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Georgia Counties Eligible for Disaster Assistance
September 16, 2017
Federal recovery resources are now available for all 159 counties in Georgia. Counties in Georgia may now request funding under the Public Assistance grant program to cover eligible debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair or rebuilding of public facilities such as roads, bridges, water control facilities, buildings, equipment, public utilities, parks and recreational facilities. The announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) comes just days after Congr... More
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Carter, Georgia Delegation Request Tax Relief for Georgia Citizens and Businesses Affected by Hurricane Irma
September 13, 2017
U.S. Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA-01), along with Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) and Representatives Austin Scott (R-GA-08) and Rick Allen (R-GA-12), today requested that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extend federal tax return and payment deadlines for all victims in the Presidentially declared disaster in Georgia due to Hurricane Irma. In a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, the delegation wrote, "We request you extend federal tax return and pa... More
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Carter, Georgia Delegation Request Expedited Approval of Individual and Public Assistance
September 12, 2017
U.S. Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA-01), along with Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) and Representatives Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02), Drew Ferguson (R-GA-03), Hank Johnson (D-GA-04), Karen Handel (R-GA-06), Rob Woodall (R-GA-07), Austin Scott (R-GA-08), Doug Collins (R-GA-09), Jody Hice (R-GA-10), Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11), Rick Allen (R-GA-12), David Scott (D-GA-13), and Tom Graves (R-GA-14), today requested expedited approval of Governor Nathan Deal's request f... More
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President Trump Approves Georgia Emergency Declaration Following Call from Carter
September 8, 2017
President Donald J. Trump today approved Georgia's emergency declaration. The announcement comes shortly after Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) requested that President Trump expedite the approval of Governor Nathan Deal's emergency declaration request. The approval authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to identify, mobilize, and provide equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of Hurricane Irma. Debris removal and emergency protective measures, in... More
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Carter Votes for Emergency Assistance for Hurricane Irma
September 8, 2017
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) today voted for emergency assistance for Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The legislation also funds the government and raises the debt ceiling for three months. "With Hurricane Irma heading our way, I absolutely had to vote for this legislation today," said Carter. "While I do not support the overall package and believe it does nothing to provide the structural reforms necessary to rein in Washington's spending addiction, I cannot in good faith vote against... More
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