FCC Wants to Create Fund for Expansion of Rural Broadband

The fund would would direct up to $20.4 billion to expand broadband in unserved rural areas. The proposal would raise the bar for rural broadband deployment by making more areas eligible for support and requiring faster service than last year’s Connect America Fund

WATCH: GA Congressman Presses CEOs of SunTrust and BB&T About Merger and Impact on...

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), in a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the proposed merger of SunTrust and BB&T banks, questioned witnesses about the impact.

GA Congressman Wants Transparency in Judicial Lobbying

“Enormous sums of money are being spent to lobby the federal judiciary to help influence the outcome of cases with little or no ethics rules governing this type of spending and influence,” said Rep. Johnson. “The American people deserve transparency at all levels of government and the judiciary shouldn’t be under its own set of rules. The lack of oversight makes it ripe for abuse.”

2018 Report: 23% Decrease in Authorized Wiretaps

Convictions in cases involving electronic surveillance also fell sharply.

2 GA Congressmen Back Legislation to Prevent Fraudulent Use of Social Security Numbers by...

"It's unbelievable that the IRS knows illegal immigrants are using American's Social Security numbers but refuses to do anything about it," said Carter. 

Sen. Isakson Says MARTA Will Receive $2.6 Million for Zero Emission Buses

Republican U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson says MARTA is the recipient of $2.6 million in federal funds for zero-emission battery electric buses.

GA Congresswoman Wants Interstate Background Checks for Child Care Workers

The Child Care Protection Improvement Act of 2019 would create an inter-agency task force to identify barriers in background check completion and recommend best practices to overcoming them.

USDA Proposes to Close SNAP Automatic Eligibility Loophole

The rule would close a loophole that allows states to make participants receiving minimal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits automatically eligible to participate in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Senators Isakson, Perdue Introduce Bill to Help Fill Vacancies at Georgia Military Depots

Perdue & Isakson are taking action to eliminate a current six-month waiting period before retired military service members may be hired as federal civilian employees.

US Senators Want Federal Programs Published on Central Website

They want all federal programs publicly available on a central government-wide website in order to identify and eliminate program waste and duplication.