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Republicans call for ban on Russian oil with the introduction of the PADE Act

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Tags: Energy

TEXAS, USA — Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, many Russian products have been discontinued or called to ban. Texas Congressman John Carter is joining 15 other co-sponsor Republicans in calling for the ban of importation of oil and petroleum products to be next. The PADE (Powering America through Domestic Energy) Act was originally sponsored by Ohio Congressman, Robert E. Latta (R). The bill wo...

Texas representatives fight for local airports

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KILLEEN / COLLEGE STATION, Texas / Washington, DC – Representative John Carter (TX-31), Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX), and Representatives Pete Sessions (TX-17) and Roger Williams (TX-25) sent a letter to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Airlines, Scott Kirby, to address United’s decision to stop service out of Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport and Easterwood Field Airpor...

First-ever National Warrior Call Day will be in November

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, USA — Editor's Note: The story above originally aired in June 2020 Texas Rep. John Carter has joined others in Congress to establish Nov. 21, 2021 as the first 'National Warrior Call Day,' in hopes of ending servicemember and veteran suicide. “The suicide rate among veterans is 1.5 times that of the civilian population, and unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased isolation for ma...

Rep. John Carter: U.S. Army prompted to implement policy regarding juvenile-on-juvenile sexual crimes

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Representative John Carter (R-TX-31) has announced the U.S. Army has adopted a new directive to address juvenile-on-juvenile sexual misconduct occurring on installations in response to his legislation, the MINOR Act, and language Carter included in the National Defense Authorization Act. The Army’s new policy will establish installation multidisciplinary teams to address safety, medical, behaviora...

Over 50,000 pounds of food distributed to 650 military families in Killeen Saturday

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Tags: Veterans

The Killeen Food Care Center distributed food to 650 military families on Saturday as cars drove through the parking lot. In total, there were 50,000 pounds of food given out between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., according to Raymond Cockrell, the executive director of the food care center. Cockrell spoke on giving food to those military families who need it. “I was born and raised in Killeen and the milita...

Local students win awards in congressional art competition

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ROUND ROCK, Texas — Rep. John Carter (TX-31) announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition at the annual awards ceremony held at Texas State University - Round Rock. “I am so proud of all of the students from TX-31 who submitted their artwork for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition," Carter said. "With over 70 submissions, determining the winner was no easy task and it was cl...

Congressmen say no to housing illegal migrants on fort Hood

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The two congressmen who represent Fort Hood within their districts said Tuesday that they would not sign off on migrants who have entered the country illegally being housed at the Army installation. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Norris Cochran, U.S. Reps. Roger Williams, R-Austin, and John Carter, R-Round Rock, wrote to “registe...

Rep. John Carter Secures $48.7 million for Fort Hood, $60 million for privatized housing

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Tags: Defense

FORT HOOD, Texas — Representative John Carter announced Monday, $48.7 million for Fort Hood in the fiscal year 2021 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations bill. The funding includes $32.7 million for a fuel facilities project and $16 million to complete battalion headquarters. The legislation also includes $60 million as part of a $200 million investment for pri...

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