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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

Georgia 2018: Evidence that Lynn Westmoreland might not be running for governor

4:59 pm Apr. 18, 2017

If you want evidence that former Georgia GOP congressman Lynn Westmoreland may be passing on a run for governor, look no further than today’s edition of The Hill, a (mostly) online newspaper geared toward a D.C. audience.

In what may be his public debut as a non-public man, Westmoreland has written an op-ed piece in opposition to the federal Restoration of America’s Wire Act, a measure that would slap

Doug Collins: Georgia Dems ‘complicit’ as D.C. groups run 6th District race

7:00 am Apr. 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — Top Georgia Democrats have been “complicit” in the special election to replace Tom Price in the 6th District, letting their national party take over operations in the closely-watched, multi-million-dollar race. That’s the take of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, the three-term lawmaker who recently joined the House GOP leadership team.

“The liberal machine in D.C. is running this operation,” Collins said in an interview Wednesday evening. “This is not a

Shock, awe, tears and cheers in Ga. after GOP health bill collapses

6:56 pm Mar. 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — There were plenty of ominous signs Friday that the House GOP did not have the votes to pass its health care overhaul, but that didn’t make anything less dramatic shortly after 3:30 p.m., when the news was broken to Republican lawmakers that their effort to overhaul Obamacare had collapsed.

The looks on the faces of many congressmen coming out of a closed-door meeting in the bowels of the

Where every Georgia congressman stands on Donald Trump’s refugee ban

1:03 pm Jan. 30, 2017

WASHINGTON — One by one, Georgia’s Republican members of Congress lined up behind President Donald Trump’s divisive executive order barring some Middle Eastern refugees from entering the country.

Nearly all of the dozen Republicans elected to represent the Peach State on Capitol Hill came out in favor of the executive action — or most of it — on Monday, three days after Trump first issued the directive.

“America will always be a compassionate country, and

Georgia up-and-comers to watch on Capitol Hill in 2017

1:00 pm Jan. 5, 2017

WASHINGTON – We wrote the other day about how Georgia’s congressional delegation has grown greener over the last two election cycles.

Taking out U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson and U.S. Reps. Sanford Bishop and John Lewis, Georgia’s longest-serving members of Congress, the average tenure of a Georgian on Capitol Hill is about five years by our tally; Ten of the delegation’s 16 members have served in Congress for six years or less.

Even though Georgia has

Most of Georgia’s Republicans decline to discuss private ethics vote

1:00 pm Jan. 4, 2017

WASHINGTON — A day after the House GOP backed away from a plan that would have gutted an independent ethics watchdog on Capitol Hill, most Republican members of Georgia’s congressional delegation are declining to discuss their private vote on the proposal.

Your Insiders reached out to all 10 Peach State Republicans in the House on Tuesday morning. As of midday Wednesday, we had yet to hear back from half of them.

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One of the first bills sent to Donald Trump’s desk could come from Doug Collins

11:00 am Dec. 28, 2016

WASHINGTON — After years of seeing their policy proposals stonewalled by President Barack Obama, congressional Republicans are looking to make quick work of recycling old legislation that could have new life in a Trump administration.

At the top of the GOP’s list are proposals that would put checks on executive rulemakings. Republicans argue that Obama abused the tool to make end-runs around Congress on issues such as immigration and the environment.

With that in mind, one of the