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  • Rep. Estes Praises Mexico's Passage of USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas), a member of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) whip team, released the following statement praising passage of the USMCA by the Mexican Senate today, making Mexico the first country to ratify the agreement: “I applaud Mexico for passing this critical trade agreement and now call on Speaker Pelosi to begin ratification in Congress," said Rep. Estes. "As Canada has also made strides toward ratifying the USMCA, it is past time for Congress to approve... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Recognized by Food & Agriculture Groups for USMCA Support
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS), a member of the USMCA whip team, was recognized today by 52 organizations representing the food and agriculture industries for his support of the USMCA. In a letter sent by organizations including the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Association of Wheat Growers, groups commended Rep. Estes for “supporting USMCA and propelling this critical legislation one step closer to enactment.” “The USMCA is critical for farmers, ranchers and manufacturer... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds USDA Relocation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on the announcement today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will locate its Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in Kansas City. Rep. Estes joined the Kansas and Missouri Congressional Delegation in writing a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue on May 20, 2019, supporting the selection of Kansas City to be the site of these agencies. "This is monumental news for K... Read more

  • Reps. Estes, Thompson and Sens. Coons, Moran Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Renewable Energy Tax Advantages
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS), Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA), along with Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the Financing Our Future Energy Act today. This bipartisan and bicameral bill gives renewable energy projects access to master limited partnerships (MLP), a tax advantage currently only available to oil, gas, and coal projects. “The Financing Our Energy Future Act updates our tax code to allow renewable energy projects to have equal access to ... Read more

  • Ways and Means Witness: Medicare for All Will Shut Down Rural Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—At a U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing today titled 'Pathways to Universal Health Coverage', Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) condemned Medicare for All and similar proposals that would expand government-run health care and negatively impact rural critical access hospitals. "For nearly a decade, the health care industry has been thrown into chaos, costs have risen, and choice has been decimated. Unfortunately, instead of new approaches to increase competition and lower costs... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Discusses Kansas TANF Law at Congressional Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—At a U.S. House Ways and Means Sub-Committee hearing today, Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) discussed recent efforts in Kansas to bypass state law regarding work requirements to receive assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Last month, it was reported that Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s administration intends to issue exemptions allowing people who have not followed mandated work requirements to continue receiving assistance. As the sub-committ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds Public Safety Partnership for Wichita
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) applauded an announcement today by Attorney General William Barr that Wichita has been named a National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) site. The partnership program provides enhanced federal support of state, local and tribal law enforcement officials and prosecutors as they combat violent crime. Wichita was among 10 sites announced today. “I’m thankful for the Justice Department’s support for our local law enforcement in its mission to combat violent... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Welcomes House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to Kansas
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    WICHITA—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and the top Republican in the U.S. House, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California), were in Wichita today to tour the National Center for Aviation Training at WSU Tech and discuss trade and the economy. Representatives Estes and McCarthy were joined by WSU Tech President Sheree Utash, Karyn Page, President/ CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services, and other representatives from the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce and Wichita State University. "WSU... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds the USMCA Statement of Administrative Action
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement applauding the delivery of the Statement of Administrative Action to Congress: "As a member of the USMCA whip team, I’m pleased the administration has delivered its Statement of Administrative Action to Congress, moving us one step closer toward ratification," said Rep. Estes. "Mexico and Canada have already made significant progress to meet standards set in the USMCA, and tariffs on steel, aluminum and U.S. agriculture... Read more

  • Rep. Estes and Rep. Schneider Introduce Section 965 Tax Code Fix
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON―Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and Congressman Brad Schneider (D-Illinois) introduced bipartisan legislation today to amend Section 965 of the tax code to ensure the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) follows congressional intent with regard to structured payments of corporate tax liabilities. “This bipartisan legislation will ensure the IRS follows congressional intent by allowing companies to have the necessary cash flow to plan for the future and make structured payments on their tax... Read more

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