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  • Allen Statement on Executive Order to End Federal Overreach in Education
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) issued the following statement in response to the President’s executive order to end federal overreach in our education system: “As a proud member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, I applaud President Trump on the signing of today’s executive order to ensure local leaders are free to make educational decisions. This executive order builds upon the principles set forth by a bill I championed, the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was ... Read more

  • Allen Statement on Rural America Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) issued the following statement in response to the President’s executive order entitled “Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America:” “Georgia’s hardworking farmers and rural communities deserve a government that serves their interests, and today President Trump has taken a tremendous step towards this goal. With today’s executive order, President Trump has directed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to lead the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture... Read more

  • Allen Statement on the Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary: “I congratulate Sonny Perdue on his confirmation to serve as Agriculture Secretary. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I look forward to working with him to advance the needs of our farmers and the industry as a whole. I am confident he will be a champion of rural America.” ### Read more

  • Bipartisan Bill Supports DoD Cyber Scholarships
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), joined by Representatives John Ratcliffe (R-TX), Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Ted W. Lieu (D-CA), Rick Allen (R-GA), and Hank Johnson (D-GA), today introduced the Department of Defense (DOD) Cyber Scholarship Program Act of 2017, legislation that would improve the cybersecurity workforce pipeline by reinvigorating and improving an existing DOD scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in cybersecurity fields. The bill is the House companion to S. 592, introduced ... Read more

  • Allen on DoD Appropriations
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—The House passed H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion by a vote of 371-48. This legislation secures funding for the DoD for fiscal year 2017 and provides for key readiness programs including cyber defense and a 2.1 percent pay raise for the troops. “I am always proud to vote in favor of legislation that takes care of those who take care of us and ensure our nation’s safety and security. In addition to supporting cou... Read more

  • Allen on American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC— House Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee recently introduced the American Health Care Act. This legislation is part of the House Republican agenda to bring Obamacare relief to Americans. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement: “From the beginning, I have always said my goal is to restore patient-centered, cost-effective and market-driven solutions to our health care system. Standing by this goal, the introduct... Read more

  • Allen Statement on the Regulatory Integrity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the House passed H.R. 1004, the Regulatory Integrity Act by a vote of 246-176. This legislation increases transparency by requiring agencies to make information regarding regulatory actions publically available and prohibits agencies from lobbying or campaigning on behalf of a proposed rule. Background: Each year, as thousands of new regulations are issued, agencies are required to consider comments from the public during a period of notice and comment, with the intent to ... Read more

  • Allen on WOTUS Presidential Action
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order to restore the rule of law, federalism and economic growth by reviewing the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: “I am glad to see President Trump taking action against the EPA’s harmful WOTUS rule. WOTUS was yet another attempt to undermine the rights of states, local governments and landowners—and would particularly hurt those who feed and fuel our nat... Read more

  • Allen: It’s a New Day in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) issued the following response to President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress: “Tonight, Americans everywhere heard the President outline his vision for our country. Focused and forward thinking, his vision revives the American spirit— a spirit in all of us no matter our background or circumstances. In his short time in office, we have already seen promises kept and immediate action. Real people have real problems, and the P... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Announces Summer Internship Program in Washington D.C.
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced his 2017 Summer Internship Program in Washington D.C. Applications need to be submitted online at https://allen.house.gov/forms/internships/ and must be submitted by March 31st, 2017, with phone interviews to follow. Internships will be broken up into two sessions. The first session will begin on May 15th and end on June 23rd and the second session will begin on June 26th and end on August 4th. Preferences on sessions will ... Read more