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Friday December 7th

Remembering Pearl Harbor

By Rep. Lynn WestmorelandDecember 7, 2012 On this day 71 years ago, the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by the nation of Japan in the early morning hours.  By the end of the day, more than 2,400 Americans were killed and four of our battleships had been sunk.  It was...

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Friday November 30th

Constituent Services Day

By Rep. Lynn WestmorelandNovember 30, 2012 This past Wednesday, November 28th, one of my District Field Representatives, Matt Brass, hosted a Constituent Services Day at the Burson Center in Carrollton, GA. This meeting served as an opportunity for people to ask questions and see what services the ...

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Thursday November 29th

American Diabetes Month: Prevention and Awareness

By Rep. Lynn WestmorelandNovember 29, 2012  Although there is no known cure for diabetes, there are many ways you can prevent or improve your chances for being diagnosed. Genetics and other factors, such as gestational diabetes, are things we can’t control, but by living a healthy lifestyle yo...

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Tuesday November 27th

Westmoreland Named Deputy Chairman of National Republican Congressional Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Incoming Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) has selected Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) to serve as his Deputy Chairman at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).    “Lynn Westmoreland is a well-respected leader in the House, and I’m pleased that he will ...

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Wednesday November 21st

Westmoreland's Field Representative to Host Constituent Services Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday, November 28th, Congressman Westmoreland’s District Field Representative, Matt Brass, will host a Constituent Services Day. The meetings will be held at the Burson Center in Carrollton and will serve as an opportunity for people to ask questions and see what services ...

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Tuesday November 27th

Westmoreland Named Deputy Chairman of National Republican Congressional Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Incoming Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) has selected Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) to serve as his Deputy Chairman at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).&nbs...

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Wednesday November 21st

Westmoreland's Field Representative to Host Constituent Services Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday, November 28th, Congressman Westmoreland’s District Field Representative, Matt Brass, will host a Constituent Services Day. The meetings will be held at the Burson Cent...

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Friday November 16th

The Next Big Bailout Is Here

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report by an independent actuary was released today that showed the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), an agency under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) tha...

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Friday November 2nd

Obama Administration’s Failed Economic Policies Keep Unemployment High, Economy Down

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the unemployment rate for October rose to 7.9 percent, up from 7.8 percent in September. During October, 171,000 jobs were created, but un...

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Friday October 19th

Westmoreland Meets with Local Business Representatives to Discuss Solutions to Unemployment and Economic Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, Congressman Westmoreland held seven advisory council meetings where he met with local business people to discuss how the decisions being made in Washington are affecting...

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Thursday October 18th

Westmoreland Hosts Town Halls in Fayetteville, Columbus

Two More Town Halls in Barnesville, Carrollton to Be Held Last Week of October WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Lynn Westmoreland wrapped up the first two of his four town hall tour througho...

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Monday October 1st

Senate Passes Westmoreland Legislation to Save Manufacturing Jobs in Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late last month, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 4850, the Enabling Energy Savings Innovation Act, which contained language from H.R. 5710, the Better Use of Refrigeration Regulations (...

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Monday September 24th

Westmoreland to Host Town Hall Meetings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Lynn Westmoreland will be hosting several town hall meetings throughout Georgia’s Third Congressional District during October.  People in Georgia’s Third Congressio...

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Thursday September 20th

House Passes Legislation Demanding President Obama Restore Work Requirements in Welfare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.J.Res. 118, a resolution disapproving of President Obama’s regulatory effort to sidestep Congress and weaken the bipartisan welfare refo...

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Friday September 14th

Intelligence Committee Holds a Hearing on Chinese Government Involvement with Telecommunications Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) held a hearing this week as part of an ongoing HPSCI investigation into the national security threats posed by the Chines...

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Thursday September 13th

Westmoreland Statement on Death of Libyan Ambassador, Attacks on US Embassies in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Overnight, more protests took place in the Middle East, this time in Yemen.  These latest protests follow the violent protests in Egypt where citizens breached the walls of the...

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Thursday September 6th

Tax Talk: The Mother of All Taxes: The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

Thirty one million. No, that’s not the number of viewers who watched the Olympics each night, or the Megamillions in the lottery up for grabs this week.  It’s the number of households that will b...

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Friday August 24th

Tax Talk: American Parents Facing Higher Tax Bill in January

There is nothing that makes me happier than being a father.  I am so proud of my children every day and could not imagine what my life would have been like without them.  But, as parents kno...

