Ready for September

August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018


Remembering Senator John McCain

As the country continues to mourn the loss of Senator John McCain, a particular Bible verse comes to mind when reflecting upon the honorable legacy he left behind.

2 Timothy 4:7-8 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

Rest In Peace, Senator McCain. You are a hero that served your country faithfully. I hope each of you will join in me in praying for his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Update to Second Quarter GDP Growth!

This week, the Commerce Department announced that our economy grew by 4.2 percent in Quarter 2 of this year.

This is a revision that shows improvement from the first estimate. It goes to show this is still the strongest quarter of growth in FOUR years. Business investments are stronger. Our economy is booming and only getting better.

The April to June measure represents the first full quarter since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed thanks to President Trump & Congress.

This Week in the District 

As we wrap up the last week before Congress is back in session, I had the opportunity to visit more businesses and meet with constituents across the district. Here are a few photos from the week:

In a few short days, Members of Congress will head back to Washington to continue working for you. I hope you will take the time to respond to a one-question survey below about what you hope Congress will be most focused on in September. If your browser is having trouble accessing the survey, please 'click to open in a separate window'.


What do you think Congress should be most focused on in September?



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Karen C. Handel
Member of Congress