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  • UPDATED: FEMA’s Amended Disaster Declaration Now Includes 9 Counties in GA-12:
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC– FEMA’s Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Georgia, issued after Hurricane Matthew, has been updated to now include nine counties in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District: Bulloch, Effingham, Screven, Evans, Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Tattnall and Toombs County. Under this declaration, the aforementioned counties will receive assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and public assistance, and Bulloch, Effingham and Evans counties will receive individua... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Surveys GA-12 Hurricane Matthew Damage
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    AUGUSTA, GA – Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) traveled around Georgia’s 12th Congressional District, specifically in Bulloch, Effingham and Screven Counties, surveying damage done by Hurricane Matthew. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long were able to join Rep. Allen in Screven County, and they were able to listen and speak with community members who have been affected by the storm as well as those who have worked tirelessly to make sure... Read more

  • Allen Votes to Provide for Georgia Veterans, Military Installations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC-- U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement after the House passed a comprehensive legislative measure to provide needed resources for our veterans and military construction projects and fund the government through December 9, 2016. “Without question, this bill brings much needed resources to VA facilities around the country—including the two in Georgia-12, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and Carl Vinson VA Medical Center. Additionally this legi... Read more

  • Allen Votes to Prohibit Future “Iransom” Payments
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC– Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12), voted in favor of H.R. 5931, the Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act. This bill was the House’s legislative response to the Administration’s cash ransom payment to Iran last year. The bipartisan measure passed the House late last night by a vote of 254- 163. “For years and years, the United States government has held a long-standing policy of not paying ransom for prisoners—but our legacy has quickly been diminished by the President. On the ... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Invites GA12 Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced the opportunity for young Georgians in the 12th Congressional District to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to high school students, grades 9-12, who live or attend school in the 12th District. The winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year, alongside other winning entries from across the country, and will also be invited to attend a special cerem... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) received the Friend of Farm Bureau Award by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). AFBF gives the award at the end of each Congress to legislators who have at least a 60 percent voting record in agreement with AFBF priority issues. Allen currently serves on the House Agriculture Committee. In awarding the Friend of Farm Bureau Award, AFBF considered the votes legislators cast on legislation pertaining to food security and safety, regulatory reform... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Named Guardian of Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small businesses, awarded Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) with its biennial Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress. “Many elected officials claim that they are champions of small business, but our Guardian Award shows our members and other small business owners who is really fighting for them,” said NFIB President and... Read more

  • Allen Votes to Halt Gitmo Transfers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation to prohibit the transfer of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. H.R. 5351 temporarily prohibits funds from being used to transfer or release individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay to the United States or a foreign country until the end of the year or the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Allen Hosts Service Academy Day for Georgia-12 Students
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced he is hosting a Service Academy Day for Georgia-12 students in grades 8th - 12th, on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Augusta University’s Summerville Campus from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. This event is designed to provide students with information about our nation’s Military Service Academies and the educational and career opportunities they provide. There will be representatives from each academy present. The five Service Academies are:... Read more

  • House Moves to Impose Iran Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC-- Today, on the one year anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more commonly known as the Iran Deal, the House passed legislation to reinstate sanctions on Iran’s human rights abuses and state sponsorship of terrorism, legislation preventing the United States from buying heavy water from Iran and legislation prohibiting the Department of the Treasury from allowing US currency in transactions outside the United States financial system involving Iran. Rep. Rick All... Read more

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