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  • Carter Acts to Block Release or Transfer of Gitmo Detainees
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5351 today to block the release or transfer of detainees from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay: "There should be no questions about it - it is illegal to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States. While President Obama's own Attorney General has confirmed this, there is apparently no stopping this president when he's trying to fulfill a... Read more

  • Carter Responds to the Threat of Radical Islamic Terrorism
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
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    In the wake of the deadliest terror attack on American soil since 9/11, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Ga-01) responded today to the threat of ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism to our homeland. Over the past few months, the United States House of Representatives has passed multiple bills to address radicalization, prevent attacks, counter homegrown terrorism, and stop terrorists from entering the United States. In an effort to get as many of these bills signed into law as soon as possible... Read more

  • House Approves Funding for Ohio-class Replacement Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
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    The United States House of Representatives approved $1.48 billion for the Ohio-class missile submarine replacement reactor program today. The funding is critical for the construction of a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) which will one day replace the existing Ohio-class SSBNs such as those currently homeported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in St. Marys, Georgia. "Threats against the United States are greater than ever and the submarines stationed at Kings Bay play a cri... Read more

  • House Acts to Protect A-10 Thunderbolt Fleet
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
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    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Ga-01) acted today to protect the A-10 Thunderbolt fleet. The United States House of Representatives approved $467 million to keep the Warthog flying and prohibited the divestment, retirement or storage of the aircraft securing protection of the 23d Wing stationed at Moody Air Force Base. "The tragedy in Orlando is a devastating reminder for us all that the threat of ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism is alive and greater than ever," Carter said. "Right now t... Read more

  • House Passes Measure to Protect A-10
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
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    The United States House of Representatives passed legislation today to protect the A-10 Thunderbolt. The Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) prohibits the A-10 from being retired or placed in storage. Additionally, the legislation requires the Air Force to maintain a minimum of 171 A-10 aircrafts designated as primary mission aircraft inventory and prohibits the Secretary of the Air Force from making any significant reductions to manning levels with respect to any A-10 air... Read more

  • House-Passed Measure Clears Way for Saint Marys Airport Move
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
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    The U.S. House of Representatives has adopted legislation which, among other things, provides for the long sought relocation of the Saint Marys Airport. Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga) sponsored an amendment to the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) providing $6 million to allow for the move. The airport has long created security concerns for Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. For the first time, however, the Department of Defense has signaled it was willing to assume ... Read more

  • Carter Statement on Closing Guantanamo Bay
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) released the following statement today regarding the Obama administration’s plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay: “The Obama administration’s announcement today proves the White House is willing to jeopardize the national security of the United States for a campaign promise. The detainees he hopes to bring to American soil are the worst of the worst. Not only is this unacceptable, President Obama’s own Attorney General and military le... Read more

  • Carter Statement on Reports that A-10 Retirement is Indefinitely Delayed
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter released the following statement after new reports that the Air Force is indefinitely freezing all plans to retire the A-10 Warthog. “It appears the Air Force is finally realizing that the A-10 is the only aircraft of its kind that can effectively accomplish its mission of protecting our troops while remaining close to the battlefield for any additional support that may be needed by ground troops. I have known this all along and have made it a mission to ensure... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Strengthen Visa Waiver Program
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) voted in support of H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act, today to close security gaps in the Visa Waiver Program to combat terrorist travel. “ISIS and other terrorist organizations are looking for any opportunity to exploit the hospitality of a nation to cause devastating harm and the security gaps in the Visa Waiver Program are yet another opportunity for them to infiltrate our homeland,” Carter said. “The largest ... Read more

  • House Passes Carter Legislation to Reauthorize the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    The United States House of Representatives today passed Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter’s (Ga-01) Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers Reform and Improvement Act. The legislation would reauthorize the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) located in Brunswick, Georgia and codify essential directives into law. “FLETC is the preeminent facility for law enforcement training in the United States,” Carter said. “While FLETC has provided topnotch training since its creation in the 197... Read more