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Thursday August 16th

Tax Talk: An Income Tax Increase for the History Books

Starting in January, American taxpayers will be hit by one of the largest tax increases in American history unless the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts are extended.  They will see an increase in their tax...

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Friday August 10th

Tax Talk: The Death Tax Rises from the Dead

January 1st.  It’s just around the corner.  And all over Georgia, individuals, families, and small businesses are anticipating the largest tax increase in American history while still trying...

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Friday December 7th

Remembering Pearl Harbor

By Rep. Lynn WestmorelandDecember 7, 2012 On this day 71 years ago, the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by the nation of Japan in the early morning hours.  By the end of th...

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Friday November 30th

Constituent Services Day

By Rep. Lynn WestmorelandNovember 30, 2012 This past Wednesday, November 28th, one of my District Field Representatives, Matt Brass, hosted a Constituent Services Day at the Burson Center in Carrollt...

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Thursday November 29th

American Diabetes Month: Prevention and Awareness

By Rep. Lynn WestmorelandNovember 29, 2012  Although there is no known cure for diabetes, there are many ways you can prevent or improve your chances for being diagnosed. Genetics and other fact...

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Friday November 16th

American Diabetes Month: Type 2 Diabetes

By Rep. Lynn WestmorelandNovember 16, 2012  As the most common form of diabetes, Type 2 is a disease many people don’t even know they have. It results from either you body isn’t producing enough...

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Wednesday November 14th

Georgia Companies Rank Among Top Military Friendly Employers

By Lauren JohnsonNovember 14, 2012 On November 9, Southern Company was ranked as the highest utility on G.I. Jobs’ Top 100 Military Friendly Employers listing for the sixth consecutive year. Several ...

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Friday November 9th

Westmoreland Honors Our Nation's Veterans

By Rep. Lynn WestmorelandNovember 9, 2012  This Sunday, November 11, is Veterans Day. I encourage everyone to thank a veteran and all the men and women in uniform, for we see the results of thei...

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Friday November 9th

Update: DHS Amminution Contracts

By Kevin DoranNovember 9, 2012  Back in May 2012, we clarified information related to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) contract solicitation for .40 caliber handgun ammunition. Simila...

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Friday November 9th

American Diabetes Month: Type 1 Diabetes

By Rep. Lynn A. WestmorelandNovember 9, 2012 Diabetes is the result of when the body fails to produce insulin. Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas to break down sugar, starches and other ...

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Friday November 2nd

10 Key Facts on Jobs and Unemployment

Courtesy of the House Committee on Ways and MeansNovember 2, 2012  10 Key Facts on Jobs and Unemployment 1. Almost 4 Million Fewer Jobs than Projected: In January 2009, the Obama Administration...

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Thursday November 1st

November is American Diabetes Month

By Rep. Lynn WestmorelandNovember 1, 2012  Today marks the beginning of American Diabetes Month. The CDC reports that 9.8% of Georgians have been diagnosed, that’s 1.5% above the national averag...

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Thursday October 25th

President Obama's Policies on Women in the Workforce

By Stephanie NewtonOctober 25, 2012 In 2008, President Obama overwhelmingly won the support of women with promises that have now proven empty. According to the Bureau of Labor, the President’s polici...

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Friday October 19th

CRS Report: Welfare Largest Federal Expense

By Rep. Lynn WestmorelandOctober 19, 2012 The non-partisan and independent Congressional Research Service released a report on October 16th that finds that welfare is now the largest federal expense ...

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Friday October 19th

Westmoreland on the September Jobs Report

By Rep. Lynn WestmorelandOctober 19, 2012 Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor released its September jobs report showing the unemployment rate of 7.8 percent. While I am always happy to ...

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Friday October 19th

Westmoreland Joins Congressional Lupus Caucus

By Lauren JohnsonOctober 19, 2012 I am proud to announce Congressman Westmoreland’s membership to the Congressional Lupus Caucus. As a member of the caucus, Westmoreland will work in partnership with...

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Thursday October 18th

President Obama and Taxes: Claims vs. Reality

By Andy Koenig, House Republican ConferenceOctober 17, 2012 President Obama has repeatedly broken his pledge not to increase taxes on middle-class families. The president’s healthcare takeover law...

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