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While speaking to area Boy Scout Troop 461 in Hinesville, Congressman Kingston was reunited with SFC Thomas Mitchem whom he met while on a security mission in Afghanistan. Kingston and Mitchem are pictured with SFC Mitchem’s son, Khameron, who will attend Georgia Tech in the fall.
Congressman Kingston to NIH Director: "We are all very eager to have a vaccine"
October 18, 2014
Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) sent a letter asking for clarification and more details from the Director of the National Institutes of Health, Frances Collins, in response to his statement that a "10-year slide in research support" hampered their ability to create a vaccine. The questions include a request to explain why $10 billion in stimulus funding was not put toward a vaccine. The full letter can be read here. Kingston is the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees NIH f... More
Obama Should Appoint an Ebola Czar
October 16, 2014
This opinion-editorial was published October 16, 2014 at the Washington Examiner and can be found online here. We Need an Ebola Czar By Rep. Jack Kingston The global response – and more recently America’s response – to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been characterized by a lack of leadership and organization. Now, with the first confirmed transmission of the virus on U.S. soil, we cannot afford to continue this slow and ineffective approach. Our response both at home and abroad needs a c... More
Kingston Encouraged by Obama on Ebola Czar
October 16, 2014
Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA), who called today for a "czar" to oversee the response to the Ebola threat, issued the following statement in response to President Obama's remarks about naming someone to the post: "I am encouraged the President is listening to those of us on Capitol Hill who have recognized the mismanagement and called for better coordination and leadership. To confront the Ebola threat we need a modern-day George Marshall with a modern-day Marshall Plan and the ability to deli... More
Congressman Kingston Applauds SHEP PPA Signing
October 7, 2014
Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) released the following statement on the signing of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) Project Partnership Agreement (PPA): "For 17 years we have lived and breathed the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. In that time, not a week has gone by without calls, meetings, or legislative action to promote this vital project. We would be remiss if we did not recognize the early work of Governor Zell Miller as well as Senators Paul Coverdell and Max Cleland who we... More
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Congressman Kingston on Congressional Response to Ebola
October 3, 2014
Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) spoke to local television stations on the work Congress is doing to let the scientists and health experts combat the Ebola virus and stop its spread in West Africa and in the US, specifically by funding the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health, the Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority, US Agency for International Development, and the military. "We have worked very closely with the CDC, the NIH, with BARDA, and USAID... More
Georgia Air Force Practicing at Tybee