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  • Carter Named Guardian of Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    The National Federation of Business (NFIB), the nation's advocate for small businesses, today awarded Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) with its Guardian of Small Business Award for his strong support of America's small businesses in the 114th Congress. Rep. Carter receives the Guardian of Small Business Award from NFIB "As a small business owner for more than 30 years, I know firsthand of the many challenges that small businesses across the country face every day," said Carter. "In rec... Read more

  • Isakson, Perdue, Carter Demand Answers from Obama Administration on Funding for Savannah Harbor Expansion Project
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., along with U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, R-Ga.-01, today demanded answers from the Obama administration on its failure to include adequate levels of critical funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget request to Congress, released earlier today. According to the Army Corps of Engineers’ current construction plan, if the federal government fails to provide at least $80-$10... Read more

  • Carter: Let the World Know America is Open for Business
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Ga-01) continued his fight to protect Georgia jobs and American competitiveness today by urging his colleagues to support reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank on the floor of the United States House of Representatives. Carter noted the threat to American jobs and the irreparable damage expiration of the Export-Import Bank has caused in the First District, the State of Georgia, and the entire nation. While on the floor, Carter said "in the First District o... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Protect Georgia Jobs and American Competitiveness
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) voted in support of H.R. 597 today to implement important reforms and reauthorize the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. “Failure to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank puts thousands of jobs in the First District, and across the nation, in jeopardy and puts Georgian and American companies at a dangerous disadvantage against our global competitors,” Carter said. “In the First District, the Ex-Im Bank facilitates exports for 17 companies resulting in $501 million in exp... Read more

  • Why the Export-Import Bank Matters
    Posted in Blog on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Friend, Today, I voted to protect Georgia jobs and American competitiveness by reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. With two of the fastest growing ports in the nation, robust exports in general and a strong Export-Import Bank specifically are of great importance to the First District and the State of Georgia. Outside special interest groups, the media, and others have distorted the role and impact of the Export-Import Bank. While there is not a single federal agency that is not in need of ref... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Protect the Full Faith and Credit of the United States
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) voted today to protect the full faith and credit of the United States of America by ensuring government debt is paid in full and on time. The Default Prevention Act would allow the Secretary of the Treasury to meet the debt obligations of the United States without regard to the statutory debt limit. “It’s time to take the full faith and credit of the United States off the bargaining table when it comes to fiscal debates in Washington,” Carter said. “Tim... Read more

  • Carter Statement on Conclusion of Trade Negotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) released the following statement today in response to the announcement in Atlanta on an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership: “Robust trade is of great importance to creating jobs and prosperity throughout our country but especially in the First District with our rapidly growing Ports of Savannah and Brunswick. While I am hopeful about the potential opportunities created by TPP, I also have serious concerns that must be addressed. Earlier this yea... Read more

  • Georgia Congressional Delegation Urges Administration to Prioritize Savannah Harbor Project
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter, R-Ga.-01 and U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., along with the entire Georgia U.S. House of Representatives delegation, today urged the administration to make the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project a top priority for its fiscal year 2017 budget recommendations. In a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Georgia congressional delegation called for the Army Corps of Engineers to match its budget request with t... Read more

  • House Approves Carter-Backed Legislation to Cut Red Tape
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed legislation backed by Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) to limit the federal government’s ability to enact new regulations without congressional approval. The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act would require congressional approval for any federal regulation with an economic impact of $100 million or more. “America’s hardworking job creators are under attack by federal regulations,” Carter said. “Si... Read more

  • Carter Criticizes King v. Burwell Decision, Pledges to Redouble Efforts to Repeal Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and the Economy

    In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld controversial subsidies offered by the Obama Administration’s Internal Revenue Service to individuals purchasing insurance on federally-maintained health care exchanges. Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01), the only pharmacist in Congress, criticized the ruling and pledged to redouble his efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. “The only thing worse for health care in America than Obamacare has been its implementation which clearly ign... Read more