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  • 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 This bipartisan legislation updates outdated federal laws which no longer reflect the realities of the American job market.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

  • Allen: American Health Care Act is about Solutions
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Allen: Funding Bill Supports Georgia Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Allen Votes to Provide More Flexibility for Working Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Working Families Flexibility Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 229-197 today. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) supported this legislation to empower hardworking families to better balance work and family obligations. As a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, Congressman Allen spoke in support of this legislation on the House floor earlier today: “Mr. Speaker, today I rise in support of H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act. Many Americans can r... Read more

  • 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