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  • Carter Votes for Extension of Violence Against Women Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today to extend the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). "The Violence Against Women Act is critical to prevent domestic violence and protect victims of heinous crimes," said Carter. "This legislation is far too important to be caught up in political games and I am alarmed that my Democratic colleagues continue to block extensions of this legislation as Congress works to reform VAWA. Survivors of domestic violence, and all women in America, absolute... Read more

  • Carter Requests that Georgia be Excluded from Offshore Energy Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    After the Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution opposing offshore energy exploration, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today requested that Georgia be excluded from offshore energy plans until the concerns of the legislature are addressed. In a letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of the Interior David Bernhardt, Carter wrote, "as the representative of the First District of Georgia, I was elected to represent the entire coast of our state and to be their voice in... Read more

  • Bipartisan Carter Bill to Increase Transparency in Drug Pricing System Approved by Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in the drug pricing system was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee today. 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 ord... Read more

  • Bipartisan Schrader, Carter Bill to Keep Drug Costs Down Passes Through Health Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee marked up and passed a series of bills aimed at lowering prescription drug costs, including Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA)’s bipartisan BLOCKING Act, HR 938, that would increase competition in the generic drug market. “We know that when generic versions of medication are on the market it stimulates competition and keeps the cost of drugs down for everyone,” said Rep. Schrader. “But generic dr... Read more

  • Carter Statement on the Special Counsel's Report
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement regarding the special counsel's report: "After two years of a special counsel investigation, Congressional investigations and the use of millions of taxpayer dollars, the debate is over: there was no collusion. It's past time for Democrats to realize this truth and end their continuous unsubstantiated attacks against the President of the United States. Enough is enough and the American people deserve a Congress that is f... Read more

  • Carter, O’Halleran, Rice, Panetta Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Transparency in the Drug Pricing System
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.) along with Representatives Tom O’Halleran (D-Az.), Tom Rice (R-Sc.) and Jimmy Panetta (D-Ca.) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in the drug pricing system. 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... Read more

  • Isakson, Perdue, Carter Push Savannah As Home To New Air National Guard Squadron
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA-01) are urging the Pentagon to consider Savannah as home to a new Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES) within the Air National Guard. The Air Force is currently considering locations to establish an additional AES in order to meet recommendations by the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force. In a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Perdue, Isakson, a... Read more

  • Isakson, Perdue, Carter Secure Full Funding for Savannah Harbor Deepening
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter, R-Ga.-01, have secured full capability funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track in fiscal year 2020. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2020, recommending more than $130 million in federal funds for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. This is the third year in a row SHEP will receive full federal funding from the Trum... Read more

  • Carter, Kuster Introduce Legislation to Help Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) introduced the Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act. This bipartisan legislation creates a new grant program to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and low-income individuals, as well as schools and other public facilities. The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act also provides incentives for states to pass laws to require CO alarms. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is produced wh... Read more

  • Carter Appointed to Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) was appointed today by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. “I am proud to name Buddy Carter to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis," said Leader McCarthy. "As the representative for the entire coast of Georgia, Buddy is already at the forefront of this issue. Buddy also serves on the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, and I am confident he will provide a knowledgeable voice t... Read more

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