The Fight for Freedom

244 years ago, our Founding Mothers and Founding Fathers prevailed in our fight for independence. Our freedom came at a high price, and the fight continues to this day. This Independence Day, let's renew our commitment to always be the shining city on a hill. My wife Bonnie and I wish you a very happy Independence Day. However you celebrate today, please remember to be safe and follow CDC guidelines. P.S. - Click here to watch my video message.… Continue Reading


4.8 Million

Folks, Here are a few BIG things that happened this week that I thought I'd share with you. 1. June Jobs Report The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June. President Trump has taken unprecedented action to protect the American people in the midst of this crisis. This report shows that while we still have more work to do, our economy is resilient and rebounding. I encourage everyone to diligently follow the safety protocols, so we can continue our phased approach to reopen the economy… Continue Reading



As of this week, the U.S. Senate has confirmed 200 federal judges appointed by President Trump. One of President Trump's top priorities has always been to fill our judiciary with the best jurists our country can offer. The judges we have confirmed will interpret the constitution as it was written, not try to rewrite it through judicial activism. Confirming judges is one of the Senate's most important duties. We will continue building on this incredible achievement.… Continue Reading


Doing what's right

Growing up in Middle Georgia in the 1960's, I've seen the devastation of racism, discrimination, and prejudice firsthand. I spoke on Senate floor about making 'justice for all' a reality for every American. Watch my speech here. Recently, we have seen too many tragedies in our communities. We have to find meaningful solutions that will help build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, while bringing justice and accountability for those who abuse their power. It's… Continue Reading


Building trust

I'm proud to sponsor the JUSTICE Act in the U.S. Senate to help build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. This bill will provide law enforcement with the resources they need to keep people safe, while strengthening accountability and transparency. It is absolutely critical that both parties put politics aside and work on this bill together. I joined Dana Perino on The Daily Briefing to urge bipartisan support for the JUSTICE Act. Watch the interview here.… Continue Reading


Strengthening our communities

Folks, Here are a few things that happened this week that I thought I'd share with you. 1. Police Reform President Trump signed an executive order to encourage law enforcement agencies across the country to implement best practices for policing and serving. In the U.S. Senate, we're working on the JUSTICE Act, which offers additional solutions to build trust between police departments and the communities they serve. 2. Reopening & Rebuilding I joined Joe Kernen and Becky Quick on CN… Continue Reading


Preserving Georgia's natural beauty

From sea to shining sea, America is home to some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. Here in Georgia, we have 15 national parks and historic sites that not only preserve our natural heritage, but also boost our local economy. This week, the U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act, to address the maintenance backlog on public lands across the country. Georgia native Ronnie Thompson, a law student at Georgia State University, wrote an op-ed discussing the positive i… Continue Reading


Justice for all

Next week, the U.S. Senate will consider the JUSTICE Act, which will help make justice for all a reality for every American I joined Sandra Smith and Ed Henry on America's Newsroom to talk about police reform. Click here or on the image below to watch. This bill is a critical first step towards improving policing in America. It will provide more resources and prioritize recruitment, training, and accountability to help law enforcement rebuild trust within the communities they serve. We've p… Continue Reading



In May, 2.5 million Americans went back to work. This shows the resilience of the U.S. economy. It shows that President Trump's three-phased approach to reopening our economy is working. It also shows that the Paycheck Protection Program has given small businesses the critical resources they need to get through this crisis and keep paying their employees. I joined FOX 5 Atlanta's Claire Simms to talk about gradually reopening the economy, the Paycheck Protection Program, and what we're do… Continue Reading


Nation of Laws

We are a nation of laws, but those laws have to be enforced fairly and objectively. The recent injustices we've seen play out in our communities are tragedies and are unacceptable. Those who are responsible need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In order to successfully uphold the rule of law, the police need to have the confidence of the community they serve. However, this move on the left to defund the police is absolute nonsense. I'm committed to working toward meani… Continue Reading


