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  • House Unanimously Approves Carter Bill to Improve and Increase Access to Telemedicine for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) to improve and increase access to telemedicine for veterans. The VA Mission Act, signed into law in June 2018, reformed a wide range of veteran health care issues, but the telemedicine portion of the law includes an error that prohibits trainees from using the telemedicine system. These trainees are typically interns, residents, fellows, or graduate students who are working with ... Read more

  • House Unanimously Approves Carter Bill to Expand and Establish State Strategic Stockpiles
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) to establish and expand state strategic stockpiles to prepare for future events like the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation establishes a pilot program to award dollar-for-dollar federal matching grants to states to expand or maintain a strategic stockpile of commercially available drugs, medical equipment, personal protective equipment, and other medical products deemed es... Read more

  • Carter Announces Federal Health Center Improvement Grants for the First District
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today announced federal grants for health centers in the First District from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The health centers will use these funds to further strengthen quality improvement activities and expand quality primary health care service delivery. "As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critically important to ensure the health centers in the First District are able to deliver the best care possi... Read more

  • Carter Signs Police Pledge
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    Recently, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) signed the newly launched Police Pledge. Rep. Carter signs the Police Pledge The pledge calls on Americans to “stand with America’s Police and pledge to oppose any bill, resolution, or movement to ‘Defund the Police.’” "Defunding the police is one of the most insane ideas I've ever heard," said Carter. "As we see waves of violence and chaos in cities across the country, it's more important than ever to defend, not defund, the police. In the Fi... Read more

  • Carter: this is a fabricated crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement today following the House vote on H.R. 8015, partisan legislation related to the Post Office. "This is a fabricated crisis created by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic party. Instead of coming to the negotiating table to create a real compromise on relief for Americans who have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrats are spreading misinformation and fear about the post office. To be clear, the post office is ... Read more

  • Carter Secures EPA Action on Marine Diesel Engines Providing Much Needed Relief for Bar Pilot Boat Captains
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    After working with Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler finalized amendments to the national marine diesel engine program to address the lack of available certified Tier 4 marine diesel engines for use in certain high-speed commercial vessels. This final rule provides much needed relief to boat builders and manufacturers of lightweight and high-power marine diesel engines. Specifically, this action will provide relief... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Preserve First District Treasures
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today voted to address the maintenance backlogs at National Park Service lands in the First District of Georgia. The Great American Outdoors Act, which passed the House today with Carter's support, would permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and establish the National Parks and Public Land Restoration Fund to address deferred maintenance backlogs on public lands. This is critical for the First District of Georgia as properties ... Read more

  • Georgia Members Rebuke Ninth Circuit Court’s Decision on Farmers’ Use of Dicamba
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Austin Scott (R-Ga.), Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), Rick Allen (R-Ga.) and Jody Hice (R-Ga.) released the following statement after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it is illegal for farmers to continue to use dicamba herbicides, which are used primarily by cotton and soybean farmers. “Now more than ever when commodity prices are low and markets have been shuttered by COVID-19, our farmers need every tool in the shed to keep our c... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Name Post Office for Senator Jack Hill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) and all members of Georgia’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation to name the Post Office Building at 111 James Street in Reidsville, Georgia as the Senator Jack Hill Post Office Building. "For 30 years, Jack served Georgians with immense dedication and kindness," said Carter. "He was a brilliant servant of the people and he fought for his constituents and his community each and every day. Naming a post office in J... Read more

  • Carter Joins Lawsuit Against Democrat's Proxy Voting Scheme
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) has joined a lawsuit in D.C. Federal District Court challenging the constitutionality of the House Democrat's plan to vote by proxy in the United States House of Representatives. "Members of Congress are trusted with the great responsibility of being the voice of a district in Washington," said Carter. "It is impossible to be that voice if you're not there or if you authorize someone else to speak for you. Proxy voting not only ignores the job we were e... Read more

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