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U.S. Congressman Barry Loudermilk
  Video of the Week: Rep. Loudermilk Discussing the SOTU on Fox Business  

  A Message from Rep. Loudermilk: Getting Back to Work for the American People   

  In the News: Dangers of National Rate Cap Highlighted During House Financial Services Committee Hearing
  From the American Financial Service Association: 

"Yesterday, February 5th, AFSA staff attended the House Financial Services Committee’s first of two hearings entitled, “Rent-A-Bank Schemes and New Debt Traps: Assessing Efforts to Evade State Consumer Protections and Interest Rate Caps.” The second is scheduled for February 26th.

The purpose of the hearing was to examine the need for a national rate cap on consumer loans (specifically, H.R. 5050’s 36% all-in rate cap) to protect consumers against “rent-a-banks” and payday lenders. Witnesses included consumer advocates, the sponsor of California’s "Fair Access to Credit Act", and a research fellow from the Mercatus Center."
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  In the News: Following Trump's acquittal, Georgia Republicans say impeachment was "illegitimate" and a waste of time
  From the MDJ: 

"Following the U.S. Senate’s vote to acquit President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon, Georgia’s Republican lawmakers further defended the president, calling the impeachment process “illegitimate,” and a waste of time.

Georgia’s two Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, voted “not guilty” on both of the House of Representatives’ articles of impeachment."

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  Social Media of the Week: Hosting A Gold Star Mom at National Prayer Breakfast   

  Social Media of the Week: Meeting with Mayors of Israel   

Social Media of the Week: Top Tweets

Graphic of the Week: Celebrating Ronald Reagan's Birthday 

From Our Constituent Services' Desk…
It’s that time of year again; time to gather the information to file your taxes. Tax season officially opened January 27, 2020, with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accepting and processing federal returns. To help avoid identity theft, it’s best to file as early as possible.

Did you know you can get free help in preparing and filing your taxes? According to Mr. Chuck Retting, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service:

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