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  • Allen Praises Introduction of the PROSPER Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act today. It has been more than 50 years since we have seen a major overhaul of the higher education system and 9 years since the last reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Americans should no longer accept the status quo of outdated laws that aren’t working for the majority of students. “Since the last bill came... Read more

  • House Passes Historic Tax Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed historic tax reform legislation today. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, sponsored by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), represents the first major tax reform legislation in more than 30 years. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement after House passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “As a businessman for 40 years, I never dreamed that I would have the opportunity to cast a vote to cut, simplify, and reform ta... Read more

  • Allen: FY18 NDAA Supports Georgia-12 Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 today. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) spoke in support of this legislation which includes important funding for Georgia's 12th Congressional District: "I rise today to express my support for the conference report on the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the House of Representatives today. In a great bipartisan moment, the NDAA received overwhelming support to authorize a... Read more

  • ICYMI: Congressman Allen Holds Telephone Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) held a telephone town hall on Monday to answer questions from residents of Georgia’s 12th District. Congressman Allen gave an update on important issues facing our nation such as the recent GOP tax reform legislation, veterans’ legislation that has been signed into law, and his work on the House Agriculture and Education and the Workforce Committees. For those who were unable to participate in the call, here are some of the highlights: Beverly from Hazlehurst ... Read more

  • Allen, Esty Introduce Resolution to Establish November 9th as “National Diabetes Heart Health Awareness Day”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced H. Res. 610, a bipartisan resolution to establish November 9, 2017 as National Diabetes Heart Health Awareness Day. According to the resolution, the intent of the day is to “raise public awareness about the specific risks of heart disease for people with diabetes and help to ensure people at risk receive a timely diagnosis and proper treatment.” Close to 30 million Americans have diabetes, including an estimated 8 million American... Read more

  • Allen Votes to Give Seniors More Control Over Their Healthcare Decisions
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives passed H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act today. This legislation will repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) which was created by Obamacare. This is board of fifteen unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats with unilateral authority to slash Medicare spending as they see fit. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) cosponsored the legislation, and spoke in support of the bill on the House Floor: “I rise today to urge my colleagues to suppo... Read more

  • Allen Applauds USDA for Revising Peanut Grading Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service finalized a rule to revise the minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the United States: “Peanuts are one of the top commodities produced here in Georgia-12, and as I travelled the district for my Farm Tour in September, one of the main refrains I heard from our peanut farmers is how critical it is to get... Read more

  • Georgia Congressmen Join Allen to Urge Inclusion of Nuclear Production Tax Credit in Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) was joined by eleven of his Georgia colleagues on a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) urging the inclusion of the Modifying Advanced Nuclear Power Tax Credit in their forthcoming tax legislation. Congressman Allen released the following statement: “I thank my Georgia colleagues who joined me on this important letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, requesting that the Nuclear Production Tax Credit be in... Read more

  • Allen Supports Pathway for Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives passed the Senate-passed Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution today, paving the way for tax reform. Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement: “Today I supported the Senate-passed FY18 budget resolution. Although I was disappointed in some of the changes made from the House-passed version, we cannot afford to miss this opportunity. Without action, hardworking Americans across the nation will have the same April 15th they always have, and that is... Read more

  • Allen Votes for Legislation to End Sue-and-Settle
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives passed H.R. 469, the Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act today. Sponsored by fellow Georgian Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-09), this legislation will uphold a fair and transparent regulatory process. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) supported this legislation, and urged his colleagues to support the bill on the House Floor: “I rise today to support my fellow Georgian, Congressman Doug Collins’ bill – H.R. 469. One of the biggest co... Read more