this week in washington...


We continue to make great strides towards pro-growth tax reform for all Americans! This week the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Committee worked on ironing out the differences between the two bills.

I look forward to voting for this much-needed tax reform legislation next week!

Last week the House passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act – and now I want to hear from you.

Please visit allen.house.gov/secondamendmentsurvey to share your thoughts.

Along with my colleagues on the House Education and the Workforce Committee – we approved the PROSPER Act.


The PROSPER Act is a historic package of higher education reforms that will bring the education and business communities together to cultivate a qualified workforce. I offered an amendment to ensure that institutions have the ability to provide additional student financial counseling on top the annual counseling in the PROSPER Act, and I’m proud to say that it was accepted by voice vote and is in the bill!

The House also passed two bills aimed at cracking down on terrorist financing in Iran. It is time for other nations to hear us loud and clear – America will hold other nations accountable if they support terrorism.

I also had the opportunity to sign Christmas cards for our troops thanks to the American Red Cross’ Holiday Mail for Heroes event.


Our service members at home and abroad deserve extra support this holiday season!

President Trump signed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law this week.


This provides the largest pay raise for our troops in 8 years and supports our district’s defense priorities.

From my family to yours, I hope you have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas!

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Sincerely,

 

Rick Allen
Member of Congress
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