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  • Deadline for 2019 Service Academy Applications Approaching
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) is reminding constituents today that applications from students in the 4th District of Kansas to be nominated for a service academy are due Tuesday, Oct. 1. Every year, Members of Congress may nominate up to ten candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings P... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds Electric Infrastructure Investment
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announced investment to improve electric infrastructure in south central Kansas. The $6.5 million Rural Development loan will fund 79 miles of new or improved line and $39,600 in smart grid technology to improve efficiency and security. Counties in the Fourth District impacted by this investment include Barber, Comanche, Edwards, Harper, Kingman, Kiowa, Pawnee, Pratt and Stafford, as well as Reno i... Read more

  • Rep. Estes To Meet with Top Leaders in Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) will travel to Israel today to participate in a series of meetings and site visits to gain a firsthand understanding of regional challenges and America's relationship with Israel. Rep. Estes will be joined by a bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress. "Israel is America's strongest ally in the Middle East and this delegation visit serves to strengthen our bond and educate Members of Congress about the challenges facing Israel and the region," sai... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds Beef Export Agreement with the European Union
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—The White House and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer signed a formal agreement with the European Union today allowing the bloc to receive more American beef exports. Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released a statement following the signing event at the White House. “Today’s announcement is a great step toward more free and fair trade for our ag producers,” said Rep. Ron Estes. “Agriculture is such an integral part of our state’s economy, and this bilateral agreement provi... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on USDA Assistance for Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details today on a $16 billion package to support farmers and ranchers affected by trade disruptions. Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released a statement on the package first announced by the USDA in May. "While today’s package is welcome news for many farmers and ranchers in the Fourth District who have been impacted by tariffs and recent trade negotiations, the fact remains that free and fair trade is the best solution to support ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on Budget Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on today's vote to increase budget caps and suspend the debt ceiling until July 31, 2021: “Today’s spending bill will add $2 trillion to the federal debt over the next decade, increasing our nation’s debt to 97% of GDP by 2029. By raising budget caps $322 billion and suspending the debt ceiling until 2021, this deal gives Washington free reign to increase government spending at will for the next two years while kicking ... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds Investigation of French Digital Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) applauded an announcement today that the U.S. will launch an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into a proposed French digital services tax (DST) aimed at global technology companies. The 301 investigation will give U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer up to one year to investigate whether France’s digital tax would hurt U.S. technology companies, opening the door for retaliatory action from the U.S. Today’s announcement fo... Read more

  • Rep. Estes, Sen. Moran, Local Leaders Recognize the Late M.S. 'Mitch' Mitchell with Floodway Renaming
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    WICHITA—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas), along with U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, Sedgwick County Commission Chair David Dennis, and Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell, recognized the accomplishments of M.S. "Mitch" Mitchell today at a dedication ceremony for the renamed flood control project he supervised. Congressman Estes also presented Mitchell's wife, Pat Mitchell, with a copy of the legislation that officially renamed the floodway. "Because of Mitchell's steadfastness, even when others doubted the proj... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds Water Infrastructure Grant for Sedan
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) applauded a grant awarded today to the city of Sedan by the Rural Development office within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The $400,000 grant will replace water lines across Sedan, including some of the city's original lead pipes installed in 1935. "This is great news for Sedan and Chautauqua County," said Rep. Estes. "Water infrastructure is key to economic development and improving quality of life. I want to thank the USDA for supporting this pr... Read more

  • Rep. Estes and Rep. Sewell Introduce Tax Preparer Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Alabama) introduced bipartisan legislation today to protect taxpayers by allowing the IRS to remove bad actors from preparing taxes. Currently, tax preparers must have a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). This legislation creates a process to allow the IRS to revoke a tax preparer's PTIN based on negligence, fraud or abuse of the tax system. “This bipartisan legislation will protect taxpayers by ensuring ... Read more

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