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  • The Right CHOICE
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) Op-ed run exclusively in the Atlanta Business Chronicle Growing up as the son of a construction superintendent meant my summer breaks were spent on a job site carrying lumber, pushing wheelbarrows full of concrete, or one of the many other tasks of a construction laborer. When my father decided to leave the company where he worked for many years and set out on his own, his dependency on my help increased. During my last two years of high school, I worked most ever... Read more

  • Reining in a Runaway Agency
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) Op-ed run exclusively in The Atlanta Journal Constitution Thomas Jefferson stated, “When the government fears the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Since serving in Congress, I have spent a lot of time meeting with people throughout my district, listening to their concerns, and I have heard so many business people explain the challenges they face. From small mom-and-pop shops to larger corporations, there is a consis... Read more

  • Is the Executive Order in Order?
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    On a bronze plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty is inscribed a poem entitled "The New Colossus." A line in this poem states, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." These words proclaim the American ideal that we are a people welcoming anyone seeking opportunity, freedom, safety, and protection under the rule of law. Since our founding, America has been, and still remains, a bastion of hope to a distressed world. However, with such freedom comes g... Read more

  • Article 1 Project - Reining in Government
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    By Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R - GA) Run exclusively in the Marietta Daily Journal The legacy of the Obama administration may very well be his successful use of executive action to advance his progressive agenda. Whether through his extensive use of executive orders and directives, or the myriad of new regulations imposed by the 438 federal departments and agencies, he has transformed the office of the president into one that has, not only, executive power, but legislative as well. Charles Montesq... Read more

  • The President’s Gun Plan Puts Radical Ideology Over National Security
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) The administration of President Barack Obama may well go down in history as one of the greatest failures of anyone who ever occupied the oval office; however, history will not claim him as a political novice. In a statement on the official White House website, the president acknowledged that he will do whatever it takes to advance his anti-Second Amendment agenda, and he is playing on the fears of the American people to promote that radical anti-gun agenda. The state... Read more

  • OP-ED: The Death of Outrage
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    By: Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) It’s a story line so horrific and unbelievable that major Hollywood studios would likely discard the script as too offensive and unrealistic. No one could believe such events could happen in a post dark-ages world, especially in America. To our astonishment, this dark tale is not Hollywood fiction, but is actually taking place in our own nation, where the body parts of innocent unborn babies are harvested, marketed, and sold. As undercover videos of Planned Paren... Read more

  • OP-ED: Taking the Hill - A Freshman’s Perspective on Changing the Culture in Congress
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    OP-ED: Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) | Chaotic would be a mild description of what the first few weeks were like for new members of Congress. As Americans celebrated the New Year, newly-elected members from Maine to American Samoa descended on Washington D.C. to begin the overwhelming task of setting up their offices. Since the previous Congress didn’t officially end until January 3, the incoming freshmen were not allowed to officially hire staff, occupy office space, or conduct any official busi... Read more