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House clears Syrian refugee 'pause' with bipartisan Georgia backing

WASHINGTON — Moving swiftly less than a week after the Paris attacks, the U.S. House cleared a bill this afternoon that halts the entry of refugees from Syria and Iraq until FBI background checks and additional certifications are added to their screening process. 611 more words


Georgia Republicans in Congress urge halt to Syrian refugees, as shutdown threat looms

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s congressional Republicans are joining their party’s governors and presidential candidates in responding to the Paris attacks by turning up the heat on the Obama administration’s plans to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States. 1,258 more words


Proposed Pipeline Draws Concern from EPA and Georgia Congressmen

The Environmental Protection Agency released a letter last month questioning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s handling of the proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline, a pipeline that would carry some 1.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily from Alabama through Southwest Georgia to Northern Florida. 303 more words


What to watch in today's Hillary Clinton Benghazi testimony

WASHINGTON — At 10 a.m., Hillary Clinton will take a seat at the witness table in a large, packed U.S. House hearing room to testify before the special committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, one of the most scrutinized events of her presidential campaign to date. 347 more words


Adults take over the Stone Mountain conversation

On Monday, Gov. Nathan Deal vacillated slightly on the topic of a bell tower atop Stone Mountain, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech some 52 years ago. 776 more words


In Georgia, Joe Biden pushes against a Hillary Clinton tide

We solved one half of the Washington Waiting Game last night, as U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan announced the conditions under which he would agree to be House speaker. 1,288 more words


Georgia reacts: House Speaker John Boehner to resign

WASHINGTON  — House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to resign from Congress at the end of October came as a total shock to Georgia’s members of Congress. 623 more words