COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Federal officials are considering using Fort Benning to temporarily house up to 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who are in the country without proper...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and a $19 billion disaster aid bill (all times local):
Another conservative Republican has once again blocked efforts by House...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second conservative Republican on Tuesday blocked another attempt to pass a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill, delaying again a top priority for some of President...
Former Georgia Congressman Jack Brinkley dies at 88
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Jack Brinkley, a strong supporter in developing a highway in Georgia and improving training at Fort Benning, has died. He was 88.
Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said Brinkley was pronounced dead at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday in the emergency room at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, the Ledger-Enquirer reported .
ALBANY — The city of Albany has been awarded a $15 million federally supported loan to rehabilitate westside and eastside interceptor sewers, city officials and U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, announced Tuesday.
Bishop’s office said the Albany loan was part of $15.9 million in loans that were awarded in the 2nd Congressional District through the federal government’s partnership with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.
Black Democratic leaders will visit Alabama to help Doug Jones
Several top-tier African-American Democratic lawmakers will descend on Alabama this weekend to rally supporters for Doug Jones ahead of the Senate special election Tuesday -- a rarity for a campaign that has sought to maintain a distinctly local flavor.
ALBANY — President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are getting mail from members of Congress, including most of Georgia’s delegation, urging the administration to continue the cotton ginning cost share program on an ongoing basis to help stabilize the U.S. cotton industry.
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop supports suspension of Brazilian beef imports
ALBANY — U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, said Monday he is supportive of the suspension of beef imports from Brazil until corrective action to ensure safety of the meat is taken.
“Food safety is a serious issue and is of the utmost importance,” Bishop said. “Although Brazil is a significant trading partner, the first priority should always be the safety of American consumers. I commend Secretary (Sonny) Perdue for taking decisive action to protect the integrity of our food supply.”
WASHINGTON — After the prognosis for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act had looked bleak for weeks, House Republicans revived the American Health Care Act and narrowly passed it on Thursday.
The AHCA, which would replace former President Obama’s signature legislation, now heads to the Senate.
NASHVILLE — Former U.S. Rep. Dawson Mathis has died. He was 76.
Mathis, who died Monday, served as U.S. representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia from 1971-81, succeeding U.S. Rep. Maston O’Neal Jr., D-Bainbridge, who decided not to run for re-election in 1970.
Mathis left that House seat to run unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1980, and then attempted in 1982 to return to his House post by challenging his successor, U.S. Rep. Charles Hatcher, D-Newton.