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  • Carter: President Trump Made Right Move on DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement following the Trump administration's announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "President Trump made the right move today by ending this unconstitutional and illegal amnesty program. President Obama should have never implemented this program which he himself said he did not have the authority to do. Now, President Trump has called on Congress to act. "We are a nation of laws and we mu... Read more

  • Carter Statement on President Trump's Tax Reform Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement in response to President Trump's speech on tax reform: "I have always said that I believe our antiquated and burdensome tax code is the greatest threat to economic opportunity in this country. I believe Americans need and deserve tax relief so strongly that I made sure my first act as a Member of Congress was to cosponsor the Fair Tax in an attempt to deliver relief and build a stronger economy. Today, President Trump re... Read more

  • Rep. Carter: President Trump’s commitment to border security is yielding results
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    “President Trump’s unyielding commitment to securing our borders and protecting the American people is already yielding results,” Carter said. “In the first seven months of the year alone, the number of people arrested trying to enter the country illegal has been nearly halved. It’s clear the world knows America is serious about enforcing our laws. What’s more, the President’s commitment has also boosted the morale of our law enforcement agents along the border because they know he’s got their backs.” Read more

  • Carter commends Trump’s ‘clear-eyed approach’ on Afghanistan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) commended President Donald J. Trump on his “clear-eyed and comprehensive” strategy for Afghanistan and the region following his address to the American people outlining a new approach. “In his remarks, President Trump outlined a clear-eyed and comprehensive approach to addressing the threats our country faces in Afghanistan and the region,” said Carter. “I commend the President for taking the time to conduct this thorough review, hear from diverse perspectives, and arrive at a clear and concise strategy. “I was especially heartened to hear a departure from telegraphing maneuvers in advance and basing our strategy on political timetables,” Carter continued. “Instead we will empower our troops and their commanders to confront the threat head on with the full support of their Commander in Chief. Congress and the American people should unite and commit to doing everything we can to make this strategy a success.” In his remarks, President Trump announced three strategic shifts in America’s approach to the region. First, shifting from a time-based approach to one based on conditions on the ground. Second, increasing pressure on regional partners such as Pakistan to do more to improve the situation. Finally, ensuring warfighters have the tools and ground rules necessary to achieve their mission. “We’ve got the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters leading America’s efforts at Bagram Airfield right now,” Carter said. “We’ve had troops and their families undergo deployment after deployment. We’ve got the legacy of heroes such as Matthew Freeman from Richmond Hill who paid the ultimate sacrifice and Winston Hencley from Rincon who survived injuries few others could. For us and for our area, this is personal.” In addition to Fort Stewart, home to the 3rd Infantry Division, Congressman Carter represents Hunter Army Airfield, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and Moody Air Force Base in Congress. Read more

  • Carter Statement on Senate Obamacare Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement after the United States Senate failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare: "I have been frustrated with Washington since the first afternoon I arrived here. Unfortunately, that frustration has hit a new high with the Senate's failure to act. The House came together to pass legislation that would make health care more accessible and affordable. Instead of accepting the offer from the House to come together... Read more

  • 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