“What it also will do is for us to recalibrate and look at how we compensate teachers,” Rep. Carson said. “If we’re willing to pay teachers more, we won’t have to worry about them leaving our state to do other things.”
Rep. Carson wants to see Congress pass, and the president sign, the Food Deserts Act. Carson says his bill would help eliminate food deserts by providing a revolving door fund for NGOs, non-profits or private entities to open a market in a food desert.
If the bill is passed, the Department of Agriculture will provide grants to each state. The states will then distribute loans to for-profit or non-profit entities to open a grocery store in an underserved area. Loans will also be granted to existing supermarkets in underserved areas to bring their selection up to par.
Congressman Andre Carson joined early voters Thursday to cast his ballot for Indiana’s May primary.
“It’s so critically important because it relieves the burden of having to rush on election day to vote,” Carson said. But secondly, I think it is so convenient now to do it.”
Carson was an early supporter of Clinton, announcing his endorsement last year before Sanders began seriously challenging her front-runner status.
“I think instinctively,” Carson said in July. “It’s something I do when I feel like the person has an agenda that will reach and touch everyday people, and will be the best CEO for the country.”
An Indiana congressman is responding to Ted Cruz’s comments calling for surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods…“I think for him to say that shows the kind of hate filled rhetoric that we just talked about,” said Carson. “It’s ridiculous when you talk about Muslim neighborhoods that would be Geist, Fishers, central Indiana, Clinton County.. because Muslims are everywhere.”
“We’re very excited about it,” Carson said. “It will go a long way to address hunger in the wealthiest nation in history.”
In the next two weeks, U.S. Rep. Andre Carson is expected to introduce legislation that would direct the Department of Agriculture to provide grants to each state to establish revolving funds that would be used in the form of low-interest loans for the creation and operation of grocery stores in underserved communities.
Rep. Carson is named by New York Magazine as one of ten young Democrats who, like Obama, have unusual ambition, an inspiring life story, a gift for public oratory, or some combination of the three.
Mr. Carson said “Having had my own experiences with law enforcement as a teenager, being harassed without cause, has given me a deeper level of sensitivity as a legislator.”
Rep. Carson received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the National Parks Conservation Association in July.
Mr Carson said “Our national parks, namely Indiana Dunes, are a source of beauty and civic pride. I look forward to continuing my support for them in Congress.”
Rep. Carson partnered with Ivy Tech to host the annual Central Indiana Job Fair on August 5th.
“When U.S. Congressman Andre Carson started the event in 2010 the Indianapolis area unemployment rate was at 9.6 according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today the rate is 4.5, the lowest it’s been since before the recession.”