This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - April 8, 2022

This Week in Washington, Georgia Edition - April 8, 2022

April 8, 2022

Today’s Heard on the Hill leads with the Republican Leader – Senator Mitch McConnell. Steve Gordon was a consultant to him in his first campaign, and they reconnected recently at a series of events. Steve summarizes the Leader’s comments on key issues, and we think you’ll find this look into the Leader both informative and interesting. We also summarize the most current information on Rule 42, which could drastically change the number of illegal border crossings, and also the pending legislation that would provide additional funding for COVID tests and medications.

Congressman Erik Paulsen helped write the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as a member of the House Ways & Means Committee. He has written an excellent article about the reasons why Congress should make the 2017 tax cuts permanent. Al Jackson brings us up to date on defense and defense appropriations happenings, while Ramona Lessen reports on the House Homeland Security Committee’s April 5 hearing on mobilizing our cyber defenses.

Well, the Georgia legislative session has ended, and the Azaleas are in bloom in Augusta. Jesse Weathington gives us the latest in Georgia with his Gold Dome Report. Make sure to take a look at the Infographs for an in-depth look at current hot topics.

Members of the Senate and the House will be back in the states and districts for the next two weeks. This Week in Washington will be back around that same time.