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Georgia Representatives Under Fire for Refusal to Hold Public Meetings

Georgia senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga, and David Perdue, R-Ga, as well as Georgia’s 10th District Representative Jody Hice are under fire from many constituents from their refusal to hold public, in person town hall meetings with their voters. Congressman Hice hasn’t hosted a town hall in Athens since his election in 2014. Senator Perdue said he prefers small meetings and telephone town halls, while Senator Isakson, just recently held a tele-town hall Yet, none of these are putting Athens residents’ concerns at rest. Leandra Nessel, a member of Athens’ chapter…

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Congress heads back to session: 3 things to know

ATHENS, Ga — Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia’s 10th District heads back to work on the hill today. One  bill he’s sponsoring pushes to close a loophole that allows convicted sex criminals to avoid placement on sex offender registries. The Track Reoffending Alien Criminals Act requires “unlawfully present alien sex offenders” to be registered on the sex offender registry. Hice says his bill is a response to a Boston Globe investigation that found U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officials had freed criminal alien sex offenders without notifying state law enforcement. Hice told UGA College Republicans last week…

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