Rep. Estes Reintroduces the Protecting Individuals with Down Syndrome Act

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WASHINGTON – Today as more than 100,000 Americans gather in Washington, D.C. to honor life, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced the reintroduction of the Protecting Individuals with Down Syndrome Act. This bill honors the rights of individuals with Down syndrome by federally banning doctors from knowingly performing an abortion because a baby received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. "Having...

Rep. Estes Introduces COVID-19 Accountability Legislation

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) introduced H.R. 271 – the Restoring Normalcy in America Act. This multi-objective legislation holds President Biden and his administration accountable for perpetuating the COVID-19 pandemic and reverses restrictive policies. “President Biden and his administration continue to prolong the pandemic – promoting policies that destroy our economy, burden sm...

Rep. Estes Votes for Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act

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WASHINGTON – Tonight Rep. Ron Estes voted in favor of H.R. 23 – the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act. The bill passed 221 to 210. Before the vote, Rep. Estes spoke on the House floor in support of the legislation. "The Kansans I represent need relief from the high gas prices and rampant inflation caused by the current administration and one-party rule," said Rep. Estes. "My consti...

Rep. Estes Votes to Elect McCarthy as Speaker

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WASHINGTON – Before being sworn into the 118th Congress, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) voted to elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) as the Speaker of the House. "Two years of one-party rule in Washington is finally over, and Republicans are ready to deliver for the American people," said Rep. Estes. "Our agenda to restore our country will make an economy that's strong, a nation that's safe, a fut...

Rep. Estes Denounces New WOTUS Rule

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced his opposition to the EPA's Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that increases bureaucratic control over private land that includes virtually any waters, including many areas that only temporarily hold water. "Today's WOTUS ruling is a detrimental government overreach into ponds and puddles a thousand miles from the D.C. swamp," said Rep. Estes...

Rep Estes Votes Against Lame-Duck Democrat Spending

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Estes (R-Kansas) voted against lame-duck Democrats’ exorbitant $1.7 trillion omnibus package. “The past two years of total Democrat control in Washington have been a complete disaster,” said Rep. Estes. “Not content with causing the worst inflation in decades, Democrats have decided to force through a massive 1.7 trillion-dollar spending package at the 11th hour before Rep...

Rep. Estes Announces 2022 4th District Congressional App Challenge Winner

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WICHITA – Today Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced the Kansas 4th District winner of this year's Congressional App Challenge, Lily DeHaven, her second win in this competition. "Students in south central Kansas continue to strengthen their tech and coding skills as tech-based jobs grow in our area and throughout the country," said Rep. Estes. "The Congressional App Challenge is a great way for st...

Rep. Estes Introduces Legislation to Protect Private Property Rights

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Today, Rep. Ron Estes (R–Kansas) introduced the Promoting Local Management of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Act. This legislation upholds Kansas energy producers and ranchers’ rights to preserve their land. “Kansas energy producers and ranchers are excellent stewards of land and resources,” said Rep. Estes on the House floor. “They work tirelessly to feed, fuel and clothe our nation while taking vol...

Rep. Estes Honors Late Rep Walorski and Supports Families in Bipartisan Legislation

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Today on the House floor, Rep. Ron Estes (R–Kansas) expressed his support of the bipartisan Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022 in honor of his late colleague and friend. “In (Jackie’s) honor today, we’re going to pass this critical, bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the program that’s whole purpose is to ensure that mothers and children do not fall thro...

Rep. Estes Congratulates Andale Football State Championship Wins, Historic Accomplishments

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Today on the House Floor, Rep. Ron Estes (R–Kansas) congratulated the Andale High School Indians on their 2022 Class 3A football state championship, historic record and accomplishments. “Since 2019, Coach Dylan Schmidt and the Class of 2022 have shown the state and the country that the hard work and dedication they put into their game is unmatched on the field,” said Rep. Estes on the House floor....

Rep. Estes Votes to Exclude Wasteful Spending Tactic

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ron Estes (R–Kansas) voted to prohibit the inclusion of so-called community project funding, frequently called earmarks, in the 118th Congress rules package. "Washington's reckless spending of hardworking taxpayer dollars adds to our ever-growing debt and was worsened last year by the current process of community project funding. And we all know how frivolous spending has ...

Reps. Estes, Panetta Introduce the Fighting Stimulant and Other Substance Use Disorders Act

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WASHINGTON – This week Reps. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and Jimmy Panetta (D-California) introduced H.R. 8908 – the Fighting Stimulant and Other Substance Use Disorders Act – as part of a larger mental health package in the House Ways and Means Committee. “In Kansas and throughout the country, mental health continues to ravage families and communities, and it’s tragically getting worse,” said Rep. Estes...

Reps. Estes, Connolly Introduce Seniors' Access to Quality Care Act

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) introduced bipartisan legislation to address a critical shortage of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). H.R. 8805 – the Ensuring Seniors' Access to Quality Care Act – will allow nursing homes that have been forced to suspend in-house CNA education programs after receiving a certain level of penalti...

Rep. Estes Introduces Resolution Honoring Walnut Valley Festival's 50th Year

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WINFIELD – Today, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) is introducing a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives honoring 50 years of the Walnut Valley Festival. The full text of the resolution is below. RESOLUTION Supporting the idea of celebrating the 50th year of the Walnut Valley Festival. Whereas Bob and Kendra Redford founded the Walnut Valley Festival in the Fourth District of Kansas back in 19...

Rep. Estes Refutes Biden's Claims

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WICHITA – Rep. Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement after President Biden's address to the nation. "Joe Biden has failed as a president," said Rep. Estes. "Rather than own up to his administration’s failures and recognize the real struggles Americans are facing, he doubled down on slandering anyone who dares to support his political opponents. While Democrats look to scapegoat hardworki...

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