this week in washington...

The House passed the Make America Secure Appropriations Act. 

By passing this bill the House of Representatives kept our promise to the American people to work with President Trump and build the wall. I was happy to support this bill!

  • H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act will:
  • Provide $1.6 billion to secure our Southern Border – 100% of what President Trump requested.
  • Boost base funding for the Department of Defense by $68.1 billion to continue rebuilding our military.
  • Fully fund the authorized 2.4% pay raise for our troops.
  • Fully fund the projects at Fort Gordon authorized in the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Provide the highest level of funding ever for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Allow the Administrator of the EPA and Secretary of the Army to withdraw from the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule/
  • Boost funding for Capitol Police to keep Members of Congress, their staffs and constituents safe.
  • Continue the pay freeze for Members of Congress.

I participated in the House Agriculture Committee’s hearing on the opportunities for Agriculture in Renegotiating NAFTA

I spoke on the Floor to shine a spotlight on rural America.

Rural farms are the true heart of Georgia-12, but our farmers have been forgotten by out of touch politicians and unelected bureaucrats in Washington.

I remembered the life of Roy Herrington, a lifelong resident of Georgia-12, on the House floor.

I met with Caroline Dorn from Augusta.  She was participating in the JDRF children’s congress as an advocate for juvenile diabetes research funding.  

Caroline is a remarkable young lady who won’t give up until we find a cure!  I am proud to join her in her fight!

We showed our support for America’s veterans by providing unprecedented levels of funding for our Nation’s Heroes, continuing to fund the veteran’s choice program and by passing the Forever GI Bill, which will allow troops to use their GI bill benefits for their entire lives.

On Monday, I was able to connect with thousands of constituents from Georgia-12 on a telephone town hall to answer their questions. Thanks to everyone who participated!

We also received great news on the condition of Congressman Steve Scalise!

Congressman Scalise was recently injured in the tragic shooting at baseball practice, but we received the news that he was discharged from the hospital this week! Please continue to keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Please see below for my full statement on the failure of Obamacare repeal in the Senate this week:

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Rick Allen
Member of Congress
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