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Election Day is March 5, 2024. If you reside in Texas’ 31st district, find your polling location below by clicking on your county:

Bell County

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Burnet County

Coryell County

Hamilton County 

Williamson County


President of the National Border Patrol Council Says Congressman John Carter is the ONLY TX-31 Candidate Who Will Secure Our Border

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(Round Rock, TX) –National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd is endorsing Congressman John Carter for Congress in Texas’ 31st Congressional District.

“John Carter helped write the Secure Our Border Act, the strongest border security legislation we have ever seen. He is an incredible advocate for the safety of our Border Patrol Agents and works tirelessly to secure our border,” said Judd. “I’m proud to support him. We need more people like John Carter in Congress if we are ever going to get serious about securing our border.”

The National Border Patrol Council represents more than 17,000 Border Patrol Agents and support staff.

“I’m honored to receive the National Border Patrol Council’s endorsement. Securing our border is vital to the safety and security of our nation,” said Carter, who Chairs the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee in Congress. Carter continued, “The Biden Administration’s open border policies are allowing countless illegal immigrants across our border, emboldened the cartels, and made a mockery of law and order. The Secure the Border Act will finally build the wall, end catch and release, give our border patrol agents and law enforcement officers the resources they need, and end the flow of deadly fentanyl into Texas.”

Rep. John Carter represents the 31st district of Texas in the U.S. House. He has been a tireless advocate for his constituents, focusing on taking care of our service members, making sure our community is safe by supporting law enforcement, improving our economy, and securing our border.

President Donald Trump Endorses John Carter

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(Round Rock, TX)- President Donald Trump endorsed John Carter for reelection in Texas’ 31st district.

In a post on Truth Social, President Trump said, “Judge John Carter has been a tremendous Congressman for the incredible people of Texas’ 31st Congressional District.

“An America First Conservative, John is fighting to Secure our Borders, Defend our Second Amendment, and Uphold the Rule of Law.

“Strong on Jobs, Education, and Healthcare, John fights hard for our Brave Law Enforcement, Military and Veterans.

“Congressman John Carter is an original Member of my Texas Elected Leadership Team, and he has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

Temple Mayor Tim Davis Endorses Congressman John Carter for Reelection

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(Temple, TX)- Temple Mayor Tim Davis proudly announces his official endorsement of Congressman Carter’s reelection campaign, highlighting the congressman’s unwavering commitment to securing vital federal funding for Temple’s infrastructural developments and community initiatives.

Congressman Carter’s steadfast advocacy has resulted in a monumental $45 million in federal funding to bolster Temple’s growth and advancement. Notably, his initiatives have facilitated crucial improvements across multiple key areas in the Temple community. Those include:

1. Veterans Memorial Blvd Enhancement: This project enhances vehicular and pedestrian access to the VA Hospital, beautifying the corridor, and implementing enhanced drainage systems for improved safety.

2. Outer Loop Development: Spearheading the creation of a vital regional connection, bridging both ends of I-35 and ensuring enhanced connectivity.

3. Sanitary Sewer Reduction Program: Initiating funding to support Temple’s efforts in significantly reducing illicit discharges, reducing incidents from over 300 to less than 5 annually, contributing to environmental preservation and increased safety for Temple residents.

4. Regional Mobility Infrastructure Upgrades: Securing funds for critical improvements to I-35 and I-14 within Temple, elevating transportation efficiency and safety while also increasing capacity for further economic development.

5. Expansion of the Temple/Belton Wastewater Treatment Plant: The expansion of the plant was necessary to sustain the delivery of vital services as Temple continues its unprecedented growth.

Additionally, Congressman Carter’s unwavering advocacy for the military and their families remains a cornerstone of his tenure, showcasing his dedication to supporting those who serve our nation. Mayor Tim Davis expressed his firm belief in Congressman Carter’s ability to continue driving progress and positive change for Temple, emphasizing the pivotal role Carter plays in the city’s growth and prosperity.

“As Mayor of Temple, I wholeheartedly endorse Congressman Carter for reelection. His tireless efforts and remarkable accomplishments speak volumes about his dedication to our community’s welfare and growth,” Mayor Davis commented. “Congressman Carter’s commitment to securing vital funding for Temple has been instrumental in the improvement of our infrastructure and fostering a brighter future for our residents.”

With the endorsement from Mayor Tim Davis, Congressman Carter’s reelection campaign further solidifies his role as a pivotal figure in championing Temple’s progress and development.

John Carter Files for Re-election in Texas’ 31 Congressional District

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(Austin, TX) – John Carter (R-TX-31) filed for re-election in Texas’ 31st congressional district at the Republican Party of Texas headquarters over the weekend.

