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  • Congressman Estes Leads Congressional Input on Protect Life Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) was among 140 members of the U.S. House of Representatives that sent a letter today to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar expressing strong support for the Department’s proposed new guidelines called the Protect Life Rule regarding the Title X Family Planning Program. Rep. Estes led efforts on securing the letter and sending it to Secretary Azar. “This proposed rule restores to the Title X program a bright line of separatio... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Releases Statement on Supreme Court Nominee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after the announcement by President Donald Trump that Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to serve as a justice on the United States Supreme Court: “I applaud President Trump’s nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to serve as the next justice on the United States Supreme Court,” said Rep. Ron Estes. “The president has delivered on his promise to nominate a justice who will respect the Constitution, uphold the rule of la... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Votes for Military Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) voted today for H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2019, which boosts funding for the Department of Defense to $674.6 billion. “I was proud to support this legislation to continue rebuilding the military by fulfilling the funding commitments we made through passage of the National Defense Authorization Act last month,” said Rep. Estes. “This bill funds the largest pay raise for our troops in nine years, increased training and re... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Releases Statement on Immigration Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act: “I have supported common-sense measures to fix our broken immigration system, secure our borders, build a wall, close immigration loopholes and provide stability to DACA recipients without providing amnesty or incentivizing anyone to break the law. While today’s bill addressed some of those pillars, I ultima... Read more

  • Guest Chaplain from Wichita Offers Congressional Opening Prayer
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—At the request of Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas), Father Dan Spexarth of Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Wichita offered the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives today. Rep. Estes spoke on the floor of the House to introduce Fr. Spexarth, whom he requested to serve as today’s guest chaplain. Each Member of Congress can request one guest chaplain per Congress. “Father Spexarth has been a tireless servant of God, leading an active parish committed to serving... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Recognizes Andale Church Fire
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to offer thoughts and prayers to the parish of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Andale and firefighters who were injured responding to a fire there on Sunday, June 24. “For nearly 125 years, the parish of St. Joseph has been a pillar of west Sedgwick County and our entire community,” said Rep. Estes. “Following Sunday's tragic fire, thankfully the firefighters treated for smoke inhalation and... Read more

  • Congressman Estes to Host House Guest Chaplain from Wichita
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—At the request of Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas), Father Dan Spexarth from Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Wichita, KS will serve as a guest chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives on June 26, 2018. Fr. Spexarth will give the opening prayer to Congress that day. “I am humbled to host Father Spexarth in our nation’s capital and look forward to his prayer over the House of Representatives. As Congress continues to address many complex issues, I am glad we can come to... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Releases Statement on the 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018: “The farm bill provides needed certainty for Kansas farmers and ranchers by protecting crop insurance and repealing burdensome Obama-era regulations like the Waters of the U.S. rule,” said Rep. Estes. “I also support investments in rural broadband and common-sense reforms to SNAP that will help those in need while encouraging Americans to get back to w... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Releases Statement on KC-46 Delivery Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement regarding today's announcement by the U.S. Air Force and Boeing that the first round of KC-46A aircraft will be delivered in October 2018: “The needed and overdue delivery of new KC-46 tankers is great news for our country, and I am proud McConnell Air Force Base is slated to receive the first round," said Rep. Ron Estes. "The Airmen at McConnell have been working tirelessly to prepare for this delivery. I look forward ... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Releases Statement on Presidential Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s Executive Order regarding separations at the border: “I do not want to see families separated and am pleased this executive action will allow families to remain a unit while they are being processed at our border. Parents should follow legal immigration steps, instead of illegal border crossings which put children at greater risk. I agree wi... Read more

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