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Bipartisan Bill Supports DoD Cyber Scholarships
March 17, 2017
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), joined by Representatives John Ratcliffe (R-TX), Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Ted W. Lieu (D-CA), Rick Allen (R-GA), and Hank Johnson (D-GA), today introduced the Department of Defense (DOD) Cyber Scholarship Program Act of 2017, legislation that would improve the cybersecurity workforce pipeline by reinvigorating and improving an existing DOD scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in cybersecurity fields. The bill is the House companion to S. 592, introduced ... More
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Georgia congressman: I will work with Betsy DeVos to expand school choice
March 10, 2017
In this column, U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Evans, explains his support for school choice and his intention to work with new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to expand the option. By Rep. Rick Allen At the heart of our American values is the belief that each of us, no matter our circumstances, can pursue our own success and happiness through hard work. That’s how a small-town farm boy, the son of two educators, wound up a businessman in Augusta and later a congressman. The value of education canno... More
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Allen on DoD Appropriations
March 9, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—The House passed H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion by a vote of 371-48. This legislation secures funding for the DoD for fiscal year 2017 and provides for key readiness programs including cyber defense and a 2.1 percent pay raise for the troops. “I am always proud to vote in favor of legislation that takes care of those who take care of us and ensure our nation’s safety and security. In addition to supporting cou... More
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Defense budget increase could have major impact on Fort Gordon
March 9, 2017
AUGUSTA (WJBF) — President Donald Trump is hoping to increase defense spending by $54 billion next year. If Congress approves his proposed budget, Fort Gordon would see a dramatic impact from the nearly 10% hike. Fort Gordon is already booming, in fact, the post has grown 20% since 2012. As other military bases around the country are dwindling in size, Fort Gordon is expected to grow by 3% every year. With talk of $54 billion extra in funding for the Department of Defense, there is a lot of buzz... More
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Allen on American Health Care Act
March 7, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC— House Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee recently introduced the American Health Care Act. This legislation is part of the House Republican agenda to bring Obamacare relief to Americans. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement: “From the beginning, I have always said my goal is to restore patient-centered, cost-effective and market-driven solutions to our health care system. Standing by this goal, the introduct... More
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