“(b) Records created, generated, or received by the
congressional office of a Member, Delegate, or the Resident
Commissioner in the performance of official duties are exclusively
the personal property of the individual Member, Delegate, or the
Resident Commissioner and such Member, Delegate, or Resident
Commissioner has control over such records.”.
Privatizing official records of Congress; what will they think of next?
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Calling on Austin Scott GA-08 and Sanford Bishop GA-02 and other members of Congerss
to also ask the Corps
for a Supplementary Environmental Impact Study (SEIS) about Sabal Trail discrepancies.
Same story appeared in the Suwannee Democrat yesterday.
Thomas Lynn, Valdosta Daily Times, 17 May 2016,
Yoho hikes Sabal Trail pipeline route,
LIVE OAK. Fin. — US. Rep. Ted Yoho hiked with around 30 opponents
to the Sabal Trail pipeline through Suwannee River State Park’s Big
Oak Trail in north Florida to look at sinkholes near the proposed
In which we discover one candidate works for the City of Valdosta
and opposes SPLOST.
Candidates took questions directly from the
audience and answered them, unlike at later candidate forums.
Candidates from the smaller cities started their tradition of
not showing up for forums outside their cities.
Here’s the list of
See also the videos of the
30 Club forum 2013-10-21
and the videos of the
AAUW forum 2013-10-15.
Georgia’s two nuclear sites got more than a safety violation a month
over a dozen years, and now the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
is shut down.
Maybe we need power sources that don’t need so much safety inspection,
like solar and wind and efficiency and conservation.
A congressional study expected to be released later this month shows
that two nuclear power plants in Georgia were issued 166 safety
violations between 2000 and 2012.
The unreleased Government Accountability Office report obtained by
the Associated Press shows that Plant Hatch in Baxley was issued 90
safety violations during the time period. According to the report,
three of the violations were higher-level offenses.
According to the report, Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro was also issued
75 safety violations between 2000 and 2012.
Noemi Romero, who came to the U.S. illegally at age 3, was arrested
in January working at a Phoenix grocery store, where she used
someone else’s name to get the job.
Romero, a 21-year-old who likes to draw and dance, spent the next
four months behind bars, almost half of it in a cramped cell at a
1,596-bed detention center in Eloy, Arizona, run by Corrections
Corp. of America. The company, with Geo Group Inc. (GEO) and other
for-profit prison operators, holds almost two-thirds of all
immigrants detained each day in federally funded prisons as they
face deportation, U.S. data show.
The U.S. Senate just adopted an amendment to invest in gigabit
(1,000 megabit per second) rural broadband networks.
Our local leaders need to lobby for the House to pass this,
if they are serious about fast affordable Internet service for everyone here.
Senator Leahy’s tiny Vermont, with the population of a single Congressional district,
is already well along towards gigabit Internet.
Our three House members can help get south Georgia on the road to better
jobs, education, and health care through better Internet service.
What I want to make sure is that a rural area can compete the same
way an urban area can. It’s actually the argument, the debate that
went on before I was even born about whether you had rural
electricity, rural telephone or not and if we hadn’t done that much
of this country would be a wasteland,” said Sen. Leahy.
If you like blogs, YouTube, facebook, and other social media,
you won’t like SOPA and PIPA if they become law, because they
will enable big copyright holders such as movie studios to
force websites to remove links to entire domains on suspicion
of copyright violation.
A joint meeting of the House and Senate Legislative and Congressional
Reapportionment committees will be held in Valdosta on Tuesday, May 24,
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Brooks Hall Conference Center of Wiregrass
Georgia Technical College. The meeting will a public hearing.
For more information or for directions, visit the Wiregrass Technical
College Web site at
www.wiregrass.edu. Parking is free for the meeting.
That’s at the Brooks Hall Conference Center at 4089 Val Tech Road.
Here’s some further information on redistricting from
This is the only redistricting meeting in the current Georgia First
Congressional District (GA-01) and I think the only one in
the Second Congressional District (GA-02).
That’s the same evening as the next Lowndes County Commission meeting,
so LAKE could use some owls to get video at both locations.
We can loan cameras.
Interested parties please contact information at l-a-k-e.org
(yes, the hyphens are part of the address).