Archive for January, 2009

Statement from House Majority Leader Jerry Keen on the Passage of the Homeowners Tax Relief Grant Protection Legislation

ATLANTA – Today House Majority Leader Jerry released the following statement upon the passage of the Homeowners Tax Relief Grant protection legislation by a 117-55 vote: (more…)

Rep. Dempsey to Chair Technical College Subcommittee

ATLANTA – Representative Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) has been appointed Chairman of House Technical Colleges Subcommittee. This subcommittee is under the Higher Education Committee. (more…)

Rep. Billy Horne Named New Deputy Whip

ATLANTA – During the first week of the 2009 legislative session Representative Billy Horne (R – Sharpsburg) was selected once again to serve as Deputy Whip in the Georgia House of Representatives.

House Majority Whip Jan Jones (R-Milton) announced his re-appointment to the coveted role.

As one of only 10 Deputy Whips in the 180-seat House, Rep. Horne will be responsible for helping to shepherd bills through the legislative process.

“I am pleased and humbled that Rep. Jones asked me to be a leader within our caucus, and look forward to helping pass pro-family, pro-taxpayer legislation that will help families through these tough economic times,” said Rep. Horne.

This group of representatives is responsible for analyzing and tracking legislation. Because of these responsibilities, this group also serves as a resource for representatives with questions about legislation.

“In a short period of time Rep. Horne has demonstrated genuine and effective leadership for his district,” said Rep. Jones. “He will be an excellent voice for our caucus in communicating the details of legislation to other representatives.”

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Rep. Sims Named Deputy Whip

ATLANTA – During the first week of the 2009 legislative session Representative Barbara Sims (R – Augusta) was selected, once again, to serve as Deputy Whip in the Georgia House of Representatives. (more…)

Rep. Melvin Everson Named Deputy Whip

ATLANTA – During the first week of the 2009 legislative session Representative Melvin Everson (R – Snellville) was selected, once again, to serve as Deputy Whip in the Georgia House of Representatives. (more…)