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ICYMI: U.S. Congressman Allen and peanut farmers applaud revision of Seg. 1 peanuts by Peanut Standards Board
May 25, 2017
Georgia Peanut Commission Press Release The Georgia Peanut Commission issued comments today in full support of the proposed rule issued in the Federal Register regarding a recommendation from the Peanut Standards Board to revise the minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the United States. The Peanut Standards Board voted in the fall of 2016 to raise the grading score used to classify farmer stock peanuts as SEG 1’s from 2.49 percent to 3.49 percent.... More
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Allen Votes to Remove Duplicative Pesticide Regulations
May 24, 2017
The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 256-165 today. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) cosponsored this legislation to remove duplicative provisions regarding pesticide regulations under the Clean Water Act. Congressman Allen spoke in support of this legislation on the House floor earlier today: “Thank you Mr. Speaker and thank you to the Gentleman from Ohio for his work on this important legislation. Today I rise in support of H.R. 953 the Reduci... More
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Allen Supports Committee Action to Strengthen Career and Technical Education
May 17, 2017
The House Education and the Workforce Committee passed H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act unanimously out of committee today. This bipartisan legislation updates outdated federal laws which no longer reflect the realities of the American job market. H.R. 2353 will allow state leaders to invest federal funds in efforts that prioritize economic growth and local needs for today’s economy. Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) released the following state... More
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Allen: American Health Care Act is about Solutions
May 4, 2017
The House of Representatives passed legislation today that will repeal and replace Obamacare, once and for all. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement in support of the American Health Care Act: “For seven years, Americans have been subject to Obamacare. Premiums have skyrocketed, coverage has dwindled and access to physicians has decreased. Some Georgians in the 12th District have only one choice when it comes to insurance providers—and often not the choice they wa... More
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Allen: Funding Bill Supports Georgia Priorities
May 3, 2017
Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) voted in support of the bipartisan funding bill that passed the House of Representatives today: “The people of Georgia’s 12th district expect me to vote in their best interest, and today I believe I have done that. While this bill is far from perfect, I believe we must support President Trump and his priorities. We must continue to strengthen the security of our homeland, and this bill includes the largest increase in border security in ten years. It also prov... More
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