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Carter Introduces Bill to Improve and Increase Access to Telemedicine for Veterans
June 12, 2019
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to improve and increase access to telemedicine for veterans. The VA Mission Act, signed into law in June 2018, reformed a wide range of veteran health care issues, but the telemedicine portion of the law includes an error that prohibits trainees from using the telemedicine system. These trainees are typically interns, residents, fellows, or graduate students who are working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to gai... More
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Carter Secures Disaster Assistance for Blueberry Growers
June 3, 2019
After months of negotiations, disaster aid secured by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) to assist Georgia blueberry growers who were devastated by unusually harsh freezes is headed to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. In 2017, Georgia was expected to produce around 90 million pounds of blueberries, but was drastically reduced to 30 million because of the record setting freeze combined with warm winter weather. In 2018, blueberry growers faced another freeze and another year ... More
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Carter, Veasey Introduce Legislation to Improve Energy Efficiency in Federal Buildings
May 13, 2019
Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) and Marc Veasey (D-Tx.) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve energy efficiency in federal buildings. The All-of-the-Above Federal Building Energy Conservation Act increases flexibility in energy sources for federal buildings by removing the current ban on the use of fossil fuels in federal buildings while implementing energy efficiency targets. This will allow federal facility managers to choose the energy mix that is most effective in meeti... More
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Carter Secures Critical Assistance for Blueberry Growers in Disaster Aid Bill
May 10, 2019
After months of negotiations, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) secured funding in the disaster aid bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today to assist Georgia blueberry growers who were devastated by an unusually harsh freeze. In 2017, Georgia was expected to produce around 90 million pounds of blueberries, but was drastically reduced to 30 million because of the record setting freeze combined with warm winter weather. This legislation would provide the assistance needed... More
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Carter: The Bill Doesn't Actually Protect Pre-Existing Conditions
May 9, 2019
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) slammed House Democrats today for bringing legislation titled the Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act to a vote when the legislation does not address pre-existing conditions. Instead, the legislation would hinder the ability of states to lower premiums for Americans across the country. On the floor, Carter said, "I rise today in opposition to the so-called 'Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act.' Mr. Speaker, this is a ... More
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