Rep. Estes Authors Opinion Piece Regarding EPA

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 Last week, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) authored an op-ed for the High Plains Journal concerning the EPA's latest rule proposal targeting small meat processors. "The Clean Water Act Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Point Source Category—which spills enough ink to do environmental damage—would force small operations to conduct the same…

Rep. Estes Publishes Op-ed on Coinciding Fiscal Pandemics

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On Friday, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) published an op-ed on FoxNews.com addressing America's coinciding fiscal pandemics.   "More and more, Americans are living on borrowed time and money – and so is their government," wrote Rep. Estes. "As James Madison once warned, 'A public debt is a public curse.' It's time for both the individual and the federal government to break free from…

IRS Commissioner Admits Massive Remote Working to Rep. Estes

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WASHINGTON – Today during a Ways and Means hearing, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel admitted that staffing at the IRS is about 50% in-person and 50% remote after Rep. Estes questioned him about issues with the Information Return Intake System (IRIS), lack of customer service and staffing levels following the end of COVID-19. Talking about a recent issue faced by Lubbers Cars in Cheney,…

Reps. Estes, Arrington, Colleagues Introduce Balanced Budget Amendment

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Last week, Reps. Ron Estes (R-Kansas), Jodey C. Arrington (R-Texas), Rudy Yakym (R-Indiana), Tim Burchett (R-Tennessee), Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina) and Jake Ellzey (R-Texas) introduced H.J.Res. 113, the Business Cycle Balanced Budget Amendment. This legislation would require the federal government to balance its budget and rein in out-of-control spending. "Our country borrows about…

House Impeaches Mayorkas

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Today Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released a statement after voting to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.   "Secretary Mayorkas has been impeached – a first step in bringing accountability for the reckless Biden administration policies that have resulted in record-breaking surges at our southern border. The next step is for the Senate to bring up…

Rep. Estes Announces 2024 Annual High School Art Competition

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WICHITA – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) has announced the annual Congressional Art Competition dates. "Each year talented young artists enter their best work in this fun and competitive event for the chance to have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol," said Rep. Estes. "We consistently have more than 100 entries from various schools across the district, including public,…

Rep. Estes Delivers Remarks on Protecting U.S. Trade Priorities

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Yesterday, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) delivered remarks condemning the abandonment of U.S. digital trade priorities by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) at the World Trade Organization during a Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee hearing. Under the Biden administration, the USTR and the U.S. Treasury have pursued damaging proposals that undermine U.S. sovereignty and hurt our tax…

Rep. Estes Issues Statement On Vote To Impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas

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Today Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) voted to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. After an exhaustive investigation, the House Homeland Security Committee has presented an undisputable case that Secretary Mayorkas has systemically refused to comply with the law and has breached the public trust. Our open borders resulting from Mayorkas’ neglect of the law have…

Kansans, Conservative Organizations Praise R&D Expensing, Pro-family Provisions in Tax Relief Legislation

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WASHINGTON – Following last week's passage of the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act, Kansas small businesses and national conservative organizations voiced their support for the legislation and are urging the Senate to act swiftly. "Kansas small businesses are the economic engine of our state, and the research and development they conduct is vital to our local and…

House Passes Tax Package, Rep. Estes' R&D Expensing Provision

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WASHINGTON – Tonight the House overwhelmingly passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act 357 to 70. The bipartisan, bicameral tax package includes R&D expensing provisions advocated for by Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) similar to those in his American Innovation and R&D Competitiveness Act – a bipartisan bill that has amassed 218 cosponsors, making…

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