Rep. Allen Statement on Democrats' For The Politicians Act

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today released the following statement after opposing H.R. 1, Democrats’ For The Politicians Act, which passed the House last night on a party-line vote: “I’ve witnessed my Democrat colleagues attempt a lot of power grabs since being in the Majority, but H.R. 1 is by far the most extreme. This bill will federalize elections, despite the Constitution explicitly gra...

Rep. Allen Opposes Pelosi's Payoff to Progressives

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Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) spoke on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 1319, Pelosi's Payoff to Progressives COVID "relief" legislation. This $1.9 trillion package devotes only 9 percent toward actual COVID relief while advancing a number of unrelated Democrat priorities. The House is expected to vote on the package tonight. Here we are again -- I’m disappointed to say that my Dem...

Rep. Allen Reintroduces Bill to Encourage School Reopening

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, today reintroduced the Educational Flexibility for Families Act, legislation that requires K-12 schools to provide an option for students to safely attend in-person classes during the 2021 and 2022 school years in order to be eligible for additional federal assistance. “The science is clear: schools can safely...

Rep. Allen Introduces Legislation to Improve H-2A Visa Program

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, this week introduced the Better Agriculture Resources Now (BARN) Act, legislation to reform and strengthen the H-2A visa program that allows agriculture employers to hire workers for temporary labor. "American farmers rely on the H-2A program to hire temporary workers during critical planting and harvesting seasons,” s...

Rep. Allen Statement on CDC School Reopening Guidance

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, today released the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued additional school reopening guidance: “As I’ve been saying for months, schools can and should safely reopen with proper precautions – and today’s additional guidance from the CDC confirms this truth. Familie...

Allen, Owens Reintroduce the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act

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WASHINGTON -Reps. Rick Allen (GA-12) and Burgess Owens (UT-04) last week introduced the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act. The bill expands quality elementary, secondary, and career and technical education opportunities for students by providing a federal tax credit to encourage individuals and businesses to donate to nonprofit scholarship funds. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) intr...

Rep. Allen Selected As Republican Leader On Health, Employment, Labor, Pensions Subcommittee

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a senior member of the House Education and Labor Committee, today announced that he has been selected as Republican Leader on the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, Pensions (HELP) for the 117th Congress. Additionally, he will continue serving on the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education (K-12). “Prior to serving in Congres...

Rep. Allen Introduces Bill to Expand Student Access to Mental Health Services

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, this week introduced the Expanding Student Access to Mental Health Services Act, legislation that provides school districts with increased flexibility in how they can use funds from an existing grant program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to better provide mental health services for students. “We h...

Rep. Allen Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Augusta Canal as National Heritage Area

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) this week introduced legislation to extend the Augusta Canal’s authorization as a National Heritage Area. “The Augusta Canal played a critical role during the Industrial Revolution and is currently the nation’s only industrial power canal still in use for its original purpose,” said Congressman Allen. “I’m proud to introduce legislation to extend its authorization...

Rep. Allen Attends 59th Presidential Inauguration

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Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today released the following statement after attending the 59th Presidential Inauguration: "Today we witnessed a great American tradition: the peaceful transfer of power. While I will continue to fight for our conservative values, I am hopeful we can find areas for bipartisanship over the next four years. Their success is now our nation’s success.” Congressman Al...

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