On March 22, 2017, the House voted 114-51 on a bill that I sponsored. The purpose of Senate Bill 201 is to grant sick leave to employees at certain large employers to care for immediate family members. Above, you can view a video of House Day 37 where my colleagues and I discussed this bill. I make my introductory statement at the 16 minute mark. I encourage you to watch the video or read… Read More


One of the most important weeks of the 2017 legislative session began last Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The House and Senate Appropriations committees held their joint budget hearings, and started the process of reviewing Governor Nathan Deal’s budget recommendations for the amended current and upcoming fiscal years. It was a busy week as we worked to begin the process of turning these budget recommendations into legislation that will guide our state’s spending.  My colleagues and I… Read More


Last week marked both the first week in the 154th Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly and of the 2017-2018 term. During the week, all 180 members of the Georgia House of Representatives were officially sworn in and leaders were elected to guide the House through the term. In addition, Governor Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State address presenting both the current conditions of our state and the goals of our government… Read More


ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named State Representative Brian Strickland (R-McDonough) as the Chairman of the House Industry & Labor Committee.  Rep. Strickland will also serve as a member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation & Infrastructure, and the Banks and Banking, Economic Development & Tourism, Intragovernmental Coordination, and Judiciary Non-Civil committees. “I am honored to serve the citizens of this state as the new Chairman of the House Industry… Read More