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Carter on Mayorkas impeachment: “It was a constitutional duty”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to impeach Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the first Cabinet member to be impeached since 1876: “Impeaching DHS Secretary Mayorkas was not a choice, it was a constitutional duty. He lied to Congress, welcomed…

Carter highlights GA-01 wins in final FY24 National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), appointee to the conference committee on the fiscal year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), successfully secured a pay raise for U.S. troops, protected TRICARE beneficiaries’ access to their local pharmacy, and provided federal distinction for the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler in the final bill, which passed…

Carter, Rodgers slam TikTok for spreading terrorist propaganda, antisemitism following Hamas attack on Israel

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) led a letter today to TikTok CEO Shou Chew demanding action to combat the platform’s spread of terrorist propaganda and antisemitic content surrounding Hamas’ attack on Israel. The letter, signed by 25 members, comes as videos on the Chinese Communist Party…

Carter appointed to NDAA conference committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) today appointed Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) to the conference committee on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets the military’s fiscal year (FY) 2024 funding levels and provides for national security and military priorities. The bipartisan, bicameral conference committee will meet to improve and work…

Carter secures wins for GA-01 in National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) successfully protected the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) and provided federal distinction for the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler in the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bill that will bolster national defense and improve service members’ quality of life, which passed through the…

Carter praises passage of HALT Fentanyl Act: This “will save lives”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Halt All Lethal Trafficking of Fentanyl (HALT) Fentanyl Act, which will permanently schedule fentanyl-related substances as schedule 1 drugs, giving law enforcement the proper tools to fight the illicit fentanyl poisoning epidemic. Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), a co-sponsor of the bill, proudly voted in favor…

Carter, Tuberville Reintroduce Empowering Law Enforcement Act as Border Crisis Intensifies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of National Police Week, U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) and U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) reintroduced legislation empowering law enforcement to apply our immigration laws in the face of President Biden’s inaction. The Empowering Law Enforcement Act would grant state and local law enforcement inherent…

Carter prevents closure of Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) successfully blocked any military funds from being used to close the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which President Biden signed into law today. This landmark provision comes after months of advocacy from Rep. Carter, as well as a bipartisan group…

Carter and Meng celebrate inclusion of END Wildlife Trafficking Act in NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) and Grace Meng (D-NY) applauded the inclusion of their bipartisan legislation to combat international wildlife trafficking and to strengthen interagency efforts to tackle the issue in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which passed the House of Representatives today. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Rob…

Carter helps bring next generation of naval equipment to Georgia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2023, supported by Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), will fund a fleet of Columbia Class Submarines at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.  This several billion-dollar investment will eventually replace Kings Bay's current Ohio Class submarine fleet, giving Georgia the 21st century…