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  • Allen Central High School Senior Wins the 2016 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Knox County, Floyd County

    SOMERSET, Ky. - Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District. The first place winner is Jannah Halbert, a senior at Allen Central High School. Jannah submitted an oil painting entitled, "Isla Paraiso," beautifully depicting an island beach landscape with carefully executed detail and texture. Her art teacher is Kevin Slone and Jannah is the daughter of Wes and Amy Halbert of Martin, Kentucky. “Th... Read more

  • Pulaski County High School Senior Receives U.S. Air Force Academy Appointment
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    SOMERSET, Ky. - U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) recently invited Bekkah Star Trachtenburg, a senior at Pulaski County High School, to the Somerset District Office to congratulate her on receiving a prestigious appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Bekkah 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 s... Read more

  • House Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and National Defense, Illegal Drugs, Veterans

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the subcommittee draft of the fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation funds critical national security needs, including military operations and readiness programs, as well as health and quality-of-life programs for our troops and military families. The legislation meets the overall defense spending limits set by law for fiscal year 2017, providing $517.1 billion in discretio... Read more

  • 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