U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visits with South GA business leaders

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visits with South GA business leaders
Cynthia Turner
Cynthia Turner

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - With Congress scheduled to return to Washington next week, Congressman Buddy Carter said Wednesday during a legislative luncheon at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta that tackling the national debt is one issue he is going to focus on this fall.

"Our national debt, in my opinion, is one of the greatest threats to our national security that we have. We simply have to do something to address our national debt," Congressman Carter emphasized.

Carter also reiterated his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal which is also expected to be at the top of the Congressional agenda.

"I am opposed to it and I am opposed to it for a number of reasons," said Congressman Carter. "I am going to vote in favor of a resolution of disapproval to send to the President."

Carter admits the resolution may be futile since the Senate doesn't appear to have the votes to override an expected veto. "I just have to encourage everyone in our country that we need to be praying about this," said Congressman Carter.

Some in the audience agree with Carter on many of these key issues. "I was very pleased with the things he has addressed and the things that he's going to be fighting for, pushing for," said Cynthia Turner, Family Services Manager for Coastal Plains Head start.

Carter also hopes Congress can finally get something done on finding money to pay for roadwork.

"For the past 10 years, we've had to supplement the highway trust fund 33 different times," pointed out Congressman Carter. "We want to have a long term solution."

Just one of the many items on what he said will be a very full plate for Congress. Congressman Carter also took questions from those in attendance, including questions about medicare and about cutting entitlement spending.

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