06.29.18

Supreme Court News

Here are a few highlights from this week:

1. Nominating A New Supreme Court Justice

I join the nation in wishing Justice Kennedy all the best as he retires from the Supreme Court. President Trump made a fantastic choice with Justice Gorsuch, and I'm confident he will make another outstanding nomination. We will get that person confirmed.

Click here to watch my interview about this with WRDW in Augusta.

2. Farm Bill Is A Jobs Bill

I've traveled across Georgia to hear from farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture industry. One thing is clear: the Farm Bill is a jobs bill. The Farm Bill the U.S. Senate passed this week saves more money than the last Farm Bill, cracks down on food stamp fraud, and preserves programs that have helped Georgia farmers weather low commodity markets. It's not perfect, but it will provide certainty for farmers across the country.

Read more in Southeast Ag Net.

3. Prioritizing Ports

Congress moved one step closer to funding the government on time. The first funding package passed this week included a provision I introduced to help the government prioritize deep-draft navigation projects, which generate a big economic return. This provision will give projects like the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project a boost in its efforts to receive full federal funding next year.

Read more in Savannah Morning News.