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  • 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

  • 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

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