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  • Rep. Estes Votes in Favor of the CARES Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON–Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) voted in favor of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act today in the House. The bill passed with bipartisan support and will now head to President Trump's desk for his signature. "Kansas families, workers and small businesses are hurting, and they are looking for relief right now," said Rep. Estes. "The CARES Act streamlines the ability of the federal government to assist small businesses and distressed industries, gives famili... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Praises Signing of Families First Coronavirus Response Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON–Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after the Senate passed and the president signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act yesterday. "On Wednesday President Trump signed the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law," said Rep. Estes. "This legislation provides workers and families stability, assists small businesses, and increases access to free COVID-19 testing – but we know there is still more to be done. Our community... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds $5.9 Million COVID-19 Response Funds for Kansas
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON–Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement applauding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) award of $5.9 million to Kansas to support the statewide COVID-19 response: "I've been working closely with state and local officials to ensure that they have the resources they need to keep Kansans safe," said Rep. Estes. "Two weeks ago, Congress passed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act to make necessary funding avai... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Reacts to Canada's Ratification of USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON-Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) reacted to Canada's ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement amid the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming the third and final country to ratify the agreement. "Agriculture and manufacturing industries are critical to south central Kansas, and free and fair trade benefits the manufacturers, farmers and workers here and across the country," said Rep. Estes. "Canada's ratification of the USMCA is a clear indication that Canadians understand the importance... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Votes For Coronavirus Assistance Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON–Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after last night's passage of the Coronavirus Response Act: "In the early morning hours, the House finally voted on a relief package that ensures Americans have access to free COVID-19 testing and financial relief for those who are ill, quarantined, or caring for others due to the coronavirus," said Rep. Estes. "These are priorities for the president and for Congress. My colleagues and I fought against the majority’s de... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Reacts to National Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON–Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement regarding today's national emergency declaration: “President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency today provides confidence to all Americans as we combat COVID-19,” said Rep. Estes. “The administration’s actions, along with the bipartisan work we’ve done in Congress, are aggressive and effective. These new actions will greatly increase the federal government’s ability to assist affected individuals rapidly a... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Responds to the President's Address Regarding COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON–Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after President Trump's address to the nation: "Tonight President Trump outlined the appropriate actions our country is taking to protect Kansans from COVID-19," said Rep. Estes. "The unprecedented and rapid response to address this outbreak with further travel restrictions and a commitment to take care of affected individuals is the right approach. With the administration's actions announced tonight, now is the time to... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Meets with HHS Officials at Coronavirus Response Center
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON–Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) participated in a briefing at the Health and Human Services' Coronavirus Response Center today along with other members of the House Ways and Means Committee. They discussed the current actions being taken by the government as well as their partnerships with state and local health officials. "Congress, the administration, and state and local agencies are working together to combat the threat of COVID-19," said Rep. Estes. "In the nearly two decades sin... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds Appointment of Dr. Jeff Colyer to HHS Post, Discusses Coronavirus Preparations with Secretary Azar
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON–Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) questioned Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar today during a Ways and Means Committee budget hearing. The Congressman also asked the Secretary about rural health care and his appointment today of former Kansas Governor Dr. Jeff Colyer. "I'm particularly proud to hear about your announcement earlier today about the former governor from Kansas Dr. Jeff Colyer to head up the HHS's rural health initiatives," said Rep. Estes. "Our former gover... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Production Halt Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON-Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced the U.S. Department of Labor has certified the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petition for Spirit AeroSystems and on-site leased workers affected by recent production halts. "Today's certification of a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petition is welcome news to the men and women impacted by recent aerospace production halts," said Rep. Estes. "These Kansans are dedicated, skilled workers and I'm pleased that they can now apply for benefi... Read more

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