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  • Rogers Votes to Take Synthetic Drugs Off the Market
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Illegal Drugs

    Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) voted for the Synthetic Drug Control Act (H.R. 3537) to criminalize the sales of highly-potent, chemically-produced drugs like "bath salts" and "flakka." The bill targets synthetic drugs that are widely available online and at retail shops. Many synthetic or "designer" drugs are labeled 'not for human consumption' to avoid regulation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "Synthetic drugs are being sold legally across the country, despite warnings... Read more

  • Rogers Votes for REVIEW Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) voted in support of common sense federal legislation to rein in high-cost regulations through the "Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists Act of 2016" (H.R. 3438) or the "REVIEW Act." The REVIEW Act aims to stop waste and abuse by requiring federal agencies to postpone the effective date of any new billion-dollar rule, if the rule is challenged in court within 60 days. "We've seen the direct impact of erroneous federal rules... Read more

  • Rogers Hosts U.S. Service Academy Information Fairs for High School Students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Laurel County, Floyd County

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) invites all high school students in southern and eastern Kentucky to attend two U.S. Service Academy Information Fairs to learn more about the application and nomination process. The service academies - U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy -- provide students interested in military careers the opportunity to pursue a top-notch education. In addition to appl... Read more

  • KentuckyWired Statewide Broadband Network Initiative Moving Forward in Eastern Kentucky and Beyond
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2016) - Today Gov. Matt Bevin and U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers announced that the state’s broadband initiative, KentuckyWired, is moving forward with the initial build out in eastern Kentucky followed by the rest of the state. Since announced last year, significant progress has been made in engineering, site design and surveys along with strategic partnership agreements and more. “Access to a skilled workforce is a critical factor for attracting employers, and is vital ... Read more

  • Portrait of Chairman Rogers to be Displayed in Historic U.S. Appropriations Chambers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC - A hand-painted portrait of U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) was unveiled today in honor of his six years of service as the 31st Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. His portrait will be displayed on the walls of the historic U.S. House Appropriations chambers along with 20 of the Committee's former chairmen. "I'm humbled and honored to join the ranks of such monumental figures in our nation's history," said Rogers. "Over the last six years, we have worked t... Read more

  • Rogers Welcomes New Field Representative
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Leslie County, Owsley County, Lee County, Breathitt County, Perry County , Knott County, Letcher County

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) welcomes Andrea Begley, a life-long resident of Leslie County, as his new Field Representative for the Kentucky River area. Begley is based in Rogers' district office in Hazard, Kentucky and now serves Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley and Perry Counties. "As a native of Leslie County, Andrea knows, first-hand, the challenges we face, as well as the successes that we need to build upon," said Congressman Rogers. "Her experience in the public and... Read more

  • Leslie County Students Speak Live with NASA Astronauts
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Leslie County

    "Station, this is Congressman Hal Rogers with students from Leslie County High School in Kentucky, do you hear me?" asked Congressman Hal Rogers as he opened a live video call to the International Space Station today from the Hazard Community and Technical College's School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music in Hyden. NASA's Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins welcomed Congressman Rogers, along with 500 high school students, administrators, community members and... Read more

  • Rogers Applauds $1.46 Million POWER Grant for Downtown Revitalizations in E.Ky. Promise Zone
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: McCreary County, Whitley County, Knox County, Jackson County, Bell County, Clay County, Harlan County, Leslie County

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds a $1.46 million federal grant awarded to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation for a new Downtown Revitalization in the Promise Zone project. The project is expected to create 24 new downtown businesses, 72 new jobs and leverage $800,00 in private investment. The competitive award was announced today by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) as part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Ini... Read more

  • Rogers Applauds POWER Grant for UPIKE's New Kentucky College of Optometry
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pike County

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds a $7.4 million federal grant awarded to the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) to help establish the new Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO). The competitive award was announced today by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant is part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative that Rogers helped fund throug... Read more

  • Rogers Applauds $2.75 POWER Grant for TechHire E.Ky.
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: McCreary County, Laurel County, Rockcastle County, Knox County, Jackson County, Bell County, Clay County, Harlan County, Leslie County, Lee County, Breathitt County, Perry County , Knott County, Letcher County, Magoffin County, Floyd County, Martin County, Pike County, Johnson County

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds a $2.75 million federal grant awarded to the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) in Hazard, Kentucky to create 160 new jobs and train 200 new workers for technology-based careers. The competitive award for EKCEP's new TechHire Eastern Kentucky (TEKY) Initiative: Developing a Technology-Driven Workforce project, was announced today by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) as part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workf... Read more