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Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Carter Legislation to Ban "Gag Clause" Provisions
September 13, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) legislation today to prohibit "gag clause" provisions. Currently, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are able to include requirements in contracts that prevent pharmacists from providing advice to their patients on the best and cheapest out-of-pocket alternatives to medications covered under insurance. This is commonly known as a "gag clause." As a result, patients may be paying more for their prescriptio... More
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House Approves Funding for Ports of Brunswick and Savannah, Savannah Harbor Expansion Project
September 13, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives, with the help of Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), approved critical funding for the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah and the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project today. The legislation includes $49 million for construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Additionally, the measure expands a navigation funding account by more than 50% from last year to $509 million. This funding can be directed to SHEP in the future. “This funding is criti... More
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Carter Introduces Measure to Prohibit "Gag Clause" Provisions
September 7, 2018
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to prohibit "gag clause" provisions. Currently, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are able to include requirements in contracts that prevent pharmacists from providing advice to their patients on the best and cheapest out-of-pocket alternatives to medications covered under insurance. This is commonly known as a "gag clause." As a result, patients may be paying more for their prescriptions than is warranted. The Know the Cost ... More
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Carter Celebrates Reversal of Newsprint Tariffs
August 30, 2018
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) celebrated the reversal of harmful newsprint tariffs. This newsprint is used by local newspapers here in the First District of Georgia and across the country. "This decision is great news for hardworking Americans in the U.S. newspaper and commercial printing industries, as well as all of us who treasure the ability to stay informed and read the newspaper each day," said Carter. "President Trump is doing the right thing by working to correct the trade i... More
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Carter on the Passing of Senator John McCain
August 25, 2018
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain: "Today America lost a patriot. Whether in combat or in Congress, Senator John McCain lived each day fiercely defending our freedom and the country he loved. History will remember him as a public servant, statesman, and true American hero. Amy and I send our prayers to the McCain family during this difficult time. Senator McCain's honorable service and brave sacrifices for our great ... More
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