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  • Estes Statement on Passage of Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement following passage of H.R. 1892: "Passage of the budget today in the House provides stability for our government and much-needed funding for our troops who selflessly serve our nation," said Rep. Estes. "We're following through on the promises we've made to the American people. We've reformed taxes to boost the economy and fully funded our military to keep us safe and support our veterans. Now it's time for serious, comp... Read more

  • Estes Announces Service Academy Nominees
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) has nominated 13 students for U.S. Service Academies following an application and interview process that took place Nov. 10, 2017. “The caliber of these students is impressive and each applicant displayed a commitment to serve this country with passion,” said Rep. Estes. “The future of our Republic is bright knowing these talented individuals are taking the next step in their educational journey.” Students from the 4th District applied and were intervi... Read more

  • Estes Congratulates Colyer on Becoming Governor of Kansas
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on Jeff Colyer being sworn in as Governor of Kansas: "Congratulations to Jeff Colyer on becoming the 47th Governor of Kansas. I’m looking forward to working with him for the good of all Kansans," said Rep. Estes. Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Commit... Read more

  • Rep. Estes Responds to the President's State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after the President's State of the Union address: "During his first State of the Union, the President reinforced the positive outlook that many Americans already have on our economy and our nation. It was an address to the American people of inspiration, unity and freedom," said Rep. Estes. "With unemployment at a 17-year low and more than 3 million hard-working individuals receiving a raise or bonus since the passage o... Read more

  • Estes Statement on Brownback Confirmation to Ambassador for International Religious Freedom
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Governor Brownback to be Ambassador for International Religious Freedom: "Now, more than ever, our nation must remain committed to ensuring religious freedom is defended around the globe," said Rep. Estes. "I believe Sam Brownback’s commitment to the dignity of human life and the inalienable right of religious freedom will assist him in advancing those freedoms and reducing religious pers... Read more

  • Estes Statement on Ending Schumer Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after Congress passed the continuing resolution to fund the government until February 8, 2018, and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. "Instead of funding our military and providing health care for our children, Democrats in the House and Senate voted to shut down the government over unrelated immigration demands." "The bottom line is that a government shutdown is never good for the... Read more

  • Congress Honors Sen. Bob Dole
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement following the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony today honoring Sen. Bob Dole: "Today we honor a true Kansan and American hero with the Congressional Gold Medal. Sen. Bob Dole embodies what it means to lead with a servant’s heart and has built a legacy that future generations will forever aspire to emulate. His lifetime of service to the people of Kansas and this country will give inspiration to the next leaders of our gre... Read more

  • DHS Suspends Chemical Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement following the Department of Homeland Security's announcement to suspend chemical testing at the Chilocco Indian School: "The Department of Homeland Security has suspended plans for chemical testing at Chilocco Indian School in northern Oklahoma. The safety of south central Kansans has been my priority during this process, and I commend the Department of Homeland Security for listening to our concerns." Ron Estes is a 5th ... Read more

  • Estes Votes to Uphold Second Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement following House passage of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act: "Kansans shouldn't have their Constitutional rights restricted simply because they travel out of state. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act protects Kansans' Second Amendment right by ensuring that anyone who is allowed to possess a concealed handgun in our state can carry in another state that permits concealed carry," said Rep. Estes. "This bill wa... Read more

  • Estes on House Vote to Mandate Annual Sexual Harassment Training
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) issued the following statement after the House unanimously passed a bill mandating annual sexual harassment training: “There is no place for sexual harassment in our society and there is no excuse for such offenses. As the father of two daughters, it makes me sick to hear the stories which have recently come to light from within Hollywood, the media, Capitol Hill and statehouses around the country including Kansas. We must hold abusers accountable for ... Read more

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