“Serving the patriotic people of my district in the United States Congress is an honor of a lifetime, and there’s still more work to do,” said Carter. “I’m energized to keep holding the Biden administration accountable through the power of the purse, get the Secure the Border Act that I co-wrote across the finish line, and cut government waste. Central Texans want results, and with my position as a conservative chairman in the House, member of the influential Steering Committee, and seniority in the Texas delegation, I’m delivering.

“In the first 11 months of this Congress alone, I’ve prevented taxpayers from footing the bill for gender reassignment surgeries, brought $200 million back to Texas military bases, zeroed out the budget for VA bureaucrats that lied to veterans, and secured over $22 million for Texas’ 31st district in the appropriations bills that have passed the House so far.

“I sincerely thank Central Texans for allowing me the opportunity to earn your vote and bring our Texas values to Washington. I’m not slowing down, and I’ll be wearing my boots out to earn every vote I can in March.”

John Carter Announces Bid for Reelection

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Georgetown, TX) – Today, Congressman John Carter (R-TX) announced he is running for reelection in Texas’ 31st district, encompassing Burnet, Bosque, Hamilton, and Coryell counties and parts of Bell and Williamson counties.

“Being the conservative voice for Texas’ 31st district is one of the greatest honors of my life. In the first eight months of the Republican Majority in Congress, I’ve worked with my colleagues to cut over 20% of wasteful Washington spending, wrote and passed the most conservative border security bill in decades, and stood in the way of Biden’s woke priorities at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Two weeks ago, I passed the first appropriations bill through the House and prevented taxpayers from footing the bill for sex changes and abortions, brought $200 million back to our Texas military bases, and used the power of the purse to increase accountability at the VA.

“We’ve seen a lot of success, and as a Texas conservative chairman in the House, I’m in the position to keep those conservative wins going. That’s why I’m kicking off my reelection campaign for Texas’ 31st district today.

“I want to thank central Texas for allowing me to continue fighting to bring more of Texas to Washington and keep Washington out of Texas. Your faith in me has allowed me to advocate on your behalf against the federal bureaucrats and return over $5 million to TX-31 taxpayers since January. Now is no time to slow down. It’s time to rely on experienced, proven leadership to build upon our conservative wins and stop Democrats in their tracks.”

Carter Calls for Legislative Action to Help Domestic Violence Victims

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(Round Rock, TX) – On Friday, Congressman John Carter (TX-31) and over 100 House members sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging reauthorization and additional funding for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the next Coronavirus response package.

“There is a lot of fear and uncertainty amongst Americans right now, and for the victims of domestic violence, there is even more fear because of these stay-at-home orders,” Representative Carter said. “There are already reports detailing the rise of domestic violence since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, so it’s extremely important that resources and funding are available to protect those at risk. As Congress continues to work on Coronavirus response efforts, I encourage House and Senate leadership to include measures to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and include funding to keep crucial programs running to support victims of domestic violence. As we work to provide for our health care professionals, small businesses and American families to end this pandemic, we must remember to protect those who are not safe in their own homes and give them resources to safely shelter-in-place.”

Texas Alliance for Life Releases First Round of Endorsements for Federal Offices

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November 27, 2019

Amy O’Donnell, Director of Communications

Texas Alliance for Life, Inc., is proud to release our first list of endorsed candidates for federal office for the Primary and General Elections.

We are very pleased to endorse for reelection for President and Vice President Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence, respectively.

President Trump and Vice President Pence have vastly advanced the Pro-Life Movement by protecting unborn children and their mothers from abortion, prohibiting taxpayer-funded abortions, securing conscience protections for medical providers, and preventing the promotion of abortion abroad through U.S. programs and the United Nations.

Those accomplishments include:

  • Confirming 164 pro-life federal judges, including two Supreme Court justices (Neil Gorsuch and Brent Kavanaugh), 48 U.S. Courts of Appeals judges, 112 District Court judges, and two judges to the United States Court of International Trade.
  • Issued Title X “Protect Life” rules, which caused Planned Parenthood to entirely withdraw from the program thereby forgoing approximately $60 million annually.
  • Stopped U.S. tax dollars from funding abortion overseas by reinstating the Mexico City Policy. They further expanded it to the new Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance program to ensure that our tax dollars are protected from funding the abortion industry overseas across $8.8 billion in global health spending.
  • Defunded the pro-abortion United Nations Fund for Population Assistance (UNFPA), which has long been complicit in China’s oppressive population control activities, including birth limitation policies and forced abortions. President Trump’s State Department cut U.S. Taxpayer funding to the UNFPA.
  • Repeatedly signed federal budgets that include the pro-life Hyde Amendment which prevents federal taxpayer dollars from funding abortion in Medicaid and other social services programs.

