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Representative Carter Leads Republican Members in Calling Out Biden Administration for Mishandling Taxpayer Dollars

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Representative John Carter (R-TX-31) led 15 Republican members in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calling out the mishandling of $73.4 million taxpayer dollars to local recipient organizations (LROs). A recent DHS Office of Inspector General report describes deviations and questionable spending by LROs responsible for migrant humanitarian reli...

Representative Carter Requests the House Withhold Pay During Government Shutdown

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With a government shutdown expected to begin September 30, 2023, at midnight, Representative John Carter (TX-31) requested that Chief Administrative Officer Catherine Szpindor withhold his salary until the government is funded. "As chairman of the House Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Committee, I passed my funding bill in late July- the only one to pass either chamber be...

Carter, Malliotakis Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Migrant Shelters on U.S. Military Bases

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Today, Congressman John Carter (TX-31) and Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) introduced legislation to prevent migrants from being housed on military bases located in the United States by prohibiting the use of federal funds to facilitate such shelter. The legislation comes after blue state governors have requested President Biden house illegal migrants on military bases. “As the crisis at ...

Carter Questions Ft. Cavazos on Access to Food Issues

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Congressman John Carter (TX-31) sent a letter to Lieutenant General Sean Bernabe investigating the decisions leading up to the reported food access issues at Fort Cavazos. Along with the letter, Representative Carter issued the following statement. "As a representative of Ft. Cavazos, the well-being of the soldiers stationed there is my top priority. Adequate access to food is a basic necessity, a...

Carter, Moran Introduce Legislation to Enhance School Security

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(Washington, DC)- Ahead of students, teachers, and administrators returning back to school, Representatives John Carter (TX-31) and Nathaniel Moran (TX-01) introduced the School Security Enhancement Act. H.R. 5184 enables local school districts to use Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) block grant funding for school safety infrastructure and technology. "As a grandfather to seven, this...

Carter's Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill Passes House

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(Washington, DC)- Chairman John Carter (TX-31) released the following statement after the House passed his Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill 219-211. "This bill is a culmination of months of intense work and negotiation. The final product is a solid conservative bill that keeps America's promise to our veterans, invests in deterrence against hostile actors like the Chi...

Carter Supports America's Service Members

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) released the following statement after supporting the fiscal year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). "In a world where our adversaries are becoming increasingly bold, the United States military needs to focus on deterrence efforts and readiness. This year's NDAA strikes a good balance between supporting our service members' quality of life, increasi...

Carter Votes Against H.R. 3746

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act. "Over the last 72 hours, I have combed over this bill and analyzed the impacts it will have on my constituents, our nation’s military and veterans, and America’s fiscal future. Unfortunately, this legislation fell short of my expectations. "America cannot maintain its ...

Carter Introduces READI Act

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) reintroduced the Resist Executive Amnesty on Defense Installations (READI) Act this week. The bill would prohibit the housing of illegal immigrants on military installations in the United States. The bill is cosponsored by Representatives Brian Babin (TX-36), Ken Calvert (CA-41), Pat Fallon (TX-04), Richard Hudson (NC-09) Michael McCaul (TX-10), Troy Nehls (TX-22...

Carter Announces 2023 Congressional Art Competition Winner

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) announced Bella Davis from Georgetown High School as the winner of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition at an awards ceremony held at Texas State University- Round Rock over the weekend. "I am blown away by the creativity of the students from TX-31 who submitted their artwork for the 2023 Congressional Art Competition," said Carter. "Every year we have a diffic...

Carter's Secure the Border Act Passes House

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) released the following statement after his co-authored bill, H.R. 2 the Secure the Border Act, passed the House. "Today, Republicans stepped up to do what President Biden and the Democrats have refused to do; secure the border. For far too long, cartels have manipulated our nation's immigration laws to make billions peddling drugs and human trafficking," said Rep...

Carter's Protection of Children Act Included in Historic Border Security Legislation

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Representative John Carter’s (TX-31) Protection of Children Act will be voted on tomorrow as part of H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act. The Protection of Children Act, title V of the Secure the Border Act, ensures that vulnerable children are protected from human trafficking and exploitation by expediently returning unaccompanied alien children to family members in their home country if family can...

Chairman Carter Calls on VA Secretary to Remove Partisan Misinformation on Veterans Benefits

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(Washington, DC) - Representative John Carter (TX-31), Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations, today sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough condemning the partisan misinformation spread by the VA about the Limit, Save, Grow Act. In a recent release from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency arbitrarily asserts that the Limit, Save, Grow Act wo...

Loram Technologies hosts Rep. John Carter for groundbreaking of its Global Rail Campus

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U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-TX-31) visited Loram Technologies, Inc.’s Global Rail Campus, a soon-to-be constructed state-of-the-art facility, for a ceremonial groundbreaking. The new facility will be nearly 92,000 square feet and include a corporate office and facility with rail access. Rep. Carter currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee, where he is the chair of the Military Construct...

U.S. Congressman presents award to Cove High student

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Originally appeared in the Killeen Daily Herald COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove High School senior Elise Fuselier appeared to laugh when she realized the entourage of guests paying a visit to her English class Thursday afternoon was for her. Copperas Cove High and ISD administrators escorted Congressman John Carter, R-Round Rock, to the classroom to present Fuselier with the A-Lister Award, given t...

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