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Trump Issues First Veto After Congress Rejects Border Emergency

By Michael Tackett, USA News (Reprinted with Permission) WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting legislation that opposed his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the southern border. The bill blocking Mr. Trump’s emergency declaration had attracted significant Republican support in Congress. “Today I […]

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Trump promised that he would not cut spending to the more vulnerable Americans.

President proposes to slash Medicare, Medicaid

Both on the campaign trail and in the White House—Trump promised that he would not cut spending to the more vulnerable Americans. Medicaid provides health care for poorer Americans, and Medicare provides health care for the elderly. By Dena Bunis, AARP, March 12, 2019 Headlines and social media posts this week have alarmingly described the […]

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Speaker David Ralston

Speaker Ralston Announces Passage of Heartbeat Bill (HB 481)

ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) announced Friday (March 8) that the House of Representatives passed House Bill 481, commonly referred to as the “Heartbeat Bill,” on Thursday, March 7. The legislation is officially titled the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality” (LIFE) Act. “I am proud that the House acted in a deliberate way […]

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Trump administration asks DOD to house up to 5,000 migrant kids

Trump administration asks DOD to house up to 5,000 migrant kids

By Ellen Mitchell, THE HILL – Reprinted with Permission The administration of US President Donald Trump has asked the Department of Defense (DOD) to prepare to house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children amid what it calls a mounting “crisis” at the US-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Department of Health and Human Services […]

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Speaker David Ralston

Fannin County GOP Convention elects officers, hears update from Speaker David Ralston

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Fannin County Republican Party met Saturday, March 9 with Mass Precinct meetings beginning at 9 a.m., and the County Convention at 10 a.m. Thirty-two party-faithful braved the wet weather to meet with other voters in their precincts, elect a chairperson and secretary then attend the Convention where business was conducted. […]

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Today is Crossover Day in Georgia

By Elaine Owen, Editor Crossover Day for the state legislature is Thursday, March 7 this year. It is one of the busiest days for lawmakers and they often remain in session late into the night and early morning hours. So, what exactly is Crossover Day, you ask? Read on. 40 Days: Unlike Congress, which meets […]

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U. S. Treasury

CBO says Treasury could run out of money

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says the Treasury Department could run out of money to pay the nation’s bills by the end of September unless Congress takes action. The report released Tuesday (Feb. 26) cautioned if that happened, it could cause financial havoc and devastate the global economy. The U.S. government […]

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Bipartisan background check

Bill expanding background checks on gun sales passes House

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said “It’s at best a side step and may actually be a step backward.” The House approved major background checks legislation championed by Democrats on Wednesday (Feb. 27), but not before House Republicans secured a significant victory by amending the bill at the last second. The 240-190 vote marks the most […]

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After months of questions about cost, the U.S. Space Force is set to launch. (SpaceX)

Space Force to cost $2 billion, include 15,000 personnel in first five years

By Mike Gruss and Aaron Mehta, Defense News WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to spend $2 billion in new funding over a five-year period to create its Space Force, during which roughly 15,000 space-related personnel will transfer from existing roles. Officials unveiled those details and the Pentagon’s legislative proposal for the new military service […]

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Senator Steve Gooch

Bill addressing Broadband Expansion passes Senate

ATLANTA (Feb. 26, 2019) | The Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 66, sponsored by Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega), on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. This bill, also known as the “Streamlining Wireless Facilities and Antennas Act,” would address the use of public rights of way by wireless providers. SB 66 would streamline wireless broadband […]

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