We are also pleased to endorse for reelection United States Senator John Cornyn, who is a recent recipient of Texas Alliance for Life’s Courageous Defense of Life award.


2020 Federal Endorsements
As of November 27, 2019
President of the United States
Donald J. Trump (R)
Vice President of the United States
Mike Pence (R)United States Senator
John Cornyn (R)

United States Representative
1 Louie Gohmert (R)
2 Dan Crenshaw (R)
3 Van Taylor (R)
4 John Ratcliffe (R)
5 Lance Gooden (R)
6 Ron Wright (R)
8 Kevin Brady (R)
10 Michael McCaul (R)
12 Kay Granger (R)
14 Randy Weber (R)
19 Jodey Arrington (R)
21 Chip Roy (R)
25 Roger Williams (R)
26 Michael Burgess (R)
27 Michael Cloud (R)
31 John Carter (R)
36 Brian Babin (R)

U.S. Rep. John Carter: America is on the cusp of energy independence, if we’re smart about it

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By U.S. Rep. John Carter

In response to the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries placing an oil embargo against the West in 1973, President Nixon graced TV screens and promised the American people that the United States would be energy independent in just 10 years.

However, progress toward energy independence crept forward at a snail’s pace over those 10 years, and over the next few decades, America experienced several oil crises due to tumultuous global politics.

Almost 41 years after Nixon’s original promise, the U.S. is finally at the cusp of energy independence — that is, if politics doesn’t spoil it.

Due to consistently growing demand, the U.S. has been forced to rely on importing oil and gas to meet the needs of Americans. This demand had left us subject to the whims of Russia and members of the OPEC, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran.

Not only have these key players experienced turbulent political times, we’ve seen before that they’ve used their status to manipulate the oil marketplace by implementing embargoes, creating shortages and sending prices skyrocketing. America’s reliance on foreign oil has been a threat to our economy and national security.

But now something amazing is happening. The U.S. energy sector is experiencing revolutionary growth and is reclaiming its spot as the world’s energy superpower.

According to Global Witness, a “staggering 61% of the world’s new oil and gas production over the next decade is set to come from one country alone, the United States.” Output from America’s new oil and gas fields is estimated to be eight times greater than Canada, 20 times greater than Russia, and more than 1.5 times the output of all other countries combined.

Additionally, of the world’s top 10 oil and gas producers, seven are U.S. states.

A statistic that’s even more impressive: projections indicate that Texas will be responsible for 28 percent of new global production. This unprecedented level of output is tremendous news for the Texas economy, and for the hundreds of thousands of Texans employed in the energy industry.

The U.S. is positioned to benefit greatly from its transition into a net exporter of energy. First and foremost, affordable oil and gas prices result in a healthier economy.

As the largest producer, the U.S. will have access to a reliable supply of energy, which will provide more stable energy prices for consumers, and lastly, a large oil reserve will create a safety net for the U.S. economy, which is susceptible to high energy costs resulting from oil shortages.

While energy independence is a boost for our economy and national security, recent pushes to pass restrictive legislation, such as the Green New Deal, and promises by Democratic presidential candidates could prove disastrous for both the energy sector and economy, especially in Texas. In fact, at a recent CNN climate town hall, various candidates said they’d ban offshore drilling, the export of fossil fuels, and phase out combustion engine cars and commercial air travel.

U.S. senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren recently stated that on her first day in office she “will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands,” fundamentally destroying jobs and energy stability in one flick of a pen.

While I believe in the development of new technologies that are grounded in science, and an “all of the above” energy strategy, the left’s approach to throw the baby out with the bath water would have significant negative effects on our state’s economy and Texans’ quality of life.

Instead, everyone should realize that being a world energy superpower introduces stability in energy pricing and improves our nation’s geopolitical influence — an important effect that cannot be understated in a world that is increasingly unstable.

The U.S. is on stable ground with our energy production, and it’s important that we stay on this path for our own national security, energy security and economy. Right now, America is in a good place with energy production, but in order to stay there, we need smart, pro-growth policies, not the hasty one-size-fits-all suggestions that are currently being discussed in the political arena.

Carter to Undergo Knee Replacement Surgery

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(Round Rock, TX) – Representative John Carter (TX-31) will have knee replacement surgery on Monday, July 29.

“After decades of running around the great state of Texas, traversing thousands of miles across Bell and Williamson Counties as your representative, and coaching countless hours of little league practice as a father and grandfather, there is no choice but to upgrade to bionic knees that can keep up with me. With the exceptional care of the doctors and nurses at Baylor Scott & White, I’ll be back to work in Texas’ 31st Congressional District in no time,” said Rep. Carter. “I look forward to a smooth recovery and returning full speed ahead to bring more Texas to Washington.”