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    U.S. Representative John R. Carter represents Texas' 31st Congressional District, which includes Williamson and Bell counties.In the 116th Congress, Rep. Carter sits on the Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations and he is the Ranking Member on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations. In addition, he serves as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan House Army Caucus and is member of the House Republicans Steering Committee, a leadership position.

    Since his first election in 2002, Congressman Carter has established himself as a leader in Congress who has the foresight and courage to author and support numerous pieces of legislation that would increase the protection of U.S. citizens and bring justice to those who threaten our freedom and way of life.

    Congressman Carter is one of the few House Members who has authored legislation signed into law under Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump. Despite being a veteran Congressman, John Carter is still known as "Judge" for having served over 20 years on the district court bench in Williamson County, which he won as the first county-wide elected Republican in Williamson County in modern history. Before becoming a Judge, Congressman Carter had a successful private law practice and continued to practice law while serving as the Municipal Judge in Round Rock.

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    A true Texan at heart, Congressman Carter was born and raised in Houston and has spent his adult life in Central Texas. Carter attended Texas Tech University where he graduated with a degree in History and then graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1969.Congressman Carter and his wife, Erika, met in Holland and have been happily married since June 15, 1968. Since then, they have built a home and raised a family of four on Christian beliefs and strong Texas Values. Congressman Carter and Mrs. Carter are also proud grandparents to six precious grandchildren.  


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America Should Adopt Texas Values when Reforming our Tax Code

Our tax code is broken and reform is long overdue.  Honest, hardworking Texas families and small businesses struggle to navigate lengthy, convoluted tax paperwork while the system promotes fraud, waste, and abuse.  April 15 has become a day we all dread.


Our economy in Central Texas is thriving, and we can credit much of this success to our tax system. Low taxation means more money in your wallet, and more investment in local business. Here in Texas, the positive benefits of a tax code that promotes business are easy to recognize in our communities. I am committed to working with President Trump and my colleagues in the House to encourage Texas-style common sense reforms that put the American taxpayer first.


Individual tax reform should bring about a simpler and fairer tax system - a system that lets you, not the government, keep more of your hard earned dollars.  We need a system that promotes growth, creates jobs, and empowers individuals to spend, save, and invest their money as they wish.


In order to maintain America’s leadership in the global market, we need to reform our corporate tax rate. In Texas, business is booming. We understand lower tax rates encourage innovation and investment. Today, the United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world. We must do better at the federal level and discourage American business from moving abroad by lowering our corporate tax to a competitive level. We want our businesses to stay in our great nation and promote American jobs.


Tax code reform must also mean Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reform.  The main mission of the IRS should be serving the American taxpayer, not themselves.  Central Texans must be treated fairly and with respect when working with our federal agencies.  IRS policies of discrimination and intimidation must come to an end.


October 2016 marked 30 years since President Reagan implemented the last major overhaul of our nation’s tax code.  Since then, our nation’s tax code has expanded to impose excessive burdens that restrict opportunity and economic freedom.  I’ll work to honor Reagan’s legacy, and the needs of Texas taxpayers, by working to bring real tax relief to Texas families and small businesses.


Rep. Carter represents Texas District 31, which includes Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored military installation in the free world. He serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, co-chairman of the Congressional Army Caucus, is on the Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice and Science and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.




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  • Office Locations Push

    Office Name Location Image Map URL
    Washington DC
    2110 Rayburn H.O.B.
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-3864
    Round Rock Office
    1717 North IH 35
    Suite 303
    Round Rock, TX 78664
    (512) 246-1600
    Bell County Office
    6544B S. General Bruce Drive
    Temple, TX 76502
    Located next to the DPS office
    (254) 933-1392