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The House advanced two good-governance bills on Wednesday, including one that would delay an IRS regulation that Republicans say would prematurely limit the free speech of tax exempt groups.
Two of the hottest political topics in the country today, legalizing marijuana and raising the minimum wage, were at the forefront of a discussion on Wednesday between Berkmar High students and Gwinnett Congressman Rob Woodall.
The House voted Tuesday to advance GOP legislation to suspend the debt ceiling for 13 months, although dozens of Republicans voted against their leadership because the bill fails to make any offsetting cuts to federal spending.
The U.S. debt limit suddenly looks a lot less threatening as Republicans in the House of Representatives struggle to choose from a diminishing list of minor conditions for an increase needed by the end of this month.
Now that Congress has passed an appropriations bill and a farm bill, GOP leaders are planning the House agenda for 2014.
The House approved a $1.012 trillion spending bill for 2014 by a vote of 375-57 this afternoon. The bill is expected to be voted on in the Senate on Friday.
Congressman Rob Woodall is hosting a Veterans Assistance Open House on Thursday, January 23. Held at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, the event is open to veterans or those who know veterans struggling to access or understand the veterans benefits they have earned.
7th District Congressman Rob Woodall held a tele-town hall last night, and used a portion of it to gauge the opinions of those listening in.
The Senate was poised to pass by Dec. 18 a budget for fiscal year 2014 that like the House version does not include an extension of federal emergency unemployment benefits that Democrats had sought.