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  • Allen Statement on DACA Action
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “It is the job of Congress to write our laws, and President Obama’s DACA program was a clear example of executive overreach. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to find a feasible permanent solution. I thank President Trump for keeping his promise to the American people to work with Congress on meaningful im... Read more

  • Allen Applauds Plant Vogtle Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA) released the following statement in support of the announcement that construction will be completed on Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4: "I am thankful for Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities' continued investment in Plant Vogtle. More than 6,000 people in my district are employed by Plant Vogtle, where they are constructing two of the first new nuclear reactors in the United States in more than 30 years. "With today’s announcement, Georgia-12... Read more

  • ICYMI: Congressman Allen Holds Telephone Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) held a telephone town hall on Monday to answer questions from citizens who live in the 12th district of Georgia. Congressman Allen released the following statement today: “On Monday, I was able to connect with thousands of people from across the 12th district of Georgia on a telephone town hall. It was a pleasure to be able to give them an update on my work in Washington and to hear their questions. I was also able to ask poll questions to get a pulse of the d... Read more

  • Allen: My Number One Priority is Keeping America Safe
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act: “As a Member of Congress, my number one priority is keeping America safe. That is why I was so proud to vote for the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, providing unprecedented levels of support for our American Heroes and funds to build the wall and secure our borders. The safety and security of our great nation should never be compromised or put in... Read more

  • Allen Supports Critical Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today. The NDAA is an annual defense bill that authorizes defense spending and sets priorities for the U.S. military. This year’s NDAA will begin to rebuild America’s military after years of underfunding. Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement: “As a member of Congress, one of the most important votes I cast each year is for the NDAA. I am proud to support this critical l... Read more

  • Allen: The Law is the Law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives passed two key bills to crack down on illegal immigration. The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act combats sanctuary policies that shield unlawful and criminal immigrants from federal immigration enforcement. Kate’s Law increases mandatory penalties for aliens who illegally re-enter the United States. The bills passed today are named for Sarah Root, Grant Ronnebeck and Kate Steinle; innocent Americans who lost their lives due to dangerous sanctuary city policies. Congress... Read more

  • ICYMI: Congressman Allen Holds Senior Citizen Telephone Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) held a telephone town hall on Friday to answer questions from senior citizens who live in the 12th district of Georgia. Congressman Allen released the following statement today: “Last Friday, I was able to connect with thousands of seniors from across the 12th district of Georgia on a telephone town hall. It was a pleasure to be able to give them an update on my work in Washington and to hear their questions. I was also able to ask poll questions to get a puls... Read more

  • Allen Statement on EPA Repeal of WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it is repealing the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement: “The WOTUS rule was flawed from the beginning, and I applaud EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s action to rescind this regulation. WOTUS was yet another attempt by the previous administration to undermine the rights of states, local governments and landowners by allowing the federa... Read more

  • Allen Votes to Bolster Skilled Workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act passed the House of Representatives by voice vote today. Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) cosponsored this important bipartisan legislation. As a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Congressman Allen spoke in support of the legislation on the House floor earlier today: “I rise in support of H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century. “Last week, President Tr... Read more

  • House Passes Critical Nuclear Production Tax Credit Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House voted unanimously to restore Congress’ original intent for the Nuclear Production Tax Credit by passing H.R. 1551 today. This legislation will modify the Nuclear Production Tax Credit to extend the 2020 sunset date until the reactors are up and running. The modification of this tax credit will not cost any additional taxpayer funds, but will signal to the rest of the world that America is leading the way in nuclear production. This is particularly important in the 12th District of Geor... Read more