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Representative Carter Secures $1.6 Million for Bell County Diversion Center

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Today, Representative John Carter announced that he secured $1.6 million for the Bell County Diversion Center in the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill that was recently signed into law. The Diversion Center gives law enforcement officers another option outside jail facilities or local hospitals to help individuals suffering from mental health crises. "As a former judge, I've witne...

Carter Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition Winner

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) announced that Charlotte Chen, a junior from Rouse High School in Leander ISD, won the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. Charlotte's mixed-media (oil pastel/oil paint) artwork, "End of Day," will hang in the United States Capitol for millions of visitors to see over the next year. "I'm so proud to have Charlotte's incredible artwork represent Texas' 31st distri...

Representative Carter and Mayor Coggin Announce Federal Funding for West Village Road Development in Salado

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Today, Representative John Carter and Mayor Michael Coggin announced that Rep. Carter secured $5.5 million for west village road development projects in Salado. This funding will increase access and safety in West Salado, one of the fastest-growing areas of the community. Representative Carter included this funding in the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations bill. The legi...

Representative Carter and Mayor Davis Announce $15 million in Federal Funds for Temple Infrastructure

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) secured $15 million in community project funding for the City of Temple to assist with capacity improvements to I-35 and I-14. The funding was secured in the most recent Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations legislation. "This corridor is experiencing consistent growth that we expect to increase as people continue to move to Bell and surro...

Representative Carter Introduces Bill to Address Bus Driver Shortage

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) introduced H.R. 8041, the Driving Forward Act, this week. The bipartisan Driving Forward Act extends the current under-the-hood test exemption to get qualified individuals into the driver's seat to address the nationwide shortage of bus drivers. Original cosponsors of the legislation include Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Virginia Foxx (R-NC-05), Dutch ...

Representative Carter Secures $2 Million for City of Hamilton in FY 2024 Appropriations Bill

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) secured $2 million in community project funds to improve the City of Hamilton's water distribution and wastewater collection system in the Interior Appropriations legislation that was signed into law earlier this month. "As a chairman on the Appropriations Committee, I'm in a unique position to responsibly bring much-needed funding back to our congressional distr...

Representative Carter's Statement on the National Defense Authorization Act

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After voting against H.R. 2670, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Representative John Carter (R-TX-31) released the following statement. "Earlier this year, the House passed a strong, responsible NDAA that focused on military readiness and deterrence. Unfortunately, today's NDAA was not that bill, and while it had some strengths to it, it ultimately included several poison pills that ...

Congressman John Carter presents congressional app competition winner

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KWTX: Congressman John Carter presents congressional app competition winner The congressional app challenge invites high school students all over central Texas to make and present an app that they believe will help their community. District 31′s Congressman John Carter who announced this year’s winner, says the competition is an opportunity to witness the talent of the next generation “It’s really...

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...

Congressman recognizes veterans for selfless service in Central Texas

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Originally Appeared on Army.Mil Selfless service, a core Army value that is instilled in Soldiers from the minute they enter basic training and a theme that is heard at a constant beat throughout the career of service members, doesn’t end after military service. Rep. John Carter (TX-31) was present to recognize 13 veterans from the Central Texas community for their dedication and continued selfles...

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...

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