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  • 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

  • House Approves Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Funding Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House today approved the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill (H.R.4974) on a bipartisan vote of 295-129. The legislation contains $81.6 billion in funding – $1.8 billion above the fiscal year 2016 level – to house, train, and equip military personnel, to provide housing and services to military families, to maintain base infrastructure, and to support veterans’ benefits and programs. Of this funding, $63.3 billion was provided via an advance in the fiscal year... Read more

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science Funding Bill Released
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Illegal Drugs, Economic Development and Job Creation

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The bill funds the Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies. The legislation contains $56 billion in total discretionary funding, an increase of $279 million over fiscal year 2016 and $1.4 billion above t... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and National Defense

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. 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 pro... Read more

  • Committee Approves Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economic Development and Job Creation

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill. 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 million above the fiscal year 2016 level and $152 million... Read more

  • Rogers Introduces Funding Bill to Fight the Zika Virus
    Posted in U.S. House Appropriations News on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today introduced legislation to provide funding to fight the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The bill, the Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016, will likely be considered in the House this week. For months, House Republicans have been calling on the White House and Administration officials to provide specific information regarding funding proposed to fight the Zika outbreak, and for federal agencies to use all existing resources at their disposal t... Read more

  • Congressman Rogers Applauds Passage of 18 Opioid-Related Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Illegal Drugs

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) voted for 18 opioid-related bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this week to help combat the nation's drug abuse epidemic. "For years, we have sought out a silver bullet to solve the drug abuse epidemic in this country, but the sad reality is that the scope of the problem has only magnified, and now we're losing 78 people per day to this senseless and preventative epidemic," said Rogers, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Pr... Read more

  • 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