Republicans consolidate rule in the South

...Rep. Tom Price could end up leading the Budget Committee. Louisiana's Steve Scalise already won a promotion to majority whip, Republicans' No. 3 post in the chamber. Georgia's Rob Woodall leads the Republican Study Committee, the GOP's...

GOP sets Ga House leadership

...Jan Jones of Milton, the highest-ranking woman in state government; Majority Leader Larry O'Neal of Bonaire, Majority Whip Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City; Caucus Chairman Matt Hatchett of Dublin; Vice Chairman Sam Teasley of Marietta and...

Nation's future bleak

...president lives in a fantasy land, along with Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and our old-guard Republicans in name only.Our future looks very bleak.William ZimmermanHephzibah

Blame game escalates; student loan bill fails again in Senate

...students and make up the lost revenue by closing a variety of tax loopholes.On Wednesday night, however, Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, hosted a meeting of several key lawmakers of both parties. According to reports...

New bill expected as Georgia lawmakers revive effort to expand gun rights

...conference committee was appointed to negotiate a deal between competing versions in the House and Senate.Senate Majority Whip Cecil Staton, R-Macon, and Rep. John Meadows, R-Calhoun, were both part of that committee and said Monday...

Who will pay the freight?

...full-time jobs?President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, et al., think they simply need to keep raising taxes to pay for all of the government "handouts...

In defense of Lee Anderson -- our country is at stake

...needs you, now more than ever. (The writer is an attorney; a former Columbia County Commission chairman; a former majority whip in the Georgia House of Representatives; and currently representative-elect State House District 121 in Columbia...

Bill would allow parents to turn schools to charter schools

...which includes just 60 of the House's 180 members, often aligns with teachers' lobby.Lindsey, whose position as majority whip makes him the No. 4-ranking House Republican, was insistent that school boards should have the final say over the...

Analysis: Augusta lawmakers regaining lost seniority

...Fleming, R-Harlem, is back after giving up his seat in an unsuccessful bit for Congress. While he is no longer House majority whip, he and Harbin still have the connections and political skills developed after years in power. Both have relative...

Sheheen makes last-minute campaign stop in Aiken

...Sheheen in his last day of campaigning before Tuesday's election.Sheheen was also joined by his wife, Amy, House majority whip Rep. James Clyburn and Lieutenant Governor candidate Ashley Cooper.Clyburn said he hasn't felt as excited about...

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