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  • Carter, Veasey Introduce Legislation to Improve Energy Efficiency in Federal Buildings
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) and Marc Veasey (D-Tx.) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve energy efficiency in federal buildings. The All-of-the-Above Federal Building Energy Conservation Act increases flexibility in energy sources for federal buildings by removing the current ban on the use of fossil fuels in federal buildings while implementing energy efficiency targets. This will allow federal facility managers to choose the energy mix that is most effective in meeti... Read more

  • Carter Secures Critical Assistance for Blueberry Growers in Disaster Aid Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    After months of negotiations, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) secured funding in the disaster aid bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today to assist Georgia blueberry growers who were devastated by an unusually harsh freeze. In 2017, Georgia was expected to produce around 90 million pounds of blueberries, but was drastically reduced to 30 million because of the record setting freeze combined with warm winter weather. This legislation would provide the assistance needed... Read more

  • Carter: The Bill Doesn't Actually Protect Pre-Existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) slammed House Democrats today for bringing legislation titled the Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act to a vote when the legislation does not address pre-existing conditions. Instead, the legislation would hinder the ability of states to lower premiums for Americans across the country. On the floor, Carter said, "I rise today in opposition to the so-called 'Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act.' Mr. Speaker, this is a ... Read more

  • Carter Fights for First District Military Installations in Budget Discussions
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense today to highlight the need to fully support the military installations in the First District of Georgia during fiscal year 2020 budget discussions. Click here to view Carter's testimony on the importance of First District military installations before the House Appropriations Committee Highlights Kings Bay: "Kings Bay is home to the Atlantic ballistic missile submarine fleet and I’ve see... Read more

  • Carter Votes for Extension of Violence Against Women Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today to extend the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). "The Violence Against Women Act is critical to prevent domestic violence and protect victims of heinous crimes," said Carter. "This legislation is far too important to be caught up in political games and I am alarmed that my Democratic colleagues continue to block extensions of this legislation as Congress works to reform VAWA. Survivors of domestic violence, and all women in America, absolute... Read more

  • Carter Requests that Georgia be Excluded from Offshore Energy Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    After the Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution opposing offshore energy exploration, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today requested that Georgia be excluded from offshore energy plans until the concerns of the legislature are addressed. In a letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of the Interior David Bernhardt, Carter wrote, "as the representative of the First District of Georgia, I was elected to represent the entire coast of our state and to be their voice in... Read more

  • Bipartisan Carter Bill to Increase Transparency in Drug Pricing System Approved by Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in the drug pricing system was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee today. Currently, Congress’ independent advisory commissions, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), do not have access to certain drug pricing data. MedPAC and MACPAC need data, such as information about drug rebates, in ord... Read more

  • Bipartisan Schrader, Carter Bill to Keep Drug Costs Down Passes Through Health Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee marked up and passed a series of bills aimed at lowering prescription drug costs, including Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA)’s bipartisan BLOCKING Act, HR 938, that would increase competition in the generic drug market. “We know that when generic versions of medication are on the market it stimulates competition and keeps the cost of drugs down for everyone,” said Rep. Schrader. “But generic dr... Read more

  • Carter Statement on the Special Counsel's Report
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement regarding the special counsel's report: "After two years of a special counsel investigation, Congressional investigations and the use of millions of taxpayer dollars, the debate is over: there was no collusion. It's past time for Democrats to realize this truth and end their continuous unsubstantiated attacks against the President of the United States. Enough is enough and the American people deserve a Congress that is f... Read more

  • Carter, O’Halleran, Rice, Panetta Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Transparency in the Drug Pricing System
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.) along with Representatives Tom O’Halleran (D-Az.), Tom Rice (R-Sc.) and Jimmy Panetta (D-Ca.) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in the drug pricing system. Currently, Congress’ independent advisory commissions, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), do not have access to certain drug pricing data. MedPAC and MACPAC need data such as information... Read more

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