Politician Info
D John Carter (R - TX)

John Carter is a recipient of GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prison corporations: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000022003&cycle=2016

According to OpenSecrets.org, John Carter is the third-largest recipient of private prison contributions in the United States: https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?cycle=2018&ind=G7000

These private prisons lobby against marijuana legalization to keep their quotas full of more than 70,000 nonviolent Texans annually for small marijuana possessions.

Holds office U.S. House District 31


When asked by a constituent whether he supported the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, Rep. Carter declined to give any substantial answer either way. 

We urge him to read up on how medical marijuana can help veterans, and to make the right choice in supporting this legislation. 


-His reply (2017) for a constituent regarding MMJ and Veterans: "While I have long contended that legalizing marijuana would be harmful to our society, I remain aware of the sensitive and emotional nature of the legalization/decriminalization debate." "While the Veterans Equal Access Act has been introduced in the past, similar legislation has yet to be introduced during the current Congressional session. Please rest assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind as Congress considers policy options in the future."

2022: Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
2022: MORE Act, HR 3617
2021: SAFE Banking Act, HR 1996
2020: MORE Act, HR 3884
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
2016: Veterans Equal Access Amendment
2015: Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment to Protect Medical
Contact John Carter

Email: info@johncarterforcongress.com

Web: https://www.johncarterforcongress.com/

Phone: 202-225-3864


2208 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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