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  • Rep. Rick Allen Announces Dublin Office Open House and Ribbon Cutting
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced an open house and ribbon cutting at his district office in Dublin, Ga. The office is currently open to assist Georgians in the 12th district, and Congressman Allen looks forward to visiting with constituents at the open house event on Friday, August 28, at 11:00am. “Constituent service is a top priority of mine, and my staff and I stand ready to serve the great people of Georgia’s 12th district. I encourage anyone who may need assistance wit... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Hosts “Coffee with the Congressman” in Effingham County
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) invites constituents in the Effingham County area to join him for “Coffee with the Congressman” on Wednesday, August 26, at 9:30am in Springfield, Ga. This event provides an opportunity for constituents to speak personally with Congressman Allen and ask questions regarding issues at the federal level and legislation before Congress. “Hearing from Georgians in the 12th district is the most important part of my job. I hope constituents in Effingham County wil... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Traveling to Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on August 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced he will soon depart on an educational trip to Israel with a bipartisan group of colleagues in the House of Representatives. The trip includes a rigorous schedule of valuable opportunities for members to meet with top Israeli and Palestinian leaders, learn more about the U.S.-Israel partnership, and be briefed on important security and economic issues impacting the country and region. This working trip will allow Allen to gain firsthand knowl... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Statement on EPA’s Clean Power Plan Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalized “Clean Power Plan” rule: “EPA’s new energy regulations are yet another example of regulatory overreach by the Obama Administration that undermines the rights of states, raises energy costs for families and businesses, and damages our economy. The Administration’s national energy tax will result in higher electricity bills in Georgia while failing to make any meanin... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Continues Efforts to Combat Regulatory Overreach
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today applauded House passage of H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive In Need Of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, which provides regulatory relief to American families and job creators while restoring congressional accountability to the regulatory process. In 2014 alone, 3,554 new federal regulations were imposed on American businesses, costing an estimated $1.9 trillion. The REINS Act would limit unnecessary major regulations from executive agencies by requir... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Acts to Strengthen VA Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 1994, the VA Accountability Act of 2015, which gives the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) greater authority to remove or demote VA employees based on misconduct or poor performance. Allen cosponsored the legislation and issued the following statement: “It has been more than a year since the scandal at the VA revealing the level of dysfunction and mismanagement, and today, far too many VA employees who have fa... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Questions HHS Secretary on Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12), member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, today questioned Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell on whether the department would investigate the horrific practices of Planned Parenthood brought to light in several recent videos. When asked by Allen whether HHS, which provides federal funding to Planned Parenthood, intends to investigate the organization’s disturbing practices, Burwell declined to provide a comm... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Supports Congressional Investigation of Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) this week joined 126 of his colleagues in sending a letter to express support for the efforts of two House committees that have launched investigations into the allegations surrounding Planned Parenthood possibly selling the body parts of unborn children. The letter, written to Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton, and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte, points to the recent videos that surfaced featuring top P... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Supports 21st Century Cures Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today supported bipartisan legislation to promote health care innovation and accelerate the development and delivery of cures to fight thousands of diseases impacting millions of Americans. The 21st Century Cures Act, H.R. 6, updates the medical innovation infrastructure, cuts red tape by streamlining the regulatory process, and supports advancements in personalized medicine and future research. Congressman Allen applauded the bill’s passage in the House wi... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Congratulates Dr. Brooks Keel as New President of GRU
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today released the following statement after Dr. Brooks Keel was named the new president of Georgia Regents University (GRU): “I congratulate Dr. Brooks Keel on being selected as President of Georgia Regents University. He has served as a dedicated leader as president of Georgia Southern University, and I look forward to seeing him continue his great work in higher education through this new role at GRU. As a graduate of Augusta College and the Medical Coll... Read more

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