this week in washington...

As a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, I participated in a legislative hearing on the
joint employer standard, which has hurt many franchisees in my district. 

On Thursday, the House passed the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.

This legislation strengthens law enforcement’s ability to ensure that criminal alien gang members are not allowed in, deported quickly if they are here and not allowed to enter the U.S. again.

I also spoke about Hurricane Irma on the House Floor, “America is resilient, the American people are resilient when we come together as one - and now we must assess the damage and rebuild our communities."

From the bottom of my heart, thank you again to our first responders. If you need any help with federal assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, please do not hesitate to reach out to my offices:

Washington, DC Office – (202)-225-2823
Augusta District Office – (706)-228-1980
Statesboro District Office – (912)-243-9452
Dublin District Office – (478)-272-4030
Vidalia District Office – (912)-403-3311

You can also visit  for more information.

This week the House continued to work hard for the American people by passing the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

I had the opportunity to meet with air traffic controllers to discuss FAA Reauthorization.

I also had a chance to speak with cotton growers to begin talking about their legislative priorities.

In fact, next week I will be in the district, meeting with local farmers to get their input on the upcoming reauthorization of the Farm Bill!

REMINDER: I will be hosting Georgia-12’s Fall Academy Day tomorrow, September 16, at 10:00 a.m. This is a great event for those who want to learn more about the application and nomination process. Admissions liaisons will also be available to answer any questions you may have. Find the details below!

Georgia Southern University
Military Science Building
4526 Old Register Road
Statesboro, Georgia 30458

Sign in and registration will be from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. and the event will run until about 12:00 p.m.

Share your thoughts with me. You can email me ⇒  HEREcontact any of our offices or join the conversation on FacebookTwitter or InstagramDon’t forget to sign up for my Telephone Town Halls. Click HERE to register your name and number to ensure that you’re contacted for all future calls from me. I hope you have a great weekend!



Rick Allen
Member of Congress
426 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 | (202)-225-2823