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Just wanted to send you a quick update on what’s been happening in Georgia and Washington this week. Qualifying closed today in Atlanta, and I’m officially running for re-election to Congress in Georgia’s 14th District. The Republican Primary election is just 74 days away, so please take a moment to visit my  to volunteer, make a contribution or to learn more about my record as your Representative in Washington.

 

 

With over 180 co-sponsors, the E-Mail Privacy Act that I sponsored with Reps. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Jared Polis (D-CO) is gaining momentum. Currently, federal agencies can read your e-mails without a warrant, if they have been stored online for over 180 days. Our bill, the E-Mail Privacy Act, would make it clear that the federal government must get a warrant to review your e-mails, just as they must to listen to your phone calls, read your mail or search your home. It’s time we update our privacy laws and protect our Constitutional rights in the 21st Century.

 

 

Yesterday, along with a group of bi-partisan lawmakers, I introduced the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 to return transparency to airfare advertising. For the last couple of years, the U.S. Department of Transportation forced airlines to hide the government-imposed taxes and fees in the airline’s ticket price. The Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 will allow the base fare, taxes and fees to be disclosed separately, so consumers know how much in taxes they are paying.

 

 

 

Freedom First,

 

 

 

Tom Graves

Member of Congress