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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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