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  • Rep. Estes Urges FAA to Define 737 MAX Recertification Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—As the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX continues to have negative consequences on Kansas' aviation industry, Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week urging the agency to employ a defined recertification process. Last week, Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita announced 2,800 layoffs due to the 737 MAX production halt. "I want to ensure that the FAA is following an approach for returning the 737 MAX to service that is guided by a ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds Senate Approval of USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement 89-10 today: "Passage of the USMCA in the Senate today is another great win for the American people. After an initial announcement by President Trump more than a year ago, Kansas farmers, manufacturers and workers will finally begin to reap the positive benefits this free and fair trade deal will bring. Following the overwhelming bipartis... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Praises Monumental Phase One China Trade Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on today's signing of a phase one trade deal with China by President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He: "As Kansas' third largest trading partner, today's deal with China is monumental for farmers, manufacturers and workers in our state and throughout our country," said Rep. Estes. "This deal eases tariffs and increases Chinese purchases of U.S. goods and services by $200 billion, including nearly $50 billion... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on Retirement of Kansas Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON–Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on the retirement of Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general of Kansas: "I want to thank Major General Tafanelli for his service to our state and country throughout nearly 40 years in uniform," said Rep. Estes. "In addition to his extensive service in our armed forces, Maj. Gen. Tafanelli has helped our state prepare for, respond to and recover from numerous natural disasters and other threats as adjutant general ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on Spirit AeroSystems Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on the announcement today by Spirit AeroSystems: "I have had numerous discussions with the Trump administration, the FAA, the governor, Boeing and other stakeholders about the impact these layoffs will have on employees at Spirit and various other industry suppliers throughout our region. I will continue to work with the FAA to ensure grounded aircraft causing these layoffs can safely return to the skies without any unn... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on War Powers Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on War Powers Resolution H. Con. Res. 83: "Like Presidents Obama and Bush, President Trump acted within his authority under a 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force to neutralize the terrorist Qassem Soleimani. This decisive and lawful action sent a clear message to Iran that under this administration, anyone working to harm Americans and our allies will be met with st... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominees
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    WICHITA–Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) has nominated 22 students for U.S. service academies following an application and interview process that took place Nov. 1, 2019, with several students interviewed by phone on another date. “Each year I’m always encouraged by the talent and dedication of our District’s service academy applicants,” said Rep. Estes. “While the 22 nominees still have a rigorous journey before they are accepted at a service academy, I’m confident that our country is safer and... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Votes to Approve USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas), a Member of the Ways and Means Committee and USMCA leadership whip team, voted in favor of approving the implementing legislation for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today. Rep. Estes has championed the trade deal since it was announced by President Trump last year. "As I have said for more than a year, passing the USMCA is great news for Kansas and our country," said Rep. Estes. "The journey to this day has been longer and harder th... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Votes Against Articles of Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after voting against two articles of impeachment in the U.S. House of Representatives. "Tonight's impeachment is not about evidence, the rule of law or the Constitution. Instead, the articles of impeachment passed tonight by the U.S. House of Representatives are the culmination of a desire by many House Democrats to impeach President Trump which began the day he was sworn-in," said Rep. Estes. "Despite the standards cal... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces Fourth District Congressional App Competition Winners
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    WICHITA–Last week during Computer Science Education Week, Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) met with the Kansas Fourth District winners of this year’s Congressional App Challenge. "It was great to meet this year’s first and second place winners from our District during Computer Science Education Week and see their exciting work firsthand," said Rep. Estes. "All of the students involved submitted impressive apps, and I look forward to hosting this competition in our District again next year." This... Read more

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