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Carter Announces Port of Savannah Crane Tariff Exemption
August 13, 2019
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) announced today that the ship to shore cranes purchased by the Georgia Ports Authority for the Port of Savannah will be exempted from additional tariffs. The United States Trade Representative today announced the Chinese imports which will include an additional tariff of 10 percent. Carter worked with the Georgia Ports Authority to ensure the cranes were exempted from these tariffs, including contacting United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthiz... More
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Carter Applauds Grants to Combat Opioid Crisis in First District
August 9, 2019
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today applauded the Trump administration's announcement of nearly $400 million in new grants to combat the opioid crisis. Included are critical grants to address the crisis in the First District of Georgia. "The opioid crisis continues to plague our nation and it could impact any person or family at any time," said Carter. "We cannot sit idly by as this epidemic takes more parents, sons, daughters, friends and neighbors. I thank the administration for c... More
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Carter Introduces Legislation to Prevent Fraudulent Use of Social Security Numbers by Illegal Immigrants
July 26, 2019
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation to prevent fraudulent use of Social Security numbers by illegal immigrants. During an audit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Treasury Department's Inspector General found that over 1.4 million illegal immigrants could be working and operating fraudulently under the Social Security numbers of legal citizens. However, the IRS has refused to take action claiming they can't tell the difference between fraud or a mismatch due... More
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Carter, Kuster Legislation to Help Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Unanimously Approved by Subcommittee
July 10, 2019
The Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act introduced by Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) and Annie Kuster (D-Nh.) was unanimously passed by the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce today. The bipartisan legislation creates a new grant program to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and low-income individuals, as well as schools and other public facilities. The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act also provides... More
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Carter Announces Savannah Airport Improvement Grant
July 9, 2019
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today announced a $4,222,340.00 federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) airport grant for the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be used for terminal building improvements. "It is great news that this federal funding will be directed to our airport," said Carter. "As the tourism and business needs in our area continue to grow, this funding will help to ensure our airport is able to... More
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