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  • Congressman Ron Estes Marks One Year in Office
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) was sworn into office one year ago today on April 25, 2017. Since entering office, Rep. Estes has focused on areas important to Kansans including cutting taxes and regulations, defending the 2nd Amendment and life, reforming entitlements, and protecting Kansans and their quality of life. Also in that time, Rep. Estes has held more than 500 meetings with constituents in Washington, D.C. and throughout Kansas’ 4th District. “Being elected to represent Ka... Read more

  • Congressman Ron Estes Protects Drinking Water in Wichita and Surrounding Communities for Next 20 Years
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) has sponsored the Wichita Project Equus Beds Division Authorization Extension Act, a bill to protect drinking water in Wichita and the surrounding area for the next 20 years. “I am committed to protecting Kansans and our quality of life which relies on a stable water supply,” said Rep. Ron Estes. “This bill is an important step to providing long-term confidence in Wichita’s water supply for families, businesses and farmers.” The Equus Beds Aquifer Re... Read more

  • Congressman Ron Estes Releases Statement on Pompeo Senate Foreign Relations Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to favorably recommend CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. The full Senate will vote on Pompeo by the end of this week. “As the former congressman for the 4th district of Kansas and current director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo has proudly demonstrated Kansas values on the national and world stage,” said Rep. Ron Estes, who was elected to succeed Pompeo as the re... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Ron Estes: Why some Democrats are rooting for the Chinese on trade
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) is helping lead efforts in Congress to promote free and fair trade. Read his latest op-ed on the current trade negotiations between the U.S. and China below. Rep. Ron Estes: Why some Democrats are rooting for the Chinese on trade Washington Examiner by Rep. Ron Estes 4/16/18 President Trump recently suggested farmers will end up “better off” after confronting China on trade but acknowledged it will “take a little while to get there.” He understands tha... Read more

  • Estes Introduces HOPE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—As part of his efforts to reform entitlement programs, increase economic opportunity for all Americans and address growing workforce demands, Congressman Ron Estes (KS-4) has introduced H.R. 5489, the federal Hope Opportunity and Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) Act. The bill has been referred to the House Ways and Means and Agriculture Committees. “This legislation mirrors landmark welfare reform legislation passed in the state of Kansas that has been very effective in helping Kansans ... Read more

  • ICYMI: House Republicans urge HHS to add abortion restrictions to family planning program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) is leading efforts urging the Department of Health and Human Services to issue updated regulations for the Title X Family Planning Program. Those regulations will stop funding for programs where abortion is a method of family planning. Read more about the letter below. House Republicans urge HHS to add abortion restrictions to family planning program The Hill 4/12/18 House Republicans are pushing President Trump's health department to add abortion rest... Read more

  • Estes Calls for Spending Cuts Following Balanced Budget Amendment Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted on H.J. Res. 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Rep. Estes spoke in favor of the proposal on the floor of the House of Representatives and called on President Trump and Congress to implement retroactive cuts to last month’s omnibus spending bill. “This resolution is a needed start to balancing our budget and reducing our deficit, bu... Read more

  • Estes on Omnibus Spending Bill Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 1625: “Kansans will benefit from several important measures included in the omnibus spending bill, including funding for our military and a 2.4 percent raise for all military personnel, a fix for the ‘grain glitch,’ an exclusion for regulating methane on farms, a delay on burdensome electronic logging provisions for livestock haulers, critical funding for infrastructure and rural broadband, and... Read more

  • Estes Introduces Federal Legislation to Address Swatting
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement following the release of the Preventing Swatting and Protecting Our Communities Act, also known as the Finch Memorial Act: "The swatting incident here in Wichita and others across the country highlight the need for a federal law that addresses these crimes," said Rep. Estes. "That's why I'm introducing legislation to increase the severity of punishment for these criminals and deter others from participating in this dang... Read more

  • Estes Announces Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) has announced the details for the Kansas 4th District Congressional Art Competition, which is part of the annual nationwide event sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. “The annual Congressional Art Completion is a great way to showcase the artistic talent of our young people here in the 4th District,” said Rep. Estes. High school students in Kansas’ 4th District may submit up to two pieces of art for the competition. All artwork that meets th... Read more

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