Democrats’ Abuse Power to Push Partisan Agenda

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The Augusta Press https://www.theaugustapress.com/democrats-abuse-power-to-push-partisan-agenda/ Democrat leadership must believe that the American People have short memories. Just months ago, the Biden-Harris Administration called for unity and promised to work on healing a nation that is undoubtedly divided politically. But the actions of the past three months tell a very different story. During... Read More »

Rep. Allen Congratulates 2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama

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Washington - Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) spoke on the House floor to congratulate 2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama and thank Chairman Ridley and members of the Augusta National for putting on a safe and memorable tournament this year. Congressman Allen’s remarks can be found below. During the first week of April, the world’s top golfers are invited to my hometown of Augusta, Ge... Read More »

The PRO Act is a huge blow to American workers’ freedom and privacy

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Augusta Chronicle March 29, 2021 https://bit.ly/3cuUMIY Prior to serving in Congress, I spent 37 years building and operating a small business, so I know firsthand how federal policies impact employers and employees. I’m excited to continue utilizing my business experience as the Republican leader on the House Education and Labor Committee’s Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Subcommitt... Read More »

Rep. Allen Sounds The Alarm On The Border Crisis

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today spoke on the House floor, sounding the alarm on the crisis along our southern border. The House is expected to vote on two Democrat bills (H.R. 6 and H.R. 1603) this evening that would grant mass amnesty to illegal immigrants. Congressman Allen’s remarks can be found below. There is an undeniable crisis along our southern border, and the most recent numbers... Read More »

Rep. Allen: Democrats Exploit Farmers' Needs In Effort to Grant Mass Amnesty

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after opposing H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act: “America’s farmers rely heavily on temporary agriculture workers - who obtain visas legally - to plant and harvest crops, and they’ve continued to face challenges and delays under current programs that are meant to h... Read More »

Rep. Rick Allen Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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Today, U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) announced the 2021 High School Congressional Art Competition. Every year, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor an arts competition to recognize the talent of high school students throughout the nation. This contest is open to all high school students (9th – 12th grade) in Georgia’s 12th district. The winning piece will be displayed for ... Read More »

Rep. Allen Opposes Democrats' Unconstitutional Gun Grab

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today released the following statement after opposing both H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 in the House, two Democrat bills that would infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans: “Federal firearm laws are already very strong in ensuring prohibited persons do not purchase firearms, but criminals don’t abide by the law. Studies show mass background checks... Read More »

Rep. Allen Opposes Democrats' $1.9 Trillion Spending Bill

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today released the following statement after voting against the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1319, Pelosi's Payoff to Progressives COVID "relief" legislation: “This is not a COVID-19 ‘relief’ package; it’s a progressive spending bill that directs 91 percent of the nearly $2 trillion to unrelated Democrat priorities. It’s the most liberal piece of legislation Congress ... Read More »

Rep. Allen Opposes PRO Union Bosses Act, Stands With Workers

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), Lead Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee’s Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee, today released the following statement after opposing H.R. 842, Democrats’ PRO Union Bosses Act: “No worker should be forced to participate in union activity or pay for representation they do not agree with as a condition of employment. But uni... Read More »

Rep. Allen Statement on Democrats' For The Politicians Act

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today released the following statement after opposing H.R. 1, Democrats’ For The Politicians Act, which passed the House last night on a party-line vote: “I’ve witnessed my Democrat colleagues attempt a lot of power grabs since being in the Majority, but H.R. 1 is by far the most extreme. This bill will federalize elections, despite the Constitution explicitly gra... Read More »

Rep. Allen Opposes Pelosi's Payoff to Progressives

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Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) spoke on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 1319, Pelosi's Payoff to Progressives COVID "relief" legislation. This $1.9 trillion package devotes only 9 percent toward actual COVID relief while advancing a number of unrelated Democrat priorities. The House is expected to vote on the package tonight. Here we are again -- I’m disappointed to say that my Dem... Read More »

Rep. Allen Reintroduces Bill to Encourage School Reopening

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, today reintroduced the Educational Flexibility for Families Act, legislation that requires K-12 schools to provide an option for students to safely attend in-person classes during the 2021 and 2022 school years in order to be eligible for additional federal assistance. “The science is clear: schools can safely... Read More »

Rep. Allen Introduces Legislation to Improve H-2A Visa Program

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, this week introduced the Better Agriculture Resources Now (BARN) Act, legislation to reform and strengthen the H-2A visa program that allows agriculture employers to hire workers for temporary labor. "American farmers rely on the H-2A program to hire temporary workers during critical planting and harvesting seasons,” s... Read More »

Rep. Allen Statement on CDC School Reopening Guidance

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, today released the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued additional school reopening guidance: “As I’ve been saying for months, schools can and should safely reopen with proper precautions – and today’s additional guidance from the CDC confirms this truth. Familie... Read More »

House Democrats' top priority is a government power grab

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Augusta Chronicle Rep. Rick W. Allen https://bit.ly/370Zlb7 Voting is a sacred right and the most important tool in which we shape our republic, yet too many Americans have lost faith in the integrity of our elections. It’s incumbent on leaders at all levels to work together to implement safeguards to strengthen and restore faith in the process, and I continue to urge state legislatures – bodies w... Read More »

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