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U.S. Congressman Barry Loudermilk
  One on One With Barry: On Tuesday, We the People will Choose Our Direction  

  In the News: Economy is top issue for voters in high-stakes Georgia races: "I think most people vote with their pocket"  

Polling shows the economy is the top issue for registered voters in Georgia, where 66% say the condition of the country is on the wrong track. Only 19% believe it is headed in the right direction, according to a recent University of Georgia poll.

"You know, when it's all said and done, I think most people vote with their pocket. Right?" Lou Valoze, a retired federal agent, said at a restaurant in Atlanta. "What's going on halfway around the world isn't an important issue to me when I'm at the booth. It's how my family's doing economically is more important to me."

Inflation remains at a 40-year-high and is causing some voters in Georgia to cut back on groceries and other basic expenses.  

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  In the News: Rep. Loudermilk, Republicans demand Biden apologize for calling Georgia election law 'Jim Crow 2.0'
  Washington Examiner:

House Republicans are calling on President Joe Biden to "apologize" for characterizing Georgia's new election law as voter suppression, arguing the strong midterm turnout in the Peach State demonstrates the commander in chief is peddling misinformation.

Republican members of the House Administration Committee sent a letter to the president Wednesday rehashing Biden's previously charged rhetoric opposing the 2021 GOP-led election law — including the president admonishing "Jim Crow 2.0" voting restrictions and inaccurately claiming Georgia ended voting hours early. 

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  Rep. Loudermilk supports Iranians protesting against human rights abuses; joins effort to help vessel and port operations  
H.Con.Res. 110 – Commending the bravery, courage, and resolve of the women and men protesting against the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses (Rep. Tenney, R-NY)

o This concurrent resolution recognizes the Iranian protests after the murder of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old who was arrested by Iran's morality police for wearing hijab improperly. Iranian security forces have responded with extreme violence and the shutting down of the internet to try and suppress news of the protests.

Letter to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA regarding rule changes that could hinder vessels and port operations (Rep. Carter, R-GA)

o NOAA recently proposed amendments to its North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction Rule. Rep. Carter’s letter to NOAA raises questions on how the rule change would hinder vessels and port operations.


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