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  • Rep. Rick Allen: The Best Hope For Fiscal Responsibility Lies With The Next President
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, President Obama released his $4.1 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017. In it includes a $3.4 trillion tax hike, $2.5 trillion in new spending over the next decade and a $10 tax on every barrel of oil. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) issued the following statement in response: “This budget proposal is more of the same—more taxes, more spending and more harm done to the American people. The President is focused solely on grasping for a political legacy and the American p... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Demands Action On Cotton Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC –Over 100 Members of Congress including many members of the House Committee on Agriculture, including Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12), joined Chairman Mike Conaway of Texas, on a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA) Secretary Tom Vilsack seeking assistance for American cotton farmers and communities that rely heavily on the cotton industry to designate cottonseed as ‘other oilseed’. This designation, in accordance with the 2014 Farm Bill, could allow cotton farmers, if f... Read more

  • Allen: After Six Years of Obamacare, Americans Deserve Better
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) issued the following statement on the House’s vote to override the President’s recent veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. This vote needed a 2/3 majority to pass, and failed by a vote of 241-186. “Over the past year, I have consistently heard from Georgians of the 12th District about the burdens Obamacare has inflicted. I have heard from families who lost their coverage, small business owners wh... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Votes To Hold Iran Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act. This legislation prevents sanctions from being lifted from banks and individuals who are connected to terrorism or Iran’s weapons development program. H.R. 3662 passed the House by a vote of 246-181. “Iran has continually demonstrated they cannot be trusted. In December, Iran made headlines by conducting two ballistic missile tests—already violating the deal that th... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Responds to the President’s Final State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Rick Allen (R- Ga.-12) issued the following statement in response to the President’s final State of the Union address: “Tonight, Americans heard the same flowery language as they have for the last seven years, but it’s all the same—empty words. Americans, myself included, are tired of words. Words will not secure our border, words will not create jobs or grow the economy and they definitely will not protect our nation and defend our citizens. It has been an incredibl... Read more

  • 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

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