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Carter Earns Appointment to Key Committees
Congressman-Elect will serve on Homeland Security, Education and Workforce, and Oversight and Government Reform Committees.
Congressman-Elect Earl L. “Buddy” Carter earned appointment to several key posts with seats on the Homeland Security, Education and the Workforce, and Oversight and Government Reform Committees.
The assignments give Carter a key role in national debates including the fight over immigration enforcement and the devastating impact of Obamacare as well as issues of special importance to the First District like port security.
“We are going to hit the ground running in each of these committees to bring commonsense back to the federal government,” said Carter. “With every hearing and vote, I will look to make government more efficient and effective and to position our district and our country to meet the challenges of the future.”
As the only pharmacist in Congress, Carter will also be well positioned to fight for repeal of Obamacare and to make health care more affordable, accessible, and patient-centered.
The 114th Congress will convene on January 6, 2015.
Homeland Security Committee
The Homeland Security Committee was established in 2002 to provide oversight over the newly-created Department of Homeland Security and to better protect the American people against terrorist threats and natural disasters.
Education and the Workforce Committee
The Education and the Workforce Committee is charged with advancing policies that strengthen America’s schools, protect the rights of children and families, and empower our workforce to thrive now and into the future.
Oversight and Government Reform Committee
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has legislative jurisdiction over the District of Columbia, the government procurement process, federal personnel systems, the Postal Service and other matters. Its primary responsibility, however, is oversight of virtually every aspect of government.
Earl L. “Buddy” Carter
Earl L. “Buddy” Carter was elected U.S. Congressman for the 114th Congress representing the First District of Georgia. As a pharmacist for more than 30 years, Buddy has earned the trust of thousands of south Georgians with their most valuable assets: their health, lives and families. He previously served in the Georgia General Assembly and as Mayor of Pooler, Georgia where he has used his business experience to advance pro-jobs policies and make government more efficient and responsive to the people. A native of Port Wentworth, Georgia, he has been married for 35 years and has three adult sons, two daughter-in-laws, and twin granddaughters.