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  • Carter: Farm Bill Does Not Support Georgia Growers
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted against legislation today that fails to support a critical part of the First District of Georgia's agricultural community. After months of negotiations by Carter, the Agriculture Improvement Act, also known as the Farm Bill, did not include the adequate crop assistance Georgia's blueberry farmers need to recover from the devastating winter in 2017. "I certainly wanted to vote in support of the Farm Bill today," said Carter. "As Georgia's top indus... Read more

  • Isakson, Perdue, Carter Secure Critical Funding to Advance Savannah Harbor Expansion Project
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., David Perdue, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter, R-Ga.-01, have secured additional federal funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track in 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released its fiscal year 2019 work plan, which includes $52.12 million in additional funds for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. This additional funding, combined with the President Trump’s original budget request of $49 million, brings th... Read more

  • Carter Bills to Combat the Opioid Crisis Signed into Law Today
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    President Donald Trump today signed into law a bipartisan, bicameral package designed to combat the opioid epidemic. Included in the package are three bills introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) as part of his ongoing efforts to end the epidemic. "I am excited and proud that this package was signed into law today," said Carter. "While working with members on both sides of the aisle to create these solutions to combat this crisis, I learned from constituents, colleagues, and ot... Read more

  • Carter Cosponsors Bill to Build President Trump's Border Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement after cosponsoring legislation to build President Trump's border wall and combat sanctuary cities, violent illegal aliens and gangs. "I have been to the Southwest border and I have seen the threats we face firsthand. There is much more than just illegal aliens coming across our borders. It is critical to our national security that we secure our border while addressing the threats already in our country like dangerous san... Read more

  • GA Delegation Requests Expedited Emergency Declaration Approval for Counties in Georgia
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Late yesterday, all sixteen Members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting expedited emergency resources to aid counties in Georgia expected to be impacted by Hurricane Michael. Earlier this morning, Hurricane Michael was upgraded to a Category 4 storm and is expected to bring damaging winds, rain, and flooding throughout the Southeast. Yesterday, based on the latest forecast for Hurricane Michael and acting on a recommendation from Georgia Eme... Read more

  • Carter Joins President Trump as "Gag Clause" Prohibition Becomes Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) joined President Donald Trump today at the White House as he signed legislation to prohibit "gag clause" provisions into law. Today, President Trump signed two Senate companion bills to Carter's Know the Cost Act. These bills prohibit "gag clause" provisions in Medicare as well as in group or individual health plans. Rep. Carter joins President Trump at the White House for the signing ceremony of legislation to ban "gag clause" provisions Currently, Pha... Read more

  • NFIB Names Carter Guardian of Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) received the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) most prestigious legislative award, the Guardian of Small Business Award, for his strong and consistent support of small business in the 115th Congress. Rep. Carter receives the Guardian of Small Business Award from NFIB “I am honored to receive NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award,” said Carter. “As someone who built a small business from the ground up and ran one for more than 30 year... Read more

  • Opioid Relief Package Includes Carter Bills to Combat Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan, bicameral opioid package designed to combat the opioid epidemic. Included in the package are three bills introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) as part of his ongoing efforts to end the epidemic. "We are losing 115 Americans every day to the opioid crisis," said Carter. "As a pharmacist, I viewed addressing prescription drug abuse as part of my professional duty and I have continued this work in Congress. I am proud... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Make Tax Relief for Georgians Permanent
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today to make the individual and small business tax cuts in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law last year, permanent. The nonpartisan Tax Foundation estimates this move to make the individual income tax provisions included in the new tax law permanent would create 1.5 million jobs and raise long run GDP by 2.2 percent. "Thanks to tax reform, Georgians are absolutely better off now than they were under our old complicated and burde... Read more

  • Carter Discusses Need for Action on Terry Creek Site with Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) discussed the need for action on the Terry Creek/Hercules site in Brunswick with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler today. During the meeting, Carter requested that the administrator work with other federal partners, including the Department of Justice, to put forth a consent decree that is beneficial to all parties. Carter also relayed the information he received in his meeting earlier this week on the issue with ... Read more

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