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Rep. Loudermilk Introduces Bill to Provide Regulatory Relief to Charities and Non-Profits

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) today issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 5953, the Building Up Independent Lives and Dreams (BUILD) Act. “Community banks and credit unions are not the only ones feeling the regulatory burden brought on by the Dodd-Frank Act; some charities and non-profits are affected too. For example

Georgia Real Estate Investor Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison for Bid Rigging and...

A real estate investor was sentenced to serve 16 months in jail for his role in a bid rigging conspiracy and bank fraud scheme involving public foreclosure auctions in Georgia, the Department of Justice announced yesterday.

Scott Urges HUD Secretary to Stand Up and Fight for CDBG Program

Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) urged U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to stand up and fight to protect the CDBG program from elimination during the full House Financial Services Committee Hearing. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s exchange with Secretary Carson.

HUD ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR GEORGIA STORM VICTIMS

U.S. Housing and Urban Development today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Georgia and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Irma.

Administrative manager made over $35,000 in personal charges on Covington Housing Authority credit card

Erica D. Morris has been charged with making more than $35,000 in personal purchases on a merchant credit card that the Covington Housing Authority issued her for work-related purchases.

EPA Awards Research Grant to Georgia Environmental Protection Division for Water Quality Monitoring Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) will receive funding for the “Low-Cost Sensors for Real-Time Continuous Water Quality Monitoring” project.  Nationally, funding was given to research projects addressing priority environmental and human health problems in 14 states through partnerships between EPA’s research office, regional offices, and states.

House Approves Border Wall Construction, Critical Support for the First District in Funding Bill

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) voted in support of the Make America Secure Appropriations Act today to fund national security and First District priorities for fiscal year 2018. This legislation includes critical funding for the First District of Georgia including $50.06 million

THE TRUMP BUDGET: A BAD DEAL FOR GEORGIA’S SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Throughout my career in Congress I have maintained a reputation for working across the aisle to craft and enact sensible policies and sensible budgets on a bipartisan basis. My only litmus test has been whether a particular bill, budget, resolution, or other action will improve the lives of the hard working people of the Second Congressional District of Georgia. This principle has guided my actions since I was elected to Congress 24 years ago.

CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE HARMS INNOCENT AMERICANS

This op ed by Congressman Collins (R-Ga.) first appeared in RealClear Policy on April 14, 2017. Reason tells us that government poses no threat to law-abiding citizens—that local and federal authorities are primarily necessary to protect society from mischief makers.

Deal nominates Georgia Real Estate Commissioner

This week Gov. Nathan Deal nominated Lynn Dempsey as Commissioner of the Georgia Real Estate Commission following the retirement of William L. Rogers Jr. The nomination was approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission and is effective immediately.

Rep. Loudermilk Bill to Preserve Historical Property at Kennesaw Mountain Passes House

Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) reintroduced a bill that passed the House today to preserve a historic piece of property at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. “Our nation has long recognized the importance of preserving historic sites, especially those battlefields where Americans fought and died for freedom

Carter Announces Private Property Debris Removal for Chatham County

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Chatham County for Private Property Debris Removal. The move comes after weeks of effort led by Carter along with Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue.

Allen Statement on Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act

Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement on S. 612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act: “This legislation fails to address the needs and concerns of my district back home in Georgia-12, specifically relating to the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

Six Georgia Communities Selected for State Housing Program

Six Georgia communities have been newly selected to receive assistance with their housing needs through the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), a public-private initiative that helps communities strategically grow their economies through housing-related solutions. Bartow County and the Cities of Commerce, Dublin, Fairburn, Warrenton and Union City will begin the three-year program in February.

DCA awards $20.5 million in Housing Tax Credits

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced today it will award $20.5 million federal housing tax credits to construct or rehabilitate 25 affordable rental housing properties located throughout the state. The developments include affordable housing for working families, housing for Georgia seniors and housing for persons with disabilities, and were selected from 79 applications in the annual competition

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Mayor Kasim Reed Advances $380 Million in New Transportation Infrastructure Spending...

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Atlanta City Council has voted 13 to 1 to approve a measure to put a special local option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum on the November ballot to fund transportation related infrastructure projects throughout the City of Atlanta. The ballot referendum will ask Atlanta voters to authorize a 0.4 percent sales tax increase for a five-year period. The TSPLOST is projected to generate approximately $260 million, which will be leveraged to generate additional matching funds.

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Atlanta REALTORS® Releases June 2018 Statistics on Housing Market

Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its June 2018 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta.