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  • Isakson, Perdue, Carter to Administration: Fulfill Commitment to Longstanding Savannah Harbor Expansion Project
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

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  • Carter Supports Critical Budget Agreement for our Military, the First District, and Conservative Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    This morning, Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.) voted in support of a two-year budget agreement which is critical for our military and national security, as well as the First District and conservative priorities. The budget agreement fully funds our military and ends the dangerous cycle of funding our national defense with short-term, stop-gap spending bills. It responsibly increases defense spending while unwinding the sequestration cuts which have crippled our armed forces. “As the pr... Read more

  • Carter Supports $10 Billion Infrastructure Investment in Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    This morning, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) supported a two-year budget agreement which directs $10 billion to invest in infrastructure projects over the next two years. This infrastructure investment will be vital as Carter works to secure funding for the Port of Brunswick and the Port of Savannah. "A strong investment in American infrastructure is a strong investment in the First District," said Carter. "The funding directed to infrastructure in the budget agreement I supported th... Read more

  • Budget Agreement Directs Critical Funding for Kings Bay
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) supported a two-year budget agreement this morning which directs $40.9 billion to support our Navy sailors, ships, and submarines. This funding will be vital as Carter works to secure funding for the continued construction for a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) which will one day replace the existing Ohio-class SSBNs such as those currently homeported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. "This funding is critical to ensure the Ohio-cla... Read more

  • Budget Agreement Directs Critical Funding to Keep A-10 Flying
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) supported a two-year budget agreement this morning which directs a $46.4 billion investment in military aircrafts. This includes $11.7 billion to repair or upgrade old aircrafts, which is critical as Carter continues to fight for funding to keep the A-10 Thunderbolts stationed at Moody Air Force Base flying. "There is no question that the Warthog provides vital close air support for our troops," said Carter. "As we continue to fight to keep the A-10 fly... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Protect Timber Farmers from Catastrophic Loss
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to protect timber land owners in times of catastrophic loss. Currently, after a catastrophic loss, 70% of timber farmers have no recourse due to limitations in the tax code and because timber is not eligible for federal crop insurance. Carter's legislation, the Forest Recovery Act, allows individuals or businesses growing timber for sale to take a tax deduction up to the fair market value lost after a catastrophic event. Far... Read more

  • Carter Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union Address tonight: "President Trump spoke tonight about the strong state of our union. Over the past year, Congress has worked with President Trump to produce concrete results for the American people. Due to a bold agenda and pro-growth legislation like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, our economy is growing, unemployment is down, and companies across the nation are c... Read more

  • Carter: These Political Games are Irresponsible and Unacceptable
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement after Senate Democrats ended their block of a House-passed funding bill that will re-open the federal government and extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. "A reckless minority in the Senate decided last week to side with illegal immigrants over paying our military and providing insurance for our children. This reckless minority chose to hold our government hostage this weekend. "It is now c... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Fund Military and Children's Health Insurance Program, Prevent Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted tonight to fund the military, extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and prevent a government shutdown. The stop-gap measure, which passed the House tonight, extends government and defense funding through February 16, 2018 and extends the CHIP for six years. "Tonight I voted to fund the military, extend the Children's Health Insurance Program and prevent a damaging government shutdown," said Carter. "It is extremely frustrating and ... Read more

  • Confirmed: Tax Bill Increases Paychecks for 9 in 10 Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed today that hardworking Americans will receive bigger paychecks due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The IRS released new withholding guidelines today for employers to implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. According to the Treasury, "with this guidance, most American workers will begin to see bigger paychecks. We estimate that 90 percent of wage earners will experience an increase in their take home pay." "I am thril... Read more