U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) hailed the President's approval of $3.7 billion in additional veterans funding provided by Congress. This is the largest single funding increase in the 77-year history of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Ray McKinney believes that one of the best ways to run for Congress is to walk. In February and March, the 12th District native Republican will take to the streets, roads and highways of the 12th Congressional District in his bid to replace U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah).
The Effingham Empty Stocking Fund continues to receive funds for the annual effort to provide Christmas wishes for those in need of assistance. Families receiving assistance include families with children and the aged and disabled.
In 2006, Democrats took the majority position in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. But since then, the Democratic leadership has not had much success pushing their agenda through Congress.
February 02, 2008|
Special to Effingham Herald