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  • House Approves Border Wall Construction, Critical Support for the First District in Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense, Balancing the Budget

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) voted in support of the Make America Secure Appropriations Act today to fund national security and First District priorities for fiscal year 2018. This legislation includes critical funding for the First District of Georgia including $50.06 million for the construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and a combined $37.97 million for operations and maintenance of the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick. Additionally, the legislation includes $842.8... Read more

  • Carter Statement on Senate Advancing Obamacare Repeal Debate
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released following statement after the United States Senate voted to move forward with debate on legislation to repeal Obamacare: "While we're not across the finish line yet, the Senate's decision to move forward with the repeal of Obamacare today is a strong step in the right direction and a bit of hope for Americans trapped in this failed experiment. Now, I urge my colleagues in the Senate to work together just as we did in the House to finally end th... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Drug Testing for Unemployment Insurance Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) introduced legislation today to allow states to conduct drug abuse risk assessments and drug testing of Unemployment Insurance applicants. "The Unemployment Insurance program is an important safety net program for Americans across the country," Carter said. "I introduced this legislation because it gives states the ability to ensure the resources of this program are going to those who truly need it while saving taxpayer dollars in the process. Unemploym... Read more

  • Carter Calls for Obamacare Repeal Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01), a member of the Health Subcommittee on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement today calling for a vote on the repeal of Obamacare: "The games have gone on for too long. While I am proud of the legislation we passed in the House to repeal and replace Obamacare, it’s clear it does not have the necessary votes in the Senate. We cannot afford to let Washington gridlock derail our efforts and fail the American people. “Tod... Read more

  • House Advances Ohio-class Replacement Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    The United States House of Representatives advanced a program vital to the future of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay today by authorizing continued construction on the next generation of submarines. Construction of additional components has been authorized in the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 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 the base. Congressman Ea... Read more

  • House Measure Provides Critical Funding to Keep A-10 Flying
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    The United States House of Representatives passed legislation today to keep the A-10 Thunderbolt flying with $103 million for A-10 wing upgrades. Additionally, the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) continues the prohibition on retiring the A-10. Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01), who represents Moody Air Force Base in Congress, has been a leader in the fight to protect the A-10. "This is a big win in the fight to ensure the A-10 keeps flying to provide our troop... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Align Federal Acquisition Practices with the Private Sector
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Balancing the Budget

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) has introduced 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 that federal agencies many times did not even perform a... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Crack Down on Sanctuary Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    A leader in the fight to ensure dangerous illegal aliens are not re-released into our communities, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) applauded House passage today of two critical bills to crack down on sanctuary policies. The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act provides important tools to protect American citizens from rogue sanctuary cities, including clarifying detainer authority. Carter has worked diligently with the Judiciary Committee to incorporate his reforms to eliminate the bias tow... Read more

  • Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Requests Funding Support for SHEP
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Ga-01), along with Representatives Sanford Bishop (Ga-02), Drew Ferguson (Ga-03), Hank Johnson (Ga-04), John Lewis (Ga-05), Rob Woodall (Ga-07), Austin Scott (Ga-08), Doug Collins (Ga-09), Jody Hice (Ga-10), Barry Loudermilk (Ga-11), Rick Allen (Ga-12), David Scott (Ga-13), and Tom Graves (Ga-14), today urged the House Appropriations Committee to prioritize funding for the construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, known as SHEP. In a letter to ... Read more

  • Carter Applauds Passage of VA Accountability Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) today applauded House passage of legislation to allow for the removal of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees for poor performance or misconduct. "America’s veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom and they deserve the best possible care when returning home," said Carter. "However, the VA is not providing the care our veterans deserve. A serious contributing factor to this problem is the inability to hold VA employees accounta... Read more