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  • Allen Votes to Bolster Skilled Workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act passed the House of Representatives by voice vote today. Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) cosponsored this important bipartisan legislation. As a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Congressman Allen spoke in support of the legislation on the House floor earlier today: “I rise in support of H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century. “Last week, President Tr... Read more

  • House Passes Critical Nuclear Production Tax Credit Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House voted unanimously to restore Congress’ original intent for the Nuclear Production Tax Credit by passing H.R. 1551 today. This legislation will modify the Nuclear Production Tax Credit to extend the 2020 sunset date until the reactors are up and running. The modification of this tax credit will not cost any additional taxpayer funds, but will signal to the rest of the world that America is leading the way in nuclear production. This is particularly important in the 12th District of Geor... Read more

  • Allen Statement on Congressional Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement in reaction to this morning’s shooting at the Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this morning’s senseless shooting at the Congressional baseball practice. As we continue to learn more about these events I hope everyone in Georgia-12 will join me in praying for a speedy recovery for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Zachary Barth, Matt Mika, Special Agent David... Read more

  • Allen Votes for VA Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) voted in favor of S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 today. This legislation will give America’s veterans the quality medical care they deserve by holding bad actors at the VA accountable. Congressman Allen issued the following statement: “Americans have heard far too many stories about the failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs in the past few years, and there are many VA employees who... Read more

  • Allen Supports Economic Growth for All and Bank Bailouts for None
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives passed H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act by a vote of 233-186 today. Sponsored by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX-5), the bill title stands for Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs. Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement in support of the Financial CHOICE Act: “In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, House Democrats, under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi, made empt... Read more

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Rick Allen Announces Community Office Hours for June
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced his staff will be holding Community Office Hours across the 12th district during the month of June. These office hours offer the opportunity for constituents to receive personal assistance from Congressman Allen’s office in their local communities. There will be no formal presentation nor will Congressman Allen be in attendance. The office hours are about one-on-one visits between staff and GA-12 constituents. Staff will be available to assi... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Hosts “Coffee with the Congressman” in Toombs County
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) invites constituents in the Toombs County area to join him for “Coffee with the Congressman” on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30am in Lyons, Ga. This event provides an opportunity for constituents to speak personally with Congressman Allen and ask questions regarding issues at the federal level and legislation before Congress. “Hearing from Georgians in the 12th district is the most important part of my job. I hope constituents in Toombs County will join me to share... Read more

  • ICYMI: U.S. Congressman Allen and peanut farmers applaud revision of Seg. 1 peanuts by Peanut Standards Board
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    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.... Read more

  • Allen Votes to Remove Duplicative Pesticide Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Allen Supports Committee Action to Strengthen Career and Technical Education
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more