December 18, 2022

Dear Georgian,

Last week we celebrated the National Guard's 386th Birthday. To our guardsmen who serve or have served, thank you for your service to our great nation.

I want to thank U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro for naming a ship in honor of the heroes of the 2004 battles of Fallujah - USS Fallujah. I am proud to have sponsored an amendment in both the House-passed versions of the FY22 and 23 NDAAs calling for this recognition of many heroes. 

This name honors the bravery and courage of the U.S. military members who fought valiantly in these two battles during the Iraq War in 2004. In total, over 100 Americans made the ultimate sacrifice in these battles. This ship's name will remind us of the incredible bravery of our heroic men and women in uniform and the debt of gratitude we forever owe them.

As always, my staff and I are here to help. If you need assistance with a federal agency or have comments or concerns to share with me, please do not hesitate to call my Warner Robins, Tifton, or Washington, D.C. offices. To receive frequent updates, I encourage you to visit my website, like my Facebook page, follow me on YouTube, and follow me on Twitter.

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Congressman Austin Scott



Remembering Senator Isakson

On Wednesday, I joined friends, family, and colleagues of the late Senator Johnny Isakson to honor his memory and celebrate the passage of bipartisan legislation commemorating Senator Isakson’s work and legacy fighting for Georgia’s veterans.

I first met Johnny when I was 18 years old, and he was a friend and role model to me for most of my life.

Every Member of Congress should strive to follow the example that the Senator set for us. He was one of the most effective legislators in modern history, and our state and nation are better because of him.

His legacy will live on here in D.C. and at home in Georgia.

You can read more here.


Meeting with the Embassy of Georgia's Ambassador

I met with the Embassy of Georgia’s Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Mr. David Zalkaliani.

The Georgia National Guard has maintained a strong cooperation with the armed services of the country of Georgia since 1994 through the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

I expressed my appreciation and admiration for the bravery of the Georgian military, and we discussed the importance of continued cooperation between our nations as we work together to end Putin’s criminal war of aggression and Russia’s illegal occupation in Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova.

You can read more here.


Congratulating Lowndes County's Farmers of the Year

Agriculture is Georgia's number one industry, and our farmers are the backbone of our economy and our communities.

Lowndes County recently recognized David Corbett of South Georgia Produce as their Large Farmer of the Year, and Janet and Steve Hendley of Fifth Day Farm were named the Small Farmer of the year.

David Corbett began working on the family farm with his parents and started South Georgia Produce in 1993. His farm supplies fresh produce to U.S. markets, including summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, specialty peppers, cucumbers, and cabbage. All three of his children have worked in various capacities within the farm and are still actively involved today.

Fifth Day Farm started in 2017 in the Hendley's backyard and is now a popular agritourism destination in Lowndes County. The farm has a petting zoo where people can interact with donkeys, chickens, and pigs and even go to goat yoga. Fifth Day Farm has taught many people in Lowndes and beyond about farms, farm animals, and agriculture.

Please join me in congratulating these farmers on their achievements and thanking them for their work to support Georgia's number one industry!

You can read more here.



Joining Mornings with Maria to Discuss Border Crisis


Fox News | 'Twitter Files': Republicans pledge 'accountability' for social media company's suppression of conservatives

"Republican lawmakers asserted that the latest drop of the 'Twitter Files' is 'proof' that Democrats and 'embedded socialists' at Twitter are interfering in U.S. elections.

Several GOP lawmakers reacted to the latest batch of the 'Twitter Files,' which they say revealed conservative users were secretly suppressed by the tech giant. 

Twitter owner Elon Musk also confirmed in a Twitter response to journalist Ian Miles Cheong that there were political candidates in the U.S. and abroad who were suppressed on the platform while they were running for office."

Read more here.


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