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  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on today's passage of the 2018 Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 369-47. Yesterday, the measure passed in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 87-13. “This five-year Farm Bill provides much-needed certainty for Kansas farmers and ranchers through increased crop insurance programs and includes historic funding for rural broadband that will help farmers utilize new technology and get products to market f... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Mourns the Passing of President George H. W. Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on the passing of President George H. W. Bush: “Susan and I join our nation in mourning the passing of President George H. W. Bush,” said Rep. Estes. “President Bush leaves behind an enduring record of selfless public service from his heroic tenure in the U.S. Navy, and as an ambassador, director of the CIA, Vice President and Commander in Chief. As President, he defended freedom around the globe and America’s values at... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on Signed USMCA Trade Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on today's signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement by President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto: “The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a big win for Kansas and our country,” said Rep. Estes. “This deal opens more markets for Kansas farmers, boosts wages for manufacturers, and modernizes NAFTA for the 21st century. Free and fair trade is the best policy to gr... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Shares Thanksgiving with U.S. Troops in Kuwait
    Posted in Press Releases on November 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Camp Buehring, Kuwait—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) joined U.S. Army troops stationed at Camp Buehring for a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 22. Among the troops Rep. Estes met with was an aviation regiment from the Kansas National Guard. "As families in Kansas and around the country come together this week to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's important to remember all the brave men and women in uniform stationed around the world making incredible sacrifices to protect our nation and freedoms,... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Interviews Service Academy Applicants
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    WICHITA—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas), along with panels of local community leaders, interviewed 26 area high school students who applied for nomination to a U.S. service academy on Friday, Nov. 9, at his Wichita District Office. Two additional students were interviewed by phone. "I'm always impressed by the quality of students we have here in Kansas," said Rep. Estes. "Each student I met with had an exceptional academic record and displayed the character and qualities needed to learn and ser... Read more

  • Fourth District Constituents Appointed to 400 Years of African-American History Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced today that two community leaders from Wichita have been appointed to a U.S. Department of the Interior commission commemorating four hundred years of African-American history. Ms. Kenya Cox, NAACP Kansas State President and Executive Director of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission in the Office of the Governor, and Rev. Nora “Anyanwu” Cox, minister and founder of Holy Spirit Healing Ministry and a retired nurse, were among 15 membe... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on Kansas Troops Defending U.S. Border
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on reports that troops from Kansas will be among those deployed to support border protection efforts at the U.S.-Mexico border: “As a member of the Homeland Security Committee, I know that securing our border is key to our national security,” said Rep. Estes. “I am thankful to the members of the Kansas National Guard, the active-duty soldiers stationed at Fort Riley, and all Kansans who will be among the engineers, mili... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Announces New Agriculture and Energy Staff
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced Dan Martin has joined his staff as a legislative assistant for agriculture and energy. Martin is a native of Hugoton, KS and was most recently on the staff of Kansas Senator Jerry Moran. “Agriculture and energy are crucial drivers of our state’s economy and major industries in our district,” said Rep. Estes. “I am glad to have Dan’s experience on our team as we work to grow the agriculture sector, support our farmers and ranchers and further ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes District Among Counties Approved for Disaster Aid
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced today that several counties in the 4th District of Kansas have been approved for disaster aid by the Trump administration. Federal funding is available for damages caused by severe storms, winds, and flooding in Barber, Kingman, Kiowa and Pratt Counties from Sept. 1-8, 2018. Additional Kansas counties approved for aid are Clay, Marshall, Rice and Riley. “The historic amount of rain and severe storms in south central Kansas have left behind da... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Congratulates Justice Brett Kavanaugh
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court: “Congratulations to Justice Kavanaugh on his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Rep. Estes. “Despite a political and divisive confirmation process, the U.S. Senate was given an opportunity to thoroughly vet Kavanaugh with information from seven background investigations, more than a thousand written responses, hours of testimony a... Read more

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