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Democrats Block Balanced Budget Amendment

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For Immediate Release: November 18, 2011The nation’s hopes for a balanced federal budget and resulting new jobs were dashed today as House Democrats voted overwhelmingly to continue the Obama Administration’s out-of-control federal spending and handouts, according to House Republican Conference Secretary John Carter (TX-31).   “There is no excuse for any…

New CAFE Standards Will Cost Jobs and Vehicle Sales

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For Immediate Release: November 16, 2011The proposed CAFE standards released today by the Obama Administration will cost American jobs, push new cars and trucks out of the price range of many working families, seriously endanger the capabilities of work trucks, and hurt the auto industry nationwide, according to House Republican Conference Secretary John Carter (R-TX31).“A $3,000…

Fact or Fiction on Congress By Congressman John Carter

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OPINION: 1120 WORDS For Immediate Release: October 28, 2011 Most of us by now have received at least one of those spam emails about the outrageous privileges and pay of Congress.  They have been circulating for years, and spur a large volume of letters I receive from constituents.  There are a lot of good reasons to be mad at Congress right…

Carter Wins Grant Flexibility for Local Public Transit

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For Immediate Release: September 9, 2011  - Congressman John Carter won a victory for local transit systems this week during Appropriations Committee markup of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Act with passage of an amendment to allow local government to use federal 5307 program grant funds for fuel costs in addition to new equipment and…

The American Pickup saved from EPA axe in U.S. House action

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For immediate release: July 13, 2011The EPA’s power grab over vehicle gas mileage standards has been dealt a major blow by Congressmen John Carter (R-TX) and Steve Austria (R-OH), who teamed up to pass a pickup truck-saving amendment to the Interior and Environment Appropriations Act in full House Appropriations Committee Action.“We are trying to stop nothing short of the…

Live Webcast Tonight

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Please join me tonight at roughly 7:00pm Central time for another live webcast from our Washington office on the debt ceiling debate along with the latest on securing our borders, fighting job-killing regulations, and any other Congressional issue in which you have an interest.The webcast will be live on our website at WWW.HOUSE.GOV/CARTER, and also viewable simultaneously on our UStream…

Groundbreaking scheduled for SH 195 project

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Groundbreaking scheduled for SH 195 project      FLORENCE, TX – Federal, state and local officials will kick off the new State Highway 195 project on April 27 at 10:00 AM in Florence. US Congressman John Carter, along with representatives from Fort Hood, the Texas Department of Transportation, Williamson County Commissioner Valerie Covey and the City of Florence…

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