On Monday I joined my colleagues and men and women across America in proudly displaying a blue light in my window to show support for our law enforcement officers. To the men and women in blue: thank you for selflessly protecting our neighborhoods, schools, roads, the great state of Georgia and communities all across our country. Please know that we stand with you, support you and pray for you.
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This week the House passed the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017, legislation to overhaul and reform the regulation process.
Countless times I have stood on the House floor to tell the same story—how federal overreach is crushing American small businesses. This administration has chosen time and time again to ignore our outcry and continue doling out regulations left and right. What’s left now? A mountain of red tape that’s slowing economic growth and opportunity and weighing down our economy. The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 is essential to relieve these costly burdens and get our economy working for the American people again.
Our community back home in Georgia-12 is proving to be a major champion in the cyber arena. Here’s why ⇒ Governor Deal’s new Cybersecurity investment in Georgia.
The Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center is a state-owned facility designed to promote modernization in cybersecurity technology in both the public and private industries. Click ⇒ HERE to read more.
With the U.S. Army Cyber Command’s transition to Ft. Gordon, numerous tech companies investing in our area, the creation of local cyber institutes and now the establishment of the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, Georgia-12 has the potential to become the security, technology and innovation hub of the Southeast. Because of the work that will be done here, we will be creating the cyber workforce and leading our nation. I am thankful to Governor Deal for his efforts to not only create jobs but strengthen our national security and invest in our community. Hear my thoughts below.
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This week, the House laid the groundwork to provide Americans with relief from Obamacare. The passing of S. Con. Res. 3 instructs committees to begin drafting legislation to repeal major portions of Obamacare— initiating the repeal and replacement process. Click HERE to read my statement. The House and Senate also joined together to pass a waiver to allow General James Mattis to become the Secretary of Defense. This waiver provides a pathway for Senate confirmation. I look forward to his leadership, especially in fighting radical Islamic extremism.
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