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  • Rogers Announces ARC Grant for Southeast Regional Business Park Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Whitley County, Laurel County, Knox County

    Today, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has approved a grant totaling $429,312 for the Southeast Kentucky Industrial Development Authority in Corbin, Kentucky. The funding will be used to construct a new access road, as well as new water and sewer lines to support North America Sticks, a new manufacturing plant that will create 90 new jobs and invest at least $15 million into a new facility on site. "Without question, job creation is at the top of ... Read more

  • U.S. House Appropriations Committee Approves the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services Funding Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economic Development and Job Creation

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the draft fiscal year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) funding bill. The legislation includes funding for programs within the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and other related agencies. In total, the draft bill includes $161.6 billion in discretionary funding, which is a reduction of $569 million below the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $2.8 billion below the President... Read more

  • Chairman Rogers Hails Completion of all 12 Appropriations Bills in Committee
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today released the following statement after the Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill, the twelfth and final bill for the 2017 appropriations cycle: “Today and over the past several months, the Appropriations Committee honored regular order, considering and approving every single one of the 12 annual appropriations bills. We held over a hundred hearings and marked up each one... Read more

  • U.S. House Passes Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Environment Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Development and Job Creation

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the fiscal year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. 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 $32.1 billion, $64 million below the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $1 billion below the President’s budget request. Included is $480 million to fu... Read more

  • Congress Sends Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to President's Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Illegal Drugs

    In response to the nation's rapidly growing prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic, the U.S. House and Senate have passed the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), S. 524 - marking the nation's most comprehensive opioid addiction legislation in nearly 40 years. It now heads to the President's desk for his signature. "We know the pain of drug abuse far too well in Kentucky, where we continue to lose more lives to drug overdoses than car crashes every year," said Congre... Read more

  • Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. The legislation targets funding to U.S. foreign policy priorities, including programs that will address instability around the world. The bill focuses funding on the protection of American embassies and consulates, and support for the security of U.S. allies and partners – particularly those in strategic and vulnerable areas, including countries in the Middle East, Latin Ameri... Read more

  • Celebrating Homeownership Month in McCreary County
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) celebrated "Homeownership Month" in America alongside Tony Hernandez, Administrator of Rural Housing Service and Community Facilities for the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development (USDA-RD), as well as state and local officials at the Senior Citizens Center in McCreary County. The event highlighted federal resources that are available to help low-income families purchase or rehabilitate a home. "Thanks to USDA's low-interest loan programs... Read more

  • U.S. House Advances Conference Report to Fight the Zika Virus, Fund Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House today approved the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act final Conference Report (House Report 114-640). The legislation now needs to be approved by the Senate, before heading to the President’s desk for final approval. In total, the legislation provides $82.5 billion in discretionary funding – $2.6 billion above the fiscal year 2016 level – for the fiscal year 2017 Military and Veterans Affairs Appropriations section of the bill. This includes... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 State and Foreign Operations Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation targets funding to U.S. foreign policy priorities, including programs that will address instability around the world. The bill focuses funding on the protection of American embassies and consulates, and support for the security of U.S. allies and partners – particularly those in strategic and vulnerable areas, ... Read more

  • 600 Jobs Now Available in Rockcastle County
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Co-Chairs U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers and Gov. Matt Bevin announced more than 600 jobs are now available at SourceHOV in Mount Vernon, Kentucky. "Our best resource is our people and this jobs announcement is a testament to the talent, hard-work and dedication of our workforce in southern and eastern Kentucky," said Congressman Hal Rogers. "I applaud SourceHOV for investing in our region and providing good jobs for more than two decades. It's this type of com... Read more