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Representative Carter Calls on IRS to Address Backlog

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(Washington, DC)- Representative John Carter (TX-31) joined his colleagues in a letter to Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, urging the Treasury Department to implement measures to alleviate the IRS backlog and bring relief to the American taxpayer during this tax return season. "While every federal agency has been impacted by COVID-19, the IRS has been hit particularly hard and has accumulated a b...

Rep. Carter to Biden: Don't Force Taxpayers to Fund Abortion

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(Washington, DC) - Today, Representative John Carter and over 170 of his Republican colleagues condemned President Biden’s attempt to remove the Hyde Amendment provision and other pro-life protections from the President's budget. The Hyde Amendment, which prohibits tax dollars from being used to fund abortions, has been a bipartisan effort for over 40 years and now, President Biden is attempting to end it.

Carter, Bipartisan Colleagues Demand SBA Fixes Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Program

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Representative Carter (TX-31), along with U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN), Roger Williams (R-TX), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Dean Phillips (D-MN) and over 200 bipartisan colleagues, sent a letter calling on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to stabilize the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. The SVOG program provides emergency assistance grants to venues that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carter Announces Grants for TX-31 Airports

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) announced over $100,000 in Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) grants to TX-31 airports. These grants can be used towards operations, personnel, and resources to maintain the safety & functioning of these airports.

Carter Announces over $3.1 million in CARES Act funding for Texas’ 31st District

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) announced $3,148,711 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for Texas’ 31st district today. The CARES Act established $5 billion in supplemental Community Development Block Grant funding to help localities prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus. This money comes from that allocation and is part of the third tranche of CDBG CARES Act funding.

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.

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