Bob Barr will not seek a return trip to the U.S. House. The Georgia congressman had been weighing whether to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Graves in a newly-drawn congressional district in northwest Georgia.
Georgia will have two new U.S. House members take their oath in Washington later today as the new Congress convenes. Tifton Republican Austin Scott out of Georgia’s 8th district, and Lawrenceville Republican Rob Woodall from the 7th.
United States Representative Tom Price (R-Roswell) is among three lawmakers House investigators have recommended be further investigated to determine whether political contributions were improperly linked to votes on the huge financial overhaul bill.
US Representative Jack Kingston wants to lower the drinking age for men and women serving in the military. The Republican, who represents Georgia’s 1st Congressional district that spans Savannah to Valdosta, is co-sponsoring a bill. It would allow service members age 18 and up to buy beer or wine on base if it’s consumed on-site.