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  • Rep. Estes Praises USMCA Entering Into Force
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement entered into force today. "The USMCA is an exceptional agreement for Kansas farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, workers and consumers," said Rep. Estes. "After delays in the Democratic-led House, our three countries will finally realize the benefits of this free and fair trade agreement that will boost our economy and create new jobs in the United States. Passing this agreement was cr... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces $1 Million KBI Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced a $1 million grant to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation from the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). "Across the country, communities have been negatively impacted by the illegal distribution and use of methamphetamines, destroying families and lives," said Rep. Estes. "I'm thankful for the law enforcement agencies that work to protect Kansas from these atrocities through programs like the COPS Anti... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Cosponsors the JUSTICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) cosponsored the JUSTICE Act today in the U.S. House of Representatives, which addresses police reform and accountability. The House bill is companion legislation to the Senate JUSTICE Act that was introduced yesterday. "The JUSTICE Act is the right approach to tackle the difficult challenges of police brutality, racial inequalities and law enforcement reform," said Rep. Estes. "Now is not the time to play politics with this sensitive issue, but inste... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces $38 Million in CARES Act Funding for the Kansas Department of Transportation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced $38,402,487 in CARES Act funding for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). “Safe, reliable transportation is crucial as Kansans return to work and businesses begin to reopen,” said Rep. Estes. “I voted for the CARES Act to ensure that Kansas and our communities are receiving necessary funding to recover from the recent health pandemic and I’m glad that the Trump administratio... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds Safe Policing Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after President Trump signed the Safe Policing for Safe Communities executive order. "Today's executive order is a bold step forward in promoting best practices in law enforcement, increasing transparency and accountability, and ensuring that we are keeping all communities in the United States safe," said Rep. Estes. "In this divided political climate, it's important to remember that supporting communities of color an... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Statement on CMS Guidelines to Resume Non-COVID-19-Related Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidelines for patients and health care providers to safely resume in-person care for those with non-COVID-19 related needs. “For months, hospitals and health care providers across Kansas have limited in-person care due to COVID-19, severely impacting both patients and providers,” said Rep. Estes. “It’s critical that Kansans can safely receive needed care, preventive services and elective procedures. I will cont... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Announces $14 Million in CARES Act Funding for Wichita Transit
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced $14,021,668 in CARES Act funding for Wichita Transit through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The City of Wichita can use funds for bus driver wages and personal protection equipment, as well as preventative maintenance and sanitation of vehicles. “As we start to reopen Wichita, it’s critical that workers and families have safe, reliable transportation,” said Rep. Estes. “I’m glad that Secretary Chao and the Trump administra... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds $5.7 Million in FEMA Funding for Kansas Food Banks
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released a statement following the announcement that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the state of Kansas $5,760,000 for food bank purchases. “Communities across Kansas are still feeling the effects of COVID-19 as the state slowly reopens,” said Rep. Estes. “This funding is critical to ensuring Kansas families are fed through this crisis, and supporting our local farmers and ranchers.” A... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Cosponsors Return-to-Work Bonus Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) is cosponsoring the Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act of 2020 – legislation encouraging Americans to return to work following months of forced shutdowns and layoffs. "With so many businesses reopening in Kansas and throughout the country, it's critical that employees are there to fill the job openings and restart our economy," said Rep. Estes. "A return-to-work-bonus allows Kansans to receive two weeks of unemployment benefit... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Addresses the Senseless Murder of George Floyd and Resulting Protests and Riots
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement amid protests and riots in Kansas and across the country. "Our country continues to react to the terrible murder of George Floyd," said Rep. Estes. "Many Kansans have peacefully rallied to mourn the loss of life and seek positive change in our society. Unfortunately, peaceful protests have been eclipsed by unnecessary violence and destruction of property – even here in Kansas. My conversations with local leaders in th... Read more

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