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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) and Pete Sessions (TX-17).

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'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…

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…

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…

Carter Secures $3 million for Cardiac Equipment and Renovations at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) and Baylor Scott & White Greater Austin Region President Jay Fox today announced $3 million for equipment and renovations for the high-tech cardiac catheterization lab at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock. The funding will provide additional equipment to help medical staff save lives during cardiac emergencies as the region continues to grow. Representative Carter secured the funding in the Labor Health and Human Services appropriations bill.

Carter Secures $1 Million For Texas State University Stem-For-All Partnership and Research Initiative

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) and Texas State University President Kelly Damphousse announced $1 million in funding for the Round Rock Campus’ STEM-for-All Partnership and Research Initiative. Congressman Carter secured these funds in the fiscal year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The STEM-for-all Partnership opens learning and professional development opportunities for all ages…

Carter, Texas Delegation Unveil Border Security Plan Ahead of Republican Takeover of the House

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) joined the Texas Delegation in unveiling a comprehensive border security strategy ahead of Republicans taking the majority in the House. The plan, a culmination of several pieces of legislation developed from members of the Texas delegation, will complete physical infrastructure, improve border enforcement, end asylum loopholes, and target cartels. Representative Carter's Updated Standards for Asylum (USA) Act, which would punish fraudulent asylum claims with a fine and up to 10 years of prison, is included in the plan.

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