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  • Reps. Miller, Estes and Walorski Introduce the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV), Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS), and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) joined to introduce the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act. This legislation encourages employer-led partnerships with state and local agencies to hire recipients from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to provide job skills training to strengthen America’s workforce. “My main priorities are creating new jobs, diversifying our economy, and sup... Read more

  • Rep. Estes and Rep. Larson Introduce Legislation to Encourage Investment in Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) introduced the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA). “The American Innovation and Competitiveness Act will encourage research and development in the U.S. that will lead to new breakthroughs and jobs for our country,” said Rep. Estes. “This legislation will build on the progress of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to further grow our economy by restoring immediate R&D expensing that has long supported jobs ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on U.S. - Japan Trade Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on the U.S. - Japan Trade Agreement outlined today by President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: "The trade agreement outlined today with Japan is great news for Kansas farmers and ranchers. With this deal, Japan has agreed to eliminate or reduce tariffs on an additional $7 billion worth of U.S. food and agriculture imports including beef, grain sorghum and wheat. In addition, the deal will eliminat... Read more

  • Rep. Estes and Rep. Evans Introduce Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and Congressman Dwight Evans (D-Pennsylvania) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to address a critical shortage of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). H.R. 4468, the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act, will allow nursing homes that have been forced to suspend in-house CNA education programs after receiving a certain level of penalties to resume those programs once quality standards are met. “The Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act will help a... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on Impeachment Inquiry
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. House of Representatives will move forward with an official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump: "Even before seeing a transcript, Speaker Pelosi has decided to surrender to the most radical voices in her party by moving forward with an impeachment inquiry over reports of a phone call between President Trump and the leader of Ukraine. While the pre... Read more

  • ICYMI: Congress Must Enact Greater Taxpayer Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) has introduced bipartisan legislation with Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Alabama) to protect taxpayers by allowing the IRS to remove bad actors from preparing taxes. Currently, tax preparers must have a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). Their legislation, H.R. 3466, creates a process to allow the IRS to revoke a tax preparer's PTIN based on negligence, fraud or abuse of the tax system. Read an op-ed about why this legislation is importa... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Participates in Taiwan Agricultural Trade Signing Ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) participated in a signing ceremony today at the 2019 Taiwan Agricultural Trade Goodwill Mission where a delegation from Taiwan signed three letters of intent to purchase more than $3.6 billion worth of American soybean, wheat, corn and beef. Rep. Estes addressed the delegation and thanked them on behalf of Kansas farmers and ranchers. "As Kansas is one of the largest producers in America of grains, corn and beef, today's announcement is great news for... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Leads Special Order on USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) led a Special Order on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday to highlight the importance of passing the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Rep. Estes was joined by several lawmakers from around the country while leading the discussion on the House Floor. "Throughout our district work period, I visited farms, ranches, manufacturing plants and small businesses where people all said the same thing: pass the USMCA now," said Rep. Estes... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Praises Trade Deal with Japan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on a bilateral trade agreement in principle between the United States and Japan announced yesterday by President Donald Trump: “Farmers and ranchers in Kansas will benefit greatly from the recently-announced trade agreement in principle between the U.S. and Japan, opening up the Japanese market for American beef, pork, dairy, and ethanol,” said Rep. Estes. “Since entering Congress, I’ve witnessed Japan’s eagerness to f... Read more

  • Deadline for 2019 Service Academy Applications Approaching
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) is reminding constituents today that applications from students in the 4th District of Kansas to be nominated for a service academy are due Tuesday, Oct. 1. Every year, Members of Congress may nominate up to ten candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings P... Read more

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