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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 Subcomittee 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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Border Security is the First Protection of Our Homeland

By John R. Carter

The foremost priority for our government is the protection of the homeland. You can’t protect the Homeland if you can’t secure the Border. And, I will not compromise on border security.

From WWI to the battle against ISIS terrorists, we Texans have a long history of being the first to answer the call when our country and her friends need help.  I have honored this proud tradition as a lifelong Texan, and I will continue to stand strong against President Obama’s policies that weaken our borderand jeopardize our national security.  

I am listening as many of my fellow Texans voice their concerns about border security.  I have heard your concerns and acted on them. 

Earlier this year I approved and allocated funding for the Southern Border and Approaches Campaign plan designed to address the high risk areas of the southern border.  I ensured e-verify was fully funded and I will work to implement a robust e-verify system Nationwide to protect American jobs, for American workers.  I also ensured no funding could be used for executive amnesty announced by the Obama Administration until the courts have their say. And, I will continue to support record funding levels for our U.S. Border Patrol Agents, our front line protection on our nation’s borders.

But it doesn’t stop there, we Texas conservatives are fed up with sanctuary cities that hold out their hands for federal funding yet refuse to help immigration agents remove criminal illegal aliens in their jails.  This year in our Department of Homeland Security funding bill we ensured that no sanctuary city will benefit from certain federal funding.  We also ensured that no money is allocated for the release of dangerous criminal illegal aliens that are responsible for thousands of crimes within our borders. 

These gains in security have been hard fought; this administration has had seven years to wreak havoc on our Country.  I am as tired of ceding our sovereignty for the likes of President Obama’s open borders campaign, and his continued global apology tour.   

National Security begins at home.  We will not sit by while the enemy schemes to attack us.  Make no mistake: we will fight evil and tyranny wherever it lives and grows.  To do anything less is to ensure that our children and grandchildren will fight a more powerful and entrenched enemy on our own shores.  Texans deserve a secure border, and I will not stop fighting until our border is secured.

Rep. Carter represents Texas District 31, which includes Fort Hood, the largest military installation in the free world. He serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, 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