Carter Endorses Donald Trump for President of the United States

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) released the following statement today formally endorsing Donald J. Trump for President of the United States: "The American people are frustrated with Washington, just as I have been since the first day I arrived here. Led by President Obama and democrats, the past eight years have been nothing short of a disaster. The threats from radical Islamic terrorism are increasing every day, the health care ...

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Love, Marriage and Hope

My wife and I welcomed a new member to our family on December 13th as our middle son married his college sweetheart whom he has dated for the past nine years. She is from New Orleans and the wedding took place in the French Quarter of New Orleans. With its quaint shops, great music, art galleries, 18th century architecture and street performers at every corner, New Orleans is unsurpassed when ...

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Let the Orientation Begin

**Orientation for Freshman-Elect members of the 114th Congress took place in Washington, DC, from Wednesday, November 12, 2014, through Wednesday, November 19, 2014.This is the second of two reports detailing events of that orientation. We continue our orientation program this morning with a meeting of members of the Freshman-Elect class to elect a second member to represent us on the steering committee.This is a very important committee as its responsibility is to ...

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The Ebola Crisis

In 1976, a virus transmitted to people from wild animals and spread in the human population through human to human contact was identified in the rainforest. Originally known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever it later became known as the Ebola virus disease (EVD). Since its’ discovery, outbreaks of Ebola have been mostly limited to, and contained within, several West African countries- until recently. The current outbreak of Ebola is not only the largest and ...

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Let the Orientation Begin Column

After a Primary, Run Off, General Election and over 19 months of campaigning, I am finally in Washington, DC, for orientation for Representatives-elect of the 114Wednesday, November 12, 2014:  thCongress.I actually came up late in the afternoon yesterday after participating in Savannah’s Veterans Day Parade at the invitation of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies.Last night, along with 15 other ...

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Questions on the 2014 ballot column

While most voters are aware of the candidates on the general election ballot November 4th, many are unaware of the three questions also on the ballot. Two of the questions are constitutional amendments, meaning that, if approved by the majority of voters voting in this election, our state’s constitution will be amended to include these changes. ...

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To Fee Or Not To Fee

Last week, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) approved allocating up to $3 million for maintenance of the shipping channel to the Port of Brunswick marking the second straight year GPA has had to supplement federal funds for this project. While the decision by the GPA board to dedicate funds for maintaining the waterway to the nation’s second busiest seaport in terms of shipping automobiles was ...

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Once again, we have no federal budget

On Wednesday of last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. J. Res 124, a continuing resolution (CR) for FY2015 that will fund the federal government until December 11.  The CR, which was passed the following day by the U. S. Senate, sets the discretionary funding level for the federal government- at least until December 11- at an annual rate of $1.012 trillion. Whenever Congress fails to pass a budget before ...

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Georgia vs. Georgia column

President Ronald Reagan, January 30, 1984: “Exports create and sustain jobs for millions of American workers and contribute to the growth and strength of the United States economy.The Export-Import Bank contributes in a significant way to our nation’s export sales.”    President Bill Clinton, May 6, 1993: “Export expansion obviously encourages our most advanced industries. I am committed to promoting these exports, and that’s where the EX-Im Bank plays an important role.”   President George W. ...

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An Earth Day Surprise column

For many environmental organizations in Georgia, Earth Day will never be the same.  On April 22nd of this year we celebrated Earth Day, a day traditionally set aside to appreciate our world and protect our environment. Also on Earth Day this year, Jud Turner, Director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of Georgia, announced a new policy that the Department would be implementing to decide how buffers will be determined along the coastal ...

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