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  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on Government Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressmen Ron Estes released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Rep. Estes voted against the bill, which passed the U.S. Senate earlier today. "While this budget bill provides a start to securing our border, it stops short of including all of the funding and tools needed to build a barrier and secure the border in the way that Homeland Security experts and the president requested. Rather than President Trump ne... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Congratulates WSU Tech President on Appointment
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) congratulated WSU Tech President Sheree Utash today on her appointment to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board will work with the National Council for the American Worker, established by President Donald Trump to support and develop job training programs. Today's appointment was announced by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Ivanka Trump. "Thanks to our booming economy, there are now more job openings than job seekers for the first ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Addresses KPERS and Strengthening Retirement Security in Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) discussed initiatives to strengthen retirement security at a hearing today for the Committee on Ways and Means. During his questioning of expert witnesses, Rep. Estes asked about the viability of states like Kansas seeking to refinance public pension plans. "Strong economic growth since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has strengthened Social Security and overall retirement security. Following progress the committee and Congress made to jump start the economy... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address to Congress: “President Trump set clear goals to build on the progress we've made to grow our economy at historic levels, rebuild our military, and invest in our communities to address serious issues like the opioid crisis," said Rep. Estes. "Tonight, the president also clearly made the case for achieving strong border security that includes a ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) has announced the details for the Kansas 4th District Congressional Art Competition, which is part of the annual nationwide event sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. “The annual Congressional Art Completion is a great way to showcase the artistic talent of our young people here in the 4th District,” said Rep. Estes. High school students in Kansas’ 4th District may submit up to two pieces of art for the competition. The deadline to submit ar... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Calls on Speaker Pelosi to Address Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced he will sign a temporary funding bill to reopen government: “Since the partial government shutdown began, I have called on Democrats in Congress to sit down with President Trump and address the crisis at our border to reopen government. With today’s temporary agreement by the U.S. Senate and president, I now call on Speaker Pelosi to act in good faith and follow through on commitme... Read more

  • Rep. Estes to Help Receive First KC-46 at McConnell Air Force Base
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) will participate in ceremonies tomorrow marking the first delivery of the KC-46A Pegasus refueling tankers to McConnell Air Force Base. Prior to the tanker being delivered to McConnell AFB during a ceremony at 3 p.m. CT, Rep. Estes will fly on the aircraft as it travels from Boeing headquarters in Everett, Washington, to Wichita. “The delivery of the state-of-the-art KC-46 tankers marks a significant milestone in rebuilding our military and supporting ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to President Donald Trump that the U.S. House of Representatives would not consider a resolution authorizing the president’s State of the Union address: “By attempting to block President Trump’s State of the Union, which a president has a Constitutional responsibility to present, Speaker Pelosi is thumbing her nose at democracy,” said Rep. Estes. “After law enforcement agencies a... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Responds to President Trump's Border Security Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's border security . “President Trump delivered a thoughtful offer to secure our border and reopen government,” said Rep. Estes. “The president was clear that he is willing to find common ground to solve this problem by addressing points Democrats have long called for. Following the president’s address, I call on Speaker Pelosi and Democrats in Congress to finally come to the negotia... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Withholds Pay During Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced today he is withholding his salary due to the partial government shutdown. The announcement came following a vote by U.S. House Democrats to defeat a Republican motion that would have allowed federal workers impacted by the partial shutdown to receive their January paycheck. “Throughout the ongoing partial government shutdown, I have called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in Congress to negotiate with President Trump to secure our borde... Read more

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