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  • House Approves Measure to Keep Savannah Harbor Expansion Project on Track
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    The United States House of Representatives approved legislation today to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track towards completion. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed the House today with Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) support, provides the necessary cost update authorization for SHEP to ensure federal dollars continue to be directed to the project. Carter has led the charge to secure this important cost update. Without the authorized cost ... Read more

  • House Committee Sends Carter Opioid Bills to House Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved three bills introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today as part of his ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. "These bills will provide important tools to combat the opioid epidemic," said Carter. "I am glad they are headed to the House floor for consideration as we continue our bipartisan fight to end this crisis facing our nation." The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved three bills introduced by Carter includ... Read more

  • Carter Applauds Trump Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw America from the nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions lifted under the deal: "I applaud President Trump's decision to remove America from this bad deal. I have said from the beginning that America should never be part of a deal built on trusting a regime that has cheated on international agreements time and again. It is no surprise that this has fai... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Increase Transparency and Improve 340B Drug Discount Program for Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to increase transparency and improve the 340B drug discount program for patients. The 340B drug discount program was created by Congress to provide front-end discounts on covered outpatient drugs purchased by specified providers, including some hospitals, that serve vulnerable patient populations. For certain hospitals, 340B eligibility is determined partially by their Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) status, a... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Remove Barriers to Abuse Deterrent Opioids
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to remove barriers to abuse deterrent opioids. Abuse deterrent formulations (ADFs) represent a breakthrough technology that helps prevent the crushing, snorting, and injection of painkillers. Currently, many prescription drug plans present access barriers for chronic pain patients to ADFs including cost-sharing tiers, fail-first requirements, and prior authorization requirements. Instead of receiving ADFs, often patients are... Read more

  • Carter Message on Tax Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following message on Tax Day 2018 - the last time Americans will file taxes under the old, burdensome tax code before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is fully implemented. Click here to view Carter's Tax Day message. Full Transcript: Today is Tax Day. Why am I celebrating Tax Day? Because it’s the last time Americans will file their taxes using the outdated, burdensome, and complicated tax code before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is fully implemente... Read more

  • Carter, Bustos Introduce Legislation to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) and Cheri Bustos (D-Il.) introduced legislation today to increase access to treatment for those suffering from opioid and other addictions. Currently, federal law prohibits a medical practitioner from dispensing controlled substances through the internet without first evaluating the patient in-person. This legislation, the Special Registration for Telemedicine Clarification Act, instructs the Attorney General to take the necessary steps to allow for... Read more

  • Carter Statement on Speaker Ryan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement after Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced his retirement from the United States House of Representatives at the conclusion of the 115th Congress: "I thank Speaker Ryan for his tremendous leadership, commitment to conservative principles, and friendship. When Paul became Speaker he set a bold agenda to better the lives of all Americans and he delivered. Under Paul's leadership, the House has delivered historic victories like t... Read more

  • VIDEO: Rep. Carter Hears the Benefits of Tax Reform for Nine Line Apparel in Savannah
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following video today after discussing the benefits of federal tax reform for a local Savannah business, Nine Line Apparel. Click here to view Carter's visit and tax reform discussion at Nine Line Apparel "I recently traveled the district to speak directly with citizens and businesses in the First District about the benefits of tax reform," said Carter. "While at Nine Line Apparel, I learned that because of tax reform and the increased heal... Read more

  • 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