Trump said he would partially shut the government down over border wall

Trump throws out a negotiation tactic on the border wall and a government shutdown.

Senator Isakson joins in reintroducing budget reform legislation

The Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act, S.284, would convert the annual appropriations process for federal tax dollars to a two-year budget cycle with one year devoted to appropriating federal dollars and the next year focused on oversight of how those dollars are being used in federal programs.

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).

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Major Disaster Relief Package

“Now, it is up to Congress to follow through and pass this critical, bipartisan bill. Our farmers and rural communities cannot wait any longer for disaster relief. For some Georgia farmers, the timing of assistance will determine whether they put a crop in the ground ever again.”

President Trump Grants Clemency to 5 Individuals, Commutes Sentence of 2 Others

President Donald J. Trump signed five Executive Grants of Clemency (Full Pardons) on Monday after what the White House says was a 'careful review' of the files.

Trump Issues Final Rules Protecting Conscience Rights in Health Insurance

The new rules provide conscience protections to Americans who have a religious or moral objection to health insurance that covers contraceptive methods, including certain contraceptives...

USDA Details Trade Damage Estimate Calculations

The Chief Economist developed an estimate of gross trade damages for commodities with assessed retaliatory tariffs by China, India, the European Union, and Turkey to set commodity payment rates and purchase levels.

DEA Announces Steps Necessary to Improve Access to Marijuana Research

The DEA says that the total number of individuals registered by DEA to conduct research with marijuana, marijuana extracts, derivatives, and THC has increased by more than 40% in the last 2 years.

Stacey Abrams to Give Democratic Response to State of the Union

A familiar face from Georgia will be the Democrat respondent to President Trump's upcoming State of the Union.