Political Rewind: Relief For Farmers Stalled By GOP Congressman

May 24, 2019

On this edition of Political Rewind, after months of delay, the U.S Senate approved a disaster relief package that would send relief money to Georgia and other states hit by natural disasters. However, in the House of Representatives, Texas Rep. Chip Roy blocked the measure.


The House will likely approve the package when it returns in the first week of June, but is it too late to save some of the state’s farmers? Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says there’s additional good news for farmers.

 

Democrats and Republicans often find little to agree about, but, across party lines, Jackson County leaders have come together to aid those who want to oust the mayor of Hoschton and a veteran city councilman over racially troubling comments.

 

Finally, what is new in the continued fallout from the measure that all but outlaws abortion in Georgia?

 

Panelists:

 

Audrey Hayes -- Political Science Professor, The University of Georgia

 

Amy Steigerwalt -- Political Science Professor, Georgia State University

 

Jackie Cushman – Republican Strategist

 

Scott Holcomb -- Democratic State Representative, District 81