The House unanimously approved Rep. Tom Graves’ (R-GA-14) bipartisan legislation (H.J.Res. 92) recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. A statement issued by the British Government in 1917, during World War I, affirming the right of the Jewish people to a national home.
Dallas City Clerk Tina Clark, Tax Clerk Sherry Pace and Administrative Assistant Janice Wilkerson all received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented on November 1st.
Rep. Tom Graves’ (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), legislation to cut taxes for families and businesses and create more American jobs. After the vote, Rep. Graves issues the following statement,"One reason the American people elected President Trump and a Republican Congress is to cut taxes and help businesses create more American jobs. Our bill throws out the old system and creates a simpler, flatter and fairer tax code."
Rep. Tom Graves voted for and the House passed the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, annual legislation that authorizes funding for the Department of Defense. The conference report works out differences between previously passed House and Senate versions of the bill. After the Senate passes this bill, it will go to President Trump’s desk for his signature.
November 15th is America Recycle Day and with that in mind, Keep Paulding Beautiful would like to encourage anyone who goes to or is in contact with the recycle center be sure and let them know how much they are appreciated. (hint: They really like pizza, donuts etc.…) Please take some time the week of November 13- November 17 to let them know what a great job they do!
On Friday, November 10th a retirement reception was held in honor of Lieutenant Mike Christopher of the Sheriff’s Office. Lieutenant Christopher began his career in law enforcement with the Georgia Department of Revenue where he worked from 1975 to 1985. In 1985 he went to work for the Marietta Police Department where he worked until he came to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.
Voters went to the polls for municipal elections last week in one Dallas city council race and one ballot question in Hiram. Deidre Holden, supervisor, Elections & Registration, contacted by phone earlier this week, said that turnout was light, with 4.2 percent of registered voters participating.
Cobb EMC and Gas South brought 11 award-winning children’s book authors to local schools. Throughout the week, authors challenged more than 24,000 students to build life-long reading and writing habits. Guest authors included several Georgia writers, as well as NASA author, speaker and space historian Andrew Chaiken and New York Times bestselling author Brian Lies.
Marine Corps Private First Class Matthew Degner has graduated from basic military training at Parris Island, South Carolina. He is the son of Denise Degner of Hiram, Ga. Private First Class Degner is a 2017 graduate of Hiram High School.
FaithBridge Foster Care, a Christ-centered child placement agency, announced today that a Paulding County couple that just adopted five siblings -- after caring for them as foster parents -- have been honored as among Georgia’s foster parents of the year.
A retirement reception was held in honor of Deputy Jerry Coalson at the Paulding County Courthouse. Deputy Coalson began his career in law enforcement with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office in July of 2017.
The House approved this week, with Rep. Tom Graves’ support, several important veterans bills, including the Veterans Transplant Coverage Act, the VICTOR Act, the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act and the VETS Act.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act (H.R. 849), which terminates the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), often referred to as the “death panel.”
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14), chairman of the House Appropriations Financial Services Subcommittee, released the following statement after joining President Trump yesterday for the signing ceremony of H.J.Res. 111, which stops the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rule on “Arbitration Agreements:”