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  • Statement: Rogers Votes to Override Obamacare Veto
    Posted in Statements on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement regarding efforts in the House to override President Obama's veto of the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Act. It was the first bill aimed at dismantling Obamacare to reach to the President's desk: "Across the country, families simply can't afford the skyrocketing premiums and deductibles resulting from this unaffordable healthcare law. With many rural hospitals struggling to make ends meet under the new requirements a... Read more

  • STATEMENT: Rogers on Federal Coal Lease Halt
    Posted in Statements on January 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement in response to the Department of Interior’s halt on federal coal leases. “President Obama's war on coal continues to hit deeper in the pockets of Americans. Halting federal coal leases will also halt affordable energy. It’s undeniable that Appalachian coal has been hit hardest by this Administration's overreaching regulations, but the impact of cutting off new federal coal supplies from our neighbors in the west will ripple a... Read more

  • Rogers Votes to Block Rule to Redefine Waters of the U.S.
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing S.J. Res. 22, a joint resolution that provides Congressional disapproval of a rule redefining "waters of the United States," also known as WOTUS. The overreaching rule was published in June 2015 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act (CWA), expanding their regulatory power over private waterways. The rule overrides state authorit... Read more

  • Rogers Votes for STREAM Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining (STREAM) Act, H.R. 1644. The bill would block implementation of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSMRE) new revised, job-killing Stream Buffer Zone Rule. It would also foster an open and transparent rule-making process by requiring OSMRE to publicly release all scientific data used in the drafting of any ... Read more

  • Statement: Rogers' Response to Obama's Last State of the Union Address
    Posted in Statements on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement in response to President Obama's final State of the Union address. “Eight years ago, President Obama promised our country “hope and change.” And, unfortunately, it’s clear that he hasn’t delivered. In his final State of the Union address, the President demonstrated a total disconnect between his liberal agenda and the will of the everyday American -- making a clear case for why this country needs to chart a new course. “The P... Read more

  • Rogers Votes to Dismantle Obamacare & Defund Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) voted with his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3762), which will dismantle the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, and reduce the federal deficit by a half trillion dollars over the next ten years. The legislation defunds Planned Parenthood and redirects those funds to community health centers. It also provides state grants in response to the nati... Read more

  • Statement on Obama's Plans for Executive Action Against Gun Rights
    Posted in Statements on January 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and National Defense, Veterans

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement in response to President Obama's announced plans to take executive action against the Second Amendment. "The right to bear arms is a fundamental freedom in our country that allows Americans to hunt for sport and protect themselves and their homes. The rights guaranteed to Americans under the Second Amendment of the Constitution have been reaffirmed by the Supreme Court time and again, and the protection of these cherished rig... Read more

  • Rogers: Federal Spending Bill Benefits Kentucky
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Homeland Security and National Defense, Illegal Drugs, Economic Development and Job Creation, Veterans

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05), who also serves as Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, applauds House passage of the full-year Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2016, the federal spending package known as the Omnibus. It passed with a vote of 316 to 113. The bill provides $1.149 trillion for critical government programs and services, the same level agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which was enacted last month. "The Omnibus bill provides fundin... Read more

  • House Approves Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Package
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Energy, Homeland Security and National Defense, Illegal Drugs, Economic Development and Job Creation, Veterans, Environment

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today praised House passage of the fiscal year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill passed on a vote of 316-113. The legislation includes funding for virtually the entire federal government through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2016, totaling approximately $1.15 trillion. This level is in line with the discretionary funding provided by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which was enacted on November 2. The bill increases fundin... Read more

  • Rogers: Omnibus Funding Bill Provides Responsible Funding for the Federal Government, Helps to Stop Waste and Administrative Overreach
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today unveiled the fiscal year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill, the legislation that will provide discretionary funding for the federal government for the current fiscal year. The bill includes full Appropriations legislation and funding for the 12 annual Appropriations bills through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2016. This level reflects the increased domestic discretionary funding provided by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which was enacted o... Read more