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Allen: We Must Dismantle WOTUS
February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) introduced H.R. 1105, legislation to repeal the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. The rule was issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) and was designed to define the scope of waters protected and regulated by the EPA. “Truthfully, WOTUS is the antithesis of limited government. This rule grants the federal government regulatory power over virtually an... More
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Allen Statement on Price Confirmation
February 10, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC— Early this morning the Senate voted to confirm Dr. Tom Price, Republican Congressman representing the Sixth District of Georgia, to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by a vote of 52-47. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in support: “I am very proud of my friend and colleague, Dr. Tom Price, who is now officially the next HHS Secretary. From his time serving Georgians in the State Senate and House of Representatives to h... More
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Allen on Executive Order to Protect the Homeland
January 30, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) issued the following statement in response to the President’s executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States:" “First and foremost we must protect our homeland— the executive order does that— and keeps Americans safe until the legislative branch can reform our visa process and the vetting of refugees. Last Congress the House passed a very similar piece of legislation, the American SAFE Act, whic... More
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Allen Joins Colleagues on Bill to Cut Red Tape
January 26, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Michael McCaul (TX-10), Phil Roe MD (TN-1), Rick Allen (GA-12), Dave Brat (VA-07), and Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduce the One In, One Out Act to cut the red tape in order to get government out of the way where it is most harmful and let business owners do what they do best – hire, compete, innovate, and flourish. Specifically, this bill would require at least one deregulatory measure be found with greater or equal cost before a federal agency can impose a new cos... More
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Allen Reintroduces Legislation to Hold State Exchanges Accountable
January 24, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) reintroduced the Transparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act, H.R. 640. This legislation protects American taxpayers from the failures of Obamacare by holding states that set up state exchanges accountable and provides clear steps to recover federal funds when the exchanges fail. When the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was signed into law, the President freely gave money away to states to establish state exchanges. However, the Adm... More
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