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    U.S. Representative John R. Carter represents Texas' 31st Congressional District, which includes Williamson and Bell counties.In the 116th Congress, Rep. Carter sits on the Defense Subcomittee on Appropriations and he is the Ranking Member on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations. In addition, he serves as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan House Army Caucus and is member of the House Republicans Steering Committee, a leadership position.

    Since his first election in 2002, Congressman Carter has established himself as a leader in Congress who has the foresight and courage to author and support numerous pieces of legislation that would increase the protection of U.S. citizens and bring justice to those who threaten our freedom and way of life.

    Congressman Carter is one of the few House Members who has authored legislation signed into law under Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump. Despite being a veteran Congressman, John Carter is still known as "Judge" for having served over 20 years on the district court bench in Williamson County, which he won as the first county-wide elected Republican in Williamson County in modern history. Before becoming a Judge, Congressman Carter had a successful private law practice and continued to practice law while serving as the Municipal Judge in Round Rock.

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    A true Texan at heart, Congressman Carter was born and raised in Houston and has spent his adult life in Central Texas. Carter attended Texas Tech University where he graduated with a degree in History and then graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1969.Congressman Carter and his wife, Erika, met in Holland and have been happily married since June 15, 1968. Since then, they have built a home and raised a family of four on Christian beliefs and strong Texas Values. Congressman Carter and Mrs. Carter are also proud grandparents to six precious grandchildren.  


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Homeland Security

Protecting Americans from terrorism is as relevant today as it was on that fateful September morning in 2001. The alarming trend of terrorist attacks across the western world is a constant reminder that we must remain vigilant and use every tool at our disposal to keep our communities safe.  We must fight back against this ideology of hate that has pitted itself against freedom and liberty. As the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee I work every day to ensure the men and women charged with providing our security have the resources they need to keep Americans safe.

We must do everything in our power to detect and prevent terrorist attacks.  It is the responsibility of Congress to ensure that our intelligence community has the tools and the freedom to monitor terrorists as they plot against us.  We must also support a culture of preparedness that readies our communities to immediately respond and recover should an attack succeed. This includes training our local and state first-responders while providing adequate resources to our federal agencies.  

Our nation must also be prepared to respond to natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes. Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy taught us lessons that we cannot forget. As the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I have worked to ensure that FEMA has the tools, leadership, and organizational structure to quickly and effectively respond to all natural disasters.

Through the work of my subcommittee, the federal government is able to furnish competitive grant opportunities to cities, states, and private business to better prepare ourselves against an attack or natural disaster. I will continue to fight to ensure Texas’ 31st Congressional district and communities across the country receive this vital funding for their police and fire departments.

Providing for the security of our homeland and the safety of our citizens is a daunting mission.  Whether on the high seas, on our border, in the cyber domain, or in the communities in which we live, we cannot fail to safeguard the homeland.  I look forward to continuing my work to ensure that the brave men and women that keep us safe have the resources and support in Congress that they need to accomplish this mission.

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  • Office Locations Push

    Office Name Location Image Map URL
    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