John (John) R. Carter (R-USH31)
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Capitol: 202.225.3864
FAX: 202.225.5886
District: 254.933.1392
District FAX: 254.933.1650
Room 2110 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4331

Residence: Round Rock, TX
Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Erika   DOB: 11/6/1941
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Songwriters Caucus
FC MemberNational Council for a New America (NCNA)
FC MemberDutch Congressional Caucus
FC MemberTuberculosis Elimination Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Texas Maritime Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberHouse Caucus for Congressional World-Bank Dialogue
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Thailand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberSecond Amendment Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Horse Caucus
FC MemberVictory in Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberTea (Taxed Enough Already) Party Caucus
FC MemberJoint Strike Fighter Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Bell / Williamson


U.S. Representative John R. Carter was re-elected in a landslide in November 2016 to his eighth term representing Texas' Thirty-First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Carter was selected this term as Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations and also serves on the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee, and Defense Subcommittee. In addition, he serves as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan House Army Caucus. He has been a member of the House Appropriations Committee since 2004. Additionally, he is a member of the House Republicans Steering Committee, a leadership position. 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 proud grandparents to six precious grandchildren.