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FDA advances Carter-backed effort to make hearing aids more affordable

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a new proposal aimed at making hearing aid technology more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans. The move comes four years after U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter shepherded legislation through Congress calling on the agency to bring down the cost of hearing aids by making them available over-the-counter. “This is a comm...

Georgia Republicans oppose federal vaccine mandate for schools

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Georgia’s Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives are united in opposition to a federally-imposed vaccine mandate for colleges and schools. In a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, the delegation made clear that decisions regarding mask adherence and vaccine adoption should be left to patients, families, and their doctors. “The pandemic has upended students’ lives an...

Carter Calls On CDC To Follow Science On Covid-19 Natural Immunity

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US Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, R.P.h., along with 14 other health care providers in Congress sent a letter to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging the agency to acknowledge natural immunity from COVID-19. "It is important for the CDC to provide accurate information and recognize natural immunity to COVID-19 as a legitimate consideration when deciding whether ...

Carter Continues Fight Against Biden Vaccine Mandate

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U.S. Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter is continuing his fight against President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, warning it could exacerbate workforce shortages at hospitals and nursing homes. In letter to President Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brookes, Carter and more than 40 House Republ...

Congress' Pharmacists Team Up to Fight Federal Vaccine Mandates

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U.S. Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) and Diana Harshbarger (R-TN), currently the only two pharmacists serving in Congress, today introduced legislation to block the Biden Administration’s proposed vaccine mandate for private employers. The Blocking Joseph Robinette Biden’s Overreaching Mandates Act would prohibit the federal government from forcing private sector and Federal employee...

Carter, Hagedorn Condemn MLB's Decision To Outsource Jobs To China

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U.S Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) and Jim Hagedorn (R-MN) today introduced a resolution disapproving of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) action in closing the Miken Sports plant in Caledonia, Minnesota that will outsource manufacturing jobs to communist China while encouraging MLB to buy American-made products. In July, Rawlings Sporting Goods, owned by the MLB, announced that it woul...

Carter, DEA Raise Alarm About Deadly Counterfeit Pills

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U.S. Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter is urging Georgians to heed a recently issued Public Safety Alert by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) warning about an increase in counterfeit prescriptions in pills containing fentanyl and meth. “We have an epidemic on our hands,” said Carter. “These deadly fake pills are increasingly easy to purchase and widely available online. They’re ...

Carter Continues Fight Against Democrats' Reckless Taxation & Spending

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U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) voted against Washington Democrats' socialist tax and spending spree during the House Budget Committee’s markup today of the bill, which currently spends $4.3 trillion, with several House committees violating their reconciliation instructions. It is the most expensive piece of legislation in the history of the United States that includes over $2 tr...

Carter Concerned Over HHS Policy Change in Monocolonal Antibody Therapies

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U.S. Representatives Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, R.Ph., (R-GA) and Scott DesJarlais, M.D., (R-Tenn) authored a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra expressing concerns over the distribution of monoclonal antibody therapies. The Department of Health and Human Services made changes to the policy just days after President Biden announced multiple executive orders...

Rep Carter Opposes "Abortion On Demand Act"

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U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) voted today against Democrats’ “Abortion on Demand Act” (H.R. 3755), which overrides all state and federal pro-life provisions allowing abortions to allow abortions up until birth. “This bill is an atrocity and a tragedy,"said Carter."I will protect the rights of our children both born and unborn because they are a gift from God. Unfortunately, De...