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  • Allen Votes to Secure Pay Raise, Needed Funding for Troops
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) voted in favor of the Conference Report to accompany S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The NDAA is the annual legislation which authorizes vital defense spending and sets priorities for America’s military. S. 2943 passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 375-34. Rep. Allen issued the following statement in support: “The NDAA is a vital piece of legislation and how Congress fulfills its most impor... Read more

  • Allen Supports Bipartisan Cures Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House passed The 21st Century Cures Act. This bipartisan and bicameral legislation modernizes our healthcare infrastructure, bringing it into the 21st century by accelerating the cycle of discovering, developing and delivering new cures and treatments. The Cures Act ensures America continues to remain at the forefront of biomedical innovation. This legislation passed the House by a vote of 392-26. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in support: “... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen to Host “Bring Small Businesses Back” Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) is hosting a “Bring Small Businesses Back” Town Hall in conjunction with the Job Creators Network (JCN) on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Ronald McDonald House in Augusta. This event features Rep. Allen, JCN President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz and focuses on the threats that small business owners face. “As a former small business owner for over 40 years, I know the impact American small businesses have on our local economies,” ... Read more

  • UPDATED: FEMA’s Amended Disaster Declaration Now Includes 9 Counties in GA-12:
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC– FEMA’s Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Georgia, issued after Hurricane Matthew, has been updated to now include nine counties in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District: Bulloch, Effingham, Screven, Evans, Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Tattnall and Toombs County. Under this declaration, the aforementioned counties will receive assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and public assistance, and Bulloch, Effingham and Evans counties will receive individua... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Surveys GA-12 Hurricane Matthew Damage
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    AUGUSTA, GA – Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) traveled around Georgia’s 12th Congressional District, specifically in Bulloch, Effingham and Screven Counties, surveying damage done by Hurricane Matthew. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long were able to join Rep. Allen in Screven County, and they were able to listen and speak with community members who have been affected by the storm as well as those who have worked tirelessly to make sure... Read more

  • Allen Votes to Provide for Georgia Veterans, Military Installations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC-- U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement after the House passed a comprehensive legislative measure to provide needed resources for our veterans and military construction projects and fund the government through December 9, 2016. “Without question, this bill brings much needed resources to VA facilities around the country—including the two in Georgia-12, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and Carl Vinson VA Medical Center. Additionally this legi... Read more

  • Allen Votes to Prohibit Future “Iransom” Payments
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC– Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12), voted in favor of H.R. 5931, the Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act. This bill was the House’s legislative response to the Administration’s cash ransom payment to Iran last year. The bipartisan measure passed the House late last night by a vote of 254- 163. “For years and years, the United States government has held a long-standing policy of not paying ransom for prisoners—but our legacy has quickly been diminished by the President. On the ... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Invites GA12 Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced the opportunity for young Georgians in the 12th Congressional District to participate in the 2017 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 will also be invited to attend a special cerem... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) received the Friend of Farm Bureau Award by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). AFBF gives the award at the end of each Congress to legislators who have at least a 60 percent voting record in agreement with AFBF priority issues. Allen currently serves on the House Agriculture Committee. In awarding the Friend of Farm Bureau Award, AFBF considered the votes legislators cast on legislation pertaining to food security and safety, regulatory reform... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Named Guardian of Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small businesses, awarded Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) with its biennial Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress. “Many elected officials claim that they are champions of small business, but our Guardian Award shows our members and other small business owners who is really fighting for them,” said NFIB President and... Read more

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