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    U.S. Representative John R. Carter was re-elected in a landslide in November 2016 to his eighth term representing Texas' 31st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Carter serves as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations and was selected to serve on the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee and Defense Subcommittee. This is also Congressman Carter's fourth term to serve as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan House Army Caucus. He has been a member of the House Appropriations Committee since 2004. Follow Judge on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JudgeCarter.  

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  • Carter to VA: "This is unacceptable"

    Yesterday, Congressman John Carter (TX-31) sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to hold the VA accountable for reported issues with GI Bill payments to veterans.

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  • Carter Announces Funding for Five Additional Barrack Renovations at Ft. Hood

    Today, Congressman John Carter (TX-31) announced $61 million in funding to renovate five additional barracks at Ft. Hood. These barracks are rated at Q4, the lowest possible quality rating. Last month, Congressman Carter toured barracks that were under renovation with Chairman Mac Thornberry of the Armed Services Committee, and stressed the importance of authorizing and funding barracks renovations, as well as motorpool and hangar construction.

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  • Carter Pledges Support for Bill that Will Ensure Social Security Fairness for Teachers, Firefighters, and Police Officers

    Congressman John Carter (TX-31) has pledged his support for Congressman Kevin Brady's Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act by cosponsoring the legislation. This bill will eliminate Social Security's Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and replace it with a new formula that ensures teachers, firefighters police officers, and other public servants receive Social Security benefits based on work history.

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  • Defense Appropriations Bill with Carter Priorities Passes House

    Yesterday evening, the House passed the Defense Appropriations bill as part of a minibus package, which also included the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill, and a continuing resolution to keep remaining parts of the government open through December 7, 2018.

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    Washington DC
    2110 Rayburn H.O.B.
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-3864
    Round Rock Office
    1717 North IH 35
    Suite 303
    Round Rock, TX 78664
    (512) 246-1600
    Bell County Office
    6544B S. General Bruce Drive
    Temple, TX 76502
    Located next to the DPS office
    (254) 933-1392

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