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  • Rep. Allen Reflects on Opening of Georgia Cyber Center’s Hull McKnight Building
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen issued the following statement after attending the grand opening of the Georgia Cyber Center’s Hull McKnight Building in Augusta last night. The Hull McKnight building is the first of two buildings that will make up the more than $100 million cyber education and innovation complex located in the heart of downtown Augusta. “Last night’s grand opening of the Georgia Cyber Center’s Hull McKnight Building was a historic event for the city of Augusta, Georgia’s 12th dis... Read more

  • Rep. Allen Applauds President Trump's SCOTUS Nominee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-Ga-12) issued the following statement after President Trump nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States to fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement in June. “I applaud President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States last night. Judge Kavanagh has devoted his life to the service of others and has a proven track record of upholding the constitutio... Read more

  • Allen, Raskin Introduce Amendment to Department of Defense Appropriations Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, an annual piece of legislation that appropriates funds to the Department of Defense to ensure that our Armed Forces are fully equipped to meet the current threats to our nation by a vote of 359-49. U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) introduced a bipartisan amendment to H.R. 6157 with Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08). The amendment allocates $10,000,000 to the Defense POW (Prisoner... Read more

  • Allen: We Need Solutions that Work for America
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-Ga-12) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act, which failed in the House of Representatives today by a vote of 121-301. “I’ve said it before and I will say it again – I believe our immigration system is broken, but the legislation brought before the House today did not go far enough to address the significant issues we are facing at our borders,” said Congressman Allen. “Moving forward, we mu... Read more

  • Congressman Allen’s Statement on Failure to Pass the Securing America’s Future Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-Ga-12) issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 4760, the Securing America’s Future Act, which would enact meaningful reforms to our nation’s immigration policies. “Simply put, I believe our nation’s immigration system is broken, and the failure of today’s vote to fund the wall, end chain migration, support merit-based immigration and reform our agricultural worker visa program is beyond disappointing. Moving fo... Read more

  • Rep. Allen Applauds President Trump’s Proposal to Merge the Education and Labor Departments
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-Ga-12) released the following statement after President Donald Trump recommended merging the Department of Education and the Department of Labor as an overall reorganization of the federal government. “President Trump’s proposal to reorganize the executive branch and merge the Departments of Education and Labor clearly underscores the correlation between education and workforce development, a correlation I have been a strong advocate for during my time in Congre... Read more

  • Rep. Allen Continues to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-Ga-12) spoke on the House floor this morning in support of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, comprehensive legislation that would provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment. H.R. 6 passed in the House of Representatives today with overwhelming bipartisan support by a vote of 369-14. “I rise today in support of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act-- and I want to thank Chairman Walden and the entire Ene... Read more

  • Allen Praises House Passage of Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, better known as the Farm Bill. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Allen played an integral role in writing and marking up the legislation during the committee process before the bill was brought to the House floor for a full vote by the House of Representatives. “Today’s successful passage of the Agriculture and ... Read more

  • Rep. Allen Speaks on House Bills to Combat the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-Ga-12) spoke on the House floor today as the House of Representatives begins consideration of a host of opioid-related bills to combat the opioid crisis that is currently plaguing communities all across the nation. “In America today, in every state, in too many families, there is a profound sense of pain, loss, and suffering caused by the horrendous opioid crisis. And unfortunately, my home state of Georgia is not immune to this growing epidemic. Ma... Read more

  • Rep. Rick W. Allen Supports Critical Funding for Georgia-12
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5895 last week, a critical spending package for Fiscal Year 2019 that appropriates funds for Energy and Water Development, the Legislative Branch, and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs. “Last week’s passage of the first three spending bills for Fiscal Year 2019 was a huge win for the people of Georgia’s 12th Congressional District - and a step in the right direction to getting our ap... Read more

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