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What Congress Will Address this Fall

When We return to Washington, DC next week, the House and Senate will have a few very important tasks at hand.

First, we will be facing a September 30 deadline to fund the government. The House has passed five appropriations bills, and all 12 appropriations bills have passed committee. The House will be working to get the remaining appropriations bills passed and to the Senate. 

Unfortunately, the Senate has not passed any appropriations bills. This is crucial. Without the Senate passing any appropriations bills, Congress will be forced to pass some form of a short term funding bill, possibly a continuing resolution (CR), to fund the government until after the election. 

If a short term CR is passed, then following the election, both the House and Senate will work to pass appropriations for the next year. Without both chambers passing appropriations, the Congress will be forced into another CR, or other combined funding bill until the new President is inaugurated, or through the next fiscal year. Neither is ideal. Funding our government through regular order of passing appropriations bills is what is best, and is exactly what the House is doing! 

Another must do when we return is finalizing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congress always passes an NDAA, and I don’t see any reason why that would change this year. The House has passed its version, and the Senate passed its version, and conference will begin on the bills when we return. While I am not a Conferee for NDAA, I will be working with Chairman Thornberry to try and keep many of the House version provisions in the NDAA, especially the language based on my READI Act that will not allow illegal immigrants to be temporarily housed on military installations. 

Before we left for our district work period in late July, I was proud to have my POLICE Act passed by both the House and Senate, and signed by the President. This is a great accomplishment in our current political climate, and is even better for our local and state emergency responders. The POLICE Act will allow for active shooter training as a criteria for applying for COPS grants. This will allow more of our first responders the opportunity to participate in this specialized training that has proven to save lives during active shooter situations.

Dogs on Deployment & National Dog Day

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In Honor of National Dog Day, here’s a great member of Team Carter!

Military members nation-wide confront a multitude of problems during their careers, the last thing they need to worry about is their pet’s care during their service commitments. Dogs on Deployment is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner’s service commitments. Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible, life-long pet ownership by military pet owners by advocating for military pet owner rights, providing educational resources and granting financial assistance for military pet owners during times of emergency. Join Dogs on Deployment’s mission in changing the lives of our military members and their pets. 

Rep. Carter Discusses Current Events With Telegram

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Thanks for your time, Temple Daily Telegram!

Rep. Carter Talks Politics

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As I have said before, we must do everything in our power as the Republican National Committee & Republican Party of Texas make sure Donald Trump & Mike Pence are victorious this November!

Featured Leader: Donna Budak

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Donna Budak, Executive Director of The Seton Fund, is one of my Featured Leaders here in ‎TX-31. Listen to a little about Donna’s role & the Seton Medical Center Williamson mission here.


An America First Economic Plan

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Today, Donald Trump delivered a speech to the Detroit Economic Club about his plan to get the American economy back on track. Mr. Trump said what we as Texans already know: over-regulation from the Obama Administration is killing jobs, choking off U.S. energy production, and restraining business development and economic growth. We cannot afford four more years of this Washington-knows-best insanity from President Obama and Hillary Clinton!

Read the plan here.

Happy Birthday USCG

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Happy 226th Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard! Thank you for being our “Guardians of National Security Afloat & Ashore.”

Ransom To Iran Puts Americans At Risk

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First, President Obama pushed through a disastrous Iran deal, and now it looks like a payoff to the rogue regime for the return of American hostages. The United States should not negotiate with kidnappers and supporters of terrorism. The President needs to better explain this outrageous sequence of events.

July Recap

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I’m fighting to bring more Texas to Washington and less Washington to Texas! As we move into autumn, I want to update you on my work as I represent central Texas in Congress. During the past seven months I have:

  • Passed and Authored H.R. 4584, the POLICE Act, which authorizes grant funding to train first responders to effectively deal with active shooter threats like we’ve seen at Fort Hood. This legislation was signed into law by the President on July 22, 2016.
  • Introduced the Veterans Transplant Coverage Act (H.R. 5734), which updates the Veteran Choice Program to ensure all veterans have access to live-donor organ transplants, regardless of whether or not the organ donor is a veteran.
  • Included language from my bill, H.R. 4537, the Resist Executive Amnesty on Defense Installations (READI) Act, in the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act. This legislation will prohibit illegal aliens from being housed on military installations.
  • Supported appropriations bills that preserve Texans’ control over Texas waters as well as prohibit the IRS from targeting individuals for exercising their First Amendment rights. The House appropriations bills limit executive overreach and bureaucratic red tape that infringe on the rights of Americans and stifle economic growth.
  • Authored the FY2017 DHS Appropriations bill (H.R. 5634) which includes funding to increase border security, detain illegal immigrants, protect our critical networks from cyber-attacks, and provide TSA with resources to reduce wait times at our nation’s airports.

It is an honor to work for you in the U.S. House of Representatives. I thank you for your continued support!

Congressman Carter shares thoughts about Republican and Democratic nominees for president

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U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-TX 31) shared his thoughts with News Channel 25 regarding the Republican and Democratic nominees for president on Wednesday afternoon.

During a scheduled interview, Carter said he supported the GOP candidate for president Donald Trump.

When asked about Trump’s proposal involving building a wall in the Southern border of the U.S., he said the term wall could be anything from a fence to something such as the Great Wall of China.

He said there are places where an obstruction to keep from people crossing the border is effective.

“We are all for legal immigration,” Carter said. “I’m opposed to illegal immigration, people who come in illegally, and part of it would be structures like a wall.”

He also mentioned he was disappointed when Sen. Ted Cruz did not endorse him during the Republican National Convention after during the primary process candidates promised to endorsed the nominee.

“I was very disappointed my Texas Senator didn’t keep his word because we are people who keep their word in this part of the world,” Carter said.

Carter said Clinton should be congratulated on being the first woman nominated for president, but he said there are many negatives associated with her, involving her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.

“They said she didn’t seem to understand what was top secret and what wasn’t,” Carter said. “She was the number two person and probably the number one person on that issue. If she didn’t understand it then why would she want us to make her president of the United States who has to deal with everything he has is about top secret, so it concerns me a lot,” Carter said.

Read the full story here.