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  • Allen: We Must Dismantle WOTUS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) introduced H.R. 1105, legislation to repeal the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. The rule was issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) and was designed to define the scope of waters protected and regulated by the EPA. “Truthfully, WOTUS is the antithesis of limited government. This rule grants the federal government regulatory power over virtually an... Read more

  • Allen Statement on Price Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC— Early this morning the Senate voted to confirm Dr. Tom Price, Republican Congressman representing the Sixth District of Georgia, to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by a vote of 52-47. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in support: “I am very proud of my friend and colleague, Dr. Tom Price, who is now officially the next HHS Secretary. From his time serving Georgians in the State Senate and House of Representatives to h... Read more

  • Allen on Executive Order to Protect the Homeland
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) issued the following statement in response to the President’s executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States:" “First and foremost we must protect our homeland— the executive order does that— and keeps Americans safe until the legislative branch can reform our visa process and the vetting of refugees. Last Congress the House passed a very similar piece of legislation, the American SAFE Act, whic... Read more

  • Allen Joins Colleagues on Bill to Cut Red Tape
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Michael McCaul (TX-10), Phil Roe MD (TN-1), Rick Allen (GA-12), Dave Brat (VA-07), and Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduce the One In, One Out Act to cut the red tape in order to get government out of the way where it is most harmful and let business owners do what they do best – hire, compete, innovate, and flourish. Specifically, this bill would require at least one deregulatory measure be found with greater or equal cost before a federal agency can impose a new cos... Read more

  • Allen Reintroduces Legislation to Hold State Exchanges Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) reintroduced the Transparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act, H.R. 640. This legislation protects American taxpayers from the failures of Obamacare by holding states that set up state exchanges accountable and provides clear steps to recover federal funds when the exchanges fail. When the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was signed into law, the President freely gave money away to states to establish state exchanges. However, the Adm... Read more

  • Allen Reintroduces Legislation to Improve H-2A Efficiency
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, U.S. Representative Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) reintroduced the Better Agriculture Resources Now (BARN) Act, H.R. 641. This legislation works to reform and strengthen the H-2A visa program, a program which allows agriculture employers to hire non-immigrant workers for temporary labor. However, this process has been frequently caught up in red tape, stalling, or in some cases, preventing employers from applying for and hiring H-2A workers. The BARN Act increases the efficiency of... Read more

  • Allen Statement on 58th Presidential Inauguration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement on the 58th Presidential Inauguration: “Today we witnessed history. After eight long years, we have finally closed the chapter on policies and agendas that do not represent the needs or interests of the American people. I am truly excited to hit the ground running under the leadership of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to create an America that Americans feel confident in again. American... Read more

  • Rep. Allen, Georgia Delegation Applaud Nomination of Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation today applauded President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of former Georgia Governor George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The following delegation members issued statements on President-elect Trump’s choice of Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture: U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (GA-01): “Former Governor Sonny Perdue is the perfect choice to lead the Department o... Read more

  • Allen Announces Committee Assignments for 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced his two committee assignments for the 115th Congress. Rep. Allen will continue to serve on the House Education and Workforce Committee and the House Agriculture Committee. In making this announcement, Rep. Allen released the following statement: “I am grateful and excited to continue my membership on the Agriculture Committee and Education and Workforce Committee. As a Georgian and the son of two educators, these two committees are near ... Read more

  • Allen: Budget Vote Lays Groundwork for Obamacare Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House passed S. Con. Res 3, Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution. This resolution provides reconciliation instructions to initiate and facilitate the repeal process of the Affordable Care Act. “Obamacare has continuously wreaked havoc on Americans—they are ready for relief. This resolution, which instructs committees to begin drafting legislation to repeal major portions of Obamacare, is the first step in providing relief and initiating the repeal and replacement process.... Read more