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...

Rep. Estes Reacts to Student Loan Forgiveness

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WICHITA – Rep. Estes (R-Kansas) released a statement following President Biden’s student loan forgiveness announcement. “Thanks to destructive Democrat policies, Kansans are losing $8,761 per year to Bidenflation, will pay higher taxes for the so-called Inflation Reduction Act and are now paying off others' college debt,” said Rep Estes. “This election-year gimmick does nothing for Kansans who wor...

Rep. Estes Votes Against Tax-and-Spend Bill

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WICHITA – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after voting against the Democrats' tax-and-spend bill. "Kansans are suffering under rampant inflation in Biden's recession – the last things they need are higher taxes and more runaway government spending," said Rep. Estes. "This bill aims to garner $20 billion from working Americans making less than $400,000 through a massively...

Rep. Estes Addresses Inflation, Economy in Rules Committee

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WICHITA – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) appeared before the House Rules Committee to offer a bipartisan amendment to the so-called Inflation Reduction Act. During his remarks, he also addressed today's Consumer Price Index report and the Senate-passed legislation. Rep. Estes' proposed bipartisan amendment would allow an extension for research and development expensing tax credits though the end of 202...

Rep. Estes Reacts to FBI Raid of President Trump's Residence

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WICHITA – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement after the FBI raided the residence of former president Donald Trump. "The raiding of a former president's home by FBI agents is unprecedented and a double standard after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly had classified information on a home server and Hunter Biden's laptop contains evidence of Chinese business dea...

Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Walorski

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WICHITA – Rep. Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after the passing of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. "I was devastated to hear about the tragic passing of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and her staff, Emma Thomson and Zachery Potts," said Rep. Estes. "Jackie was an integral part of the Ways and Means Committee, a steadfast advocate for Hoosiers and a dear friend. As the ranking memb...

Rep. Estes Reacts to GDP Report

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WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after the second quarter GDP report revealed -0.9% growth. "Today's GDP report is confirmation of what Kansans already know – we have a weak economy suffering from devastating inflation thanks to destructive Democrat policies and one-party rule," said Rep. Estes. "No amount of spin from the White House can cover up the B...

Rep. Estes Reacts to New 40-year High Inflation

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on today's Consumer Price Index. "Inflation is at a devastating new 40-year high – crushing our economy and causing long-term damage to families and small businesses," said Rep. Estes. "While year-over-year inflation at 9.1% is bad, it's really even worse since Biden took office. Under total Democrat control in Washington, ris...

Rep. Estes Condemns Vandalism at Overland Park Church

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WICHITA – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released a statement concerning the vandalism at the Church of the Ascension in Overland Park. "The vandalism at the Church of the Ascension in Overland Park is reprehensible," said Rep. Estes. "There is no room in our society for this type of behavior. While there are serious policy disagreements in our state over abortion regulations and the right to life, van...

Rep. Estes Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey. "After more than 60 million babies were denied the blessings of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness before they were even born, the disastrous and misguided Roe v. Wa...

Rep. Estes Supports the 2nd Amendment

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WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced his opposition to a Senate gun control bill that the House will likely address in the coming days. This comes at the same time that the Supreme Court has ruled against a New York law that violated the Constitution's 2nd Amendment. "Without a hearing or the opportunity to offer amendments, the Senate's gun control bill falls well short of prote...

Rep. Estes Receives 2022 Fiscal Hero Recognition

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Estes (R–Kansas) has been named a 2022 Fiscal Hero by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget – a nonpartisan group committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. “Cutting wasteful federal spending is necessary to ensure a better future for our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” said Rep. Estes. “Too often, the federal gov...

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