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Southerland Denounces Decision to Restrict Public Access to Ocean...

September 25, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II denounced President Obama’s unilateral decision today to shut off nearly 500,000 square miles of ocean from fishing and energy exploration. In June, Southerland introduced H.R. 4988, the Marine Access and State Transparency (MAST) Act, which would require such actions to be first approved by Congress or the bordering states’ governor and legislature. “President Obama’s latest go-it-alone decision will on... Read More

Southerland Votes for Targeted Response to ISIS

September 19, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II voted this week to authorize the Secretary of Defense to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The provision was introduced by Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) as an amendment to a government funding bill. “As ISIS continues to behead innocent Americans, I refuse to stand by and do nothing as evildoers instill fear ... Read More

Southerland Commemorates Constitution Day

September 17, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II issued the following statement today in recognition of Constitution Day, which marks the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution: “Today, we celebrate one of the greatest documents in human history: the United States Constitution. As we commemorate this achievement, let us be reminded of the timeless principles and freedoms embodied in our founding framework. Let us also pray that we recommit... Read More

Southerland Remembers Victims of 9/11, Benghazi Terrorist Attacks

September 11, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II issued the following statement today regarding the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “On this fateful day, we pause to remember the thousands of innocent Americans who tragically lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We also mourn the loss of the four brave Americans who gave their lives two years ago today while defending our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. “Despit... Read More