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Statewide, congressional primaries shaping up

Several Republican incumbents in statewide and congressional offices will have opposition in their own party primaries . . .

Tags: Congress , qualifying week , statewide office

Congress passes highway funding bill, removing uncertainty for Georgia

The Georgia DOT can start issuing construction contracts again, as Congress approves a five-year extension of federal highway funding . . .

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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 . . .

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Congress sends highway funding bill to Obama

Congress agrees to a temporary fix that keeps the federal Highway Trust Fund from running out of money . . .

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Short-term fix on the way for Highway Trust Fund?

The U.S. House passes legislation that would temporarily provide money for the federal Highway Trust Fund . . .

Tags: Congress , DOT , Highway Trust Fund , transportation infrastructure

Congress okays increase in debt ceiling limit with no conditions

With some help from Republicans, Congressional Democrats pass a “clean” bill to raise the federal debt ceiling limit without a government shutdown . . .

Tags: Congress , debt ceiling limit , John Barrow , Rob Woodall

House, Senate deadlock, government shutdown commences

It’s officially a shutdown, as Congress cannot pass a resolution to continue the operations of federal agencies . . .

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Some congressmen could escape opposition

Most of Georgia’s congressional incumbents will have at least marginal opposition for reelection this year . . .

Tags: candidate qualifying , Congress , U.S. House , victims of redistricting , women legislators

Congress votes to repeal business tax withholding provision

Legislation to repeal a tax withholding requirement on businesses that contract with the government is passed by Congress and sent to President Obama . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , business tax , Chris Clark , Congress , repeal