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Where is President Biden?
Congressman Jerry Carl I’m a firm believer that when the President of the United States – whether they’re a Democrat or a Republican – does well, the American people benefit. Regardless of party, we should all pray for guidance, wisdom, and leadership from our president, as well as all elected officials.Unfortunately, as I look back over President Biden’s first year in office, I ask myself, “Where is President Biden, and…
What to expect from Congress in 2022
Congressman Jerry Carl The House returns to Washington this week to begin the second session of the 117th Congress. Last year was a jam-packed legislative year as the Democratic Majority rammed through quite a bit of terrible legislation in the House. Thankfully, the Senate blocked or slowed down the majority of the junk passed by the House. A great example of this is Build Back Better, which is President Biden’s…
Why I’m running for reelection
Congressman Jerry Carl A few short years ago, my wife Tina and I watched our son return from active combat in Afghanistan, and we noticed he struggled to deal with the complicated Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. I told Tina if I ever had a chance to improve this system and do more for our nation’s veterans, I would. Soon after, I launched my campaign for the United States…
My first year in Congress
Congressman Jerry Carl Next Monday marks exactly one year since I was sworn in to represent Alabama’s First District in the 117th Congress. It’s hard to believe a year has passed by already, but I’m proud of the work we’ve done this past year, and I am excited to continue serving in 2022.Although serving in a Democrat-controlled Congress with Nancy Pelosi in charge can be challenging and frustrating, I’ve remained…
The National Defense Budget is a win for South Alabama and the United States
Congressman Jerry Carl For the better part of this year, Congress has been working to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets the budget for the Department of Defense (DOD), nuclear weapons program of the Department of Energy, DOD elements of the intelligence community, and other defense activities in various departments. It also offers defense policy and restrictions as well as addressing administrative issues in the armed forces.Although…