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  • House Measure Provides Critical Funding to Keep A-10 Flying
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    The United States House of Representatives passed legislation today to keep the A-10 Thunderbolt flying with $103 million for A-10 wing upgrades. Additionally, the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) continues the prohibition on retiring the A-10. Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01), who represents Moody Air Force Base in Congress, has been a leader in the fight to protect the A-10. "This is a big win in the fight to ensure the A-10 keeps flying to provide our troop... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Align Federal Acquisition Practices with the Private Sector
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Balancing the Budget

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) has introduced legislation to align the federal government's acquisition practices with those of the private sector while delivering taxpayer savings in the process. Currently, 99% of heavy equipment used by the federal government is purchased due to Federal Acquisition Regulations predominately only allowing leasing or purchasing of heavy equipment. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that federal agencies many times did not even perform a... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Crack Down on Sanctuary Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    A leader in the fight to ensure dangerous illegal aliens are not re-released into our communities, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) applauded House passage today of two critical bills to crack down on sanctuary policies. The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act provides important tools to protect American citizens from rogue sanctuary cities, including clarifying detainer authority. Carter has worked diligently with the Judiciary Committee to incorporate his reforms to eliminate the bias tow... Read more

  • Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Requests Funding Support for SHEP
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Ga-01), along with Representatives Sanford Bishop (Ga-02), Drew Ferguson (Ga-03), Hank Johnson (Ga-04), John Lewis (Ga-05), Rob Woodall (Ga-07), Austin Scott (Ga-08), Doug Collins (Ga-09), Jody Hice (Ga-10), Barry Loudermilk (Ga-11), Rick Allen (Ga-12), David Scott (Ga-13), and Tom Graves (Ga-14), today urged the House Appropriations Committee to prioritize funding for the construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, known as SHEP. In a letter to ... Read more

  • Carter Applauds Passage of VA Accountability Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) today applauded House passage of legislation to allow for the removal of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees for poor performance or misconduct. "America’s veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom and they deserve the best possible care when returning home," said Carter. "However, the VA is not providing the care our veterans deserve. A serious contributing factor to this problem is the inability to hold VA employees accounta... Read more

  • Carter Leads Bipartisan Effort Urging FDA to Allow for Office-Use Drug Compounding in Pharmacies
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Georgia) and Chris Stewart (R-Utah) led a bipartisan group of 65 Members of Congress urging the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to rescind their decision that restricts state-licensed pharmacies from compounding prescription drugs for health care providers to use in their offices. Drug compounding is used to prepare personalized prescriptions for patients or for physicians to use for procedures in their offices. Compounding pharmacists can combi... Read more

  • Carter Statement on the President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement today on the release of the president's fiscal year 2018 budget request: "It is encouraging to finally have a president that realizes it's past time to cut up the credits cards. This budget proposal creates a framework for a necessary and long overdue discussion about reining in Washington's spending addiction. Our current fiscal trajectory is simply not sustainable and something needs to be done. "At the same time, it's... Read more

  • Georgia Counties Eligible for Drought Disaster Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas due to the current drought. This designation makes farm operators in primary counties and those counties contiguous to such primary counties eligible to be considered for assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA), including FSA emergency loans. Counties included under this designation include Berrien, Brantley, Ca... Read more

  • Carter Statement on Passage of the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement after the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was approved by the United States House of Representatives today: "I am thrilled the American Health Care Act was approved today. For the last seven years, I have watched the health care system that I worked in for more than thirty years crumble under its own weight. Thanks to Obamacare, premiums and health care costs have skyrocketed, choice has been eliminated, and the dire sit... Read more

  • House-Passed Funding Bill Includes Boost for National Security, Georgia Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    A bipartisan majority in the House advanced a federal funding measure that boosts key priorities for national security and the State of Georgia. Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01), who voted in support of the measure, praised its passage and the positive impact it will have. "The primary responsibility of the federal government is to provide for the safety and security of the American people,” said Carter. "This legislation contains the biggest increase in border security funding in a de... Read more