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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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Committee Assignments

Congressman Carter currently sits on two Appropriations subcommittees of critical interest to the 31st District: The Defense Subcommittee and is the Ranking Member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations. He is serving his fifth term as Co-Chair of the bipartisan House Army Caucus


What does the Appropriations Committee do?

Congress annually considers 11 or more appropriations measures, which provide funding for numerous activities, for example, national defense, education, homeland security and crime.  These measures also fund general government operations such as the administration of federal agencies.  Congress has developed certain rules and practices for the consideration of appropriations measures, referred to as the congressional appropriations process.

Appropriations measures are under the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.  These committees control only about 40 percent of total federal spending provided for a fiscal year.  The House and Senate legislative committees control the rest.

There are three types of appropriations measures.  Regular appropriations bills provide most of the funding that is provided in all appropriations measures for a fiscal year, and must be enacted by October 1 of each year.  If regular bills are not enacted by the deadline, Congress adopts continuing resolutions to continue funding generally until regular bills are enacted.  Supplemental bills are considered later and provide additional appropriations.

Each year Congress considers a budget resolution that, in part, sets spending ceilings for the upcoming fiscal year.  Both the House and the Senate have established parliamentary rules that may be used to enforce certain spending ceilings associated with the annual budget resolution during congressional consideration of appropriations measures.

Congress has also established an authorization-appropriation process which provides for two separate types of measures-authorization measures and appropriation measures.  These measures perform different functions and are to be considered in sequence.  First, the authorization measure is considered and then the appropriation measure.  Authorization measures are under the jurisdiction of the legislative committees, most congressional committees are legislative committees, such as the House Committee on Armed Services and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.  This process is enforced, in part, by House and Senate parliamentary rules.

Find out more about the Appropriations Committee here


 

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    Washington DC
     
    2110 Rayburn H.O.B.
    Washington, D.C. 20515
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    Round Rock Office
     
    1717 North IH 35
    Suite 303
    Round Rock, TX 78664
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    6544B S. General Bruce Drive
    Temple, TX 76502
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    (254) 933-1392
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