Tag Archives: budget deal

Federal default, shutdown averted as Senate OKs budget deal

The Senate passes legislation that raises budget spending and the debt ceiling, with the measure moving to President Obama for his signature . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , budget deal , Congress , Senate vote

Political Notes – Ga. congressmen grumble, but the budget deal moves

Despite the opposition of Georgia’s Republican members, the budget deal is passed by the U.S. House and heads over to the Senate . . .

Tags: Brian Robinson , Buddy Carter , budget deal , Georgia Chamber , Georgia congressional delegation , healthcare access study , IRS impeachment

Political Notes – The vote for Ex-Im bank funding splits the Georgia delegation

Republicans in the Georgia House delegation find themselves divided over the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank . . .

Tags: Buddy Carter , budget deal , David Perdue , Export-Import Bank , Rob Woodall

Political Notes – A convicted (and pardoned) felon on the ballot

One of the candidates who wants to run for Ross Tolleson’s state senate seat has a history of felony convictions — but he also has a pardon from the Board of Pardons and Paroles . . .

Tags: budget deal , Denis O'Hayer , department of revenue , Kelly Gardner , license tag renewals , Michael Reece , Special Election , Tom Price , Tyrone Brooks

Isakson will vote for budget deal, moving it closer to passage

Sen. Johnny Isakson will provide an important Republican vote in the Senate for passage of the budget deal . . .

Tags: budget deal , Johnny Isakson , Saxby Chambliss