The economy is ready to bounce back

In March, Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program to help businesses stay afloat and pay their employees during the COVID-19 shutdowns. I have some good news: the PPP is working! I recently joined Fox News' Charles Payne on Cavuto Live to talk about the incredible progress happening in our country. Watch the interview here, or by clicking on the image below. The recent jobs report showed that 2.5 million Americans went back to work in May. Thanks to swift action by Congress, and … Continue Reading


Three things we're working on

Folks, The U.S. Senate is working to solve some big issues for Georgians. Here are three things we worked on last week: 1. Deepening the Port of Savannah The Army Corps of Engineers has announced that four dredges are working simultaneously to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project on schedule. Under President Trump, this project has received full federal funding for four years in a row. This project will help grow our state's economy and create new opportunities for Georgians. … Continue Reading


Flexibility for small business loans

Folks, The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been a critical lifeline for small businesses, helping them pay their employees and get through the COVID-19 crisis. However, over the past two months, we have heard from many small businesses about the need for greater flexibility in order to fully utilize their PPP funds as Congress intended. This week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act to ensure businesses can keep using this vital resource. … Continue Reading


Meet Georgia's Newest Heroes

As a member of the U.S. Senate, one of my highest honors is to nominate young people from across our state to military service academies. This week, we announced that 24 of our nominees were admitted to a service academyand will enroll this fall. Each of these students has demonstrated academic excellence, physical prowess, and the determination of a leader. More than that, they have demonstrated the moral and ethical values it takes to succeed in our armed services. I have no doubt they w… Continue Reading


Bringing broadband to rural Georgia

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, high-speed broadband was essential for every American to keep up with our changing economy. Now, internet access is even more critical for doing our jobs and educating our kids. Unfortunately, many rural areas in our state still lack high-speed broadband connectivity. Recently, I introduced the Keeping Critical Connections Act with Senators Kevin Cramer (ND) and Joni Ernst (IA) to address this problem and close the digital divide. Read our joint op-ed below, … Continue Reading


Some good news for you

Folks, The COVID-19 crisis has tested the strength of our great state, but it has also revealed the depth of our goodness as a people I wanted to share a few stories of Georgians stepping up to help each other. 1. A Laurens County high school student launched "Angels to Vets," which encourages members of the community to write letters to veterans at the Dublin VA clinic who are sheltering in place. 2. Community members in Albany hosted a surprise parade to honor healthcare workers. … Continue Reading


Strengthening community banks

Community banks have been true heroes during the COVID-19 crisis. They have provided access to capital that is keeping small businesses afloat. As this crisis recedes, community banks will play a major role in rebuilding our economy. However, outdated regulations could make it harder for banks to provide much-needed capital in rural and underserved areas. Read my op-ed on how we can strengthen community banking below, or by clicking here. To rebuild economy, strengthen community bank… Continue Reading


Freedom is not free

At the base of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC is a simple phrase: "Freedom is not free." Memorial Day is a time to pause and remember those who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom. From the beaches of Normandy, to the fight against terrorism, our women and men in uniform have always shown they are the very best of our nation. As our country enjoys a day of rest and reflection, we must not forget its true meaning: to honor the heroes who gave their all for our country.… Continue Reading


More COVID-19 Tests Coming to Georgia

Folks, I've got some great news to share. The White House announced that Georgia has been awarded $260 million in federal funding to increase COVID-19 testing capacity in the state. This funding was authorized through the CARES Act and is being distributed to the state right now. Testing is a critical element of our phased approach to get America back to work. The awarded funds will be used to develop, purchase, administer, process and analyze COVID-19 tests, as well as help trace contact-… Continue Reading


Here's how we beat COVID-19

Friend, The way we can beat COVID-19 once and for all is to develop safe, effective, and affordable vaccines and treatments. The Trump Administration just announced Operation Warp Speed, which aims to have treatments and vaccines widely available to all Americans by January 2021. This initiative will bring the very best of the public and private sectors together to accelerate COVID-19 countermeasures. Operation Warp Speed will be carried out in three ways: Development: Supports the most p… Continue Reading

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