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  • 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

  • House Passes Defense Measure Advancing Ohio-class Replacement Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    The United States House of Representatives passed a measure today advancing a program vital to the future of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay which authorizes continued construction on the next generation of submarines. Additionally, the Conference Report to Accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 expands the Navy's use of the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund to drive down costs for the Columbia-class submarine program. Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-G... Read more

  • Carter commends Trump’s ‘clear-eyed approach’ on Afghanistan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) commended President Donald J. Trump on his “clear-eyed and comprehensive” strategy for Afghanistan and the region following his address to the American people outlining a new approach. “In his remarks, President Trump outlined a clear-eyed and comprehensive approach to addressing the threats our country faces in Afghanistan and the region,” said Carter. “I commend the President for taking the time to conduct this thorough review, hear from diverse perspectives, and arrive at a clear and concise strategy. “I was especially heartened to hear a departure from telegraphing maneuvers in advance and basing our strategy on political timetables,” Carter continued. “Instead we will empower our troops and their commanders to confront the threat head on with the full support of their Commander in Chief. Congress and the American people should unite and commit to doing everything we can to make this strategy a success.” In his remarks, President Trump announced three strategic shifts in America’s approach to the region. First, shifting from a time-based approach to one based on conditions on the ground. Second, increasing pressure on regional partners such as Pakistan to do more to improve the situation. Finally, ensuring warfighters have the tools and ground rules necessary to achieve their mission. “We’ve got the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters leading America’s efforts at Bagram Airfield right now,” Carter said. “We’ve had troops and their families undergo deployment after deployment. We’ve got the legacy of heroes such as Matthew Freeman from Richmond Hill who paid the ultimate sacrifice and Winston Hencley from Rincon who survived injuries few others could. For us and for our area, this is personal.” In addition to Fort Stewart, home to the 3rd Infantry Division, Congressman Carter represents Hunter Army Airfield, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and Moody Air Force Base in Congress. Read more

  • House Approves Border Wall Construction, Critical Support for the First District in Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense, Balancing the Budget

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) voted in support of the Make America Secure Appropriations Act today to fund national security and First District priorities for fiscal year 2018. This legislation includes critical funding for the First District of Georgia including $50.06 million for the construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and a combined $37.97 million for operations and maintenance of the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick. Additionally, the legislation includes $842.8... Read more

  • House Advances Ohio-class Replacement Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    The United States House of Representatives advanced a program vital to the future of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay today by authorizing continued construction on the next generation of submarines. Construction of additional components has been authorized in the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) which will one day replace the existing Ohio-class SSBNs such as those currently homeported at the base. Congressman Ea... Read more

  • 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 Acts to Block Release or Transfer of Gitmo Detainees
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5351 today to block the release or transfer of detainees from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay: "There should be no questions about it - it is illegal to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States. While President Obama's own Attorney General has confirmed this, there is apparently no stopping this president when he's trying to fulfill a... Read more

  • Carter Responds to the Threat of Radical Islamic Terrorism
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    In the wake of the deadliest terror attack on American soil since 9/11, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Ga-01) responded today to the threat of ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism to our homeland. Over the past few months, the United States House of Representatives has passed multiple bills to address radicalization, prevent attacks, counter homegrown terrorism, and stop terrorists from entering the United States. In an effort to get as many of these bills signed into law as soon as possible... Read more

  • House Approves Funding for Ohio-class Replacement Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    The United States House of Representatives approved $1.48 billion for the Ohio-class missile submarine replacement reactor program today. The funding is critical for the construction of a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) which will one day replace the existing Ohio-class SSBNs such as those currently homeported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in St. Marys, Georgia. "Threats against the United States are greater than ever and the submarines stationed at Kings Bay play a cri... Read more

  • House Acts to Protect A-10 Thunderbolt Fleet
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Ga-01) acted today to protect the A-10 Thunderbolt fleet. The United States House of Representatives approved $467 million to keep the Warthog flying and prohibited the divestment, retirement or storage of the aircraft securing protection of the 23d Wing stationed at Moody Air Force Base. "The tragedy in Orlando is a devastating reminder for us all that the threat of ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism is alive and greater than ever," Carter said. "Right now t... Read more