President Trump held a Made in America product showcase, where products from all 50 states were represented. 

Attendees of the event were able to get a taste of Georgia, with Chick Fil A representing our great state!

I participated in a House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

This important legislation was signed into law last Congress and aims to keep K-12 education in the hands of local communities.

The committee also marked up HR 2823 – the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act. This legislation over turns the harmful Fiduciary rule, protect access to affordable retirement advice for low- and middle-income families, ensure small businesses have access to the advice they need to set up retirement plans for their employee and permits advice for basic services, such as assistance in rolling over funds from a 401(k). HR 2823 will now be considered by the full House of Representatives.

You can find more information and videos of the hearing and markup on

The House of Representatives passed the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act this week.

The DHS Reauthorization Act:
  • Is the first reauthorization for DHS since it was created in 2002.
  • Asserts Congress’ Article I authority to write laws and give direction to the Department.
  • Eliminates, consolidates and streamlines programs and offices.
  • Protects taxpayer dollars and holds DHS more accountable.
  • Supports America’s front-line defenders and first responders.
  • Improves America’s safety and security.
I received a Freedom Fighter Award for maintaining a 92% conservative rating.

Thank you to FreedomWorks for this award!

I was able to stop by and see the Geared Turbo Fan engine made by Pratt & Whitney. 

They have a large facility with over 1400 employees in Georgia and recently announced a significant expansion. It was great to see this exciting advanced technology!

As a member of the House Agriculture committee, I discussed the state of infrastructure in rural America.

I discussed the availability of rural broadband which is something affecting many people in Georgia-12, particularly in Jenkins county.

Also, in case you missed it - I penned a guest column on the RACE for Children Act in last Sunday’s Augusta Chronicle.

I have known Brennan Simkins for years, and many of you may know that he was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of childhood leukemia at the age of 7.  Brennan’s story hits close to home for me and my wife Robin, and that’s why I am a cosponsor of the RACE for Children Act. This important bill recently passed the House of Representatives in a larger piece of legislation and I look forward to the day when it will finally be signed into law.

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Rick Allen
Member of Congress
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