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  • Rep. Rick Allen: Student Success Act Strong Step Forward in Restoring Local Control of Education
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12), member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, today supported the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), legislation to replace No Child Left Behind, restore local control of education, and expand opportunities in K-12 schools. The legislation was passed by the House, and Congressman Allen released the following statement: “Current federal mandates and one-size-fits-all accountability standards are holding back teachers and limiting opport... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Statement on King v. Burwell Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell and renewed his call to repeal and replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms: “While the Supreme Court’s ruling upholds the law’s subsidies, it does not affirm ObamaCare as the right health care solution for the American people. The fact remains that ObamaCare has made health care more expensive and continues to hurt families, individuals and businesses in Georgia and across... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Supports Bill Repealing ObamaCare’s IPAB
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today applauded House passage of H.R. 1190, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act. The legislation repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) established under ObamaCare. Allen is an original cosponsor of the legislation and issued the following statement: “The IPAB is yet another example of how ObamaCare is flawed. By giving a board of unelected bureaucrats the authority to make significant changes to Medicare, the law gives seniors les... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Supports Legislation to Repeal Job-Killing Medical Device Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today applauded passage of H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, which eliminates ObamaCare’s 2.3% excise tax on the sale of medical devices. Allen is an original cosponsor of the legislation, which was passed with a bipartisan vote of 280-140, and released the following statement: “As the fight continues for full repeal of ObamaCare, the medical device tax is an area of this law both sides of the aisle agree needs to go. It destroys jobs and holds ... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Statement on Senator Johnny Isakson
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today released the following statement after U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson announced he has been diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson’s disease: “Throughout his time in Congress and the time I have known him, Johnny Isakson has always been one of the hardest working public servants in Washington who devotes his all to representing the people of Georgia. He has my utmost respect and support as he bravely confronts this challenge, and I remain grateful ... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Reform and Strengthen H-2A Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced he has introduced the Better Agriculture Resources Now (BARN) Act, H.R. 2588, bipartisan legislation to improve efficiency of the H-2A visa program. The H-2A program allows agriculture employers to hire non-immigrant workers for temporary labor. However, bureaucratic red tape that has frequently stalled or prevented efforts by employers to apply for and hire H-2A workers has made the program difficult for farmers in Georgia and across the co... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Statement on Obama Administration’s WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers released its final “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The rule significantly expands the federal government’s authority under the Clean Water Act to regulate state and local waters. “The Obama Administration’s new rule is a direct effort to expand the federal government’s control over our nation’s waters. This overreach undermines the ... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Supports FY 2016 National Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. The NDAA is annual legislation which authorizes defense spending and sets priorities for the U.S. military. Congressman Allen issued the following statement after the House passed the legislation earlier today: “Today the House acted to carry out Congress’ first constitutional responsibility of providing for the common defense by approving this year’s Nati... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Votes to Protect Life
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today supported H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Research shows this is the point at which unborn children are capable of feeling pain. Allen, a cosponsor of the measure, released the following statement after the legislation passed the House: “We have a responsibility to defend innocent lives of the most vulnerable, and that’s exactly what the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protec... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Praises House Passage of Bill to Stop Administration’s Flawed WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today applauded passage of The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732) in the House. Allen is a cosponsor of the legislation, which would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule from taking effect. If finalized, the WOTUS rule would significantly expand the federal government’s authority to regulate state and local waters. “The Administration’s flawed WOTUS ru... Read more

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