I was hoping to get back to Georgia-12 for a district work week early last week – but Senate Democrats had other plans. As of last Monday morning they were still putting illegal immigrants before American citizens and holding our government funding hostage.

THANKFULLY, they came to their senses by Monday afternoon and I headed back to the district!

I started the district work week in Vidalia, where I attended the Vidalia Kiwanis Club meeting.

Then I had the opportunity to tour Mercy Medical Clinic where I learned more about the faith-based medical programs they provide to the community.

I also spoke with Rusty at Georgia Tire about how tax reform has helped them provide their employees with bonuses and other employment incentives.

While I was in Statesboro, I attended the Kiwanis Club meeting, thanks for having me!

At Whitfield Signs, they showed me their expansion plans and are excited about how tax reform will help them continue to grow their company. 

Then I attended the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha Regional Commission meeting to give them an update on the work I’ve been doing in Washington D.C.

On Friday, I spoke with many constituents about the issues that are most important to them – always great to see all the friendly faces down in Dublin!

While in Dublin, I went on a tour of downtown Dublin to hear more about the historic developments they are working on.

I also had the opportunity to attend the Augusta NAACP Annual Meeting – thanks for having me!

In Dublin, I also held a Veteran’s town hall.

Both my staff and VA staff were in attendance and ready to help veterans from GA-12 who need assistance.

 On Sunday, I was invited to deliver the morning message at the Sylvania First Baptist Church.

Then it was time to get back to Washington where I had a full week ahead of me!

President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address – laying out his vision for our nation.

“We should all be proud to be Americans after the successes of President Trump’s first year in office. Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the newest Supreme Court Justice, we have the lowest jobless claims in decades, our economy is growing at historic levels – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I am proud to have done my part to support the President’s agenda over the past year.”

“Tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to put Americans first – no matter their political party. Looking to the future, our government must unify to do what is best for the American people by building a safer and stronger nation. Congress still has a lot of important work to do, like providing for our military, investing in our nation’s infrastructure, and securing our borders. We must build on last year’s successes of tax reform and cutting burdensome red tape - continuing to provide all Americans the dignity of work by promoting policies that create new jobs, support hardworking families, and expand opportunities for business owners across the nation.”

“As we read in the book of Matthew, ‘a house divided against itself cannot stand.’ It was an honor to hear President Trump lay out his vision for American prosperity, and now Congress must come together to realize these goals.”    

I was happy to welcome Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to the Savannah River Site to see the importance of the missions located there.

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a memo containing classified information connected to the Russia investigation.

I supported the release of this memo, which can be read here.

On Wednesday, Robin and I were on the train to the GOP retreat, but we were uninjured. Please keep Christopher Foley and his family in your prayers.



Rick Allen
Member of Congress
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