John Carter

John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

President Obama targets your wallet and job

2015/01/21

The American people have lost "hope" in President Obama, who tonight, once again, made false promises... Read More

Carter's DHS Appropriations Bill Combats President's Executive Orders

2015/01/14

Congressman John Carter, (R-TX31) Chairman of Department of Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations... Read More

Carter and the Texas Delegation Fight Against Obama Executive Amnesty Plan

2015/01/13

Sixteen members of the Texas Delegation issued the following joint statement supporting legislation... Read More

Rep. Carter back to work for District 31

2015/01/13

Congressman John Carter (R-TX31) is releasing the following statement regarding his recent absence... Read More

Mr. President, Use Your "Pen" to Help the Victims of the Fort Hood Terrorist Attack

2014/12/15

Congressman Carter (R-TX31) and Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX25), who represent Fort Hood, announced... Read More

Soldiers fighting Ebola should be given combat benefits

2014/12/08

Bill provides benefits to soldiers deployed to Africa Read More

Deal Struck on Compensating Fort Hood Shooting Victims

2014/12/04

House Passes Carter and Williams' language to award Fort Hood Victims Purple Hearts Read More

Mr. President, the American People Have Spoken!

2014/11/20

President's amnesty punches American voters in the nose Read More

McCaul, Carter Call on DHS to Comply with WMD Law

2014/11/12

Today, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep.... Read More

Central Texas Student awarded Congressional Silver Medal

2014/10/29

Congressman John Carter is proud to announce a student in his district received the Congressional Award... 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.


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Ted Poe

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Sam Johnson

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John Ratcliffe

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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

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Kay Granger

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

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Randy Weber

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Bill Flores

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Randy Neugebauer

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Lamar Smith

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Pete Olson

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Roger Williams

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