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  • PASSED: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today for the largest overhaul of the American tax code in more than thirty years. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which passed the House today with Carter's support, cuts taxes, creates jobs and works to stimulate our economy. In Georgia, it has been estimated this legislation will lead to the creation of 29,521 jobs in our state and raise after-tax income for middle class families in Georgia by $2,355. "I am thrilled this legislation passed the House... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Protect Veterans from Federal Military Service Deposit Errors
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to protect American veterans from military service deposit errors made by federal agencies. The Correcting Miscalculations in Veterans' Pensions Act authorizes federal agencies that make a mistake in calculating military service deposits and pensions to pay the incorrectly accrued interest on behalf of veteran employees. "I introduced this legislation because I have heard from veterans faced with this unacceptable problem," ... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years. "Having the honor of representing the entire coast of Georgia, I know firsthand how important this program is for many families," said Carter. "Especially with the devastating hurricanes that have impacted our area recently, the NFIP is more important than ever. I am glad this legislation not only reauthorizes the program, but also includes important reforms to help p... Read more

  • House Passes Defense Measure Providing Critical A-10 Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    The United States House of Representatives today approved a defense agreement between the House and the United States Senate which includes $103 million for A-10 Thunderbolt wing upgrades. Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), who represents Moody Air Force Base in Congress, has been a leader in the fight to protect the A-10. "I am thrilled this support for the A-10 remained in the Conference Report," said Carter. "This legislation ensures the Warthog has the funding it needs to continue f... Read more

  • House Passes Defense Measure Advancing Ohio-class Replacement Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    The United States House of Representatives passed a measure today advancing a program vital to the future of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay which authorizes continued construction on the next generation of submarines. Additionally, the Conference Report to Accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 expands the Navy's use of the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund to drive down costs for the Columbia-class submarine program. Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-G... Read more

  • Carter Supports Individual Mandate Repeal in Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today officially supported including a repeal of the individual mandate in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. "Including the repeal of the individual mandate in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the right move to make," said Carter. "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a bold tax plan that will work for all Americans. While delivering on our promise of a fairer tax code, we should use this important opportunity to move another step closer to delivering on our promise of re... Read more

  • House Unanimously Passes Carter's Legislation to Align Federal Acquisition Practices with the Private Sector
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today the United States House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) legislation to align the federal government's acquisition practices with those of the private sector while delivering taxpayer savings in the process. Currently, 99% of heavy equipment used by the federal government is purchased due to Federal Acquisition Regulations predominately only allowing leasing or purchasing of heavy equipment. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found ... Read more

  • USDA Designates Georgia Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Today Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 83 counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to damage from Hurricane Irma. This declaration makes farm operators in primary counties and those counties contiguous to such primary counties eligible to be considered for certain assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) if certain requirements are met. The assistance includes FSA emergency loans. Primary counties declared under the disaster designation in the First District... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Protect Children's Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act with Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) support. The legislation extends the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years. Carter supported this legislation in the House Energy and Commerce Committee and spoke in support of the bill's passage during consideration. Click here to view or download Rep. Carter's comments on CHIP. "We’re here over a month late to reauthorize CHIP, while the families... Read more

  • Carter on House Tax Plan: This is a Big Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today praised the introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the House Republican tax relief plan. "This is a big day," said Carter. "Today, we introduced a tax relief plan that will finally deliver relief from America's antiquated and overly burdensome tax code which I believe is the greatest threat to economic opportunity in this country. I have been asking families across the First District what they would do with the hard-earned dollars our plan wou... Read more