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  • Rep. Estes Applauds Two 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools in Wichita
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released a statement following theU.S.Department of Education’s2020 National Blue Ribbon School award announcement. This year’s recipients include Wichita’s Bostic Traditional Magnet Elementary School andSt. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. “The National Blue Ribbon School award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the educators, administrators and parents at these schools,” said Rep. Estes. “Wichita is fortunate to have two schools name... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces DOJ Grants for Kansas and Local Governments
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced multiple grants from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for Sedgwick County and the City of Newton, as well as the State of Kansas. “I’m grateful that the Department of Justice is aiding state and local governments to ensure public safety for all Kansans,” said Rep. Estes. “This funding focuses on improving both our law enforcement and victim services so that our justice system can be more robust in serving our communities.” Sedg... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds New DOJ Grant for Wichita State University
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released a statement following the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women’s announcement of a $300,000 grant to Wichita State University to increase safety for students on campus. “It’s important that all students feel safe on campus while pursuing higher education,” said Rep. Estes. “I’m grateful that the Department of Justice is dedicated to combatting domestic violence and sexual assault on college campuses across the United ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces School Safety Grant for Harvey County Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced a $374,787 grant for the Harvey County School District from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). This grant will help improve security at schools and on school grounds. It can be used to train law enforcement, purchase equipment like metal detectors and technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency, and other measures that provide a significant improvement... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces $21 Million BUILD Grant for North Junction
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    WICHITA - Today Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced a significant grant award for the City of Wichita and the surrounding area that will improve traffic in a much-needed area of the metro. The Department of Transportation has awarded a BUILD Grant of $21 million to replace outdated single-lane system ramps with new two-lane system ramps as well as a new flyover ramp at the North Junction, where I-235, I-135, K-96 and K-254 connect. "Today's award is a great benefit to Kansans, as the Nort... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Spends Day in Pratt, Visits Local Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on September 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    PRATT, KANSAS – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) visited with local leaders and residents in Pratt, Kansas, on Tuesday, Sept. 1. His day included a discussion at the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce and visits at Next GINeration Cotton Gin, Great Plains Alfalfa, Bucklin Tractor & Implement Co. (BTI), and Pratt Energy. "Having spent part of my life growing up on a family farm in northeast Kansas, I can appreciate the blessings and challenges of living in rural parts of our state," said Rep. Estes. ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces Funding for Anthony Municipal Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced more than $130,000 in funding for the Anthony Municipal Airport in Anthony, Kansas. This grant is provided by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and supplemented by the CARES Act. “Aviation has been a core industry in Kansas’ 4th district for more than a century,” said Rep. Estes. “As our community recovers from our recent health crisis, we must move forward with essential projects to ensure our ... Read more

  • Reps. Estes, Kildee Introduce Resolution Condemning Foreign Digital Services Taxes (DSTs)
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives with Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Michigan), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, condemning foreign Digital Services Taxes (DSTs). These taxes, including those introduced by France and other countries, unfairly discriminate against U.S. digital firms and hamper American ingenuity. Last year, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer conducted an investigation and found France'... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds $20 Million Investment in Wichita State Artificial Intelligence Program
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released a statement following the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) announcement of $100 million in funding for Artificial Intelligence Institutes over a period of five years. $20 million of this funding will establish the AI Institute for Foundations of Machine Learning (IFML) at Wichita State University. “The National Science Foundation’s investment in artificial intelligence programs in universities will have a profound impact on our nation’s w... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Votes Against $25 Billion USPS Bailout Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after voting no on a USPS bailout bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Members back to vote on this legislation after shortening the House schedule and ignoring other, more critical legislation to address unemployment benefits and COVID-19-related needs. "Americans have relied on the Postal Service since the beginning of our country. This has been true even as usage has declined over the previous 25 to 30 years wit... Read more

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