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  • 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

  • Allen Votes to Fund our Troops
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 5293, the Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017. This bipartisan legislation serves as the vehicle to provide funding for the Department of Defense and funds critical programs regarding national security, military operations abroad and health and quality of life services for those in the Armed Forces and their families. H.R. 5293 passed the House by a vote of 282-138. Rep. Allen released the following ... Read more

  • Allen Statement on Orlando Massacre
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement after the terrorist attack in Orlando: “Robin and I were shocked and saddened to learn of the horrendous attack in Orlando over the weekend. As we continue to learn more, currently 49 innocent people were murdered at the hands of radical Islamic terrorism. This is another attack on humanity, when will enough be enough? When there is another massacre on American soil? When America leads, the world is safe—and we must ste... Read more

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Allen Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC-- Today, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Rep. Rick Allen’s (R-Ga.-12) bill, H.R. 4262, the Transparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act and other legislation, which work to advance a patient centered and cost-effective approach to our healthcare system. Allen issued the following statement in support of the hearing: “I thank the House Energy and Commerce Committee for their discussion of my bill during the subcommittee hearing toda... Read more

  • Allen Named ‘Hero of Main Street’
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    GEORGIA.—Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced that he has received the “Hero of Main Street” award from the National Retail Federation for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry. Rep. Allen is part of a bi-partisan group honored for their support of a wide range of issues including infrastructure investment, tax reform and labor issues. “As a small business owner for over 40 years, I am proud to receive this award. Small businesses are the backbone of our local communit... Read more

  • House Passes FY2017 NDAA With Allen Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The NDAA is annual legislation which authorizes defense spending and sets priorities for the U.S. military. Congressman Allen issued the following statement in strong support after the House’s passage today: “The NDAA is singlehandedly one of the most vital pieces of legislation that comes before Congress. Not only does it fulfill our Cons... Read more

  • Allen: State Exchanges Need a Strategy Now
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce released a report which found that a top Center for Medicare and Medicare Services Administrator had provided misleading testimony to Congress regarding state-run Obamacare exchanges and the grant money used to establish them. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) recently introduced legislation, H.R. 4262, the Transparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act, to address this problem by establishing a plan to recoup federal funds when ... Read more

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