Congressman John Carter

Representing the 31st District of Texas


July 9, 2020 Op-Eds
When this year began, our economy was on fire. The Lone Star State had closed out a strong 2019 with Texans opening 224,099 new businesses, and we were the number one job creator in the nation. The country was doing better. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by Republicans, meant people had more money in their pocket to put food on the table, pay for their kids’ dance lessons, or take a vacation. There were plenty of jobs, businesses were thriving, and people felt secure enough to invest and spend.
June 8, 2020 Op-Eds
There is no doubt that our country is rightfully hurting. Anyone who watched the video of George Floyd’s murder is horrified by the blatant abuse by the officers at that scene.
April 10, 2020 Op-Eds
Most of us — I hope — are sheltering in place, spending much more time with our loved ones, and only leaving the confines of home for daily walks or grocery store runs.
March 10, 2020 Op-Eds

By: Representative John Carter

February 11, 2020 Op-Eds

By: Representative John Carter

January 10, 2020 Op-Eds
Whether you're Republican or Democrat, there's one thing we can all agree on: Americans are paying too much for their prescription drugs.
July 10, 2019 Op-Eds

In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, went into effect, becoming one of the world’s most comprehensive free trade agreements. The document dictated how the United States would trade with our neighbor to the north, Canada, and the south, Mexico.

May 9, 2019 Op-Eds

Last fall I stood at the podium in the 277th District Court, my old courtroom, to announce the signing of the Justice Served Act into law by President Donald Trump.

March 6, 2019 Op-Eds

I recently saw a TV commercial showing a young child progressing through early childhood education classes. At the end, the motherly voiceover explained that this child’s education was going to lead them to success — being college-bound.

The last few words explain the mother’s joy when her son will announce what college he’s attending.

January 28, 2019 Op-Eds

Originally appeared in Round Rock Leader:

The December jobs report was released last week, and it was much better than the experts were predicting. In fact, it was great.