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  • 2016 Congressional Art Competition Begins
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) invites high school students in southern and eastern Kentucky to participate in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Each year, the U.S. House of Representatives holds an annual art competition entitled "An Artistic Discovery" for high school students to showcase their talent and represent their congressional districts by displaying their artwork inside the U.S. Capitol building for one year, where more than three million people visit annually. Thousands ... Read more

  • Rogers Leads Congressional Forum at the 5th National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Illegal Drugs

    A bi-partisan Congressional Leaders Forum highlighted efforts of federal leaders to combat the nation's drug abuse epidemic on Wednesday during the 5th National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia hosted by Operation UNITE. U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (R-Ky.), founding co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, led a robust discussion between U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Congressmen Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), William "Bill" Keating (D-Mass.), Frank Gui... Read more

  • Rogers Welcomes Record Crowd at UNITE's 5th National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Illegal Drugs

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) welcomed a record crowd to the 5th National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, hosted by Operation UNITE, a non-profit organization working to combat the drug abuse epidemic in southern and eastern Kentucky. Nearly 2,000 people are registered to attend the four-day conference at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the largest collaboration of professionals devoted to finding solutions to the national drug abuse epidemic, uniting a broad spect... Read more

  • Rogers, Larson, Cohen, and Wilson Introduce Bi-Partisan Legislation to Spur Job Creation and Investment in Promise Zones
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Contact: Amanda Schoen (Larson) 860-539-4924 Danielle Smoot (Rogers) 606-679-8346 Michael Eisenstatt (Cohen) 202-225-3265 Leacy Burke (Wilson) 202-225-2452 Today, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced The Promise Zone Job Creation Act to create new tax credits to incentivize the hiring of residents of federally-designated Promise Zones. It would also encourage new investments to bring property, equipment, or so... Read more

  • Rogers Discusses the Drug Abuse Epidemic with the Head of the CDC and DEA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    This week, during budget hearings with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for fiscal year 2017, U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) discussed ways to combat the epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse with CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, and Acting DEA Administrator, Chuck Rosenberg. “As the abuse of opioids – including heroin – has spread to new heights across the nation, you have rightly characterized this emerging threat as an ‘epidemic.’ I tha... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Legislation
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. 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 ab... Read more

  • Rogers Fires at EPA Administrator for War on Coal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment

    Today, during a budget hearing for fiscal year 2017 with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) questioned EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about the Obama Administration’s War on Coal. "Good [coal] jobs are disappearing day by day, and we know that onerous regulations coming out of [EPA] are largely to blame,” Rogers stated. “I have to imagine that you understand how these regulations have led to many counties in my district grappling with 15% unemployme... Read more

  • Rogers' Statement on U.S. House Resolution Against Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
    Posted in Statements on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and National Defense

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement regarding passage of a resolution in the U.S. House, H. Res. 639, authorizing the Speaker of the House to file an amicus brief in the United States v. Texas, a Supreme Court case determining whether President Obama's executive order on immigration violates the Constitution: "Time and again, President Obama has declared that he could not ignore the law or create his own. However, he changed his mind in 2014 when he decided to ... Read more

  • National Leaders Say Current Painkiller Prescription Practices are Unacceptable
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Illegal Drugs

    During a federal budget hearing for the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) fiscal year 2017 proposal, Congressman Hal Rogers asked national healthcare leaders how we can do more to save lives from prescription drug and heroin overdoses, despite an oversupply of opioids across the nation. "We lose 100 Americans a day from overdoses of prescription drugs and heroin," said Rogers, who serves as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. "As you know over 250 million prescriptions are writte... Read more

  • Rogers Boasts Federal Support of SOAR
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) highlighted the Eastern Kentucky grassroots efforts of SOAR - Shaping Our Appalachian Region - this week during federal budget hearings for fiscal year 2017. Despite raising serious concerns with the U.S. Department of Labor's regulatory agenda, including minimum wage, the fiduciary rule, and overtime regulations, Rogers praised Labor Secretary Thomas Perez for his support of SOAR initiatives and for taking time to visit Eastern Kentucky last year. "As you a... Read more