Rep. Estes Votes to Hold Garland in Contempt

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Today, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) voted to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas. The resolution passed 216 to 207. “The Justice Department’s failure to comply with a lawfully issued subpoena flies in the face of the Constitution and the institutional power of the House of Representatives,” said Rep. Estes. “Attorney General...

Rep. Estes Reacts to Trump Verdict

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Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement after a New York jury issued a verdict in President Donald Trump's trial. "Most Americans can see through the politically motivated trial against President Trump, and they know that a prosecutor who ran specifically against the former president, a judge with a heavy anti-Trump bias, and a highly partisan venue could not produce a fair outcom...

Rep. Estes Meets With State Leaders Seeking TCJA Permanence

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Yesterday, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) met with state leaders from around the country, including Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson, as they voiced their support for permanently extending the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). These legislators delivered a letter, signed by more than 330 state legislators representing 42 states, to Congressional leaders, including Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jaso...

Rep. Estes Applauds Funding Suspension to Gain-of-function Research Group with Wuhan Ties

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after Health and Human Services announced the suspension of funding to EcoHealth Alliance, Inc., a research group with ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology that participated in gain-of-function research without proper oversight and in violation of requirements. "In 2020, our world was turned upside down starting with a viru...

Ways and Means Passes Rep. Estes' CNA Legislation

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WASHINGTON – Today, the House Ways and Means Committee passed Rep. Estes' Ensuring Seniors' Access to Quality Care Act 25 to 18. The bipartisan legislation, introduced with Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia), allows nursing homes to continue operating their in-house CNA training program even if they incur fines above a certain amount, so long as the fines are issued for reasons unrelated to direct r...

Rep. Estes Receives Fiscal Hero Award

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Yesterday, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) was recognized by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget as a Fiscal Hero of the 118th Congress. "Our national debt is more than $34.5 trillion and we borrow about $100,000 per second – this is a burden that will weigh down the next generation and is already slowing down our economy and contributing to the historic inflation crushing Kansas families," s...

Rep. Estes Questions Secretary Yellen About 19% Inflation, Tax Hikes

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Today during a Ways and Means Committee hearing, Rep. Ron Estes questioned Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about the devastating impact of Bidenomics, including President Biden’s latest statement reversing his pledge to not raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000. "Inflation is cumulative, and hardworking Kansans have been suffering for the past three years now, as this chart behind me ind...

Rep. Estes Named Chair of U.S. Innovation Tax Team, Member of Global Competitiveness Team

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This week, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-Missouri) and Tax Subcommittee Chairman Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) named Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) chair of the newly formed U.S. Innovation Tax Team, one of ten working groups comprised of committee members to study key tax provisions from the 2017 Trump tax cuts that are set to expire in 2025 and to identify legislative solutions that ...

Rep. Estes Publishes Earth Day Op-Ed Celebrating American Energy Leadership

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On Monday, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) published an op-ed highlighting the benefits of U.S. energy leadership and calling out the Biden administration’s harmful policies that hold back domestic energy production and stewardship of the environment. "American energy leadership is not only good for our nation, but good for the global environment," wrote Rep. Estes. "Rather than continue to wage war on ...

Rep. Estes Issues Statement in Response to Biden Administration Nursing Home Rule

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Today, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement in response to the White House’s finalization of the Nursing Home Minimum Staffing Rule. "It’s disappointing to see the White House go ahead with this disastrous and unworkable rule that will hurt Kansas’ seniors," said Rep. Estes. "I am a staunch advocate for our seniors and want them to receive the best care, but the health care wor...

Rep. Estes Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition Winners

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The office of Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced the winners of this year's Congressional Art Competition Saturday, April 20, during a reception and awards program at Mark Arts in Wichita. Each year, the U.S. House of Representatives hosts An Artistic Discovery: Congressional Art Competition for High School Students, which takes place in each congressional district with each first-place wi...

Rep. Estes Issues Statement on Supplemental Aid Packages

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) voted in favor of the End the Border Catastrophe Act, Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations Act and Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act and against the Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act. "When the country is more than $34.5 trillion in debt and bad actors threaten the United States' border and our allies across th...

Kansans Have Spent $23,623 More Since January 2021

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Following Wednesday's CPI announcement that inflation had come in hotter than expected for the third month in a row, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement and Kansas-specific inflation data from the Joint Economic Committee, of which he is a member. "For the past three years, Kansans have been paying far too much for essential goods and services," said Rep. Estes. "While the r...

Rep. Estes Votes for Protecting Americans' Privacy, Securing Country

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Today, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) voted in favor of major reforms to strengthen privacy in the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act. "Global threats to our nation are more prevalent now than ever before, and the Biden administration’s open border exposes the United States to even greater risks. It's imperative that the United States has the necessary tools to combat terrorists and keep A...

Rep. Estes Votes Against Washington's Wasteful Spending

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WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) voted against a package of spending bills, commonly referred to as a "minibus," that will cost taxpayers $1.2 trillion. "At $34.5 trillion in debt and when we're borrowing $95,000 per second, there is no reason to continue pushing forward reckless spending full of pet projects and waste that doesn't benefit Kansans," said Rep. Estes. "We must change our...

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