Press Releases

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Carter Statement on Price Confirmation as HHS Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement after Dr. Tom Price was confirmed as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services: "Congratulations to my friend and fellow Georgian. As a lifelong physician and dedicated public servant with a deep understanding of the budgetary process, Tom Price is the partner Congress needs at the helm of America's health department. Not only is Dr. Price immeasurably qualified, he has a plan to resuscitate our broken hea... Read more

  • House Approves Carter Legislation to Protect Fort Frederica
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    The United States House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (GA-01) legislation today to expand and protect Fort Frederica National Monument located on St. Simons Island, Ga. "Fort Frederica is a historic treasure and my legislation passed in the House today is critical to ensure the fort's rich history is preserved," Carter said. "I am pleased the legislation was approved by the House and I hope the Senate will act swiftly to preserve and protect Fort Fred... Read more

  • Carter Statement on the Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: "Justice Antonin Scalia was a fair judge and an ardent defender of the Constitution. His time on the bench was what our Founding Fathers envisioned. President Trump promised to nominate a judge to the Supreme Court who shares these convictions and I applaud his nomination of Neil Gorsuch tonight. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to act swiftly... Read more

  • Carter Supports Ban on Federal Funding for Abortion
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement today after the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 7 with Carter's support to permanently ban all federal funding for abortions: "As a lifelong health care provider, father, grandfather and Congressman, I believe life starts at conception and that American taxpayers should never be responsible to foot the bill for abortions. Unfortunately, even with measures including the Hyde amendment in place to protec... Read more

  • Carter Statement on President Trump's Decision to Restore the Mexico City Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement supporting President Donald J. Trump's decision to restore the Mexico City Policy which prohibits taxpayer funds to non-governmental organizations in foreign countries that provide or promote abortions: "President Trump has wasted no time joining us in the fight to ensure American taxpayers are never responsible to foot the bill for ending a precious life before it begins. While it's unacceptable to use taxpayer funds fo... Read more

  • Georgia Delegation Applauds Trump Nomination of Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation today applauded President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of former Georgia Governor George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The following delegation members issued statements on President-elect Trump’s choice of Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture: U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (GA-01): “Former Governor Sonny Perdue is the perfect choice to lead the Department of Agriculture. As... Read more

  • Senate Passes Carter Legislation to Ensure Government Transparency and Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    The United States Senate passed Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (GA-01) legislation today to provide transparency and accountability in the federal government. Carter's legislation ensures the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the congressional watchdog, is able to obtain the records it needs to audit, evaluate, and investigate federal agencies. Additionally, if an agency does not cooperate with GAO, H.R. 72 allows GAO to use civil actions to require an agency to produce the necessary... Read more

  • Isakson, Carter Introduce Legislation to Protect Fort Frederica
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter, R-Ga.-01, introduced legislation in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to expand and protect Fort Frederica National Monument located on St. Simons Island, Ga. “Preserving the rich history and archaeological heritage of one of Georgia’s oldest landmarks will give visitors a chance to experience firsthand an area of the state founded by General James Oglethorpe,” said Isakson. “The legislat... Read more

  • Carter Acts to Pave the Way for Obamacare Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) voted today in support of the FY 2017 Budget Resolution to provide the tools necessary to repeal Obamacare. "I am proud to vote today to pave the way for the repeal of Obamacare," said Carter. "This is the first step in an important process to finally get rid of the Obamacare train wreck and resuscitate our broken health care system. With this legislation, my colleagues and I on the Committee on Energy and Commerce will have the opportunity to work on a... Read more

  • Carter and Sessions Reintroduce Resolution to Honor Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) and U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions, Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, reintroduced a resolution in the United States House of Representatives today recognizing the historical importance of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and calling on the National Museum of African American History and Culture to appropriately honor his life and work: “I am proud to reintroduce this legislation today because the Smithsonian still has not acted to pr... Read more