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  • Carter Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union Address tonight: "President Trump spoke tonight about the strong state of our union. Over the past year, Congress has worked with President Trump to produce concrete results for the American people. Due to a bold agenda and pro-growth legislation like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, our economy is growing, unemployment is down, and companies across the nation are c... Read more

  • Carter: These Political Games are Irresponsible and Unacceptable
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement after Senate Democrats ended their block of a House-passed funding bill that will re-open the federal government and extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. "A reckless minority in the Senate decided last week to side with illegal immigrants over paying our military and providing insurance for our children. This reckless minority chose to hold our government hostage this weekend. "It is now c... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Fund Military and Children's Health Insurance Program, Prevent Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted tonight to fund the military, extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and prevent a government shutdown. The stop-gap measure, which passed the House tonight, extends government and defense funding through February 16, 2018 and extends the CHIP for six years. "Tonight I voted to fund the military, extend the Children's Health Insurance Program and prevent a damaging government shutdown," said Carter. "It is extremely frustrating and ... Read more

  • Confirmed: Tax Bill Increases Paychecks for 9 in 10 Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed today that hardworking Americans will receive bigger paychecks due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The IRS released new withholding guidelines today for employers to implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. According to the Treasury, "with this guidance, most American workers will begin to see bigger paychecks. We estimate that 90 percent of wage earners will experience an increase in their take home pay." "I am thril... Read more

  • Carter Renews Demand for Offshore Energy Meeting in Coastal Georgia
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today renewed his demand that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) schedule a public hearing in Coastal Georgia to answer questions and provide further details about the Trump Administration's offshore energy leasing plan. Carter made the same request under the Obama Administration when Georgia was included in the administration's 5 year oil and gas leasing proposal. "While I applaud the Trump Administration for moving forward with a plan to inc... Read more

  • Carter Applauds Protection of Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today praised the conferenced version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which maintains the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program. Carter fought to protect these historic tax credits in the final agreement. "As soon as I heard these historic tax credits were on the line, I went straight to the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee," said Carter. "I told him how lucky I am to be from one of the most beautiful places in the world, and a... Read more

  • PASSED: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Relief

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today for the largest overhaul of the American tax code in more than thirty years. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which passed the House today with Carter's support, cuts taxes, creates jobs and works to stimulate our economy. In Georgia, it has been estimated this legislation will lead to the creation of 29,521 jobs in our state and raise after-tax income for middle class families in Georgia by $2,355. "I am thrilled this legislation passed the House... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Protect Veterans from Federal Military Service Deposit Errors
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today 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. "I introduced this legislation because I have heard from veterans faced with this unacceptable problem," ... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years. "Having the honor of representing the entire coast of Georgia, I know firsthand how important this program is for many families," said Carter. "Especially with the devastating hurricanes that have impacted our area recently, the NFIP is more important than ever. I am glad this legislation not only reauthorizes the program, but also includes important reforms to help p... Read more

  • House Passes Defense Measure Providing Critical A-10 Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    The United States House of Representatives today approved a defense agreement between the House and the United States Senate which includes $103 million for A-10 Thunderbolt wing upgrades. Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), who represents Moody Air Force Base in Congress, has been a leader in the fight to protect the A-10. "I am thrilled this support for the A-10 remained in the Conference Report," said Carter. "This legislation ensures the Warthog has the funding it needs to continue f... Read more