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  • Carter: Border Security Deal is No Deal at All
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted against the federal funding agreement tonight which fails to adequately support critical border security measures at the Southwest border. "This border security 'deal' is no deal at all," said Carter. "This bill simply does not include enough funding to secure our border. Congress is again punting border security down the road while putting American safety at risk. I have been to the border and I have seen the threats we face firsthand. To properl... Read more

  • Isakson, Perdue, Carter, Georgia Ports Authority Work to Keep Savannah Harbor Funding on Track
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter, R-Ga.-01, along with Georgia Ports Authority leadership urged Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James to keep the Savannah Harbor funding on track at a meeting on Feb. 14, 2019. WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter, R-Ga.-01, today urged Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James to keep ... Read more

  • Carter Secures Protection for Tomato Growers Against Unfair Trade Practice
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    After Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) and members of both the United States Senate and House of Representatives called on the U.S. Department of Commerce to terminate an unfair trade agreement harming U.S. tomato growers, the department this week announced the intent to withdraw from the agreement. Since 1996, Mexican tomato growers have used a suspension agreement to export dumped tomatoes to the United States, thereby circumventing U.S. laws intended to prevent harm to domestic indu... Read more

  • Carter Statement on Woodall Retirement Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement after Congressman Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) announced his retirement from the United States House of Representatives at the conclusion of the 116th Congress: "Rob is a great friend, representative and leader. His deep knowledge and work on budget and tax issues in Congress has been invaluable for the American people. The Seventh District of Georgia has been lucky to have his leadership in Washington. While we still have a lot ... Read more

  • Carter Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union Address tonight: "President Trump gave a strong speech tonight. He spoke about how common sense, pro-growth policies are working to create opportunities for each and every American. Together, Congress and President Trump have worked to deliver important results over the last year. Our economy is booming, wages are up and unemployment is down. We also approved ... Read more

  • Carter, Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Keep Drug Costs Down
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) and Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-Or.) today introduced legislation aimed at keeping drug prices down by increasing competition in the generic drug market. Current law awards 180 days of exclusivity on the market to a drug manufacturer when they are the first to file a generic drug application with the FDA for a drug for which there is no generic. The purpose of this award is to reward manufacturers for challenging weak patents and bringing new low-cost ... Read more

  • Carter Announces Committee and Subcommittee Assignments for 116th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) announced today he will continue to serve on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in the 116th Congress. The Committee on Energy and Commerce is the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and is vested with the broadest jurisdiction of any congressional authorizing committee. On the committee, Carter will continue to serve on the Health and the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittees. He will also join the ... Read more

  • Carter: Democrats are Holding Disaster Assistance Hostage
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) expressed his serious concerns after Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives attached a government funding bill with no additional border security funding to a critical disaster assistance package that was voted on in the House tonight. "This is unbelievable," said Carter. "My colleagues on the other side of the aisle refuse to come to the table and negotiate to end the shutdown. Instead, they attach a government funding bill with absolutely no a... Read more

  • Isakson, Carter Introduce Legislation to Protect Fort Frederica
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter, R-Ga.-01, today announced they have reintroduced legislation in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to expand and protect Fort Frederica National Monument located on St. Simons Island, Ga. “As one of Georgia’s oldest landmarks and archaeological sites, it’s important that we protect Fort Frederica,” said Isakson. “The area is already a tourist destination, and with Fort Frederica’s expansion, visitor... Read more

  • Carter Refuses Pay During Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) has directed the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives to withhold his pay, including the month of January, during the partial government shutdown. "If the hardworking federal employees in the First District of Georgia aren't receiving a paycheck, I won't either," said Carter. "This shutdown is simply unacceptable and it should have never happened in the first place. The number one responsibility of the federal government is ... Read more

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