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  • Congressman Estes Honors Fallen Vietnam War Pilot in Memorial Day Message
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    WICHITA – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released a Memorial Day video message today to honor the sacrifices of fallen military members, including Air Force Reserve 1st Lieutenant David Dinan III who trained at McConnell Air Force Base and was shot down in Laos in 1969. Last year, Rep. Estes helped with the identification of his remains, allowing 1LT Dinan to be laid to rest April 25, 2018, at Arlington National Cemetery. “On this Memorial Day, we honor the brave men and women who paid the ult... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Releases Statement on National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 in the House of Representatives: “The National Defense Authorization Act furthers our commitment to rebuilding our military, supporting our men and women in uniform and their families, and fulfilling the promise of more tankers for McConnell Air Force Base and support of our region’s aviation industry,” said Rep. Ron Estes. “This bi... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Speaks on Trump Administration's Protect Life Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives last night to address the Protect Life Rule, the name of new regulations on the Title X Family Planning Program recently put forward by the Trump administration. On May 18, the administration announced it would apply new regulations which would prohibit any organization that performs or refers abortions from receiving Title X Family Planning funds. These regulations would address all of the concer... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Releases Statement on Swatting Case
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on today’s preliminary court hearing for Tyler Barriss, who is accused of placing a false emergency swatting call last year: “I look forward to swift action in this court case and to continuing our efforts in Congress to prevent future swatting incidents,” said Rep. Ron 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 Hou... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Releases Statement on 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on the 2018 Farm Bill: “Kansans understand the value of hard work, so it’s unfortunate that Nancy Pelosi and congressional democrats are holding Kansas farmers and ranchers hostage over requiring able-bodied people to work for food stamps,” said Rep. Estes. “The farm bill would provide needed certainty for Kansas farmers and ranchers by protecting crop insurance and repealing burdensome Obama-era regulations like the Wa... Read more

  • Members Welcome New Title X Regulations - Based on Ronald Reagan Rule - Which Take Abortion out of Family Planning Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, the Trump administration indicated new Title X regulations would be forthcoming. Last month, Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS-4) led efforts to secure updated regulations, along with U.S. Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ-04), Diane Black (R-TN-06), and Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04). The members were joined by 149 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting that the Department move swiftly to issue new Title X re... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Releases Statement on CIA Director Gina Haspel
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on Gina Haspel being confirmed as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency by the U.S. Senate: “CIA Director Gina Haspel has been committed to the CIA and our country’s national security for more than 30 years and is more than qualified to serve as director,” said Rep. Estes. “By assuming this role, Haspel becomes one of the few directors to have risen throug... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Congratulates Yoder on Chairmanship
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after Rep. Kevin Yoder was chosen to become the next chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations: “Congratulations to my friend Kevin Yoder on becoming Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations," said Rep. Estes. “His leadership will help America secure our borders and find solutions to fix our broken immigration system. A... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Applauds Trump Rescission Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) is applauding $15 billion in spending cuts included in a rescission package proposed today by the Trump administration. Rep. Estes was among the first members of Congress to call for budget rescissions last month. “As an engineer and former businessman, I have made cutting government spending and waste my top priority in Congress,” said Rep. Estes. “This package is a good start to getting our fiscal house in order, but we must do more. I look forward t... Read more

  • Congressman Estes Supports Action on Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on President Trump’s action to pull the United States of America out of the Iran Nuclear Deal and institute sanctions on the country: “Protecting the interests of America and of our allies around the world is paramount, and President Obama’s disastrous Iran deal has not helped us achieve either goal,” said Rep. Estes. “Reinstituting sanctions on Iran sends a strong ... Read more

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