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  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Ensure Patients Have Access to Most Affordable Prescription Options
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced bipartisan legislation today to ensure pharmacists are able to advise patients when there may be a better, more affordable out-of-pocket alternative to what is covered by their insurance plan. Currently, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) 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... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Resolution to Celebrate the Girl Scouts
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced a resolution today in recognition of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America's 106th birthday. The resolution celebrates the opportunities the program provides for girls and women across the nation. "Since the founding of the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, the program has built courage, confidence, and character in girls and women across the nation," said Carter. "Alumnae of the program have blazed trails for wom... Read more

  • ICYMI: Corps of Engineers completes deepening of Savannah harbor’s entrance channel
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    In case you missed it - Corps of Engineers completes deepening of Savannah harbor’s entrance channel SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, today marked the end of deepening of the outer Savannah harbor. Only final touches remain in this $134 million project to deepen the entrance channel of the harbor and extend it an additional 7 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. “The completion of entrance channel dredging is perhaps the most significant milestone to date for the Sa... Read more

  • Carter Talks Tax Reform at Lee Container
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) met with employees at Lee Container in Homerville this week to discuss the benefits of tax reform for businesses in the First District of Georgia. Rep. Carter discussing tax reform with the president of Lee Container,Robert Varnedoe Speaking during the visit about the new federal tax law that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump, Carter said, "the proof is in the pudding. If you look at the figures that recently came out, the ta... Read more

  • Isakson, Perdue, Carter to Administration: Fulfill Commitment to Longstanding Savannah Harbor Expansion Project
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter, R-Ga.-01, today called on the Trump administration to immediately fulfill the longstanding commitment to sufficiently fund the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project after the president’s fiscal year 2019 budget requested just $49 million for the project. The Georgia lawmakers said the president’s budget request, which was released on the same day that the administration introduced a new $1.5 trillion ... Read more

  • Carter Supports Critical Budget Agreement for our Military, the First District, and Conservative Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    This morning, Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.) voted in support of a two-year budget agreement which is critical for our military and national security, as well as the First District and conservative priorities. The budget agreement fully funds our military and ends the dangerous cycle of funding our national defense with short-term, stop-gap spending bills. It responsibly increases defense spending while unwinding the sequestration cuts which have crippled our armed forces. “As the pr... Read more

  • Carter Supports $10 Billion Infrastructure Investment in Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    This morning, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) supported a two-year budget agreement which directs $10 billion to invest in infrastructure projects over the next two years. This infrastructure investment will be vital as Carter works to secure funding for the Port of Brunswick and the Port of Savannah. "A strong investment in American infrastructure is a strong investment in the First District," said Carter. "The funding directed to infrastructure in the budget agreement I supported th... Read more

  • Budget Agreement Directs Critical Funding for Kings Bay
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) supported a two-year budget agreement this morning which directs $40.9 billion to support our Navy sailors, ships, and submarines. This funding will be vital as Carter works to secure funding for the continued construction 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 Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. "This funding is critical to ensure the Ohio-cla... Read more

  • Budget Agreement Directs Critical Funding to Keep A-10 Flying
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) supported a two-year budget agreement this morning which directs a $46.4 billion investment in military aircrafts. This includes $11.7 billion to repair or upgrade old aircrafts, which is critical as Carter continues to fight for funding to keep the A-10 Thunderbolts stationed at Moody Air Force Base flying. "There is no question that the Warthog provides vital close air support for our troops," said Carter. "As we continue to fight to keep the A-10 fly... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Protect Timber Farmers from Catastrophic Loss
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to protect timber land owners in times of catastrophic loss. Currently, after a catastrophic loss, 70% of timber farmers have no recourse due to limitations in the tax code and because timber is not eligible for federal crop insurance. Carter's legislation, the Forest Recovery Act, allows individuals or businesses growing timber for sale to take a tax deduction up to the fair market value lost after a catastrophic event. Far... Read more