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  • Somerset Christian School Senior Receives U.S. Naval Academy Appointment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pulaski County

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) recently invited McGregor Scott, II, a senior at Somerset Christian School, to the Somerset District Office to congratulate him on receiving a prestigious appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Scott is one of only four students in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District to receive a military academy nomination from Congressman Rogers this year. "I count it a great honor to support the endeavors of our brightest high school students to... Read more

  • Johnson Central High School Senior Receives West Point Appointment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Johnson County

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) recently invited Matt O'Bryan, a senior at Johnson Central High School, to the Somerset District Office to congratulate him on receiving a prestigious appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York. O'Bryan is one of only four students in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District to receive a military academy nomination from Congressman Rogers this year. "I count it a great honor to support the endeavors of our brightest high school student... Read more

  • Boyd County High School Senior Receives U.S. Naval Academy Appointment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Boyd County

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) recently invited Noah Miller, a senior at Boyd County High School, to the Somerset District Office to congratulate him on receiving a prestigious appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Miller is one of only four students in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District to receive a military academy nomination from Congressman Rogers this year. "I count it a great honor to support the endeavors of our brightest high school students to pursue ... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment

    On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies. The bill totals $37.4 billion – $259 million above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $168 million above the President’s budget request. “Totaling... Read more

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill Released
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. 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 millio... Read more

  • Committee Approves the Fiscal Year 2017 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill. The proposed legislation funds important agricultural and food programs and services, including food and medical product safety, animal and plant health programs, rural development and farm services, marketplace oversight, and nutrition programs. The bill totals $21.3 billion in discretionary funding, which is $451 million lower than the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $281 million below th... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Approves Military Construction - Veterans Affairs Funding Legislation
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Development and Job Creation, Veterans

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. The legislation contains funding to house, train, and equip military personnel, provide housing and services to military families, and help maintain base infrastructure. The bill also funds veterans’ benefits and programs. In total, the legislation provides $81.6 billion in discretionary funding – $1.8 billion above the fiscal year 2016 level. Within this total, ... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies. The bill totals $37.4 billion – $259 million above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $168 million ab... Read more

  • Rogers helps launch new quarter featuring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    A historic event took place in Middlesboro, Kentucky today as Congressman Hal Rogers joined National Park Service (NPS) rangers and leaders from the U.S. Mint to unveil a new quarter featuring the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. It is the 32nd coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. "It's so exciting to have this local historical landmark featured on a U.S. coin that will be exchanged across the world," said Congressman Rogers. "It is my hope that folks will want to learn mo... Read more

  • Letcher County Leaders Honor Congressman Rogers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Wednesday, the Letcher County Chamber and Planning Commission jointly honored Congressman Hal Rogers for his efforts to bring a federal penitentiary and prison camp to Letcher County. During a budget hearing in February, chaired by Rogers, Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirmed that $444 million would be used to construct a new facility in Letcher County. According to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the facility will create approximately 300 jobs. To celebrate progress on the project, local le... Read more