Mon., April 15, 2013 10:36pm
Members of Congress are calling the bombings at the Boston Marathon acts of terrorism and vowing to bring the perpetrators to justice. Texas Republican Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, says the question is whether the terrorism is foreign or domestic.
Mon., April 8, 2013 2:05pm
Georgia Congressman Doug Collins has started a caucus in the US House to reform the US Army Corps of Engineers. Collins says the bureaucracy in many federal construction projects has made the Corps fiscally irresponsible and inefficient.
Thu., March 28, 2013 5:45pm
Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr says he's planning to run again for Congress. Barr made the announcement Thursday at a large outdoor sporting goods and firearms store in Smyrna, just outside of Atlanta.
Fri., March 22, 2013 2:00pm
While Congress works to iron out a budget, the so called sequester still stands. With it, areas that rely on federal spending are bracing for across the board cuts. Military communities are particularly hit.
Wed., February 27, 2013 4:18pm
Mandatory spending cuts will hit many federal programs beginning Friday unless President Barack Obama and Congress avoid the so-called sequester. But Georgia officials say the effects here are not immediately clear.
Tue., February 5, 2013 5:13pm
Georgia Congressman Paul Broun is expected to announce his run for the US Senate. The news is just the start of what could be be a year of dominoes falling in state politics. US Senator Saxby Chambliss' decision last week not to seek re-election is prompting several Congressmen to consider running for his seat.
Mon., January 28, 2013 3:00am
Augusta Democrat John Barrow says he wants to end the partisan manipulation of political boundaries in Congress. He's introduced legislation that would require states to set up independent panels to oversee redistricting in the U-S House. But some political observers doubt the change would rid federal politics of gridlock.
Tue., January 8, 2013 5:03pm
A bus caravan organized by the Farmworker Association of Florida and 6 other immigration advocate groups stopped in Atlanta today/yesterday (Tuesday) on their way to march in Washington. The group plans to call on the Obama administration and Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Thu., December 20, 2012 4:03pm
A tax exemption for struggling homeowners could expire at the end of the year. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act keeps the I-R-S from taxing mortgage debt a lender forgives. According to Realty Trac, 31 percent of Georgia property owners owe more on their loans than their property is worth.
Wed., November 14, 2012 4:45pm
An economic forecaster predicts the country will go over the so-called “fiscal cliff” in January. Rajeev Dhawan, director of Georgia State University's Economic Forecasting Center also predicts Georgia will only see sluggish growth in 2013.