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Rep. Rick Allen Applauds Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for Ending Obama-Era Fiduciary Rule
March 16, 2018
U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule, an Obama-era regulation that made it more difficult for financial advisors to provide clients with quality, affordable financial advice. “I believe saving for retirement is crucial for American families, and access to professional financial advice should not be hindered by burdensome overregulation. Unfortunately, the Obama-era f... More
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Allen Praises Senate for Passage of Legislation Rolling Back Dodd-Frank
March 15, 2018
U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, legislation that makes strides towards rolling back harmful regulations of the Dodd-Frank Act on small and mid-size banks. The House of Representatives passed similar legislation last year. “President Obama’s cornerstone financial legislation, the Dodd-Frank Act, has been a tremendous setback for our financial sector an... More
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Rep. Rick Allen Votes to Reauthorize School Safety Grant Program
March 14, 2018
U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act, by a bipartisan vote of 407-10. “The House took a bold step in addressing school safety today when we voted to pass the STOP School Violence Act with overwhelming bipartisan support. This important legislation provides schools, local law enforcement, and students the tools they need to stop threats before they become reality. Schools will... More
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Rep. Rick Allen Speaks on Rev. Billy Graham
February 28, 2018
U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) spoke on the House floor yesterday, honoring the life and legacy of the late Reverend Billy Graham. “It is my privilege today to rise to honor the life of ‘America’s Pastor.’ Last week, we mourned the loss of Reverend Billy Graham, who passed away at the age of 99 in his beloved home in North Carolina. As one of the most influential pastors of the 20th century, Reverend Graham traveled the world to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to millions of people. In... More
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Rick Allen Hosts Georgia Free File Event
February 27, 2018
U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced he will be hosting a Free File Public briefing on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 10:00am at the Columbia County Library. The purpose of this briefing is to highlight the federal and Georgia Free File programs that provide free state income tax preparation and e-filing services to lower and moderate income taxpayers. Congressman Allen stated, “Free File is a great example of how government, the private sector and community groups can work together to pro... More
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