Balancing the Budget

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  • Carter Votes to Balance Budget, Pave the Way for Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Balancing the Budget, Tax Relief

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) voted today for the House Republican budget for the coming year. The proposal would balance the budget within 10 years, strengthen our national defense, and work to rein in Washington's spending and improper payments. "I have long said that the national debt is the single greatest threat to our national security," said Carter. "It is past time for Washington to finally learn how to balance a budget just like hard working families, small businesses, and ... 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

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Align Federal Acquisition Practices with the Private Sector
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Balancing the Budget

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) has introduced legislation to align the federal government's acquisition practices with those of the private sector while delivering taxpayer savings in the process. Currently, 99% of heavy equipment used by the federal government is purchased due to Federal Acquisition Regulations predominately only allowing leasing or purchasing of heavy equipment. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that federal agencies many times did not even perform a... Read more

  • Carter Votes to Fund Government, Zika Response
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Balancing the Budget

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) voted today to continue funding the federal government. The Continuing Resolution (CR) funds the government at the current rate of operations through December 9, 2016. The CR also includes $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus. "While it's frustrating we're putting a bandaid on the budget again, the CR passed today is critical to avoid a damaging shutdown and ensure the government continues to operate," Carter said. "As we've seen this week, and many ti... Read more

  • House Approves Conservative Victories, Critical Funding for the First District in Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Balancing the Budget

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) voted in support of the fiscal year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill today to provide funding for the federal government for the current fiscal year. “This legislation provides critical funding for the First District and the entire state of Georgia,” Carter said. “I voted for this bill because the largest economic drivers in our district cannot operate without this legislation. It supports our ports in Savannah and Brunswick and ensures construction con... Read more

  • Citing Fiscal Concerns, Carter Opposes Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Balancing the Budget

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) opposed a budget deal negotiated by congressional leaders citing its failure to adequately address the national debt. The measure lifts spending caps first enacted in 2011 by $80 billion, offsets the increased spending with cuts elsewhere and suspends the statutory debt limit through March 2017. “The national debt is the greatest threat to our national security and threatens to leave our children and grandchildren with a life indebted to China,” said Ca... Read more