Hice, Allen amendment boosts funds for Fort Gordon cyber facility

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U.S. Reps. Rick Allen and Jody Hice announced Friday they secured passage of a spending bill amendment that increases funding for the second construction phase of the Cyber Instructional Facility at Fort Gordon. U.S. Reps. Rick Allen and Jody Hice announced Friday that they have secured passage of a spending bill amendment that increases funding for the second construction phase of the Cyber Instr...

NNSA announces $5M boost to Savannah River Site workforce, education program

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The National Nuclear Security Administration's first in command, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, on Monday announced a multimillion-dollar investment in a workforce-development initiative designed to address U.S. Department of Energy needs and bolster the Savannah River Site's future. Gordon-Hagerty that evening introduced a five-year, total $5 million boost to the Workforce Opportunities in Regional Careers...

Department of Energy grant to develop area’s nuclear workforce

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Five area institutions are getting $5 million to better develop the area’s nuclear workforce and help meet a goal of producing 80 plutonium pits per year by 2030. Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration in the U.S. Department of Energy, was surrounded by the heads of the five institutions – Augusta and Aiken technical colleges, Augusta University and ...

NNSA chief to make workforce, education announcement at Aiken Technical College

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The National Nuclear Security Administration's first in command, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, is scheduled to announce a workforce development and education initiative Monday during a visit to Aiken Technical College. Gordon-Hagerty's afternoon announcement will involve "support for programs at institutions" surrounding the Savannah River Site, according to a June 13 NNSA notice. The event is closed to th...

Disaster Assistance on the Way

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In October 2018, Hurricane Michael – the first Category 3 tropical storm to make a direct hit in Georgia in more than a century – devastated many areas of our great state. With wind gusts reaching over 100 miles per hour, this storm downed trees and power lines, destroyed poultry houses, obliterated infrastructure, and caused generational crop losses for a number of our farmers throughout South Ge...

Savannah River pool being discussed on Capitol Hill

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Washington, D.C. (WJBF) Capitol Hill will get a chance to weigh in on the CSRA’s Lock and Dam fight. South Carolina congressman, Joe Wilson, has introduced an amendment putting stipulations on the pool level of the Savannah River. The bill, co-sponsored by Georgia congressman Rick Allen and fellow South Carolina congressman Geoff Duncan, would not allow federal funding for any project that would l...

NCC: Disaster Relief Package Is Vital for Farmers

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The National Cotton Council expressed appreciation to Congress and the Administration for their support and approval of long-awaited and much-needed disaster and recovery assistance for farmers devastated by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and other natural disasters in 2018 and early 2019. The supplemental disaster assistance package passed by the House, and approved by the Senate on May 23, include...

Rep. Allen Issues Statement After President Trump Signed Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act

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WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Rick Allen , R-Georgia, issued the following statement after President Trump signed the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act (H.R. 2157) into law, which provides funding for farmers and ranchers who suffered losses due to natural disasters, including Hurricane Michael and the 2017 late season freeze to blueberry and peach crops in Georgia: "I ap...

VA clinic named for longtime Georgia Legionnaire

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The advocacy on behalf of veterans exhibited by former American Legion member Ray Hendrix now is being permanently honored in his home state of Georgia. The Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Statesboro, Ga., recently was renamed to honor the 64-year Legionnaire. The ceremony took place in late May and officially renamed the facility the Ray Hendrix VA Clinic. U.S. House Resolution 3946, pas...

Coffee High graduate to attend Naval Academy

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Logan Schultz, a 2019 graduate of Coffee High School, is headed to the U.S. Naval Academy. U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) hosted a ceremony Thursday for three young men from Georgia's 12th District who received and accepted an offer of appointment to one of the nation's military service academies. Accepting an appointment obligates the appointees to commit and serve in the military for a...

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