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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…