

11:17 am Jun. 14, 2017

We nearly missed this as news of this morning’s GOP baseball practice shooting began to trickle out of Washington, but over at Fox Business two Georgia Republicans offered their opening salvos to a debate that’s sure to rage on Capitol Hill in the weeks ahead.

After expressing their shock and horror over Wednesday’s events, U.S. Sen. David Perdue and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich both discussed whether security for elected leaders

Mixed reviews from Georgia for Trump’s climate plan exit

4:35 pm Jun. 1, 2017

WASHINGTON – Georgia politicians fell along strict partisan lines in their reactions to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of an international climate agreement that nearly 200 nations signed onto in 2015.

Republicans were quick to commend the president for “stand(ing) up for our own interests,” as U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, put it in a Facebook post.

In a Rose Garden speech Thursday afternoon, Trump argued the accord, known as

Cobb Democrat files ethics complaint against Barry Loudermilk

9:00 am May. 29, 2017

A prominent Cobb County Democrat has filed an ethics complaint against Barry Loudermilk, claiming the 11th District Republican congressman has used his old state campaign account to funnel money to his congressional fund.

A Loudermilk campaign spokesman dismissed the complaint as merit-less and “partisan hooey.”

Will Fowlkes of Kennesaw filed the complaint last week with the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Federal Election Commission and the Office of Congressional Ethics. Fowlkes is a

How Georgia’s congressmen voted on replacing Obamacare

2:36 pm May. 4, 2017

WASHINGTON — After months of arm twisting, false starts and political football, the House finally went on the record on the Republican health care plan Thursday.

The chamber ultimately passed the measure, known as the American Health Care Act, by a razor-thin 217-213 margin. The vote was strictly along party lines, with 20 Republicans crossing over to vote with every Democrat to reject the bill.

Georgia’s 13 congressmen all went with the leaders of

Jody Hice gets to ‘yes’ on health care overhaul

3:23 pm Apr. 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — The lone Georgia Republican congressman to reject an earlier iteration of the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan said he’s now on board after conservatives struck a deal with a moderate leader.

Rep. Jody Hice, R-Monroe, said he’ll support the GOP’s American Health Care Act, or AHCA, after the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and moderate New Jersey Republican Tom MacArthur negotiated changes to the legislation that would allow states to opt

Ga.’s congressional Republicans circle the wagons around Karen Handel

8:31 am Apr. 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s House Republicans are looking to project a united front in order to keep the 6th District seat of their onetime colleague, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, in GOP hands.

All nine Georgia GOP congressmen say they’re supporting former Secretary of State Karen Handel in the lead-up to the June 20 runoff against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

In a joint statement, the group said Handel has a “track record of serving