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Carter response to SOTU: We need change, not victory laps

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) gave the following response after attending President Joseph R. Biden’s third State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress: “The White House is only two miles away from the U.S. Capitol, but after tonight’s address I am convinced that President Biden lives in a completely different world. "By every metric that…

Carter, Marshall propose financial penalties for missed presidential budget deadlines

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) and U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) today introduced two bills aimed at enforcing the executive branch’s budget deadlines. After willfully ignoring yesterday’s deadline to submit his budget proposal, President Joe Biden has failed three times during his presidency to abide by federal law requiring him to…

Carter leads bill to give Pooler’s Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum national distinction

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) introduced a bill to formally designate the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia as the official Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in the United States. Originating in Savannah, GA, the Mighty Eighth Air Force celebrated its 81st anniversary in January of this year. “The Mighty Eighth Air Force…

Carter leads bipartisan bill to help working forests recover from natural disasters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) this week introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) to help working forests recover from natural disasters. The Disaster Reforestation Act would reduce the financial burden of recovery by amending the tax code to recognize the value of destroyed timber. The current tax code disadvantages forest landowners by…

Carter bill grants recognized victim status to those who die from illicit fentanyl poisoning

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) today introduced a bill to recognize those who die from illicit fentanyl poisoning as victims of a crime. This drug, which primarily enters our country through the southern border, is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for adults aged 18-45. The Recognizing Victims of Illicit Fentanyl Poisoning Act would add these…

Carter to serve as Vice Chair of Energy and Commerce Subcommittee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee (E&C), was selected to serve as Vice Chair of the E&C Communications and Technology Subcommittee. “I’m thrilled to work alongside Communications & Technology Subcommittee Chair Bob Latta as his Vice Chair for the 118th Congress. From improving rural broadband and…

Carter introduces bill to rename Hinesville VA Clinic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) today introduced a bill, with support from every member of the House of Representatives’ Georgia delegation, to rename the Hinesville Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in honor of Liberty County's own John Gibson, Dan Ninkey James, William Edward Sapp, and Frankie Lee Smiley who tragically laid down their lives in the Vietnam war. Once…

Carter introduces bill to close loophole blocking rare disease treatments from market

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) today introduced the Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act, a bill to close a loophole that allows drug manufacturers to block new treatments options for rare diseases from coming to the market. The Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act amends the Orphan Drug Act of 1983 to require all drugs that obtain seven-years of…

Carter introduces bipartisan Essential Medicines Strategic Stockpile Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reps. Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) introduced the Essential Medicines Strategic Stockpile Act to combat drug shortages and reduce the nation’s dependence on China for pharmaceuticals.  The bill, also introduced by the pair in the 117th Congress, would require the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a…

Carter advocates for Bulldog’s White House visit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to bring the University of Georgia Bulldogs Football Team up to the White House in honor of their 2023 National Championship win. Despite winning the National Championship in 2022, the Bulldogs were not able to be hosted at the White House due to COVID-19 restrictions, adding to the importance of…