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  • 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

  • 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

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