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  • Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Environment Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Development and Job Creation, Environment

    Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Environment Bill Priorities include: reining in regulatory overreach, responsibly using the nation’s natural resources, fighting devastating wildfires, and promoting safe and reliable drinking water WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. The legislation includes funding for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Age... Read more

  • House and Senate Hold Joint Conference Committee on Bill to Fund Military Construction-Veterans Affairs and Zika Response
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and National Defense

    House and Senate Hold Joint Conference Committee on Bill to Fund Military Construction-Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Legislation will provide critical funding for military infrastructure, quality of life programs for troops and their families, and domestic and international response to fight the Zika virus WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees met today in a joint Conference Committee on the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zik... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. 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 budget request. The legislation targets resources ... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on June 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and National Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Appropriations Committee today released its proposed fiscal year 2017 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill, which will be considered tomorrow by the subcommittee. The bill targets critical programs such as aviation security, border and immigration enforcement, customs activities, the protection against cyberterrorism, natural disaster response, and efforts to stop the smuggling of drugs and people into the U.S. In total, the legislation directs $... Read more

  • SOAR Drives Innovation at 3rd Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (June 6, 2016) – The Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) grassroots, non-profit organization highlighted more than 130 innovative projects in southern and eastern Kentucky today during the 2016 SOAR Innovation Summit. SOAR co-chairs, Governor Matt Bevin and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers kicked off the third summit with more than 1,000 people in attendance. “They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, we are here to invent,” said Congressman Rogers. “Less than 4,000 coal min... Read more

  • 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