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  • Carter Votes to Support Georgia Farmers, Agriculture Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted in support of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, also known as the Farm Bill, today to support farmers and the agriculture industry. The legislation includes several measures critical for agriculture in the First District of Georgia including reauthorizing the crop insurance program, reauthorizing and improving the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) options, and supporting specialty crops including blueberries, peaches, ... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Secure Border, Calls for Vote on Permanent Family Separation Solution
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today to secure our nation's border and improve our national security. The Securing America's Future Act, which failed to pass the House today, supports President Trump's border wall, closes dangerous loopholes, requires the mandatory use of E-Verify and halts sanctuary cities. Additionally, the legislation ends chain migration and the visa lottery system while transitioning to a skill based system. "I am deeply disappointed that this legislation ... Read more

  • Carter Leads Georgia Delegation Support for Spaceport Camden
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Led by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), every member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Georgia expressed their support for Spaceport Camden. In a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Dan Elwell, the delegation wrote, "we write in support of Camden County's application for a Launch Site Operator's License under the Office of Commercial Space Transportation. The Spaceport Camden project is extremely important to the economic future of coast... Read more

  • Carter Requests Fishery Disaster Declaration for Coastal Georgia
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) has requested a fishery disaster declaration for coastal Georgia due to a shrimping prohibition resulting from cold water temperatures. Carter also expressed support for Chatham County's request for aid. In a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Carter wrote, "In early January, the State of Georgia closed its waters to harvesting brown, pink, or white shrimp, and those waters remain closed. On January 24, the National Oceanic and... Read more

  • Carter Praises DOL Action to Increase Access to Care for Small Business Employees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today praised the U.S. Department of Labor's announcement to expand Association Health Plans (AHP). Due to increased costs and regulations under Obamacare, many small businesses can no longer afford to offer health insurance to their employees. Expanding AHPs will allow small employers to join together to access similar plans as large employers. This will enable small businesses to provide improved access, increased choices and lower costs for health ca... Read more

  • House Unanimously Approves Carter Opioid Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The United States House of Representatives unanimously approved three bills today introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) as part of his ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Carter is the only pharmacist currently serving in the U.S. Congress. "We are losing 115 Americans a day from an opioid overdose," said Carter. "We cannot sit idly by as this epidemic takes more parents, sons, daughters, friends and neighbors. It is plaguing our nation and no community is safe. The... Read more

  • Isakson, Perdue, Carter Secure Funding Needed to Keep Savannah Harbor Deepening on Track
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2018 | 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 much-needed funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), on track this year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released its fiscal year 2018 work plan, which includes $35 million in additional funds for the critical project. The Trump administration announced last year that the project would receive $50.06 million in the president’s fiscal year 2018 bud... Read more

  • House Approves Funding for Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, Ports of Brunswick and Savannah
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved critical funding today for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) and the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah. Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) has been a leader in the fight to secure this funding for SHEP and the ports during the fiscal year 2019 funding process. "I am proud to vote for this legislation today as it supports our ports in Savannah and Brunswick and ensures construction continues in the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project," sai... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Cut Waste, Save $15 Billion
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Balancing the Budget

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted in support of legislation today based on President Donald J. Trump's spending cut package. The legislation, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, cuts $14.835 billion of wasteful, unused federal spending. "I have always said that the national debt is the single biggest threat to our national security," said Carter. "To rein in our national debt, we must reduce spending and cut up the credit cards. Eliminating wasteful, unneces... Read more

  • Carter Joins President Trump as Critical Veterans' Care Legislation is Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) joined President Donald J. Trump today as S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act of 2018, was signed into law. This legislation will strengthen health care services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and provide our nation's veterans with more choice and quality care in the VA system or providers in their own communities. Rep. Carter with Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs at the VA Mission Act signing cer... Read more