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  • Rep. Allen Hails Passage of Resolutions Disapproving EPA Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of two resolutions disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new and existing plants. These resolutions are a response to harmful regulations established by the EPA under the President’s Clean Power Plan. S.J. Res. 23 passed by a vote of 235-188, while S.J. Res 24 passed by a vote of 242-180 and will be sent directly to the President’s desk. “Today t... Read more

  • Allen Votes in Favor of Protecting Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015. This legislation protects our national security by establishing the most robust refugee vetting process in our history. The refugee process would be put on hold until the FBI and intelligence community can develop a thorough vetting process for Syrian refugees. This legislation passed the House by a vote of 289-137. “This week, the world was ... Read more

  • House Passes Legislation including Rep. Rick Allen‘s Language to Increase Government Transparency and Accountability in Rulemaking
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC –Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice-vote H.R. 2583, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Process Reform Act - legislation authored by Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). H.R. 2583 includes additional legislation introduced earlier this year by Kinzinger and Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA). That legislation, the FCC Transparency Act, would require the FCC to publish the draft o... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Votes to Reduce Regulatory Overreach, Protects Millions of Americans from Reduced Access to Retirement Advice
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today supported the Retail Investor Protection Act, which blocks the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule. Specifically, H.R. 1090 prohibits the Secretary of Labor from finalizing the rule until the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issues a final rule regarding the fiduciary standard, and requires the SEC to submit a report to Congress considering alternatives. This legislation passed the House with bipartisan support on October 27, 2015 by... Read more

  • Rep Rick Allen Applauds Passage of Reconciliation in House, Repeals Key Provisions of Obamacare through Budget Process
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    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 through the budget reconciliation process. H.R. 3762 combines legislation from three house committees to repeal provisions in Obamacare, and passed the House by a vote of 240-189. “Having spent almost 40 years in business, I know what it takes to balance a budget—and our House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price did a great job b... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Slams the President on NDAA Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today condemned the President for vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which gained bipartisan and bicameral support. The final NDAA House and Senate conferenced bill passed both chambers of Congress earlier this month. Congressman Allen issued the following statement after the President vetoed the bill earlier today: “The President’s decision to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes critical funding for our troops,... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Fights for School Choice
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today supported the reauthorization of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act, or SOAR Act, which would reauthorize scholarships to low-income students to attend private school in the District of Columbia through September 30, 2021. This legislation passed the House on October 21, 2015 by a vote of 240-191. H.R. 10 now goes to the Senate for passage. Congressman Allen issued the following statement after the House passed the bill e... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Applauds Passage of NDAA in Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today expressed strong support for action by Congress to approve the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which authorizes critical funding and priorities for the U.S. military. The bill now goes to the President, who recently threatened to veto the legislation. Allen called on the President to abandon his veto threat and instead sign the legislation to support our troops. Excerpts and video of his remarks can be found below. https://you... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Votes to Protect Innocent Life, Defund Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today supported two pieces of legislation to protect innocent life. H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, of which Allen is a cosponsor, puts a moratorium on all federal funding to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates for one year as Congress moves forward with a thorough investigation into the organization and its horrific practices. In addition, Allen supported passage of H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which strength... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Accepting Applications for U.S. Military Service Academy Nominations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) is currently accepting applications from young Georgians across the 12th district for nominations from his office to attend a United States Service Academy. As a member of Congress, Allen has the opportunity to nominate a limited number of constituents who meet the eligibility requirements to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. “It is a privilege to be able to nominate ... Read more

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