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  • Rogers Welcomes DC Summer Interns, including UK Student from Somerset
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Pulaski County

    Every year, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers welcomes a select group of college students for internships in the Congressional office in Washington, D.C. One of the first interns to join Rogers this summer is Addison Thompson, a Somerset High School graduate who completed his sophomore year at the University of Kentucky earlier this month. "I always enjoy working with college students from home in the Washington, D.C. office, and helping them pursue their endeavors while getting an inside look at da... Read more

  • U.S. House Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The bill provides annual funding for the Treasury Department, the Judiciary, the Small Business Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other related agencies. The bill totals $21.7 billion in funding – $1.5 billion below the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $2.7 billion below the President’s... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Environment Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation includes funding for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Forest Service, the Indian Health Service, and various independent and related agencies. In total, the bill provides $32.095 billion, $64 million below the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $1 billion below the Pres... Read more

  • U.S. House Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The legislation includes funding for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies. In total, the bill reflects an allocation of $58.2 billion in discretionary spending – an increase of $889 million above fiscal year 2016. When accounting for various program shifts within the President’s budget request f... Read more

  • House Approves Funding to Fight Zika Virus
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House today approved the Zika Response Appropriations Act (H.R. 5243) on a vote of 241-184. The bill provides a total of $622.1 million to the federal agencies to fight the Zika virus and prevent it from spreading. “It’s become increasingly important that Congress act to protect our most vulnerable – particularly infants and pregnant women – from the risks of the Zika virus. This measure will help make sure this happens in an effective, efficient, and responsible way,” Appropriations Co... Read more

  • House Approves Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Funding Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House today approved the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill (H.R.4974) on a bipartisan vote of 295-129. The legislation contains $81.6 billion in funding – $1.8 billion above the fiscal year 2016 level – to house, train, and equip military personnel, to provide housing and services to military families, to maintain base infrastructure, and to support veterans’ benefits and programs. Of this funding, $63.3 billion was provided via an advance in the fiscal year... Read more

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science Funding Bill Released
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Illegal Drugs, Economic Development and Job Creation

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The bill funds the Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies. The legislation contains $56 billion in total discretionary funding, an increase of $279 million over fiscal year 2016 and $1.4 billion above t... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and National Defense

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation includes funding for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies. In total, the bill reflects an allocation of $58.2 billion in discretionary spending – an increase of $889 million above fiscal year 2016. When accounting for various pro... Read more

  • Committee Approves Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economic Development and Job Creation

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill. The bill provides annual funding for the offices of Members of the House of Representatives, the support agencies of Congress, security and police forces, services for visitors, and Capitol operations and maintenance. The total included for the House and joint operations, excluding Senate-only items, is $3.48 billion. This is $73 million above the fiscal year 2016 level and $152 million... Read more

  • Rogers Introduces Funding Bill to Fight the Zika Virus
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today introduced legislation to provide funding to fight the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The bill, the Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016, will likely be considered in the House this week. For months, House Republicans have been calling on the White House and Administration officials to provide specific information regarding funding proposed to fight the Zika outbreak, and for federal agencies to use all existing resources at their disposal t... Read more