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  • Carter Announces Port of Savannah Crane Tariff Exemption
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) announced today that the ship to shore cranes purchased by the Georgia Ports Authority for the Port of Savannah will be exempted from additional tariffs. The United States Trade Representative today announced the Chinese imports which will include an additional tariff of 10 percent. Carter worked with the Georgia Ports Authority to ensure the cranes were exempted from these tariffs, including contacting United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthiz... Read more

  • Carter Applauds Grants to Combat Opioid Crisis in First District
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today applauded the Trump administration's announcement of nearly $400 million in new grants to combat the opioid crisis. Included are critical grants to address the crisis in the First District of Georgia. "The opioid crisis continues to plague our nation and it could impact any person or family at any time," said Carter. "We cannot sit idly by as this epidemic takes more parents, sons, daughters, friends and neighbors. I thank the administration for c... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Prevent Fraudulent Use of Social Security Numbers by Illegal Immigrants
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation to prevent fraudulent use of Social Security numbers by illegal immigrants. During an audit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Treasury Department's Inspector General found that over 1.4 million illegal immigrants could be working and operating fraudulently under the Social Security numbers of legal citizens. However, the IRS has refused to take action claiming they can't tell the difference between fraud or a mismatch due... Read more

  • Carter, Kuster Legislation to Help Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Unanimously Approved by Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    The Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act introduced by Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) and Annie Kuster (D-Nh.) was unanimously passed by the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce today. The bipartisan legislation creates a new grant program to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and low-income individuals, as well as schools and other public facilities. The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act also provides... Read more

  • Carter Announces Savannah Airport Improvement Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today announced a $4,222,340.00 federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) airport grant for the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be used for terminal building improvements. "It is great news that this federal funding will be directed to our airport," said Carter. "As the tourism and business needs in our area continue to grow, this funding will help to ensure our airport is able to... Read more

  • Carter: Partisan Border Bill Not Only Fails to Address Crisis, Makes Situation Worse
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted against the partisan emergency border funding bill brought to a vote by House Democrats today. The legislation fails to properly address the humanitarian and security crisis at the border and will not be signed into law by President Donald Trump. "President Trump requested emergency funding to address the crisis at our southern border more than 50 days ago," said Carter. "Since then, House Democrats have blocked attempts to provide this critical a... Read more

  • Carter Secures Bureau of Prison Staffing Assistance in Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    The funding bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today includes language requested by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) to address staffing concerns of Bureau of Prisons employees at the Federal Corrections Institute (FCI) in Jesup, GA. Specifically, the legislation directs the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to end its over-reliance on augmentation and instead hire additional full-time correctional officers. "I've been in long contact with the staff at the FCI in Jesup and they tol... Read more

  • Carter Secures Funding for Hangars at Hunter Army Airfield and Savannah Air Dominance Center
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    The funding bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today includes important funding requested by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) for new hangars at Hunter Army Airfield and the Savannah Air Dominance Center. Specifically, Carter secured $62 million for a new aircraft maintenance hangar at Hunter Army Airfield. "I have seen the conditions of the old hangars at Hunter Army Airfield firsthand and they are completely unacceptable," said Carter. "Several years ago, I was able to ... Read more

  • Carter Votes Against Democrat's Partisan Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted against the House Democrat's partisan funding bill today that is detrimental to the military, prohibits funding for the border wall, fails to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the border, props up failing Obamacare and reverses pro-life provisions, among other things. "I am extremely disappointed that House Democrats have put this radical, partisan funding bill forward," said Carter. "Legislation like this includes funding for import... Read more

  • Carter, Bipartisan Members Introduce Legislation Seeking Transparency for Drug Industry Middlemen
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    This week, Representatives Roger Marshall, MD (KS-01), Peter Welch (VT-At Large), Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01), and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), introduced H.R. 3223, the Pharmacy Benefit Manger Accountability Study Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study on the role pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMs) play in the drug supply chain and serves as a companion to existing Senate efforts. PBMs are third party administrators tha... Read more

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