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Elected officials in Florida and Georgia are upset that in its recent budget deal, Congress didn't include money for long-term assistance for communities hit by Hurricane Michael. Of particular concern: losses to farmers and money needed to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base.
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The bill Congress passed to avoid another government shutdown included funding for the Department of Homeland Security, including some money for border security. It did not include the help Representative Austin Scott wanted for Georgia communities working to recover from Hurricane Michael, according to Rep. Scott’s office.
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Georgia Representative Austin Scott (R-08) is "disappointed" that relief related to Hurricane Michael and other natural disasters for Georgia communities wasn't included in the federal appropriations bill passed this week.
During the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Annual Changing of the Guard Dinner on February 12, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leaders from the last Congress officially passed the torch to new House and Senate CSC leadership for the 116th Congress.
Two congressional representatives penned a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 18, 2018, expressing concern to Administrator Andrew Wheeler about 15 percent ethanol (E15) fuel blends and misfueling. The letter specifically addresses the EPA’s impending proposed final rule on fuel regulations, which could provide greater flexibility for E15 fuel blends.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Sanford D Bishop Jr, D-Albany, and Austin Scott, R-Tifton, reintroduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday to create Georgia’s second national historical park, entitled the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2019 (H.R. 283).
Last week, Representative Austin Scott (R-8-GA) and Representative Lois Frankel (D-21-FL) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging the agency to include robust consumer education and more effective labeling as part of the EPA’s upcoming rulemaking aimed at expanding the sale of E15.
Congress is waging a public battle on the fate of the JSTARS recap program, but behind the scenes, the Air Force is quietly taking steps that will allow them to award a contract for a program that leaders say they don’t need.
The Navy now says it will retain both of its hospital ships, following objections from legislators after the service discussed decommissioning one of the 1,000-patient vessels earlier this year.