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  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS) released the following statement on the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "Today's agreement on USMCA is great news for our country which is far overdue," said Rep. Estes. "President Trump has delivered on another promise and crafted a free and fair trade deal that will create jobs, boost GDP and worker wages, protect digital trade, and open new markets across North America for our farmers, ranchers and manufacturers. I applaud the leadership of the pres... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on Articles of Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS) released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment today. "House Democrats have wanted to draft articles of impeachment since the day President Trump was sworn-in and today filled in the blanks with unfounded accusations of abuse of power and obstruction. Despite a lack of evidence, an unfair process and no bipartisan support, House Democrats have barreled toward impeachment, ignoring or de... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Introduces Unclaimed Savings Bond Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS), along with Reps. Danny Davis (D-IL), William Timmons (R-SC) and Ben McAdams (D-UT), introduced the Unclaimed Savings Bond Act of 2019 today. The legislation would require the U.S. Treasury Department to transfer all records and ownership of unclaimed, matured savings bonds to states to find the rightful owners and heirs of the bonds. The bipartisan legislation currently has seven total cosponsors. "For decades, the federal Treasury Department has held peo... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Resolution to Honor Special Forces and Conan Now Has 40 Cosponsors
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced today that his resolution commending the performance of the U.S. Special Operations Forces and the military working dog Conan who successfully assisted in capturing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi now has 40 bipartisan cosponsors. Rep. Estes introduced the resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month. "As Conan enjoyed a well-deserved visit to the White House today, I am pleased that ou... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces FAA Grant for Newton City-County Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced a $7 million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant from the FAA to the City of Newton to reconstruct the taxiway at the Newton City-County Airport. “While rail traffic is a visible mode of transpiration in and around Newton, air traffic continues to be vital to our region,” said Rep. Estes. “The grant from the FAA recognizes the importance of safe and reliable air travel through their Airport Improvement Program, and I’m thankful to Secreta... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Reacts to Speaker Pelosi's Announcement that USMCA May Not Get a Vote Until 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a press conference today that a vote on the USMCA could be pushed into 2020. "After months of pretending to care about the economic benefits from the USMCA for hardworking middle-class Americans, Speaker Pelosi today said that a vote on this bipartisan agreement could slip into 2020," said Rep. Estes. "Farmers, ranchers and manufacturers in Kansas and across the country lose out on jobs ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces Department of Transportation Grant for City of Wichita's Multimodal Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced a $14 million grant today from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the City of Wichita to improve many transportation services through a multimodal transportation facility. The center will contain transit amenities to handle connections from commuter service and connect to the downtown circulator and transfer points to routes meeting education, employment, and economic development that is key to the growth of the west bank area of the Ar... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Supports Transparency for Health Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced two rules to improve transparency in costs for health care: “The rules announced today by President Trump provide needed transparency in health care costs, empowering patients and allowing families to plan for the future,” said Rep. Estes. “By requiring hospitals to publish their charges and insurers to disclose their rates upfront, patients can have the tools they need to make decis... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Helps Introduce Foster Care Support Bill Providing $4.7 Million for Kansas
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) is an original cosponsor of the Family First Transition Act introduced today by Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) and Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois). The legislation will provide financial support to states implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act, which included reforms to support children in foster care as well as prevent children from needing to enter into foster care. Under the bill, Kansas would receive $4.7 million to implement these r... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds USDA Rural Development Grants
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) applauded two grants announced today from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Sedgwick County Electric Cooperative Association and Ark Valley Electric Cooperative Association to improve rural electric infrastructure. Sedgwick County Electric Cooperative Association will receive an $8.1 million investment to build and improve 67 miles of line and invest in smart grid technologies. Ark Valley Electric Cooperative Association will receive a $5.7 mil... Read more

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