Leaders of a bi-partisan coalition backing immigration reform say businesses need to press Congress on the issue. Speaking at a forum Monday in Atlanta, two former governors of Mississippi and Pennsylvania said that’s because many U.S. companies can’t wait any longer for an immigration overhaul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.