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.
Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss says he's going to vote for a proposed transportation tax. The senator made his comments at Atlanta's Center for Disease Control. The tax, called TSPLOST, would raise prices by 1% on most everything you buy and Chambliss says there aren't other funding options.
Georgia and South Carolina lawmakers are applauding a deal to fund new East Coast port projects. Congress approved $460 million in port spending as part of a larger deal on the federal budget. But the deal doesn't mean Savannah's harbor deepening is automatically funded. Congress is making the ports compete for the money.
Georgia's Saxby Chambliss is joining 12 other US Senators in calling on Food and Drug Administration officials to relax seafood advice for pregnant women. The Senators say, the agency's guidelines to avoid fish because of mercury are not consistent with new federal dietary recommendations.
Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss is among a group of Senators pushing a bill to keep the Guantanamo Bay prison open. The detention facility off the island of Cuba holds terrorism suspects. The Obama Administration has committed to closing Guantanamo and moving high-value detainees to prisons in the U.S.
Georgia ports officials gave Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and US Senator Saxby Chambliss a good look at why they think the Savannah port needs to be deepened. Ports officials showed Deal and Chambliss... an empty dock. They say, Georgia stands to lose port business if the project doesn't happen.
Georgia’s U.S. lawmakers want the Obama Administration to bring back plans for a nuclear waste repository in Nevada. The comments come after officials looking into the country’s nuclear future visited the Savannah River Site near Augusta.
Fresh off his appointment to the powerful US House Appropriations Committee, Georgia Republican Congressman Tom Graves says, his anti-earmark pledge applies even to harbor deepening. State officials consider the half-billion-dollar project to deepen the Port of Savannah critical for job creation. But in his first week since being named to the House panel that oversees federal spending, Graves says, he will put the nation's interest first.