Why I Supported the Taylor Force Act
WHY I SUPPORTED THE TAYLOR FORCE ACT
Taylor Force was a West Point graduate. He served his country in Iraq & Afghanistan. And he went on to pursue an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Tragically, on a school trip to Israel last year, Taylor was killed in a Palestinian terrorist attack. To this day, the Palestinian Authority pays a monthly pension to the family of Taylor's murderer through its $300 million "Martys Fund." And yet, the U.S. continues to provide about $400 million in annual aid to the Palestinian Authority.
The Taylor Force Act passed the House on Wednesday to stop the outrageous practice of providing U.S. taxpayer dollars to an organization that funds the murder of Americans and Israelis. I recently published an OpEd about why I supported the Taylor Force Act. Read it here.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE INTERESTED IN A CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP?
My office is always accepting applications for interns, and right now we're looking to fill slots for the 2018 spring and summer seasons. We're looking for students or recent graduates who are motivated, detail-oriented, and personable.
All internships are unpaid, but interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working on Capitol Hill or in my district office in Roswell. They will be immersed in the legislative process, and have the opportunity to attend briefings on issues that interest them in the Capitol.
Responsibilities include answering phones, providing tours of the U.S. Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting my legislative and communications staff on various projects.
Those interested in this opportunity should call my Washington or Roswell office at (202) 225-4501 or (770) 998-0049.
JERUSALEM IS THE UNDIVIDED CAPITAL OF ISRAEL
Jerusalem has been - and will always be - the undivided capital of Israel. I applaud President Trump for the decision to recognize it as such.
In fact, just this June the Senate voted 90-0 to make that same decision.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE 2018 GA-6 CONGRESSIONAL AWARD
I'm proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Congressional Award from our district. Congratulations to 2018 Gold Medalist Cameron MacDonald from Alpharetta; Silver Medalists Tianze “Zachary” Hong from Roswell, and Abhinav Kaluri from Duluth; and Bronze Medalists Will Adler from Roswell, and Michael Brolly from Milton.
The Congressional Award is a non-partisan contest recognizing high achievement of motivated, young Americans. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Congratulations again!
Thank you, as always, for taking the time to read this note. If you find my newsletter and an update on Congressional happenings helpful, please take a second to forward this along to a few of your friends. And, of course, if you or your neighbors have any questions or concerns, feel free to call my Washington office at (202) 225-4501 or my Roswell office at (770) 998-0049, or keep up with me on Facebook and Twitter.
Karen C. Handel
Member of Congress