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  • House Sends Critical Funding for First District to President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives today sent a critical funding bill for the First District of Georgia to President Trump's desk to be signed into law with the support of Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.). The measure includes funding for defense, education and health care priorities, as well as funding to keep the A-10 Thunderbolts at Moody Air Force Base flying, replace air frames on combat rescue helicopters at Moody Air Force Base, support the Civil Air Patrol which plays an importa... Read more

  • House Passes Carter Bill to Protect Veterans from Federal Military Service Deposit Errors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) legislation today that works 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. "It is great news that this legislation passed the House tod... Read more

  • House Passed FAA Reauthorization Includes Carter Legislation to Align Federal Acquisition Practices with the Private Sector
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today the House passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act which includes the Federal Acquisition Savings Act introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.). The Federal Acquisition Savings Act works 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 predomin... Read more

  • Carter Applauds House Passage of "Gag Clause" Prohibition
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today applauded House passage of legislation to ban "gag clause" provisions. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved two Senate companion bills to Carter's Know the Cost Act. These bills prohibit "gag clause" provisions in Medicare as well as in group or individual health plans. Currently, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are able to include requirements in contracts that prevent pharmacists from providing advice to their patients on the best ... Read more

  • Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Carter Legislation to Ban "Gag Clause" Provisions
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) legislation today to prohibit "gag clause" provisions. Currently, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are able to include requirements in contracts that prevent pharmacists from providing advice to their patients on the best and cheapest out-of-pocket alternatives to medications covered under insurance. This is commonly known as a "gag clause." As a result, patients may be paying more for their prescriptio... Read more

  • House Approves Funding for Ports of Brunswick and Savannah, Savannah Harbor Expansion Project
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives, with the help of Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), approved critical funding for the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah and the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project today. The legislation includes $49 million for construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Additionally, the measure expands a navigation funding account by more than 50% from last year to $509 million. This funding can be directed to SHEP in the future. “This funding is criti... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Measure to Prohibit "Gag Clause" Provisions
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to prohibit "gag clause" provisions. Currently, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are able to include requirements in contracts that prevent pharmacists from providing advice to their patients on the best and cheapest out-of-pocket alternatives to medications covered under insurance. This is commonly known as a "gag clause." As a result, patients may be paying more for their prescriptions than is warranted. The Know the Cost ... Read more

  • Carter Celebrates Reversal of Newsprint Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) celebrated the reversal of harmful newsprint tariffs. This newsprint is used by local newspapers here in the First District of Georgia and across the country. "This decision is great news for hardworking Americans in the U.S. newspaper and commercial printing industries, as well as all of us who treasure the ability to stay informed and read the newspaper each day," said Carter. "President Trump is doing the right thing by working to correct the trade i... Read more

  • Carter on the Passing of Senator John McCain
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain: "Today America lost a patriot. Whether in combat or in Congress, Senator John McCain lived each day fiercely defending our freedom and the country he loved. History will remember him as a public servant, statesman, and true American hero. Amy and I send our prayers to the McCain family during this difficult time. Senator McCain's honorable service and brave sacrifices for our great ... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Extend National Flood Insurance Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) yesterday voted to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through the end of the Atlantic hurricane season. "As we enter hurricane season, the need to extend the program is urgent for the First District," said Carter. "While I am very glad the program has been extended, we now need to work on real reforms to improve it. We must work to give the program more financial stability, increase competition with the private sector, and give localitie... Read more

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