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Carter: Democrats are mugging the American people

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House today passed another Continuing Resolution in lieu of a budget, sending a stop-gap funding measure to President Biden’s desk that will expire on December 16th. Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) proudly voted no on this short-sighted and irresponsible legislation. “It’s time to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington. Congress’s primary roles are to provide for a s...

Carter sounds alarm on conflict of interest threatening veterans’ access to prescription medications

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) sent a letter today to Seileen Mullen, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, seeking answers about the recent announcement that a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), Express Scripts, will strip pharmaceutical access away from TRICARE patients and their families, a move that presents a clear c...

House Democrats shield FCC censorship documents from public

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - In today’s Energy and Commerce full committee markup, Committee Democrats struck down a resolution of inquiry offered by Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) that would have required the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to disclose any attempts at political censorship. H.Res.1264 comes after more than a dozen confirmed attempts from Washington Democrats since 2021 to infrin...

Carter introduces Vehicle Data Access Caucus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) announced the formation of the Vehicle Data Access Caucus, a bipartisan initiative that aims to bring real solutions regarding vehicle data privacy to the House Floor. “I am excited to form the Vehicle Data Access Caucus to better facilitate bipartisan, bicameral solutions on vehicle data privacy. While it is important that Congress not impede ...

Senate passes Carter-backed legislation honoring Congressman John Lewis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate passed a bill today honoring the late John Lewis, co-lead by Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) and Rep. Nikema Williams (D-GA). The bill, which passed in the House of Representatives on February 1, names the Atlanta Main Post Office at 3900 Crown Road SW the “John R. Lewis Post Office Building.” The bill now heads to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. Congres...

Carter, Ross introduce Improving Access to Safe Medicines Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) and Deborah Ross (D-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation today that will increase patients’ access to pharmaceuticals by cutting unnecessary bureaucracy within the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The Improving Access to Safe Medicines Act will ensure that the DEA makes timely decisions on whether to de-schedule drugs recommended by the Food an...

Carter named “Guardian of Small Business”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter was presented with the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award for his fierce defense of small businesses during the 117th Congress. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. As a former small business owner in Georgia’s First District, I understand that government regulations often stifle growth ...

Carter introduces bipartisan Access to Critical Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) today introduced The Access to Critical Non-Emergency Transportation Services Act, which expands access to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) for vulnerable dual-eligible Medicare and Medicaid patients. Currently, Medicare beneficiaries must obtain prior authorization before acce...

Carter introduces bill protecting pharmacists’ First Amendment rights

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), a pharmacist by trade, introduced a bill today alongside Reps. Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) and Blake Moore (R-UT) to protect pharmacists' conscience rights when choosing whether to fill prescriptions for elective abortions. The Pharmacist Conscience Protection Act, co-sponsored by 26 House Republicans, comes after the Department of Health and Hum...

Carter leads letter highlighting energy concerns of marijuana cultivation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) today led a letter with Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) to Biden administration officials highlighting the threats that nationwide legalization of marijuana will pose to our nations’ energy grid and environmental goals. The letter, addressed to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy Information Administration Admini...

ICYMI: Carter talks 5G and environment with Punchbowl News

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - For his membership on both the Energy and Commerce Committee and Select Committee on the Climate, along with his advocacy for 5G expansion nationwide, Rep. Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) sat down with Punchbowl News to discuss the impact 5G will have on transportation as part of its series with the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CITA) on 5G's climate impact...

‘A Government that is Accountable’: Carter holds Pelosi’s feet to the fire on looming budget deadline

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SAVANNAH – With 11 voting days left in the U.S. House of Representatives before the FY22 budget expires, Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) today urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to bring a balanced budget proposal to the Floor for a vote. During his Savannah press conference, he also outlined key elements of House Republicans’ “Commitment to America” agenda. One of those components is esta...

‘A Nation that is Safe’: Carter urges support for law enforcement, firearm safety following visit with Chatham County Police

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CHATHAM COUNTY – In response to a nationwide rise in violent crime, Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) met with the Chatham County Police force to learn more about the state of policing in the First District and offer support to the brave men and women who serve and protect it. “Right now, our law enforcement officers are facing unprecedented attacks on their ability to do their jobs. I’m proud of...

‘A Future that is Free’: Carter hosts roundtable on state of parents’ rights in education

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SAVANNAH – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) sat down with concerned parents from across the First District to discuss the state of parents’ rights in education. A key component of the House Republican Conference’s “Commitment to America” is to ensure a future that is free, which includes preserving the role that parents play in their child’s education. In their discussion, parents lamented the r...

Carter’s statement on taxpayer-funded student loan forgiveness

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Biden’s announcement that he is using taxpayer dollars to pay off up to $20,000 in student loans per borrower, Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) delivered the following statement: “Woke universities don’t need $300 billion in taxpayer dollars, especially when they continue to raise tuition even as the value of a four-year degree declines. Workers are being c...