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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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George HW Bush held true to ‘Country First'

In the last several weeks, our nation has recognized the Americans who fought and sacrificed in World War I on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the armistice, which ended the 20th century’s first all-encompassing conflict.

We’ve also celebrated Veterans Day to honor those who have served our great nation.

Since then, America has lost a veteran devoted to service to his country in any regard, former President George H.W. Bush. He was a man who enlisted in the Navy and served as one of its youngest aviators during World War II, and then led our nation through the long, dark Cold War in a number of capacities, culminating with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union while he occupied the Oval Office.

We owe so much to these American heroes, and it’s why I have made it a central focus of my time in office to honor and provide for those who have served their country.

A legacy of service to one another and our country is a theme which binds America together and Texas as well. Many Texans played an important role in World War I as part of the American Expeditionary Force. These brave Americans helped turn the tide against the German Army, and swiftly brought the war to a close.

This victory was not without sacrifice, as 116,516 Americans perished as a result of the Great War. But this tradition of service is rooted in American’s very nature. It’s a part of our DNA.

George H.W. Bush’s first opportunity for service came 25 years after the World War I Armistice, when he enlisted at age 17 for the Navy, eventually becoming a pilot and flying in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Throughout the years, President Bush represented America and Texas with his brand of strong, responsible and steady leadership. When it came time to confront our enemies, George Bush always rose to the challenge; service ran in his blood.

As we go into a new U.S. Congress — with important challenges our country needs to overcome — it is helpful to refocus on the themes that have always brought our country together: recognizing, thanking and helping those who have served their country.

Our servicemembers, veterans, law enforcement officers, intelligence agents and all others who serve can be the focus and beneficiaries of bipartisan, bicameral legislative action this coming year. I intend to focus on them, keeping in mind the strong legacy of service to country that Texans and Americans have shown for the last century, and will continue to show in the future.

I see the commitment to service every time I go to Fort Hood to visit our soldiers, every time I go to a VFW or Legion post to visit with our veterans, or a National Guard armory or a police station, or a school to meet the educators there.

I see it in Democrats and Republicans alike, young and old, all throughout my district. As another brave, recently departed American who served once said, “Country First.”


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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