In January, the country watched as a minority of lawmakers in the Senate sent our government into a shutdown, cutting off funding to our military and scores of federal employees supporting the Department of Defense, and jeopardizing a six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The holiday season is a special time when Georgians can come together to enjoy good food, football, and spend time with family and friends. It’s also a time to enjoy the great outdoors. Growing up in South Georgia instilled in me a passion for the outdoors and a desire to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to share that same feeling.
The United States is fortunate to be one of the only countries in the world with an agricultural industry capable of meeting the monumental challenge of feeding not only itself, but also its friends and neighbors around the world.
In recent years, the world has become an increasingly unstable place, whether due to conflict in the Middle East or provocations by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. In order to maintain peace and security for the American people in this environment, we must ensure that the United States military remains the best trained and most well-equipped fighting force in the world.
If you’ve spent much time driving through Middle Georgia, you’ve seen “EDIMGIAFAD” painted across everything from water towers to billboards. “Every day in Middle Georgia is Armed Forces Appreciation Day.”