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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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Health Care

The rising cost of health care has caused millions of Americans to choose between basic needs and insurance. This can be credited to many things including the costly implementation of Obamacare, excessive governmental regulation, irrelevant malpractice lawsuits and a lack of affordable insurance options.

I believe former President Obama’s massive health care law, commonly known as Obamacare, has made things worse by raising health costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. While we have made progress in weakening this disastrous law by repealing the individual mandate, there is more work to be done. I believe that the expansion of government control over health care is the wrong approach to take. Obamacare will cost hundreds of billions that our country can't afford for a health system that Americans don't want.

Repealing this bill means preventing more than $770 billion in tax hikes and eliminating all the mandates and penalties so that small businesses can grow and hire new workers, reducing spending by $540 billion, and paving the way for better solutions that will lower costs without destroying jobs or bankrupting our government

I believe America’s health care system should protect preexisting conditions, and promote patients’ choice among physicians, and pharmacists as well as drugs and services over the government’s choice. Too often our health care needs are determined by a complete stranger who is more concerned with a bottom line than our best interests.

To lower the cost of health care, Congress should immediately implement tort reforms that will eliminate the frivolous lawsuits that have forced countless medical professionals out of the field and escalated medical costs for all hard-working Americans. Having served as a judge in Central Texas for more than twenty years, I am well aware of the problems that have stemmed from placing the interests of trial lawyers above the interests of patients.

I also believe we should improve incentives for students and doctors, which will help growing areas facing serious shortages of health professionals. These incentives will help to ensure a stable workforce of health care providers in these areas. Finally, we must work towards improving the Medicare and TRICARE doctor reimbursement rates to ensure our seniors and military families are able to receive the medical resources they need and deserve.

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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