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House Unanimously Approves Carter Opioid Bills
June 12, 2018
The United States House of Representatives unanimously approved three bills today introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) as part of his ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Carter is the only pharmacist currently serving in the U.S. Congress. "We are losing 115 Americans a day from an opioid overdose," said Carter. "We cannot sit idly by as this epidemic takes more parents, sons, daughters, friends and neighbors. It is plaguing our nation and no community is safe. The... More
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Isakson, Perdue, Carter Secure Funding Needed to Keep Savannah Harbor Deepening on Track
June 11, 2018
U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter, R-Ga.-01, have secured much-needed funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), on track this year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released its fiscal year 2018 work plan, which includes $35 million in additional funds for the critical project. The Trump administration announced last year that the project would receive $50.06 million in the president’s fiscal year 2018 bud... More
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House Approves Funding for Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, Ports of Brunswick and Savannah
June 8, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives approved critical funding today for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) and the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah. Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) has been a leader in the fight to secure this funding for SHEP and the ports during the fiscal year 2019 funding process. "I am proud to vote for this legislation today as it supports our ports in Savannah and Brunswick and ensures construction continues in the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project," sai... More
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Carter Votes to Cut Waste, Save $15 Billion
June 7, 2018
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted in support of legislation today based on President Donald J. Trump's spending cut package. The legislation, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, cuts $14.835 billion of wasteful, unused federal spending. "I have always said that the national debt is the single biggest threat to our national security," said Carter. "To rein in our national debt, we must reduce spending and cut up the credit cards. Eliminating wasteful, unneces... More
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Carter Joins President Trump as Critical Veterans' Care Legislation is Signed into Law
June 6, 2018
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) joined President Donald J. Trump today as S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act of 2018, was signed into law. This legislation will strengthen health care services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and provide our nation's veterans with more choice and quality care in the VA system or providers in their own communities. Rep. Carter with Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs at the VA Mission Act signing cer... More
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