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  • Deadline for Service Academy Applications Approaching
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2018 | 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 Monday, 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 Po... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Releases Statement on Sedgwick County Deputy
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on Sedgwick County Deputy Robert Kunze: "Susan and I are praying for the family and friends of Sedgwick County Deputy Robert Kunze who was killed in the line of duty today," said Rep. Ron Estes. "Deputy Kunze was a law enforcement veteran who leaves behind a wife and child. His death is a reminder of the courage and heroism required of all those in law enforcement. I join with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and ... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Joins House Leadership to Discuss Why Kansas is Better Off Now
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) joined House Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP Leadership for a press conference today to discuss how Kansas’ 4th district and America are better off now. Last night, Rep. Estes led a special order on the U.S. House of Representatives floor to highlight efforts to grow the economy, provide security for families, and support veterans and the military. Accomplishments cited included the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, efforts to end human trafficking and the opioid epi... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Completes Successful August District Work Period
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    WICHITA—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) completed a successful August district work period this week. While the U.S. House of Representatives stood in recess throughout August, Congressman Estes participated in 45 meetings and events in 12 of the 17 counties within Kansas’ Fourth District. “I travel home to Kansas every week and each district work period throughout the year to meet with constituents and listen to their priorities. The August district work period has allowed me to travel extensi... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Applauds US-Mexico Trade Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Representative Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement announced today by President Donald Trump: “The United States-Mexico Trade Agreement unveiled by President Trump today is great news for Kansas farmers and manufacturers. As a consistent advocate for free and fair trade, I applaud President Trump for bringing Mexico to the negotiating table,” said Rep. Estes. “Trade with Mexico through NAFTA has been beneficial to Kansas’ F... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on Aid for Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Representative Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will approve measures to assist farmers in response to ongoing trade negotiations. Included will be up to $12 billion in assistance through the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act expected to target producers of soybeans, sorghum, corn, wheat, cotton, dairy, and others. “While this package is welcome news for Kansas far... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Representative Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on the confirmation of Robert Wilkie as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs: “Secretary Robert Wilkie brings a wealth of experience to the Department of Veterans Affairs from growing up in a military family, serving in the Air Force and Navy, and helping lead the department since 2017,” said Rep. Estes. “I look forward to working with incoming Secretary Wilkie to build on the progress of the VA MI... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Honors 60th Anniversary of Dockum Drug Store Sit-in
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Representative Ron Estes (R-Kansas) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to honor the 60th anniversary of the Dockum Drug Store Sit-in which helped end segregation in Wichita. The sit-in began July 19, 1958 and ended August 11. “On July 19, ten students walked into the Dockum Drug Store and sat down,” said Rep. Estes. “For three weeks, the students entered the drug store every day, boldly sitting through cursing, questioning, and even threats. Finally on Augus... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Votes to Support ICE
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Representative Ron Estes (R-Kansas) voted for a resolution today to support Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). House Resolution 990, which passed 244 to 35, details the role ICE plays in protecting communities, enforcing immigration laws and curbing the opioid crisis. “As member of the Homeland Security Committee, I believe law enforcement, including ICE officers, should have the support of all Americans for putting their lives on the line to protect our communities and enforc... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Releases Statement on NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Representative Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on Wichita being selected to host the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds of the 2022 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: “I am proud Wichita and our community will once again be on full display for the nation for the 2022 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament,” said Rep. Ron Estes. “This is great news for our overall economy and thousands of small businesses and we look forward to once again hosting a successful tournament... Read more

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