Graves, House, Pass Head Start Funding Bill

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

 Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after voting for, and the House passed, legislation to fund the Head Start program for low income children:

“House Republicans and Democrats have again acted to reopen as much of the government as possible. Today, we voted to fund the Head Start program for young children. I’m disappointed that this funding bill and others are being blocked by Harry Reid and Senate Democrats.

While we continue to offer solutions and seek a reasonable deal, Harry Reid refuses to speak to us and will not let go of his hardline, all-or-nothing position.”

The House has passed the following funding bills during the temporary lapse in appropriations:
H.J.Res. 70 – Open Our National Parks and Museums

H.J.Res. 72 – Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans
H.J.Res. 73 – Research for Lifesaving Cures
H.J.Res. 75 – Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children

H.J.Res. 77 – FDA Safety

H.J.Res. 84 – Head Start for Low Income Children
H.J.Res. 85 – National Emergency and Disaster Recovery
H.R. 3230 – Pay Our Guard and Reserve
H.R. 3223 – Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness

H.Con.Res. 58 – Sense of Congress on availability of religious services to the Armed Forces

Avery Charged In Attack With Chair Leg At Moccasin Bend That Left Man In Critical Condition

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Police Say Mullis Was Involved In Incident In Which Woman Was Shot Outside Hixson Walmart

Anthony Lee Mullis, 21, is facing several charges including attempted aggravated robbery on Sept. 28.       In that incident, the victim was found at the Hixson Walmart with a gunshot wound to her hip.   She stated that she had agreed to meet with the defendant in the parking lot to buy some “Roxys” or Oxycodone, but that when she ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffle bag full of automatic attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)

Boyd-Buchanan Sloshes Past Meigs, 28-7, For 7th Win

Boyd-Buchanan’s Cooper Hodge ran for two touchdowns and threw for another on Friday, leading the top-ranked and undefeated Boyd-Buchanan Buccaneers to a 28-7 Region 3-2A football victory over visiting Meigs County at a rain-soaked David L. Boyd Field. The game was delayed in the second quarter by lightning and heavy rain at 8:18 p.m. and resumed more than an hour later. The ... (click for more)

Turner Rambles For 194 Yards, 3 TDS In Owls 48-7 Victory

Ooltewah’s Cameron Turner rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns, a tenacious defense held White County to minus-8 yards of total offense and the Owls stormed to a 48-7 Region 4-5A football blowout win Friday night at James N. Monroe Stadium. Turner scored on runs of 16 and 6 yards in the second quarter and added a 3-yard touchdown burst in the third quarter as the Owls improved ... (click for more)