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ENG: John Heddens "Jack" Kingston (born April 24, 1955) is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Republican Party. Early life, education and career Kingston was born April 24, 1955 in Bryan, Texas but spent most of his life in Athens, Georgia. He earned a degree from the University of Georgia, where he also joined Lambda Chi Alpha. He has lived in Savannah since 1977 and spent over a decade selling insurance and working in agribusiness throughout southeastern Georgia before entering politics. U.S. Representative Kingston's committee assignments in the 112th Congress (2011–2013) are: Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related ...
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Rep. Kingston losing Valdosta, Moody AFB in redistricting

Republican leaders released a draft today of the congressional districts they expect to pass later in the week. The 1st District, represented by Republican Jack Kingston of Savannah, gives up Valdosta to the 8th District represented by Republican freshman Austin Scott. It makes Scott’s district more friendly to his re-election while giving him a second Air Force base besides the one in Warner Robins. Kingston had requested keeping Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta to go along with the others he represents, Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Marys, Fort Stewart in Hinesville and ...

Congr. Kingston to Speak at Georgia Life Sciences Summit

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah will deliver a keynote address at the 10th Annual Georgia Life Sciences Summit September 27 in Atlanta. Congressman Kingston is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and chair of the subcommittee that oversees funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and related agencies. Congressman Kingston will be featured in the morning session of the conference, which also will include a kick-off keynote address by Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Protestors rally outside Congressman Jack Kingston's office

A vocal bunch caused a commotion but brought a messagewith them Wednesday outsideU.S. Rep.Jack Kingston's office in Savannah. "Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more," the group sang, with help from a bullhorn. The group, some several generations of families, picketed along the Diamond Causeway and in the parking lot lobbying their First District Representative to stop federal cuts and to ask where are the jobs. The organization calling themselvesR.U.F.F., Retirees United For the Future, as well as other organizations rallied outside with signs, hoping to send Kingston a ...

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Congress Approves Funding for Savannah Harbor Expansion Project
Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) and Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson applauded new construction funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the government spending bill passed by Congress over the weekend. The 2015 Appropriations bill includes $1.52 million in construction funding that will keep this vital economic infrastructure project on track. To ensure this money is put to work, the Obama Administration is restricted from further needless delays. Congressman Jack Kingston, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, said, "We have been toiling in the fields on this project for nearly two decades and overcome countless bureaucratic hurdles. Once again, Congress has made clear that the project should move forward without further delay. I hope the Obama Administration will join us in honoring its commitment to this project of regional and national importance. In the words of the President himself, 'we can't wait.'" “Georgia has fought tirele
Athens Poultry Lab Moves Forward in Year-End Appropriations Bill
Efforts led by Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) to bring the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory (SEPRL) into the 21st century took a major step forward in the year-end appropriations bill.  "This is a huge and hard-fought step forward for the groundbreaking work being done in Athens,” said Kingston.  “The Southeast Poultry Research Lab is of national and international significance and leads the world in poultry health research.  The USDA, along with chicken and turkey processors all over the world, will continue to benefit from the research being done in Athens.” The legislation funds a major $45 million upgrade to modernize the research facility with the latest in technology and infrastructure. This is a downpayment on a planned $155 million overhaul of the facility which would consolidate and modernize a campus of buildings.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture there is not sufficient laboratory space for the scientists to work. Kingston
Kingston Secures Critical Funding, Legislative Save for MOX Facility
A year-end funding measure passed by Congress contains critical funding and a legislative save for the MOX, or mixed oxide, Fuel Fabrication Facility located at the Savannah River Site just ouside Augusta, Georgia. Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1), who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, helped lead the effort to secure $345 million in critical funding and protect the facility which the Obama Administration attempted to shutter earlier this year by putting it on “cold standby.” “This MOX facility has been authorized by Congress, supported by multiple administrations, and has seen $4.7 billion in taxpayer investment,” said Kingston.  “The Obama Administration’s misguided attempt to shutter it would only serve to cost taxpayers more money, complicate an international agreement, and needlessly elminiate thosands of jobs.  I hope that the support we were able to build up this year will continue to keep this important project advancing toward completion.”
Congressman Kingston: Obama is "Spoiling For a Fight"
Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) released the following statement following President Obama's announcement of an unconstitutional executive amnesty: "The President is spoiling for a fight. If he was serious about implementing the best policy he would be working with Congress, not against us. He eloquently made the case against doing this kind of action for the past 6 years; now he's flipped his position completely." Congressman Kingston is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee.

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