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  • House approves voting, ethics reform plan from Democrats
    Posted in In The News on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    After three days of pointed debate, the House voted along party lines on Friday to approve a sweeping voting, elections, and government ethics reform package, as Democrats championed the changes as essential to democratic government, while Republicans denounced the details as nothing more than a political effort to tip the election scales against the GOP. "We were sent to Washington with a sacred task to do everything in our power to reinstate Americans’ hope and faith in our democracy," said Re... Read more

  • Women fighting PCOS turn Capitol Hill teal
    Posted in In The News on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Several women from Georgia and across the country battling a health disorder petitioned Congress for more help finding a cure. Celebrities and everyday women all dressed in teal Thursday on Capitol Hill, and they had a resounding message for lawmakers; Support for PCOS Awareness, Research and Funding. TV Stars Maci Bookout, of MTV's Teen Mom and NBC Superstore's Lauren Ash led a determined group of women in the Nation's Capitol for PCOS Advocacy Day. "I know a lot of us have gone to many, many, ... Read more

  • Rep. Joe Wilson pledges to work with Rep. Rick Allen on the Lock and Dam
    Posted in In The News on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson plans to work closely with Rep. Rick Allen to protect the Savannah River Lock and Dam. Wilson says he's heard from constituents as well as Allen following last week's draw down that surprised many residents along the Savannah River. "Every effort needs to be made to maintain the pool," Wilson said. "There's just got to be a pool of water as Mayor Bob Pettit of North Augusta stated, 'A riverfront community must have a river.'" Allen has pledged to fight a 2016 plan ... Read more

  • City Ink: Allen wants residents to speak out about river
    Posted in In The News on February 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    In many cases when people get mad at the federal government, they threaten to call their congressman. In the case of Augusta versus the U.S. Corps of Engineers, your congressman is telling you to call the government. Twelfth District Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Allen says Augusta can’t lose control of the river because of the flooding and erosion that would occur under the Corps’ plan to tear down the New Savannah River Bluff Lock and Dam. And people need to let the Corps know that during the publ... Read more

  • Could Congress and the Savannah Riverkeeper have new ideas for the Lock and Dam?
    Posted in In The News on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Water levels in parts of the Savannah River are so low now, sandbars and a once-hidden wall are showing. A few neighborhoods are also a muddy mess, but the Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus says other parts of the river are fine. "The channel is still 10 to 13 feet in most places, we've run the river successfully most of the navigable parts here and there's still plenty of water," said Bonitatibus. Still the Army Corps of Engineers' current plan to build a rock dam is not putting the water ... Read more

  • Allen Vows to Fight for Lock and Dam
    Posted in In The News on February 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Rick Allen is vowing to fight the removal of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam and wants to maintain the pool of water in the Savannah River upstream at its higher level, which he says is required by federal legislation. After touring the lock and dam Friday, the Augusta Republican came away impressed. “I believe it would cost more money to tear that thing down than it would to fix it,” he said. Allen also said he believes that when the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Natio... Read more

  • Congressman Rick Allen Visits Cyber Academy
    Posted in In The News on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Pierce Legeion | February 4, 2019 at 1:10 PM EST - Updated February 6 at 12:25 PM Congressman Rick Allen was in Augusta Monday to tour the Cyber Academy of Excellence. The academy prepares Richmond County middle and high school students for jobs in cybersecurity. 160 students worked toward technical certificates and earned college credits through a partnership with Augusta Technical College. Allen said the Academy is vital with the cyber boom in the CSRA. “One of the things I realized when I... Read more

  • Georgia Rep. Speaks on Farmers Seeking Relief Following Government Re-opening
    Posted in In The News on January 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON DC (WTOC) -With the government now open, Georgia’s representative Rick Allen offers up a message for farmers who may still be concerned after dealing with effects from the shutdown. “Well you know last week, the President asked Secretary Perdue to open up all the FSA offices, so they are working with our farmers making their plans for the planting season,” said Representative Allen. “That was required and they should be in process. Now of course the government reopened on Friday, so ... Read more

  • Conaway Announces GOP House Ag Members
    Posted in In The News on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    House Agriculture Committee ranking member Michael Conaway, R-Texas, has announced the names of the Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee for the 116th Congress. Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, has left the House Agriculture Committee in addition to four other re-elected Republicans. The others are former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. In a statement released by his office, Lu... Read more

  • Georgia’s 12th District Saw Major Accomplishments in 2018
    Posted in In The News on January 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Just over a week ago, the U.S. House of Representatives convened to officially mark the start of the first legislative session of the 116th Congress – and I am deeply humbled and grateful for the opportunity to continue representing the great people of Georgia’s 12th District in the People’s House. We have many pressing issues before Congress, and I am hopeful that we can build upon some of the significant accomplishments we’ve made over the past two years working hand in hand with the Senate an... Read more

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