U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will lead a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee field hearing Wednesday about problems at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He wants the public to hear how the Department of Veterans Affairs is correcting those issues, which were linked to the suicides of three mental health patients.
A group of Georgia's state senators is urging the state's U.S. senators to vote "no" on the proposed federal immigration bill that's under consideration. Eleven Republican state senators sent a letter Tuesday to Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Sen. Johnny Isakson, both of whom are also Republicans.
Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss have sent letters to the secretary of Veterans Affairs looking for answers to a report outlining questionable management at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss have sent letters to the secretary of Veterans Affairs looking for answers to a report outlining questionable management at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. A spokeswoman for Isakson said Thursday that North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr joined the Georgia Republicans in their inquiry.
Republican senators from South Carolina and Georgia want the Obama administration to keep funding a program to turn weapons-grade plutonium into commercial nuclear reactor fuel. The MOX plant under construction at the Savannah River Site near Aiken is part of a nonproliferation effort.
Three Georgia politicians have written to President Barack Obama urging him to include the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project authorization increase in his budget amendment to Congress. The president’s budget allocated just $1.28 million for the harbor expansion project — which is expected to cost $652 million.
House Republicans failed to advance fiscal cliff negotiations this week, seemingly putting responsibility for any budget and tax deal back on President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Senate. But Georgia's Republican senators say they are still optimistic that the power players will avert steep spending cuts and across-the-board tax hikes that go into effect if no deal is reached by the new year.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Monday the looming fiscal cliff would devastate military contractors and communities around Georgia military bases that depend on those companies. But he said massive cuts in federal spending would do damage throughout the economy.