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  • Carter Votes to Extend National Flood Insurance Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) yesterday voted to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through the end of the Atlantic hurricane season. "As we enter hurricane season, the need to extend the program is urgent for the First District," said Carter. "While I am very glad the program has been extended, we now need to work on real reforms to improve it. We must work to give the program more financial stability, increase competition with the private sector, and give localitie... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Ensure Fair Benefits for Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Employees
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation yesterday to ensure United States Capitol Police (USCP) officers who have transferred their service to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) are able to access the benefits they have earned. Currently, USCP officers are not eligible for enhanced retirement benefits upon transfer to a FLETC facility without a break in coverage. This is based off a precedent set by a court case which overturned the policy of enhanced c... Read more

  • Carter Announces Savannah Airport Improvement Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today announced that the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport has received a federal Airport Improvement Program grant in the amount of $4,086,265. These funds will be applied to the airport's $13 million Federal Inspection Station project which is currently underway. When complete, this project will provide state of the art facilities for Customs and Border Protection to clear international arrivals at the airport. "I am thrilled to announce this... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Support ICE, Law Enforcement at the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today to support the efforts of law enforcement at our nation's borders. The resolution, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives, denounces the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and supports the law enforcement and military personnel that work to provide security at the border. "I am proud to support the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect our nation and enforce our laws," said Carter. "ICE and ot... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Prevent Fraudulent Use of Social Security Numbers by Illegal Immigrants
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to prevent fraudulent use of Social Security numbers by illegal immigrants. During an audit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Treasury Department's Inspector General found that over 1.4 million illegal immigrants could be working and operating fraudulently under the Social Security numbers of legal citizens. However, the IRS has refused to take action claiming they can't tell the difference between fraud or a mismat... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Support Georgia Farmers, Agriculture Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted in support of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, also known as the Farm Bill, today to support farmers and the agriculture industry. The legislation includes several measures critical for agriculture in the First District of Georgia including reauthorizing the crop insurance program, reauthorizing and improving the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) options, and supporting specialty crops including blueberries, peaches, ... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Secure Border, Calls for Vote on Permanent Family Separation Solution
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today to secure our nation's border and improve our national security. The Securing America's Future Act, which failed to pass the House today, supports President Trump's border wall, closes dangerous loopholes, requires the mandatory use of E-Verify and halts sanctuary cities. Additionally, the legislation ends chain migration and the visa lottery system while transitioning to a skill based system. "I am deeply disappointed that this legislation ... Read more

  • Carter Leads Georgia Delegation Support for Spaceport Camden
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Led by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), every member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Georgia expressed their support for Spaceport Camden. In a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Dan Elwell, the delegation wrote, "we write in support of Camden County's application for a Launch Site Operator's License under the Office of Commercial Space Transportation. The Spaceport Camden project is extremely important to the economic future of coast... Read more

  • Carter Requests Fishery Disaster Declaration for Coastal Georgia
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) has requested a fishery disaster declaration for coastal Georgia due to a shrimping prohibition resulting from cold water temperatures. Carter also expressed support for Chatham County's request for aid. In a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Carter wrote, "In early January, the State of Georgia closed its waters to harvesting brown, pink, or white shrimp, and those waters remain closed. On January 24, the National Oceanic and... Read more

  • Carter Praises DOL Action to Increase Access to Care for Small Business Employees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today praised the U.S. Department of Labor's announcement to expand Association Health Plans (AHP). Due to increased costs and regulations under Obamacare, many small businesses can no longer afford to offer health insurance to their employees. Expanding AHPs will allow small employers to join together to access similar plans as large employers. This will enable small businesses to provide improved access, increased choices and lower costs for health ca... Read more