Rep. Allen introduces bill to boost American entrepreneurship

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Washington – Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) introduced the Startup Act, legislation aimed at supporting entrepreneurship by expanding access to programs that provide training and resources to individuals seeking to create a business. Specifically, the Startup Act amends the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 by including language that incorporates entrepreneurial skills dev...

Rep. Rick Allen rejects Democrat bill to ban ‘assault weapons’

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Washington – Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2022: “This legislation is blatantly unconstitutional. It is an attack on our Second Amendment that seeks to outlaw the most common firearms used for self-defense, target shooting, and hunting by millions of law-abiding Americans. House Democrats kno...

Rep. Rick Allen Statement on U.S. Economy Entering a Recession

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Washington – Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) released the following statement after the Department of Commerce reported the U.S. economy shrank 0.9% during the second quarter: “The U.S. economy has officially entered a recession after a year and a half of Washington Democrats’ failed one-party rule. Instead of outlining a plan to respond to this economic decline, the White House spent the...

Rep. Rick Allen Statement on Semiconductor Bill

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Washington – Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 4346, a $280 billion measure comprised of government handouts and wasteful spending: “Originally intended as a bill to confront China, the latest version of this bill is a joke and does nothing of the sort. In the past several weeks, the price tag of this bill has ballooned to more than...

Rep. Rick Allen Offers Amendments to Cut Government Spending

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Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) spoke on the House Floor in defense of amendments he introduced to cut government spending by five percent in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Department of Interior and Environment, and Financial Services and General Government divisions of the Democrats’ ‘minibus’ spending package, H.R. 8294. His amendments were included in a broader pac...

Rep. Rick Allen Announces ‘Healthy Future Task Force’ Solutions to Make Health Care More Affordable

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Washington – Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) joined Healthy Future Task Force members in releasing solutions to lower the costs of health care and health insurance. “House Democrats continue to push a single-payer agenda that would reduce patient choice, decrease competition, and raise taxes and health care costs for American families and workers. My Republican colleagues and I remain com...

Rep. Rick Allen Votes to Raise Troops’ Pay, Boost National Defense Funding

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Washington – Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) voted to pass H.R. 7900, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023, which authorizes annual funding levels for the United States Armed Forces and sets expenditures for the Department of Defense (DOD). Included in the Fiscal Year 2023 NDAA is a 4.6 percent pay raise for active duty servicemembers, the largest increase in...

ALLEN, BISHOP AND GEORGIA U.S. HOUSE DELEGATION INTRODUCE BILL TO HONOR SENATOR ISAKSON

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Washington – Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) along with Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and all members of Georgia’s U.S. House of Representatives delegation introduced a bill to name the Department of Veterans Affairs regional office in Atlanta after the late U.S. Senator from Georgia, Johnny Isakson, who passed away in December 2021. “Senator Isakson’s legacy as a champion f...

Rep. Rick Allen Statement on June Inflation Numbers

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Washington – Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) released the following statement after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that annual inflation rose to 9.1 percent in June: "President Biden and House Democrats’ reckless, big-government spending has sent shockwaves across our entire economy. At the same time, this administration’s anti-American energy agenda has sent fuel prices soa...

Rep. Rick Allen Announces 2022 Fall Internship Program

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Washington – Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) announced his office is seeking applicants for the Fall 2022 Internship Program, to be offered in his Washington, D.C. and district offices. This fall semester program runs from August or September to December and is open to college students and young professionals interested in learning about the legislative process and assisting with the resp...

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