Politics: Floyd County

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WASHINGTON – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced, 38-26, a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation bill largely along party lines early Thursday morning. Two Republicans, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Jenniffer González-Colón of Puerto Rico, supported the bill. Members had submitted a whopping 229 amendments to the sweeping legislation, which was ...

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WASHINGTON — Dan Crenshaw had to take a break from making skydiving videos as he continues to recover from surgery on what he’s called his “half a good eye.” “If you go above a thousand feet, your eye explodes,” the Texas Republican said. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, is easily identifiable by his eye patch. It’s a constant reminder of the roadside bomb blast in 2012 that destroyed his right ...

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Jun. 6—The Georgia Republican Party reelected David Shafer as its chairperson Saturday, the party announced. "I am proud to serve another two years as Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party," Shafer said in a prepared statement. "The enthusiasm we have witnessed this weekend will carry our State to victory for our Republican candidates in 2022." Shafer bested two other candidates: Gwinnett's ...

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DALLAS – When Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, invited submissions from whistleblowers in the armed forces last week, he vowed not to let the U.S. military fall prey to “woke ideology.” He probably wasn’t expecting quite so many references to classic television shows "M*A*S*H" and "The A-Team" that used politically incorrect dialogue and plots to ridicule the congressman. The plan by Crenshaw, a ...

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WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Friday introduced a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that they hope will comprise a key part of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal. The plan, which is scheduled for markup on June 9, is $53 billion higher than last year’s $494 billion House highway bill and includes $343 billion for roads, bridges and safety; $109 ...

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Former President Donald Trump is going to have to find a new way to reach his MAGA supporters. The exiled tweeter in chief scrapped his personal blog after less than a month amid poor readership numbers and his indefinite ban from social media. Once hosted on donaldjtrump.com, the “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” blog now does not appear. Instead, supporters are offered the chance to sign up ...

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is preparing a summer agenda that’s set to bring more confrontation than deals with Republicans even as President Joe Biden continues his quest to bring the GOP on board for his infrastructure plans. Senators return to work next week expected to deliver a bipartisan victory with passage of a bill designed to bolster the U.S. competitive posture toward ...

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s two U.S. senators are urging Senate leaders to fast-track legislation aimed at preventing shortages of semiconductors, citing next week’s temporary closure of the Kia plant in West Point for the lack of those electronic components.

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WASHINGTON — Negotiations over a multibillion-dollar infrastructure package have forced President Joe Biden to an inflection point where he must choose between his campaign promises of seeking bipartisan consensus and achieving major policy changes sought by the liberal wing of his party. The emerging legislation — focused on an issue long seen as the most likely area of bipartisan compromise ...

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WASHINGTON — Amid increasing tension between Republicans and Democrats in Congress over the January insurrection, the House is expected to vote this week on whether to establish a commission to investigate what led to the violence and whether to pay nearly $2 billion for police back pay and the security reinforcement needed to respond to the incident. More than four months out from Jan. 6, the ...

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Rep. Liz Cheney, ousted last week from House Republican leadership, told “FOX News Sunday” that she won’t temper her critique of former President Donald Trump, arguing his repeated false claims that the 2020 election was rigged represent a “continuing danger” to the republic. FOX News’ Chris Wallace pressed the Wyoming conservative on why she’d knowingly alienate GOP voters, particularly Trump ...

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MARIETTA — As a group of women laughed over a game of “two truths and a lie” in the shade of her home near Lockheed Elementary School, former Cobb NAACP President Deane Bonner explained why she had started her annual mothers appreciation luncheon almost 20 years ago.

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Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the House floor and reportedly berated her for supporting “terrorists” — prompting AOC’s staff to call for better security in Congress. The Wednesday confrontation, first reported by the Washington Post, began when Greene tried to get the progressive lawmaker’s attention in the chamber by calling out her ...

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ROCKMART — Speaking on similar issues raised by former president Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Rome, made a stop in Polk County last week to speak to a group of constituents in the strongly Republican county.

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WASHINGTON — The Facebook Oversight Board on Wednesday upheld the social media company's decision to suspend former President Donald Trump from its platform after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. However, the board said the decision was "inappropriate" based on the company's own policies, which allow for removal of content, a time-limited suspension, or permanent deletion of a user's ...

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MARIETTA — Amid the clink of silverware and the din of patrons chattering during their lunch break, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blamed President Joe Biden for Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Georgia during an appearance at the Marietta Diner Tuesday.