Rep. Estes Joins Ways and Means Republicans to Prevent Weaponization of the IRS

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and all House Ways and Means Committee Republicans have introduced H.R.5586 – the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act – to counter proposed legislation that weaponizes the IRS against American citizens. The current Democrat proposal gives the IRS new power to spy on Americans’ private bank information with as little as $600. “This Democrat legislation ...

Rep. Ron Estes Announces DOJ Grant

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced a Department of Justice (DOJ) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) of $443,481 to Sedgwick County. This grant aims to improve public safety by providing state and local jurisdictions with recourses to enhance community safety. “Public safety and reducing crime are top priorities for the community and leaders alike,” said Rep. Estes. ...

Rep. Estes Reacts to Abysmal September Jobs Report

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WASHINGTON- Today, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released a statement following the abysmal September jobs report. The latest jobs report was released with only 194,000 jobs were added – falling well short of the 500,000 jobs economist expected. The September jobs report is the worst the administration has seen so far. “The latest jobs report shows Democrats weren’t just optimistic when they sold the ...

Rep. Estes Introduces Legislation Protecting Individuals Against Vaccine Mandates Overreach

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday Rep. Ron Estes (R- Kansas) introduced H.R. 5480, Protecting Religious Exemptions from Vaccine Mandates Act, to protect individuals with deeply held religious beliefs from President Biden’s vaccine mandates. Along with his own legislation, Rep. Estes is also an original cosponsor on legislation introduced by Rep. Diana Harshbarger (R-Tennessee) that prohibits the federal gove...

Rep. Ron Estes Honors the Life of Fr. Emil Joseph Kapaun

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WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) delivered a speech on the House floor honoring the life of Fr. Emil Joseph Kapaun following the return of his remains to Kansas from the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. “Father Kapaun is one of the finest men to ever come out from the state of Kansas,” said Rep. Estes. “For generations Father Kapaun has inspired hundreds around the world to ...

Rep. Ron Estes Votes Against Debt Limit Suspension

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WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) voted against the Democrat proposal to raise the debt limit. Before votes, Rep. Estes addressed the house floor with his concerns. “We aren’t looking at this debt ceiling crisis in a vacuum – we could be voting on $5.5 trillion in more spending,” said Rep. Estes. “Families, farmers, businesses, and even state and local governments have to live within th...

Rep. Estes Addresses Potential IRS Weaponization

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) discussed the concerning provision within Democrat’s $4.3 trillion budget bill that would give the IRS the extraordinary authority to access personal bank accounts with $600 or more. Rep. Estes was joined with other members of the Ways and Means Committee and industry experts. “The reality is that there’s already distrust of the IRS, as we’ve seen the ...

Rep. Estes Votes Against Suspending Debt Limit

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday Rep. Ron Estes voted against suspending the debt limit as Democrats consider approximately $5 trillion in spending. "Families, farmers, businesses, and even state and local governments have to live within their means and make responsible financial decisions to be successful, but the attitude in Washington continues to pass on massive debt to future generations in exchange fo...

Rep. Estes, Sen. Moran Announce $103 Million in Grants for Kansas Aviation Manufacturers

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) today announced $103,879,965 in grants for Kansas aviation manufacturers through the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) program. These funds will help Kansas aviation employers retain 4,284 employees.The AMJP program was created by legislation introduced by Rep. Estes and Sen. Moran. “The skilled workforce in Ka...

Rep. Estes Opposes Biden's Vaccine Overreach

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WASHINGTON – After President Joe Biden announced vaccine and COVID-19 mandates for federal workers, businesses with 100 or more employees, and schools, Rep. Estes released the following statement. "Kansans are rightfully outraged at this gross overreach of the federal government and Biden's bully tactics," said Rep. Estes. "Congress and the Supreme Court must take immediate action to make clear th...

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