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  • Allen: Constitution Prevails Over President’s Executive Amnesty
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in the United States v. Texas, commonly referred to as the legal case against Obama’s Executive Amnesty. Due to this tie, the lower court’s decision will be upheld: the President’s attempt to use executive action to grant amnesty is unlawful. “Today’s decision is a victory for the Constitution, which specifically grants Congress the power to write our laws. This... Read more

  • Allen Votes to Fund our Troops
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 5293, the Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017. This bipartisan legislation serves as the vehicle to provide funding for the Department of Defense and funds critical programs regarding national security, military operations abroad and health and quality of life services for those in the Armed Forces and their families. H.R. 5293 passed the House by a vote of 282-138. Rep. Allen released the following ... Read more

  • Allen Statement on Orlando Massacre
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement after the terrorist attack in Orlando: “Robin and I were shocked and saddened to learn of the horrendous attack in Orlando over the weekend. As we continue to learn more, currently 49 innocent people were murdered at the hands of radical Islamic terrorism. This is another attack on humanity, when will enough be enough? When there is another massacre on American soil? When America leads, the world is safe—and we must ste... Read more

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Allen Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC-- Today, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Rep. Rick Allen’s (R-Ga.-12) bill, H.R. 4262, the Transparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act and other legislation, which work to advance a patient centered and cost-effective approach to our healthcare system. Allen issued the following statement in support of the hearing: “I thank the House Energy and Commerce Committee for their discussion of my bill during the subcommittee hearing toda... Read more

  • Allen Named ‘Hero of Main Street’
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    GEORGIA.—Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced that he has received the “Hero of Main Street” award from the National Retail Federation for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry. Rep. Allen is part of a bi-partisan group honored for their support of a wide range of issues including infrastructure investment, tax reform and labor issues. “As a small business owner for over 40 years, I am proud to receive this award. Small businesses are the backbone of our local communit... Read more

  • House Passes FY2017 NDAA With Allen Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The NDAA is annual legislation which authorizes defense spending and sets priorities for the U.S. military. Congressman Allen issued the following statement in strong support after the House’s passage today: “The NDAA is singlehandedly one of the most vital pieces of legislation that comes before Congress. Not only does it fulfill our Cons... Read more

  • Allen: State Exchanges Need a Strategy Now
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce released a report which found that a top Center for Medicare and Medicare Services Administrator had provided misleading testimony to Congress regarding state-run Obamacare exchanges and the grant money used to establish them. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) recently introduced legislation, H.R. 4262, the Transparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act, to address this problem by establishing a plan to recoup federal funds when ... Read more

  • House Unanimously Passes Rep. Allen’s Bill to Stop IRS Targeting
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 4903 by voice vote. This legislation prohibits the use of funds by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target citizens for exercising their First Amendment rights, and was authored by Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12). H.R. 4903 works to protect taxpayers from unconstitutional scrutiny and discrimination by the IRS based on their beliefs and views. "Americans have not forgotten the targeting scandal at the IRS, when k... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Introduces Legislation to stop IRS’ Abuse of Power
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) introduced legislation to prohibit the use of funds by the Internal Revenue Service to target citizens for exercising their First Amendment rights. H.R. 4903 upholds Americans’ constitutional freedoms and checks the IRS’ power, thereby preventing the agency from discriminating against certain groups for their beliefs and views. “Americans have seen federal agencies abuse their power—and the IRS is one of the worst offenders. In seasons past, the I... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Invites GA12 Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) recently announced the opportunity for young Georgians in the 12th Congressional District to participate in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to high school students, grades 9-12, who live or attend school in the 12th District. The winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year, alongside other winning entries from across the country, and also be invited to attend a special ceremon... Read more

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