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  • Allen on DoD Appropriations
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—The House passed H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion by a vote of 371-48. This legislation secures funding for the DoD for fiscal year 2017 and provides for key readiness programs including cyber defense and a 2.1 percent pay raise for the troops. “I am always proud to vote in favor of legislation that takes care of those who take care of us and ensure our nation’s safety and security. In addition to supporting cou... Read more

  • Allen on American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC— House Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee recently introduced the American Health Care Act. This legislation is part of the House Republican agenda to bring Obamacare relief to Americans. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement: “From the beginning, I have always said my goal is to restore patient-centered, cost-effective and market-driven solutions to our health care system. Standing by this goal, the introduct... Read more

  • Allen Statement on the Regulatory Integrity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the House passed H.R. 1004, the Regulatory Integrity Act by a vote of 246-176. This legislation increases transparency by requiring agencies to make information regarding regulatory actions publically available and prohibits agencies from lobbying or campaigning on behalf of a proposed rule. Background: Each year, as thousands of new regulations are issued, agencies are required to consider comments from the public during a period of notice and comment, with the intent to ... Read more

  • Allen on WOTUS Presidential Action
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order to restore the rule of law, federalism and economic growth by reviewing the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: “I am glad to see President Trump taking action against the EPA’s harmful WOTUS rule. WOTUS was yet another attempt to undermine the rights of states, local governments and landowners—and would particularly hurt those who feed and fuel our nat... Read more

  • Allen: It’s a New Day in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) issued the following response to President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress: “Tonight, Americans everywhere heard the President outline his vision for our country. Focused and forward thinking, his vision revives the American spirit— a spirit in all of us no matter our background or circumstances. In his short time in office, we have already seen promises kept and immediate action. Real people have real problems, and the P... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Announces Summer Internship Program in Washington D.C.
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced his 2017 Summer Internship Program in Washington D.C. Applications need to be submitted online at https://allen.house.gov/forms/internships/ and must be submitted by March 31st, 2017, with phone interviews to follow. Internships will be broken up into two sessions. The first session will begin on May 15th and end on June 23rd and the second session will begin on June 26th and end on August 4th. Preferences on sessions will ... Read more

  • Allen: We Must Dismantle WOTUS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) introduced H.R. 1105, legislation to repeal the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. The rule was issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) and was designed to define the scope of waters protected and regulated by the EPA. “Truthfully, WOTUS is the antithesis of limited government. This rule grants the federal government regulatory power over virtually an... Read more

  • Allen Statement on Price Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC— Early this morning the Senate voted to confirm Dr. Tom Price, Republican Congressman representing the Sixth District of Georgia, to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by a vote of 52-47. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in support: “I am very proud of my friend and colleague, Dr. Tom Price, who is now officially the next HHS Secretary. From his time serving Georgians in the State Senate and House of Representatives to h... Read more

  • Allen on Executive Order to Protect the Homeland
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) issued the following statement in response to the President’s executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States:" “First and foremost we must protect our homeland— the executive order does that— and keeps Americans safe until the legislative branch can reform our visa process and the vetting of refugees. Last Congress the House passed a very similar piece of legislation, the American SAFE Act, whic... Read more

  • Allen Joins Colleagues on Bill to Cut Red Tape
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Michael McCaul (TX-10), Phil Roe MD (TN-1), Rick Allen (GA-12), Dave Brat (VA-07), and Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduce the One In, One Out Act to cut the red tape in order to get government out of the way where it is most harmful and let business owners do what they do best – hire, compete, innovate, and flourish. Specifically, this bill would require at least one deregulatory measure be found with greater or equal cost before a federal agency can impose a new cos... Read more