John Carter's file:
Carter

Republican from Texas

Carter, of Georgetown, was initially elected to the U.S. House in 2002. He is a former state district judge.

Recent statements involving John Carter

About 40 percent of U.S. illegal immigrants "came in on an airplane, with a legal visa, and just overstayed their visa and have never gone home."

Says an appointed board created under Obamacare "will have the ability to come between you and your doctor in determining the best treatment options for you!"       

Says the Constitution "specifically states the Congress shall write legislation for immigration policy," so Barack Obama lacks the authority to defer the deportation of young illegal immigrants.

Says the United States is the only nation that affords citizenship to anyone born here, "whether you are here legally or illegally."

Says the new health care law delivers a "$13 billion tax increase on families with special needs."

Recent stories featuring John Carter

McCaul: Obama plan entails release of hundreds of “dangerous criminals”:

Michael McCaul warned. We checked.

John Carter's claim about board intruding between doctors and patients:

Texas U.S. Rep. John Carter lofted a flawed claim about a federal board intruding between you and your doctor.

 

Obama’s record on the Truth-O-Meter:

President Obama, stopping in Austin, naturally figures into many fact checks.



 

Sweeping statements oft fuel fact checks:

As fact-checkers, we sit up especially straight when someone connected to Texas politics makes a flat-out claim. Absolutes seem to holler for review.

Pro-life, pro-choice, pro-truth:

In American politics, few issues bring blood to a boil as consistently as abortion. Over the past 13 months, we’ve checked numerous related statements including, most recently, Gov. Rick Perry’s Jan. 22 declaration that there have been 50 million U.S. abortions since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

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