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Georgia Sens. Isakson, Perdue blast Clean Power Plan

Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia enviornmental officials are assessing impact of new EPA rule

The Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Obama this week would reduce power plant carbon emissions by 32 percent in 15 years. Georgia’s U.S. senators say it is an energy tax that will destroy jobs and drive up energy costs.

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Senate legislation to cut federal funds for Planned Parenthood hits roadblock

The 60 votes needed to move the measure ahead could not be achieved

After Senate legislation fell seven votes shy of a procedural hurdle Monday evening, the battle over federal funding for Planned Parenthood may be headed to a federal funding bill this fall.

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Sen. David Perdue talks about global security and ISIS during swing through Albany

After six months in Washington, Sen. Perdue describes Washington as dysfunctional

After serving just six months in Washington as Georgia’s junior U.S. Senator, David Perdue said he has learned a lot about how business is conducted in the nation’s capitol. And he doesn’t like what he has seen.

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Georgia congressional reaction to Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Sen. David Perdue says he fears deal does not go far enough

Congress has 60 days to decide whether to seek a resolution of disapproval that would prevent President Obama from removing sanctions against Iran as part of the agreement that U.S. and five other nations’ negotiators reached with Iranian negotiators Tuesday.

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Georgia delegation congressional votes - June 19-25, 2015

House and Sente votes cast by the Georgia congressional delegation

These are key votes that were cast by Georgia’s congressional delegation from XXX until XXX.

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Georgia elected officials dig in on positions following Obamacare ruling

Hospital official says pieces of funding puzzle still need to come together

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled ACA subsidies in states with federally-run exchanges like Georgia are legal, but elected officials have not moved from their positions on whether the law should continue or be repealed.

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Georgia delegation congressional votes - June 12-18, 2015

House and Sente votes cast by the Georgia congressional delegation

These are key votes that were cast by Georgia’s congressional delegation from June 12 until June 18.

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State Rep. Darrel Ealum reflects on first legislative session, sets goals for 2016

State representative says 'understanding relationship between Atlanta, Albany' critical

In February, freshman State Rep. Darrel Ealum wrapped up his rookie season under the Gold Dome in Atlanta and headed home to Albany. What he took away from that first session was invaluable.

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Dinorah Hall enlists powerful allies in fight against pipeline

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop is among public officials opposing proposed Sabal Trail project

Dinorah Hall says her opposition to the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline is as strong two years later as it was on Day 1.

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U.S. foreign policy and cyber security among top concerns for Sen. David Perdue

U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., says recent hacks of U.S. agencies are a game-changer

After five months in office, freshman U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., has identified a number of issues that concern him, including growing threats to the security of the United States he feels are the product of ineffective foreign policy and a lack of focus on national defense.

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Georgia congressional delegation votes June 5-11, 2015

A weekly compilation of the votes cast by Georgia’s congressional delegation in the previous week.

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Pacific trade pact fast-track authority hits crawl in House

Southwest Georgia congressman oppose worker aid provision of bill

President Obama’s efforts to get fast-track trade negoiation authority hit a stumbling block Friday when the U.S. House rejected a major portion of the bill that would give him that authority.

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Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard kicks off re-election campaign | VIDEO

First woman mayor of Albany is looking to serve second term

If she is re-elected, the next four years, Hubbard said, would be about building on what was set in motion the prior four years.

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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson discloses Parkinson's; will run for re-election

The senator says the diagnosis came in August 2013 and that he is in the early stages of the illness

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson discloses that he is in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, saying the condition will not deter him from seeking next year a third six-year term in the U.S. Senate.

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Georgia congressional delegation votes - May 15-21, 2015

Here is how Georgia’s delegation to the U.S. House and Senate voted last week.

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