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  • A Big, Beautiful Christmas Present for America
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Just days before Christmas, President Donald J. Trump has kept his promise to the American people to deliver comprehensive tax reform. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.R. 1, comprehensive tax reform, into law: "Promises made, promises kept - this has been the cornerstone of President Trump's first year in office. Together, we have kept our promise to the American people to deliver the first major tax reform legislation in more than... Read more

  • Allen Applauds Public Service Commission Decision on Plant Vogtle
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Georgia Public Service Commission members voted unanimously to move forward with construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 today. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement: “I am proud to represent the 12th Congressional district of Georgia, where we are leading the way in America’s nuclear energy expansion. Employing nearly 6,000 people in my district and continuing our dominance in the global nuclear industry, the importance of the Plant Vogtle project cannot be... Read more

  • Allen: Historic Tax Reform Legislation headed to President Trump’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House and the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – and it is now headed to President Trump’s desk. This historic legislation will fix our broken tax code and provide the first major tax reforms in more than 30 years. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement after House and Senate passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “I am encouraged by our current economic growth under President Trump and I am hopeful that with the passage of this historic legislation we wil... Read more

  • House Passes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    The day has finally come! After 30 years with no major reforms to our broken tax code, the House just passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement after House passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “During this blessed Christmas season, I am so grateful for the opportunity to cast a historic vote to cut, simplify and reform taxes for middle class families and small businesses. The hardworking people of Georgia-12 and across America deserve... Read more

  • Allen Praises Introduction of the PROSPER Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act today. It has been more than 50 years since we have seen a major overhaul of the higher education system and 9 years since the last reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Americans should no longer accept the status quo of outdated laws that aren’t working for the majority of students. “Since the last bill came... Read more

  • House Passes Historic Tax Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed historic tax reform legislation today. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, sponsored by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), represents the first major tax reform legislation in more than 30 years. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement after House passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “As a businessman for 40 years, I never dreamed that I would have the opportunity to cast a vote to cut, simplify, and reform ta... Read more

  • Allen: FY18 NDAA Supports Georgia-12 Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 today. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) spoke in support of this legislation which includes important funding for Georgia's 12th Congressional District: "I rise today to express my support for the conference report on the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the House of Representatives today. In a great bipartisan moment, the NDAA received overwhelming support to authorize a... Read more

  • ICYMI: Congressman Allen Holds Telephone Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) held a telephone town hall on Monday to answer questions from residents of Georgia’s 12th District. Congressman Allen gave an update on important issues facing our nation such as the recent GOP tax reform legislation, veterans’ legislation that has been signed into law, and his work on the House Agriculture and Education and the Workforce Committees. For those who were unable to participate in the call, here are some of the highlights: Beverly from Hazlehurst ... Read more

  • Allen, Esty Introduce Resolution to Establish November 9th as “National Diabetes Heart Health Awareness Day”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced H. Res. 610, a bipartisan resolution to establish November 9, 2017 as National Diabetes Heart Health Awareness Day. According to the resolution, the intent of the day is to “raise public awareness about the specific risks of heart disease for people with diabetes and help to ensure people at risk receive a timely diagnosis and proper treatment.” Close to 30 million Americans have diabetes, including an estimated 8 million American... Read more

  • Allen Votes to Give Seniors More Control Over Their Healthcare Decisions
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives passed H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act today. This legislation will repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) which was created by Obamacare. This is board of fifteen unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats with unilateral authority to slash Medicare spending as they see fit. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) cosponsored the legislation, and spoke in support of the bill on the House Floor: “I rise today to urge my colleagues to suppo... Read more

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