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  • 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

  • House Sends Critical Funding for First District to President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives today sent a critical funding bill for the First District of Georgia to President Trump's desk to be signed into law with the support of Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.). The measure includes funding for defense, education and health care priorities, as well as funding to keep the A-10 Thunderbolts at Moody Air Force Base flying, replace air frames on combat rescue helicopters at Moody Air Force Base, support the Civil Air Patrol which plays an importa... Read more

  • House Passes Carter Bill to Protect Veterans from Federal Military Service Deposit Errors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) legislation today that works to protect American veterans from military service deposit errors made by federal agencies. The Correcting Miscalculations in Veterans' Pensions Act authorizes federal agencies that make a mistake in calculating military service deposits and pensions to pay the incorrectly accrued interest on behalf of veteran employees. "It is great news that this legislation passed the House tod... Read more

  • House Passed FAA Reauthorization Includes Carter Legislation to Align Federal Acquisition Practices with the Private Sector
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today the House passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act which includes the Federal Acquisition Savings Act introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.). The Federal Acquisition Savings Act works to align the federal government's acquisition practices with those of the private sector while delivering taxpayer savings in the process. Currently, 99% of heavy equipment used by the federal government is purchased due to Federal Acquisition Regulations predomin... Read more

  • Carter Applauds House Passage of "Gag Clause" Prohibition
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today applauded House passage of legislation to ban "gag clause" provisions. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved 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. Currently, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are able to include requirements in contracts that prevent pharmacists from providing advice to their patients on the best ... Read more