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WASHINGTON -- Establishment of Georgia's first national historical park has made it halfway through Congress.
On Monday, the U.S. House, in a 396-8 vote, approved the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act, which would expand Ocmulgee National Monument near Macon and make it Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman, K. Michael Conaway of Texas recently announced U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., will serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit for the 115th Congress.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said Thursday that Moody Air Force Base is one of five bases that remain in the running for a new mission that would bring 434 new jobs to Valdosta.
ALBANY -- The House Military Affairs Study Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives met at the Albany Welcome Center on Monday, discussing how the state's military bases could be protected from a future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action.
VALDOSTA -- The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce hosted a round table meeting with Congressman Austin Scott and several business owners to talk about startup capital, insurance and changes in the market during the past decade.
One of the challenges discussed is startup capital a new business needs to open.
April 28--The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a defense policy bill that is good for Robins Air Force Base, said U.S. Rep. Austin Scott.
By a vote of 60-2 the committee passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act following 16 hours of debate on amendments. It authorizes $610.5 billion in defense spending.