State leaders hold town hall to hear farmers’ concerns

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WJBF https://www.wjbf.com/news/burke-county/state-leaders-hold-town-hall-to-hear-farmers-concerns/ State leaders held a town hall at Burke County High School to discuss some concerns of Georgia farmers. Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black and Congressman Rick Allen were there. “Our farmers depend on the land to feed this nation,” Congressman Allen said. “They are the best conservationists on the ...

Allen Leads Letter Urging DHS to Fully Implement Migrant Protection Protocols

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today led a letter signed by over 40 members of Congress to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to the recent announcement of its intention to issue a new memo terminating the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. As the letter states: “If the Department abandons the tools needed to secure our border, it...

Rep. Allen Highlights Democrats' Constant Assault on American Energy

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Washington - Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Energy Action Team, spoke during a special order on the House floor last night highlighting how President Joe Biden and the Democrats’ energy policies have destroyed American jobs and raised costs for consumers. Congressman Allen’s remarks can be found below. Under President Trump and the Republican Majority, our nation was ene...

Rep. Allen: Border Crisis One of the Worst in History

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today spoke on the House floor about the ongoing national security and humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border, highlighting the alarming border numbers for August. Congressman Allen’s remarks can be found below. This country is going through crisis after crisis. Border Patrol apprehended over 200,000 immigrants at our Southern Border last month. August’s bord...

Rep. Allen Statement on House Passage of Annual Defense Bill

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today released the following statement after voting for House passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual bill that authorizes defense spending and sets priorities for America’s military: “Our military must be prepared to fight and win at any given moment, and Congress has a duty to ensure our service members are equipped ...

Allen: Answers, accountability in Afghanistan withdrawal wanted on 9/11 anniversary

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Augusta Chronicle https://www.augustachronicle.com/story/opinion/columns/guest/2021/09/11/congressman-rick-allen-wants-answers-afghanistan-9-11-anniversary/8293100002/ Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, evil breached our shores when terrorists hijacked four planes and carried out suicide attacks against our nation. We will never forget the passengers aboard these fatal flights and those who ...

Rep. Allen Statement on Biden's Workplace Vaccine Mandate

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U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today released the following statement on the White House’s announcement that it will order the Department of Labor to issue a national vaccine mandate for workers employed by a business with 100 or more employees, or require a weekly test before coming to work: “Today’s announcement is just another example of government overreach by the Biden Administration...

Rep. Rick Allen Introduces the Truth in Employment Act

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U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, yesterday introduced H.R. 5178, the Truth in Employment Act. This legislation would amend the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to protect small businesses and their employees from the coercive tactic used by big unions known as “salting,” which makes small businesses targets of harassment campaigns des...

Rep. Allen Statement on Afghanistan

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U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) released the following statement on today's terrorist bombings outside of the Kabul airport, the deadliest attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan in over a decade: “The consequences of Biden’s failures in Afghanistan are growing more dire with each passing hour. We now know that earlier today, two bombings occurred outside the Kabul airport gates. At least 12 U...

Rep. Allen Statement on Democrats' Push Toward Socialist Spending Spree

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U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today released the following statement on House Democrats’ passage of a resolution to start Congress’ work on Biden’s reckless $3.5 trillion tax and spending bill: “Our nation is in crisis. Inflation is skyrocketing and small business owners are struggling to get employees back to work. Instead of focusing on the immediate crisis in Afghanistan, or working t...

Rep. Allen: Democrats Continue Quest to Federalize Elections

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U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today released the following statement after opposing H.R. 4, another attempt by House Democrats to federalize elections: “House Democrats continue to jam through radical proposals to federalize our elections. Now, under the guise of updating the Voting Rights Act, they are pushing H.R. 4 – another unprecedented power grab that would trample on states’ right...

Rep. Allen Leads Over 50 Members Supporting Georgia's Election Law in DOJ Lawsuit

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) led over 50 members of Congress in supporting an amicus brief filed today to the U.S. District Court, Northern District Court of Georgia in the upcoming case United States v. Georgia. The brief urges the court to uphold Georgia’s election integrity bill (SB 202), citing the state’s constitutional authority to enact updates to its election laws regarding the times,...

House Republicans call for DOJ lawsuit against Georgia election law to be dismissed in amicus brief

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Fox News Brooke Singman https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-republicans-doj-lawsuit-georgia-election-law-amicus-brief EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans on Monday filed an amicus brief in the Justice Department's lawsuit against Georgia's election law, urging the court to dismiss the case, claiming it is "without merit," and arguing that the Constitution grants states the authority to make changes to...

Rep. Allen Introduces the American Science First Act

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) introduced H.R. 4734, the American Science First Act, legislation that prohibits the National Science Foundation (NSF) from providing grants to any individual or entity that is affiliated or has a relationship with a Chinese Communist Military Company. “For far too long, our intelligence community has warned us about the harm posed by China’s theft of American res...

Rep. Rick Allen: Broadband Funds Must Target Rural America

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, spoke on the House floor last night highlighting the importance of accurate federal broadband maps in ensuring funds appropriated by Congress fulfill the broadband needs of rural America. Congressman Allen’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, can be found below. Congress has appropriated well over $300 billion to stat...

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