U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson says it’s clear that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki made the right decision in stepping down Friday. But Isakson says Shinseki's resignation alone won’t solve the problems with veterans care. The real problem, he says, is the lack of accountability in the culture of VA facilities. “Taking his resignation is not a solution -- it’s just a step along the way,” said Isakson. “What we need is a pervasive investigation of the entire VA system, route out the problems where they are and make the changes that are necessary. And do it expeditiously.”
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.
Tuesday is the deadline for public comments in a plan to deepen Savannah's harbor from 42 to 47 feet. Supporters and opponents of the project have been picking over the massive proposal and have different conclusions for federal officials who'll make a final yes-or-no decision later this year. The US Army Corps of Engineers spent 14 years studying plans to deepen the Savannah harbor.
Georgia's business and political leaders eagerly awaited this week's final report on Savannah harbor deepening. But while it's the US Army Corps of Engineers' last word on the project, it's not the last word in the public debate over whether the deepening should happen. The agency next week will open a comment period.
Georgia sends $1.1 billion in exports to Columbia, Korea and Panama. Republicans and some business groups say, those exports stand to rise now that Congress has approved trade deals lowering tariffs on the nations. Georgia chemicals, machines and transportation equipment are among the items that could be the most boosted by lower tariffs. But some labor unions are skeptical.
Georgia U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson says despite the theatrics of meetings, “a deal is possible” out of the debt reduction talks going on in Washington. On Thursday afternoon, key lawmakers and President Barack Obama were to head back for a fifth day of debt-limit negotiations.
US Senator Johnny Isakson says, he'll press Congress to fund a half-billion-dollar expansion project at the Port of Savannah. Congressional Republicans recently have been pledging to cut spending to shore up the deficit. Isakson says, there is money for the project, which state leaders see as critical to the economy