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  • Rep. Rick Allen Supports Balanced Budget Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement after the House passed the Conference Report to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget agreement reached by the House and the Senate for Fiscal Year 2016: “For the first time since 2001, the House and Senate have come together to put forth a budget that balances within 10 years, and it does so without raising taxes. While there is still much work ahead, this agreement represents a meaningful first step towards restoring fiscal responsi... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Cosponsors Death Tax Repeal Act, Applauds Passage in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today praised passage of H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, in the House of Representatives. The legislation permanently repeals the unpopular estate tax, also known as the “death tax.” Allen was a cosponsor of the measure and released the following statement upon the bill’s passage: “The death tax is one of the top concerns I hear from family farmers and small business owners in the 12th district. It wrongly punishes people who have spent years w... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen: “A Balanced Budget is the First Step Towards Restoring Fiscal Responsibility”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of the House-passed FY2016 budget resolution, H. Con. Res. 27, which balances in less than 10 years, includes meaningful spending cuts, and promotes greater economic opportunity for hardworking Americans and future generations. “I believe a balanced budget is the first step towards restoring fiscal responsibility in Washington and putting our country on the right track. That’s why one of my first ac... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Invites GA12 Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced the opportunity for young Georgians in the 12th Congressional District to participate in the 2015 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 also be invited to attend a special ceremony in Washington, D.C... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Votes to Overturn NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule, Protect Fairness in the Workplace
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today applauded House passage of S.J. Res. 8 to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from enforcing its misguided “ambush election” rule, which is scheduled to go into effect April 14, 2015. The rule shortens the duration in which labor union elections are held, undercutting a fair election process for workers, employers and union members. “NLRB’s ambush election rule undermines the rights of both workers and employers and creates more challenges ... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Supports Bills to Strengthen Transparency at the EPA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) this week voted for two pieces of legislation passed by the House that improve transparency in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulatory process and strengthen opportunities for public input. The EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015, H.R. 1029, which passed yesterday, would boost accountability at the panel responsible for evaluating the science behind EPA’s regulatory decisions. The legislation takes steps to restore ... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Presented with Department of the Army Seal By Fort Gordon Military Leaders
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today met with Commanding General of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence (Cyber CoE) at Fort Gordon, Major General Stephen Fogarty, and Command Sergeant Major Travis Cherry of the Cyber CoE. During their meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Maj. Gen. Fogarty, CSM Cherry, and Congressman Allen discussed ongoing missions at Cyber CoE and Fort Gordon’s critical role in protecting national defense. In addition, they spoke about rec... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Statement on PM Netanyahu’s Address Before Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s joint address before Congress earlier today: “It was an honor to welcome Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the House chamber and attend his joint address to Congress this morning. As our closest ally in the region, Israel and the United States have a longstanding partnership, and it was important to hear directly from Prime Minister Netanyahu about the unacceptable thr... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Statement on President’s Veto of Keystone XL Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement after President Obama’s veto of bipartisan legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline: “It’s extremely disappointing that the President turned his back on the opportunity to approve a shovel-ready infrastructure project that will grow jobs, help lower energy prices for families and businesses and strengthen America’s energy security. Congress approved this legislation with bipartisan support. Reports by the President’s o... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Visits Georgia Regents University
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) on Wednesday toured Georgia Regents University (GRU) and spoke with faculty members about GRU’s cyber education program and future plans for university facilities. In addition to the GRU campus, Allen also visited Georgia Regents Medical Center’s Emergency Department and spoke with medical staff about initiatives they are implementing to strengthen emergency care and address challenges in rural health. Congressman Allen and GRU Provost Gretchen Caughman iss... Read more

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