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Rep. John Lewis and President-elect Donald Trump. AP file.

John Lewis might skip Donald Trump’s first Capitol Hill speech

8:50 pm Feb. 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — Six weeks after engaging in a personal and very public tiff with President Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, declined to say whether he’ll attend Trump’s address before a joint session of Congress Tuesday.

“I’m just not speaking about it,” the civil rights icon said just outside the House chamber on Monday evening, steps from where Trump will address Washington’s power players.  “I don’t know what I’m going

Sen. Johnny Isakson, center, chats with Lt. Governor Casey Cagle during a get-out-the-vote rally in his hometown of Marietta last year.    Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

Johnny Isakson undergoes back surgery

3:53 pm Feb. 23, 2017

This is the first recess week for Congress since the inauguration of President Donald Trump. And so resulting meetings with constituents are getting a close examination.

In Georgia, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter of Pooler is the only Republican member of Congress who has scheduled public gatherings. But U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has an acceptable excuse. Here’s the press release:

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was released today from Emory Saint Joseph’s