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  • We will get through this tough time
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    Augusta Chronicle Rep. Rick W. Allen November 14, 2020 Our lives have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and while our nation has been incredibly resilient – especially here in Georgia – the fight to combat the coronavirus and restore the greatest economy in the world is far from over. One might expect that the unprecedented challenges we’ve faced this year would bring Congress together to... Read more

  • Commitment stays strong to develop COVID vaccine
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    Augusta Chronicle U.S. Rep Rick W. Allen September 20, 2020 It’s been a tough year for us all, especially American workers and families whose businesses and livelihoods were devastated by the impact of COVID-19. Unfortunately, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have made their radical agenda clear: Instead of working on bipartisan solutions to address the pandemic, they’re focuse... Read more

  • Examine Postal Service status in proper perspective
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Augusta Chronicle U.S. Rep. Rick Allen The U.S. Postal Service is a unique government service that has long played an integral role in American life. I’m grateful for the men and women who provide this service, and I will continue to support them and the millions of Americans who rely on the Post Office to conduct business, communicate with loved ones, and receive vital medication. ... Read more

  • Schools can reopen safely if they do it right
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington Examiner Congressman Rick W. Allen Our nation has faced many new challenges this year, and though we will undoubtedly encounter more in the months to come, I’ve seen people meet these challenges with a resilience and strength that gives me hope for our nation’s future. I’m eternally grateful for our dedicated healthcare heroes and those working on the frontlines, and as the senior Republica... Read more

  • Democrats should join Republicans in condemning lawlessness and supporting police
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    By Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) July 9, 2020 Over the past month, we’ve seen radical progressives attack our nation. Legitimate and peaceful protests have been hijacked by violent lawbreakers with the ultimate goal of total anarchy. Now we’re experiencing attacks on law enforcement, the destruction of presidential memorials and the establishment of so-called “autonomous zones.” Some of my Democratic colleagues have refused to condemn the lawlessness and riots that ha... Read more

  • Defunding has no place in police-reform legislation
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    By Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) June 25, 2020 Today marks one month since the wrongful death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since that tragic day, his death has sparked calls for police reform. I believe that in order for justice to be served, we must reevaluate policing policies from the bottom up to ensure this situation will never occur again. No officer who has multiple citations, uses excessive force, and is incapable of performing their lawful dutie... Read more

  • Congress must unite for next phase of coronavirus legislation
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on March 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    By Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) March 24, 2020 Our nation is in the middle of a crisis we have not seen in our lifetime. As the coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19, continues to impact every facet of our lives – businesses, schools, agriculture, travel and, of course, our health – Americans are looking to all levels of government for a quick response and help. While there is more work to do, I am encouraged by the steps we have taken at the federal level to provide rel... Read more

  • Surprise Medical Billing Must End
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on March 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    By Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) March 1, 2020 We never know when an accident or medical emergency will happen, but we do know that when you receive care you’ll likely receive a bill in the mail. But too often, properly insured patients go to a hospital or other health care provider and end up with costly, unexpected charges. To reduce or eliminate that surprise medical bill, patients are typically burdened with countless phone calls and piles of paperwork. This issue... Read more

  • Radical resolution would harm future of life-saving disease cures
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) December 11, 2019 It’s a special time of year, as Americans all across the country prepare for the holidays and carefully craft their wish lists. For some, the perfect present comes wrapped in a bow. For others, the greatest gift cannot be put into a box – the gift of life. This holiday season, let’s remember the mothers, fathers, sons and daughters who are eagerly waiting for life-saving cures. Thankfully, our nation is blessed to hav... Read more

  • Nuclear is a necessary part of our clean-energy future
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    By Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) November 22, 2019 Over the past year, clean energy has become a hot topic, dominating news cycles and conversations around the country. I welcome this conversation and believe the American people deserve to get all the facts. Liberals keep offering unrealistic and costly energy “solutions.” Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist "Green New Deal" is a prime example. It’s one of the worst pieces of legislation I’ve ever ... Read more

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