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Georgia GOP lawmakers condemn white supremacists but steer clear of Trump

6:00 am Aug. 16, 2017

Several of Georgia’s Republican members of Congress condemned the white supremacists, nationalists and members of the Ku Klux Klan whose rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly over the weekend. But all on Tuesday evening steered clear of criticizing President Donald Trump directly, even after a particularly testy news conference in which the commander-in-chief doubled down on his initial claim that “both sides,” including the “alt-left,” were responsible for

Isakson hedges on Trump, Perdue’s contentious immigration proposal

12:00 pm Aug. 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson was conspicuously silent earlier this month as his Georgia GOP colleague David Perdue rolled out a bill slashing immigration levels with President Donald Trump at his side.

So when a group of constituents asked the third-term Republican whether he supported the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, or RAISE Act, at his rowdy town hall on Monday, the crowd leaned in a

Trump endorses David Perdue’s proposal to halve legal immigration levels

12:40 pm Aug. 2, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gave his seal of approval Wednesday to Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s legislation that would halve legal immigration levels, providing a notable boost to a contentious proposal that has yet to advance on Capitol Hill.

Perdue and his Republican colleague Tom Cotton of Arkansas flanked Trump during a brief event in the White House’s Roosevelt Room, where the

Senate to vote on FBI pick Christopher Wray Tuesday

12:53 pm Aug. 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate would vote to confirm Georgia-based attorney Christopher Wray as FBI director on Tuesday afternoon.

The vote comes roughly two months after the Atlanta-based former federal prosecutor was tapped to lead the agency, which is currently investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“I would hope that with all the threats facing us at home and abroad, our Democratic colleagues would not launch the first filibuster

With collapse of Senate GOP effort, a sigh of relief from Georgia hospitals

9:41 am Jul. 28, 2017

In the hallways of many a hospital in Georgia, a sigh of relief rushed out at news of the collapse of the Senate Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act in a manner that would have would have sent the U.S. health care system deeper into uncharted territory.

Here’s the statement from Earl Rogers, president and CEO of the Georgia Hospital Association:

“The proposals being considered last night by the U.S.

Updated: Perdue, Isakson back every major Senate GOP health care proposal

7:50 am Jul. 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — If you’re having trouble keeping track of the various health care proposals floating around the Senate, you’re not alone.

As GOP leaders looked to cobble together 50 votes behind an Obamacare replacement plan this week — any plan, really — they put a ton of proposals up for test votes. Georgia’s two Republican U.S. senators, Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, backed every major health care measure that came before

Perdue, Isakson’s votes to repeal parts of Obamacare not enough to save effort

7:31 am Jul. 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s two Republican U.S. Senators, David Perdue and Johnny Isakson, voted in the wee hours of the morning on Friday to back a scaled-back plan to repeal parts of Obamacare, but their support was not enough to save the GOP’s eleventh-hour gambit, which was narrowly rejected 49-51.

The dramatic vote came shortly before 2 a.m. — with Perdue presiding over the chamber, no less — and only a