The United States’ Nuclear Future Starts in Georgia-12

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This story originally appeared in the Augusta Press. By: Rick Allen (GA-12) An all-of-the-above strategy is critical to reclaiming American energy dominance, and nuclear—our nation’s largest source of clean energy—has a pivotal role to play. In the United States, we have 11,000 utility-scale electric power plants currently under operation, less than 60 of…

Biden’s LNG export ban threatens US energy security

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This story originally appeared in The Washington Examiner. By: Rick Allen (GA-12) and August Pfluger (TX-11) Under former President Donald Trump’s leadership, America was energy-dominant. By deregulating the sector, removing red tape, and unleashing domestic energy production, the United States became the largest energy producer in the world. Consumer costs were down, gross…

Biden's New Rule Rips Freedom Away From Workers, Small Businesses

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This story originally appeared in Newsweek. By: Representatives Rick W. Allen (GA-12) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) Under the Trump administration, small businesses were booming, the spirit of entrepreneurship was thriving, and the U.S. economy experienced unprecedented growth. As representatives of small business-driven communities, we are alarmed at the Biden administration's…

Biden's Joint-Employer Rule is Bad for Workers

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This story originally appeared in The Washington Times. By: Representative Rick W. Allen (GA-12) and Chairman James Comer (KY-01) In today’s evolving economy, certainty in the workplace is a key ingredient to success for employers, job creators, and small businesses nationwide. But unfortunately, the federal government has a tendency to get in the way, muddying the waters and…

Workers need empowerment, not more Bidenomics failures

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This story originally appeared in the New York Post. By: Rep. Rick W. Allen and F. Vincent Vernuccio Joe Biden spent Labor Day promising to deliver for America’s workers. In a Philadelphia speech, the president said he’d “make the economy work for people like you.” But then he called for more one-size-fits-all government mandates that will destroy jobs and lower wages. He’s tried…

School is Back. Parents’ Rights Should Be Too.

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This story originally appeared in the Augusta Press. It’s that time of year again. Summer break has come to an end, families have stocked up on school supplies, and the school year is getting underway for students across the state of Georgia. It’s undoubtedly an exciting time as our nation’s youth embark on yet another academic year filled with possibilities. As the father of four and…

Bill Seeks to Secure the Border and Curb Illegal Immigration

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This story originally appeared in the Augusta Chronicle. Under President Biden’s watch, every city in America is a border city. Every community is a border community, and America is being forced to learn the hard way that border security is national security. This administration has been largely defined by the multiple crises it has created, and nowhere is that more evident than the…

Reliable broadband is a necessity for all Americans

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This story originally appeared in the Washington Times. High-speed broadband is a critical part of today’s modern economy, no matter where you live. Whether it’s a patient seeking telehealth services, a student accessing online resources for homework, a farmer who wants to use analytics software to improve their operation, or a small business that simply wants to share its product with…

A secure border would save lives

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This story originally appeared in The Hill. In 2021, life expectancy in the United States sadly dropped to its lowest levels in two decades, largely driven by the spread of illicit, opioid drugs, which killed more than 80,000 Americans (and more than 1,700 Georgians) last year. That same year, federal authorities seized more than 20 million…

Want energy independence? Think nuclear.

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This story originally appeared in the Washington Times. Experts predict that it will cost American families more money to heat their homes this winter than any time in the last 15 years. Since his inauguration, President Biden’s war on domestic energy has been a key driver of the inflation that’s still sending shockwaves across our economy. In the past twelve months, over a third of…

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