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Carter slams Biden vaccine mandate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) called on President Joe Biden to abandon his unconstitutional vaccine mandate thrusting private businesses into their employee's private medical decisions. “Not only does this force business owners into the role of vaccine police but it will also exacerbate the labor shortage and supply chain crisis created by President Biden’s f...

FDA advances Carter-backed effort to make hearing aids more affordable

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a new proposal aimed at making hearing aid technology more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans. The move comes four years after U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter shepherded legislation through Congress calling on the agency to bring down the cost of hearing aids by making them available over-the-counter. “This is a comm...

Georgia Republicans oppose federal vaccine mandate for schools

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Georgia’s Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives are united in opposition to a federally-imposed vaccine mandate for colleges and schools. In a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, the delegation made clear that decisions regarding mask adherence and vaccine adoption should be left to patients, families, and their doctors. “The pandemic has upended students’ lives an...

Carter Calls On CDC To Follow Science On Covid-19 Natural Immunity

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US Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, R.P.h., along with 14 other health care providers in Congress sent a letter to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging the agency to acknowledge natural immunity from COVID-19. "It is important for the CDC to provide accurate information and recognize natural immunity to COVID-19 as a legitimate consideration when deciding whether ...

Carter Continues Fight Against Biden Vaccine Mandate

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U.S. Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter is continuing his fight against President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, warning it could exacerbate workforce shortages at hospitals and nursing homes. In letter to President Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brookes, Carter and more than 40 House Republ...

Congress' Pharmacists Team Up to Fight Federal Vaccine Mandates

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U.S. Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) and Diana Harshbarger (R-TN), currently the only two pharmacists serving in Congress, today introduced legislation to block the Biden Administration’s proposed vaccine mandate for private employers. The Blocking Joseph Robinette Biden’s Overreaching Mandates Act would prohibit the federal government from forcing private sector and Federal employee...

Biden Administration abandons rule change amid congressional outcry

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter today announced the Biden Administration abandoned a controversial proposal that could have negatively impacted fifteen communities across the State of Georgia including Brunswick and Hinesville. The move comes after Carter joined more than 50 Members of Congress to oppose a plan to expand the threshold for a Metropolitan Statistical Ar...

Bishop, Carter Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Seniors Have Access to Life-Saving COVID-19 Vaccines

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Representatives Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA-02) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA-01) have introduced H.R. 2080, the Seniors Access to Vaccines Ensured (SAVE) Act of 2021. This bipartisan bill will create a temporary Medicare non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) benefit during the length of the public health emergency to transport seniors to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments. “Gett...

Carter Applauds Unanimous Supreme Court Decision in Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

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Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today applauded the unanimous Supreme Court decision in Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association. Arkansas law, Act 900, required pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to raise reimbursement rates for drugs if they are below the pharmacy’s wholesale acquisition costs. The PBMs argued that federal law supersedes the state law and it was invalid un...

CARTER, CLARK INTRODUCE BABIES ACT, EXPAND ACCESS TO BIRTH CENTERS

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Today, Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-1) and Katherine Clark (MA-5) introduced the Birth Access Benefiting Improved Essential Facility Services Act, or BABIES Act, a bill that would expand access to freestanding birth centers for Medicaid recipients. Over half of U.S. counties have no hospital maternity unit, and maternal-child outcomes in the U.S. are among the worst of all developed ...