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Effects of Hurricane Dorian are poised to reach coastal Georgia as a Category 2 hurricane Thursday. Meteorologists are expecting heavy rain bands, powerful gusts of wind and the threat of storm surge.  

Congressman Buddy Carter, who represents all coastal Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives, urges residents to heed the warnings from Georgia Emergency Management officials and to take evacuation orders seriously. Carter says he is worried people along the coast have become “complacent.”

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On this edition of Political Rewind, competing visions for creating a better future for Americans are being showcased in Atlanta this weekend.


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The House has passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases. Democrats controlling the chamber are trying to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico.

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, a Republican who represents Georgia’s 1st Congressional District spoke at the 2019 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta.
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U.S. Congressman Earl "Buddy" Carter represents a large part of Georgia's coast. Some of the counties in his district are among the hardest hit in the state by the opioid crisis. Carter is also the only pharmacist currently serving in Congress. 


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Georgia now has millions more in federal funding for addressing prescription and opioid drug abuse.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities recently received a $10.3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction and overdose, HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan said Tuesday.

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UPDATE April 3: Since this story aired, Rep. Buddy Carter has asked that Georgia be excluded from offshore energy plans, citing the opposition of state and local leaders.

 

The Trump administration is considering opening waters off part of the Atlantic coast, including Georgia, to offshore oil and gas drilling. Any drilling is a ways off. But the search for oil could start this month. Many worry that simply looking for oil could devastate the Georgia coast.


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Coastal voters had a chance to hear candidates from Georgia’s first congressional district Wednesday night at a League of Women Voters forum in Savannah.

The contest pits a two-term incumbent against a first-time candidate.

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The only pharmacist serving in Congress said the opioid epidemic needs legislation that empowers his industry.

Substance use disorder keeps men and women in their prime out of work and costs the economy billions of dollars, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) said Tuesday during the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta. The conference is the largest on opioid addiction and includes more than 3,000 officials, experts and advocates.

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Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter said Friday that he continues to push for more federal funding to deepen the Savannah harbor. The state has already paid its share to get the project underway. But federal dollars have been slower.

 

The price of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project keeps rising. It now stands at $973 million.

 

That’s one reason Carter said he hopes to get things moving more quickly.

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Dependable sources of labor and a fresh look at international trade topped the wish list of farmers and other stakeholders when they met with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Friday.

Perdue held a roundtable discussion in Tifton in his role as the head of President Trump’s Task Force on Rural Prosperity. It was the first such roundtable in the South.

“We’re here from the federal government and we’re here not to hurt you,” Perdue joked.

Georgia Congressmen Respond to GOP Healthcare Plan

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As lawmakers continue to pour over the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, members of Georgia’s congressional delegation have started to respond.

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Hundreds of people packed into a town hall meeting with Republican Representative Buddy Carter in Savannah Tuesday. Carter was the latest of several GOP Congress members to find emotions running high back home.

Before taking questions, Carter laid out some of his goals for the new Congress, including repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.