U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today was sworn in to the 114th Congress as the new representative for Georgia’s 12th district.
Upon his swearing in, Allen released the following statement: “It is the greatest honor of my life to serve the people of Georgia’s 12th district. At this critical time in our nation’s history, we now have the opportunity to change the direction of this country and ensure America remains the hope of the world. This charge is a responsibility that I cherish and take very seriously. Through God’s continued blessing and with the help of the great people of Georgia’s 12th district, I believe we can truly move this country forward. I look forward to working each and every day on behalf of my constituents on commonsense solutions to grow our economy, rein in the federal government, strengthen our communities and make our nation a better place for future generations.”
Last month, Congressman Allen was assigned to the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Education and Workforce Committee. These committees will position him to advocate for Georgia’s farmers in Washington and promote greater opportunities for workers and families in the 12th district. As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Congressman Allen will play a role in crafting legislation that bolsters Georgia’s number one industry and will work to provide needed regulatory relief for the agriculture community. On the House Education and Workforce Committee, he will be involved in policy to strengthen local control of our nation’s schools, equip American workers with tools they need to succeed and foster innovation and entrepreneurship in today’s workforce.
Congressman Allen arrives in Washington as a conservative, small business owner with years of real-world experience in the private sector. Prior to his election to Congress, Allen spent his career starting and building his own business from the ground up. At the age of 25, he founded the construction company R.W. Allen & Associates, which has enhanced economic development in Georgia and created thousands of jobs in the Augusta and Athens communities for more than 35 years.