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Rep. Carter: The misnomer that is the 'American Rescue Plan'

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Not many people could predict that almost a year later, we would still be battling the coronavirus. This pandemic has impacted every single American, from small business owners to elementary students, and has significantly altered our way of life. Over the past year, policies have been enacted on every level, from signs in a small business window to White House executive orders, all in…

U.S. Rep. John Carter: America is strong and we will recover

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When this year began, our economy was on fire. The Lone Star State had closed out a strong 2019 with Texans opening 224,099 new businesses, and we were the number one job creator in the nation. The country was doing better. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by Republicans, meant people had more money in their pocket to put food on the table, pay for their kids’ dance lessons, or take a vacation. There were plenty of jobs, businesses were thriving, and people felt secure enough to invest and spend.

Together, We Will Get Through Coronavirus

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Most of us — I hope — are sheltering in place, spending much more time with our loved ones, and only leaving the confines of home for daily walks or grocery store runs.

The Federal Response to Coronavirus

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By: Representative John CarterOriginally appeared: Round Rock Leader, March 9, 2020 Whether you’re reading the newspaper, scrolling social media or watching TV, everyone is rightfully talking about the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.It’s important that Texans are informed and prepared to deal with this new virus, but over the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of finger…

New international trade agreements are a big deal

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By: Representative John CarterOriginally appeared: Round Rock Leader, Feb. 11, 2020 The United States over the last month has negotiated and secured two revolutionary trade agreements: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and “Phase 1” of a trade deal with China. These trade agreements come after a focus on free and fair trade by the Trump administration.With the U.S.…

Congress should ratify revolutionary' free trade agreement

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In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, went into effect, becoming one of the world’s most comprehensive free trade agreements. The document dictated how the United States would trade with our neighbor to the north, Canada, and the south, Mexico.The world has changed a lot since 1994, and after 25 years, we’ve seen rapid technological advancement and a…

New bill means Justice Served'

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Last fall I stood at the podium in the 277th District Court, my old courtroom, to announce the signing of the Justice Served Act into law by President Donald Trump.The Justice Served Act was created to help give closure to victims of violent crime and their families that never received justice. The bill directs funding to state and local jurisdictions to prosecute criminals who have been…

Success doesn't have to mean a four-year degree

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I recently saw a TV commercial showing a young child progressing through early childhood education classes. At the end, the motherly voiceover explained that this child’s education was going to lead them to success — being college-bound. The last few words explain the mother’s joy when her son will announce what college he’s attending. There’s no doubt that…

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