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  • About Me


    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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Law and Order

As a retired judge, I know that law and order is the foundation of our society.  Our Constitution provides the moral framework for the policies and actions of the U.S. government and protects the liberties we enjoy as Americans.  It is critical to uphold these rights to ensure all citizens are treated justly.

Supporting our local police remains one of my top priorities.  I’m the proud author of the Protecting Our Lives by Initiating COPS Expansion (POLICE) Act which authorizes grant funding to train law enforcement and 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 (Public Law 114-199).

Our immigration system is broken and must be fixed.  I will continue to work with my House colleagues to strengthen our border first, enforce the Rule of Law, support a system that ensures our employers can verify temporary working status, and ensure humane policies. The system must reward immigrants who enter our country legally and punish those who don’t.

I will continue to protect the right to bear arms.  I have supported legislation that removes unnecessary regulations that stand in the way of lawful gun owners purchasing firearms.  As a proud member of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus with an A+ rating from the NRA, I am honored to be at the forefront of efforts to secure firearm ownership.

As a proud member of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, I have supported increased funding for federal law enforcement efforts.  It’s critical that those fighting terrorism, cybercrime, illegal drug efforts, and human trafficking receive the support they need.


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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