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  • Rep. Rick Allen: President Chooses Failed Legacy Over Will of the American People
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) issued the following statement on the President’s veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act: “For the greater part of the Obama Administration, the President has pushed an activist agenda that is out-of-touch with the views of the American people. Today, Americans heard loud and clear that this President values protecting his own political legacy over alleviating the burden of his costly and flawed hea... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Hails Passage of Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which repeals key provisions of Obamacare and defunds Planned Parenthood for one year through the budget reconciliation process. H.R. 3762 previously passed the House where it was amended in the Senate due to parliamentary procedure. After today’s passage, the bill will go straight to the President’s desk. H.R. 3762 passed the House today by a vote of 240... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen: Stripping Second Amendment Rights Will Not Promote Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--Today, U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today released the following statement on the President’s proposed executive actions on gun control: “The Second Amendment ensures Americans the right to bear arms, and Congress has been committed to preserving those constitutional rights. However, this President has a history of going around Congress and legislating through executive orders and regulatory overreach to get his way—and this time he has chosen to champion gun control. A... Read more

  • House Funding Bill Protects Americans and Brings Needed Resources to Georgia
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement on H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016, commonly known as the Omnibus. “Last week, the House passed H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016, or as it’s more commonly known—the Omnibus. While this legislation was far from perfect, it provided critical funding for the expansion of Ft. Gordon, allocated funds to deepen the Port of Savannah, lifted the b... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Introduces Legislation to Protect Americans from Failed State Exchanges
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--Today, U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today introduced H.R. 4262, the Transparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act. This legislation ensures that American taxpayers are not left paying for the failures of Obamacare by holding states that have set up state exchanges accountable and providing clear steps to recoup federal funds when they ultimately fail. “After five years of failed policies and higher cost of care, it has become crystal clear that Obamacare was n... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Applauds Passage of Key Homeland Security Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) voted in favor of H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015. This bill works to strengthen the security of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), a program that allows citizens from 38 participating countries to travel to the U.S for up to 90 days without a visa. This bill passed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 407-19. “Terrorists rely heavily on their travel documents. These papers are a critical piec... Read more

  • Rep. Allen Votes to Restore Authority Back To State and Local Educators
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted to support the bipartisan, bicameral Every Student Succeeds Act. This legislation was approved first by a House and Senate conference committee to replace No Child Left Behind. This legislation passed the House by a vote of 359-64. “Today the House voted to scale back the presence of Washington in our classrooms by restoring authority to those who know our students best. As we have seen, the current top down and ‘one size fits al... Read more

  • Rep. Allen Hails Passage of Resolutions Disapproving EPA Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of two resolutions disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new and existing plants. These resolutions are a response to harmful regulations established by the EPA under the President’s Clean Power Plan. S.J. Res. 23 passed by a vote of 235-188, while S.J. Res 24 passed by a vote of 242-180 and will be sent directly to the President’s desk. “Today t... Read more

  • Allen Votes in Favor of Protecting Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015. This legislation protects our national security by establishing the most robust refugee vetting process in our history. The refugee process would be put on hold until the FBI and intelligence community can develop a thorough vetting process for Syrian refugees. This legislation passed the House by a vote of 289-137. “This week, the world was ... Read more

  • House Passes Legislation including Rep. Rick Allen‘s Language to Increase Government Transparency and Accountability in Rulemaking
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC –Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice-vote H.R. 2583, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Process Reform Act - legislation authored by Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). H.R. 2583 includes additional legislation introduced earlier this year by Kinzinger and Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA). That legislation, the FCC Transparency Act, would require the FCC to publish the draft o... Read more

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