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On January 28, 2009, Congressman Barrow joined a majority in the House of Representatives in supporting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The bill was signed into law by the President on February 17, 2009. Here, you can see how stimulus dollars are being spent at home in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District.

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On July 23, 2009, Congressman Barrow took part in a press conference to re-introduce the SAVE (Secure America through Verification and Enforcement) Act, sponsored by Rep. Heath Shuler from North Carolina.  This bi-partisan bill would help shore up our borders by adding more border agents and increasing border security technology.  In addition, the bill would require employers to use the E-Verify system to confirm their employees’ legal citizenship status.

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This fall, federal, state, and local governments are gearing up for the likely re-emergence of the H1N1 Flu.  The H1N1 flu first appeared in the U.S. last April, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting higher than normal levels of flu outbreaks in many parts of the country.  As the school year starts, do you know what steps you need to take to make sure you and your children are healthy and safe?

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On Saturday, July 4th, Congressman Barrow visited with folks while marching in Wrightsville’s 33rd Annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration.  This yearly celebration in Johnson County includes a parade, arts and crafts, and a Fun Run.    

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On Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, Congressman Barrow hosted Grant Workshops in Augusta, Savannah, and Milledgeville.  The workshops included presentations from Congressman Barrow’s grant specialist and representatives from the Small Business Administration and the USDA.  The workshops — geared towards small businesses, nonprofits, and local government entities — provided information about available grants and offered grant writing tips.  

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Barrow Kicks Off Service Day in Savannah August 3, 2009

Congressman encourages residents join neighborhood service projects across the region to spur community improvement, renovation, and revitalization


Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) helped paint the Union Mission’s Parent and Child Building in Savannah today, following President Obama’s call to national service. Earlier this summer, the White House launched a national service initiative called "United We Serve" to help meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects. Congressman Barrow will also participate in a service activity in the Augusta area.

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Washington, D.C.Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) voted today to support our troops by providing them with the weapons and equipment they need and keeping the promises made to them and their families. The Defense Appropriations Act makes critical investments in the health, well-being, and readiness of our armed forces.

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Funds will go to hire law enforcement officers in Metter, Statesboro, Tennille, and Vidalia


Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced today that $950,243 in grants will be awarded to four communities in Georgia’s 12th District to fund the hiring and rehiring of local law enforcement officers under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Congressman Barrow voted for the recovery Act, and President Obama signed it into law, in February of this year.

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Barrow to Host “Congress on the Corner” in Sandersville, Sparta, and Milledgeville July 27, 2009


This Saturday, August 1, Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) will be hosting "Congress on the Corner" in Sandersville, Sparta, and Milledgeville.  "Congress on the Corner" is an opportunity for citizens to meet one-on-one with Congressman Barrow and to talk about what’s going on in Washington. 

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Statutory PAYGO Bill Passes the House of Representatives


Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) voted today to restore fiscal discipline by putting the "pay-as-you-go" rule, also know as PAYGO, into law. Statutory PAYGO formally establishes the principle that our country should pay for what it buys. PAYGO is an essential tool for arresting America’s steep fiscal decline.

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On February 13, the House and the Senate passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th.  The bill is estimated to create or save 3.5 million jobs throughout the country, including 106,000 jobs in Georgia and 7,700 jobs in the 12th District.

Congressman Barrow has put together a guidebook detailing potential funding opportunities for local officials, community leaders, non-profit organizations, first responders, school districts, small businesses, and individuals from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for 12th District. 

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In addition, on June 9, 2009, Congressman Barrow released a guidebook update, which shows where stimulus dollars have gone in Georgia’s 12th District so far, and lets folks know what money and programs they can still receive funding for.

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Congressman Barrow’s Health Care Survey

Health care’s on the mind of a lot of folks right now, and I want to hear what you think about it.


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