John Rice Carter (born November 6, 1941) is the U.S. Representative for Texas's 31st congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. Carter was elected Secretary of the House Republican Conference by his colleagues on November 17, 2006.
Early life, education and career
Carter was born in Houston, but has spent most of his life in central Texas. Carter graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in history in 1964, and earned a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1969.
After graduating from law school, Carter served as the first general counsel to the Texas House of Representatives’ Agriculture Committee. Carter later began a successful private law practice in Round Rock.
In 1981, Carter was appointed as ...
House Republican Conference Secretary John Carter (TX-31) today praised the efforts of tens of thousands of pro-life supporters in keeping the pressure on Congress to defend the life of every American.
“We have made progress in preserving the lives of at least some of the unborn since the flawed 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, but we have a long way to go before the law once again protects all Americans,” says Carter, a Texas state judge for two decades before being elected to Congress in 2002. “The thousands of Americans who participated in today’s March for Life, and the ...
U.S. Representative John Carter (TX-31) took time during the August congressional recess to tour PayPal’s Austin, Texas Data Services Center. Hosted by head of the office, Terence Spielman, along with members of the eBay Inc. Government Relations team, the visit marked Congressman Carter’s first introduction to the company. With 300 employees and growing, PayPal Austin is one of the largest employers in the 31st congressional district.
The office has earned international recognition for producing landmark ideas and products, including the wildly successful PayPal iPhone ...
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Congressman John Carter is asking the U.S. Post Office for a review of the considerations used in determining which post offices to close in the agency’s cost-cutting decisions this month.
“We fully recognize that bringing federal spending under control requires difficult decisions and sacrifice,” says Carter. “But we also need to know that the tough decisions were made for the right reasons, and that any closings are based on what is least damaging for the postal customer, rather than the bureaucracy and unions.”
Carter has received numerous complaints over the ...
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