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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

Johnny Isakson and David Perdue’s opening offers on health care

7:00 am May. 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – One could say that Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson kept close tabs on the House’s tumultuous effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act this spring.

In fact, Georgia’s senior senator followed much of the initial debate in real time from his hospital bed as he recovered from a pair of surgeries on his lower spine.

“Involuntary,” Isakson deadpanned as he recounted the hours spent watching cable news coverage of the legislation. “Under the

Sonny Perdue keeps familiar faces on staff at USDA

1:32 pm May. 12, 2017

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has wasted no time in adapting to his new-ish role as agriculture secretary under President Donald Trump.

In just a few short weeks, Perdue has moved to change school lunch policies,  issued a “religious liberty” order and tried to reassure America’s farmers about U.S. trade policy.

But Perdue has kept a pair of familiar faces around to help.

Heidi Green, Perdue’s former business partner and a

Muted responses from Georgia lawmakers after Comey’s firing

3:33 pm May. 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — Most of Georgia’s members of Congress dodged the spotlight in the hours after President Donald Trump’s surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday evening.

With the House on recess this week, the majority of the state’s 14 congressmen avoided the media entirely on Wednesday, ignoring requests for comment or relaying through spokespeople that they were still processing the previous night’s news.

The latter was the line out of Sen.