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  • Allen Statement on 58th Presidential Inauguration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement on the 58th Presidential Inauguration: “Today we witnessed history. After eight long years, we have finally closed the chapter on policies and agendas that do not represent the needs or interests of the American people. I am truly excited to hit the ground running under the leadership of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to create an America that Americans feel confident in again. American... Read more

  • Rep. Allen, Georgia Delegation Applaud Nomination of Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation today applauded President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of former Georgia Governor George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The following delegation members issued statements on President-elect Trump’s choice of Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture: U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (GA-01): “Former Governor Sonny Perdue is the perfect choice to lead the Department o... Read more

  • Allen Announces Committee Assignments for 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced his two committee assignments for the 115th Congress. Rep. Allen will continue to serve on the House Education and Workforce Committee and the House Agriculture Committee. In making this announcement, Rep. Allen released the following statement: “I am grateful and excited to continue my membership on the Agriculture Committee and Education and Workforce Committee. As a Georgian and the son of two educators, these two committees are near ... Read more

  • Allen: Budget Vote Lays Groundwork for Obamacare Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House passed S. Con. Res 3, Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution. This resolution provides reconciliation instructions to initiate and facilitate the repeal process of the Affordable Care Act. “Obamacare has continuously wreaked havoc on Americans—they are ready for relief. This resolution, which instructs committees to begin drafting legislation to repeal major portions of Obamacare, is the first step in providing relief and initiating the repeal and replacement process.... Read more

  • Isakson, Perdue, Allen, Graves Applaud Governor Deal’s New Cybersecurity Investment in Georgia
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., along with U.S. Representatives Rick Allen, R-Ga.-12, and Tom Graves, R-Ga.-14, today applauded the announcement by Governor Nathan Deal, R-Ga., to dedicate millions into a new facility in Augusta, Ga., that will serve as an additional tool in our defense arsenal and enable Georgia to continue to lead in cybersecurity and economic development. During today’s State of the State address, Deal outlined plans to begin constru... Read more

  • Allen: I Will Always Stand With Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House voted to pass H. Res. 11, to reject the Anti-Israel UN Resolution. This bipartisan legislation states Congress’ opposition to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 and calls for its repeal. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12), a co-sponsor of this legislation, issued the following statement in support: “Since 1972, the United States has vetoed 42 anti-Israel resolutions—but that all changed in 2016. In the final days of his Presidency, Obama left our only all... Read more

  • Allen Acts to Rein in Regulatory Overreach
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House passed H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. The REINS Act curbs major regulations from executive agencies and restores congressional accountability to the regulatory process. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga-12) released the following statement in support: “Under the Obama Administration, federal agencies have become the fourth branch of government. These unelected bureaucrats have been doling out new rules and regulations like candy, ... Read more

  • Allen Statement on Start of the 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the House gaveled in to officially mark the start of the first session of the 115th Congress. Members of the House, including Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12), took the oath of office, voted to re-elect Speaker Paul Ryan as the Speaker of the House, and approved the House rules for the 115th Congress. Rep. Allen released the following statement on beginning his second term as the representative for Georgia’s 12th Congressional District: “First, I want to say how honored I am to... Read more

  • Allen: Short-Term Funding Paves Way for New Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House passed the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, commonly known as the “CR.” This legislation extends government funding until April 28, 2017 and maintains current budget cap levels put into place under the Budget Control Act of 2011. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in support: “While this legislation is far from perfect, a short-term CR ensures the government operates without a shutdown until April and ... Read more

  • Allen Statement on Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement on S. 612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act: “This legislation fails to address the needs and concerns of my district back home in Georgia-12, specifically relating to the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. Myself, along with stakeholders in the community, worry that the bill language is not a long-term solution to the future of this project. For this reason, I voted against S. 612 and will ... Read more

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