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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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Tax Reform Is Working

Headlines across the country are sharing the good news; tax reform is working for the American people.

Every week, more and more businesses are announcing wage increases, bonuses and additional investments in the American economy. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act has been the law of the land for just over two months, and it is already giving our economy a much-needed boost.

Across the nation, over 4,000,000 American workers are already seeing the benefits of Tax Reform, and that number only continues to grow.Tax reform is providing much-needed tax relief for low-income and middle-income Texans. 

In February, ninety percent of Americans saw more money in their checks. By lowering the tax rates on all income levels, almost doubling the standard deduction, and expanding the Child Tax Credit, American families are paying less in taxes.

Texans aren’t just receiving extra cash – they’re receiving new opportunity. Opportunity for families to save forthe vacation of a lifetime, for individuals to put more towards their retirement, or for struggling families to finally have the funds to finally make ends meet.

Tax reform has empowered citizens across the country, and Americans will only continue to reap the benefits as time goes on.

Not only will Texans continue to see more money in their wallets, tax reform will make filing taxes easier each April. It simplifies filing, so precious time, energy, and resources can go to your family, your business, or your passions -- not the government.

Tax day no longer needs to be filled with dread as it has been in the past, and Texans can rest assured that they’ll be able to keep more of their hard-earned dollars  to use for what’s most important to them.

This is just the beginning. Each day, headlines announce new ways tax reform is doing right by the American people, through new employee benefits, increases in wages, and more.

I was proud to vote for the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, and I am thrilled to see the good it is doing for our communities only a short time after being signed into law.



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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