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  • 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

  • Allen Votes to Halt Gitmo Transfers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation to prohibit the transfer of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. H.R. 5351 temporarily prohibits funds from being used to transfer or release individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay to the United States or a foreign country until the end of the year or the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Hosts Service Academy Day for Georgia-12 Students
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced he is hosting a Service Academy Day for Georgia-12 students in grades 8th - 12th, on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Augusta University’s Summerville Campus from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. This event is designed to provide students with information about our nation’s Military Service Academies and the educational and career opportunities they provide. There will be representatives from each academy present. The five Service Academies are:... Read more

  • House Moves to Impose Iran Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC-- Today, on the one year anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more commonly known as the Iran Deal, the House passed legislation to reinstate sanctions on Iran’s human rights abuses and state sponsorship of terrorism, legislation preventing the United States from buying heavy water from Iran and legislation prohibiting the Department of the Treasury from allowing US currency in transactions outside the United States financial system involving Iran. Rep. Rick All... Read more

  • House Passes Legislation to Empower Students
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3179, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act. This legislation works to make students financially aware by improving the timing and frequency of loan counseling so they can make smart decisions when it comes to paying for their higher education. As a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement: “Acceptance into college is one... Read more

  • In Case You Missed It: GA-12, Check Your Eligibility for USDA’s Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program Today
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Allen (R- Ga.-12), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following reminder to Georgia-12 farmers regarding the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program announced by the USDA in early June: I want to share news from Washington regarding cotton production in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District. Eligible producers for the 2015 cotton crop year have been extended a Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ... Read more

  • Allen: Constitution Prevails Over President’s Executive Amnesty
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in the United States v. Texas, commonly referred to as the legal case against Obama’s Executive Amnesty. Due to this tie, the lower court’s decision will be upheld: the President’s attempt to use executive action to grant amnesty is unlawful. “Today’s decision is a victory for the Constitution, which specifically grants Congress the power to write our laws. This... Read more

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