Rep. Estes Votes Against Bloated Green New Deal Bill

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WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) voted against Democrats' so-called infrastructure bill. "Americans agree that we need reliable infrastructure which includes roads, bridges, water and broadband, but the Democrats' bloated bill spends hundreds of billions of dollars more than the previous highway reauthorization," said Rep. Estes. "Only half of the original funding went to roads and bri...

Rep. Estes Urges Gov. Kelly to Assist Border States

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WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) sent a delegation letter to Gov. Laura Kelly (D-Kansas) urging her to send Kansas law-enforcement resources to assist border states Texas and Arizona. Since President Biden took office, there has been an unprecedented influx of illegal activity and immigration along the southern border. Without adequate support from the federal government, Texas has bee...

Rep. Estes Introduces Social Security Legislation for Widows, Widowers

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WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ron Estes introduced legislation that removes burdensome Social Security measures for those who lose a loved one. This bill allows widows and widowers to claim survivor benefits from the date of their loved one’s passing, rather than being eligible from the date that they apply. “When facing the devastating loss of a loved one, the first thing on a spouse’s mind shouldn’t b...

Reps. Ron Estes, Danny Davis Reintroduce Unclaimed Savings Bond Legislation

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas), along with Reps. Danny Davis (D-Illinois), Darin LaHood (R-Illinois), Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana), Ann Wagner (R-Missouri), William Timmons (R-South Carolina), Ralph Norman (R-South Carolina), Ron Kind (D-Wisconsin), Bill Pascrell (D-New Jersey), Don Beyer (D-Virginia), John Larson (D-Connecticut), Jimmy Panetta (D-California) and Steven Horsford ...

Rep. Estes, Sen. Moran to Host Information Session on Jobs Protection Program for Kansas Aviation Manufacturers

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) announced they will host an information session on the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) Program with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) AMJP Program Director Elliott Black on Friday in Wichita. Local aviation manufactures are invited to attend to learn more about the AMJP Program and gain helpful insigh...

Reps. Estes, Owens Introduce Early Childhood Education Legislation

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WASHINGTON – Today Reps. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and Burgess Owens (R-Utah) introduced the Modernizing Financing of Early Care and Education in America Act of 2021 establishing a bipartisan commission to make recommendations to Congress on streamlining and reducing duplication in financing of early care and education programs. "Raising children can be one of the most rewarding and challenging times i...

Rep. Estes Leads Letter to Interior Secretary Haaland

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WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and seven House members sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland encouraging her to delist the lesser prairie-chicken (LPC) under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Citing the stable population of the species and the successful, voluntary public-private conservation practices, Rep. Estes and his colleagues poi...

Rep. Ron Estes Encourages Area Aviation Manufacturers to Apply for Covid Relief

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WASHINGTON – Today the Department of Transportation opened the application process for the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) Program. Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) encourages Kansas aviation manufacturers of all sizes to apply for this federal COVID-19 relief program he championed in Congress. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. ET on July 13, 2021. "Here in the Air Capital of the W...

Rep. Estes Reacts to Fish and Wildlife's Lesser Prairie-Chicken Announcement

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WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed adding the lesser prairie-chicken to the Endangered Species Act, with the Southern Distinct Population Segment (DPS) as endangered and the Northern DPS as threatened. "Kansas farmers and ranchers have been excellent stewards of land and resources for years without heavy-handed government intervention, and they have also taken extraordi...

Rep. Estes Introduces Two Bills Ending Wasteful EV Loopholes

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WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ron Estes introduced two bills aimed at saving taxpayer funds and closing electric vehicle (EV) loopholes that benefit wealthy Americans. The No Subsidies for Government Purchases of Electric Vehicles Act eliminates the ability for the seller of a qualifying EV to claim an unnecessary tax credit when the purchaser is an entity or representative of the federal or a state gov...

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