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  • Carter Statement on Georgia Senate Appointment
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.-01) released the following statement after Governor Brian Kemp announced he will appoint Kelly Loeffler to the United States Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) at the end of the year: "I applaud Governor Kemp for appointing a proven business leader to the United States Senate," said Carter. "As a business owner for several decades, I learned how to balance a budget and create jobs. I also saw firsthand how big government hur... Read more

  • CARTER, CLARK INTRODUCE BABIES ACT, EXPAND ACCESS TO BIRTH CENTERS
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-1) and Katherine Clark (MA-5) introduced the Birth Access Benefiting Improved Essential Facility Services Act, or BABIES Act, a bill that would expand access to freestanding birth centers for Medicaid recipients. Over half of U.S. counties have no hospital maternity unit, and maternal-child outcomes in the U.S. are among the worst of all developed nations. Freestanding, licensed birth centers can provide high quality care to women and families in... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Ban Buying and Selling Shark Fins
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today to ban the buying and selling of shark fins. "I have been a long time supporter of this legislation because it is important for global ocean ecosystems," said Carter. "We have seen a decline in the number of sharks around the world, including off the coast of Georgia. This bill is about protecting the ecosystems in our oceans and ensuring that sharks can continue to play a vital role in them. I'm very glad this legislation was approved by th... Read more

  • Carter: Our Troops Deserve the Security of a Full Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense, Balancing the Budget

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today voted against the dangerous short-term, stop-gap spending bill passed in the United States House of Representatives. "We cannot continue this dangerous cycle of putting bandaids on our federal funding," said Carter. "With this vote today, we are simply kicking the can down the road yet again. This time, it's only for a few weeks. "Failing to properly fund the federal government for a full year will take a toll on many, especially our military. Aft... Read more

  • Carter Honors Senator Isakson on House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.-01) honored Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) on the floor of the United States House of Representatives today. Senator Isakson, the senior senator from Georgia, will be retiring from the United States Senate at the end of the year. Click here to view or download Carter's remarks. Click here to view or download Carter's remarks Read more

  • Carter Applauds President Trump's Actions to Increase Transparency in Health Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today applauded President Donald Trump after the Trump administration announced new actions to make health care costs more transparent. The administration announced that the Department of Health and Human Services is finalizing a rule that will require hospitals to make prices publicly available online. The rule will also require health insurers to make cost sharing information available to patients. "As I always say, sunlight is the best disinfectant,"... Read more

  • Carter: House Democrats Double Down on Impeachment Sham
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement today after House Democrats passed an impeachment resolution 37 days after starting their impeachment inquiry: "Today House Democrats doubled down on their impeachment sham with a vote nearly 40 days after they started the process. Shockingly, with this vote, they've made their unfair, backroom inquiry even worse. This resolution gives House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff more power, limits member involvemen... Read more

  • Carter Applauds "Georgia Access" Health Waiver
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) applauded Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today after he announced "Georgia Access," a Section 1332 state relief waiver to the Affordable Care Act. "As the only pharmacist currently serving in Congress, one of my top priorities is reducing the costs of health care," said Carter. "While we fight to return the free market, choice and control to our health care system at the federal level, I applaud Governor Kemp for implementing 'Georgia Access' at the state ... Read more

  • House Approves Carter Legislation to Address Prescription Drug Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) legislation to help lower prescription drug costs and increase transparency in the drug supply chain. Currently, Congress’ independent advisory commissions, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), do not have access to certain drug pricing data. MedPAC and MACPAC need data such as information about drug rebates in order to make ... Read more

  • Carter Statement on the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement after President Donald Trump confirmed the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "Killing the evil leader of ISIS is a victory for the United States and all those around the world who stand with us against the scourge that is radical terrorism. The United States has again shown that we will never slow down in our resolve to eliminate terrorism once and for all. "I thank our brave members of the military who risk the... Read more

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