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Carter, Houlahan introduce bill supporting states’ readiness for public health emergencies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced the State Strategic Stockpile Act, a bill to extend the authorization of and funding for a program supporting states in developing and maintaining stockpiles of critical drugs, vaccines, and other medical supplies in case of a public health emergency or supply chain disruption. Currently, the U.S. is expe...

ICYMI: I'm voting for the Fiscal Responsibility Act...

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Ahead of yesterday’s vote on the largest spending cut in American history, which passed overwhelmingly through the House of Representatives, I shared my thoughts on why this package is a win for the American people. Read the highlights here: I'm voting for the Fiscal Responsibility Act. Here's Why. By: Rep. Buddy Carter After 97 days of delays from the White House, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy wa...

Carter celebrates House passage of largest spending cut in American history

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) today assisted House Republicans in averting a federal debt default by voting in favor of a bill that cuts spending and pays America’s bills, which is now headed to the Senate. The Fiscal Responsibility Act responsibly raises the United States’ debt limit by saving $2.1 trillion in taxpayer dollars while fully protecting our national defense, v...

Carter praises passage of HALT Fentanyl Act: This “will save lives”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Halt All Lethal Trafficking of Fentanyl (HALT) Fentanyl Act, which will permanently schedule fentanyl-related substances as schedule 1 drugs, giving law enforcement the proper tools to fight the illicit fentanyl poisoning epidemic. Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), a co-sponsor of the bill, proudly voted in favor of this neces...

E&C Committee passes Carter bill expanding broadband access

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy and Commerce Committee (E&C) today passed Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter’s (R-GA) bill streamlining the permitting process for upgrading broadband infrastructure so that more Americans have access to internet and the United States can maintain its competitive edge against China. Watch Rep. Carter’s remarks in favor of the bill here: “While the Infrastructure Investment a...

WYNTK: Pharmacy Benefit Managers' Abuse of Patients, Health Care System

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Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are the pharmaceutical supply chain's hidden middlemen that are driving up costs for prescription medications, delaying access to necessary treatments, and robbing hope from patients. It's time we pull back the curtain on these insidious actors. Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability will host its first ever hearing on PBMs, which seeks to answe...

Carter, Tuberville Reintroduce Empowering Law Enforcement Act as Border Crisis Intensifies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of National Police Week, U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) and U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) reintroduced legislation empowering law enforcement to apply our immigration laws in the face of President Biden’s inaction. The Empowering Law Enforcement Act would grant state and local law enforcement inherent immigration enforcement authority to invest...

Reps. Carter, Moran Introduce Legislation to Remove Regulatory Barriers in Broadband Upgrades

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) and Congressman Nathaniel Moran (R-TX) introduced the Proportional Reviews for Broadband Deployment Act today, which will remove the additional permitting process for upgrades made to wireless towers. Under current law, any changes made to existing wireless towers must undergo burdensome environmental and historic preservation reviews. A...

Carter, Smith call on pharmacies to protect women’s health by refusing dangerous mail-order chemical abortion prescriptions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS Pharmacy announcing that they plan to become certified to dispense the chemical abortion drug mifepristone, Reps. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ) led 36 House Republicans in a letter calling on the companies to protect the health and safety of women and unborn children. In the letter, the members write: “We are deeply d...

Carter lauds passage of strongest border security bill in House history

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) today proudly voted in favor of the strongest border security bill to ever pass through the U.S. House of Representatives, the Secure the Border Act, hours before Title 42 is set to expire and increase the flow of illegal border crossings, which already broke a single-day high on Wednesday of more than 10,000. H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act,...

Carter honors former Ludowici Police Chief at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of National Police Week, Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) laid a wreath at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in honor of Ludowici’s former Police Chief, Francis “Frank” McClelland, Jr., who died in the line of duty in 2018. He was joined by officers from the Savannah Police Department. Carter lays wreath in honor of Frank McClelland This annual House Republi...

Carter, Blunt Rochester, Malliotakis, Auchincloss introduce bill to protect patients, pharmacies from PBM abuses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reps. Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) introduced the Protecting Patients Against PBM Abuses Act to protect patients and pharmacies from harmful pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) practices that make high-quality health care inaccessible and unaffordable. The bill accomplishes this goal by delinking PB...

ICYMI: President Yoon Suk Yeol Highlights Bryan County In Address to U.S. Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Earl L. "Buddy" Carter attended the President of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol's joint address to Congress on Thursday. Rep. Carter was honored to serve in President Yeol's escort committee for the address to American lawmakers. During his address to Congress, President Yeol used Bryan County, GA as an example of good South Korean - American relations, citing the Hyundai plan...

Carter, Cornyn, Tuberville, Merkley, and Khanna Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to End Children's Abuse in Residential Treatment Centers

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) teamed up with U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) to introduce the bipartisan Stop Institutional Child Abuse Act. This bipartisan, bicameral bill would provide greater oversight and data transparency for institutional youth treatment programs, begin implementi...

Carter: "Our credit cards are maxed out."

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) took to the House floor on Wednesday to deliver remarks in support of the House Republicans' Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023. This legislation will slash unnecessary government spending, reduce bloated and redundant Washington programs, and restore fiscal sanity to Washington, D.C. Rep. Carter's remarks: "Let me begin by thanking leadership, and ...