John Carter

John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

Senators Join Rep. Carter and File POLICE Act

(WASHINGTON, DC) –Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), and seven of his colleagues filed the POLICE Act... Read More

Carter Now Accepting Congressional Veteran Commendation Applications

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman John R. Carter (R-TX-31) is now accepting nominations for the... Read More

Carter Joins Thornberry, Files Legal Brief in Lawsuit between Red River Landowners and Federal Government

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Rep. John R. Carter (R-TX-31) joined Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX-)... Read More

Congressional Art Contest

(Washington, DC) – The 34th annual Congressional Art Competition is commencing and Congressman... Read More

Carter Congratulates TX31 Student Delegates to the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

(Washington, DC) – Today, Rep. John R. Carter (R-TX-31) announced six students from Texas District... Read More

Carter Asks Supreme Court to Strike Down Obama's Executive Amnesty, Uphold Lower Courts Decision

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Rep. John R. Carter (R-TX-31) voted in support of House Resolution... Read More

Carter Urges Senate to Reject SCOTUS Nominee

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Rep. John R. Carter (R-TX-31) released the following statement after President... Read More

Senators Join Carter's Call to Tighten Immigration Law

(WASHINGTON D.C.) – Today, Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) joined Representative... Read More

Carter Rejects President's Plan to Shut Down GTMO

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Rep. John R. Carter (R-TX-31) released the following statement in regards... Read More

Carter to offer Bill to Combat Active Shooter Threat

(ROUND ROCK, TX) – Today, Rep. John R. Carter (R-TX-31) announced legislation that will expand... Read More

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Contact Information

409 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3864
Fax 202-225-5886
carter.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Appropriations

U.S. Representative John R. Carter was re-elected in a landslide in November 2012 to his sixth term representing Texas’ Thirty-First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Carter was selected this term as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations and also to serve on the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee and Defense Subcommittee. In addition, this is his third term as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan House Army Caucus. He has been a member of the House Appropriations Committee since 2004.

Since his first election in 2002, Congressman Carter has established himself as a leader in Congress who has the foresight and courage to author and support numerous pieces of legislation that would increase the protection of U.S. citizens and bring justice to those who threaten our freedom and way of life.

Congressman Carter is one of the few House Members who has authored legislation signed into law under both Presidents Bush and Obama. In spite of now being a veteran Congressman, John Carter is still known as “Judge” for having served over 20 years on the district court bench in Williamson County, which he won as the first county-wide elected Republican in Williamson County history. Before becoming a Judge, Congressman Carter had a successful private law practice and continued to practice law while serving as the Municipal Judge in Round Rock.

Congressman Carter’s leadership ability has been recognized by his colleagues and others. During his first term, Congressman Carter was named one of the “Top Five Freshman” in Congress by Capitol Hill’s leading newspaper.

In July 2004, President Bush held a signing ceremony for Congressman Carter’s Identity Theft bill at the White House. The law lessens the burden of proof making identity theft easier to prove and prosecute and also defines and creates punishment for aggravated identity theft.

A true Texan at heart, Congressman Carter was born and raised in Houston and has spent his adult life in Central Texas. Carter attended Texas Tech University where he graduated with a degree in History and then graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1969.Congressman Carter and his wife, Erika, met in Holland and have been happily married since June 15, 1968. Since then they have built a home and raised a family of four on Christian beliefs and strong Texas Values. Congressman Carter and Mrs. Carter are also a proud grandparents to three precious grandchildren.


Serving With

Louie Gohmert

TEXAS' 1st DISTRICT

Ted Poe

TEXAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Sam Johnson

TEXAS' 3rd DISTRICT

John Ratcliffe

TEXAS' 4th DISTRICT

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Joe Barton

TEXAS' 6th DISTRICT

John Culberson

TEXAS' 7th DISTRICT

Kevin Brady

TEXAS' 8th DISTRICT

Michael McCaul

TEXAS' 10th DISTRICT

Michael Conaway

TEXAS' 11th DISTRICT

Kay Granger

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

TEXAS' 13th DISTRICT

Randy Weber

TEXAS' 14th DISTRICT

Bill Flores

TEXAS' 17th DISTRICT

Randy Neugebauer

TEXAS' 19th DISTRICT

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

Pete Olson

TEXAS' 22nd DISTRICT

Will Hurd

TEXAS' 23rd DISTRICT

Kenny Marchant

TEXAS' 24th DISTRICT

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Michael Burgess

TEXAS' 26th DISTRICT

Blake Farenthold

TEXAS' 27th DISTRICT

Pete Sessions

TEXAS' 32nd DISTRICT

Brian Babin

TEXAS' 36th DISTRICT

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