Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman once said, “Sloth and lack of enterprise flourish when hard work and the taking of risks are not rewarded.” While I believe this statement to be true, I am grateful it has never characterized the American spirit.
On Tuesday, The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1871, the Baseline Reform Act, to end the cycle of “Washington math” that allows spending to rise while calling it a “cut.” Introduced by Georgia’s Seventh District Representative Rob Woodall, the bill would end the current bias towards more spending in Washington.
On Wednesday, April 2, all 14 members from Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-2), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, outlining their priorities for the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The letter requests that the Committee support federal funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).