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  • Rogers' Statement on Trump Inauguration
    Posted in Statements on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Energy, Taxes, Homeland Security and National Defense, Health Care, Education, Illegal Drugs, Social Security, Economic Development and Job Creation, Veterans, Environment

    U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump's Inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America. "With a peaceful transfer of power to President Trump now complete, let us unite as a nation and move forward with the same determination and resolve that built the foundation of our freedom and democracy. "President Trump offered encouraging words of solidarity and restoration of power to the American people. "As we look forward to ... Read more

  • Statement: Rogers on Last Minute Coal Regulations from Obama Administration
    Posted in Statements on December 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment

    U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration's release today of its final Stream Protection Rule. The rule cost more than $10 million to complete and according to the National Mining Association, it could result in the loss of up to 77,520 direct mining jobs and upwards of 280,000 indirect mine-related jobs. The rule will impact both surface and underground mining, resulting in the recovery of less coal reserves in all coal-producing states and ... Read more

  • STATEMENT: Rogers Urges Passage of 21st Century Cures Act
    Posted in Statements on November 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Illegal Drugs

    Today, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-5) released the following statement in conjunction with the release of the 21st Century Cures Act (CURES). On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the legislation that includes $4.8 billion in discretionary funding for the National Institutes of Health, $1 billion for state grants to fight opioid abuse, and $500 million to the Food and Drug Administration to fast-track critical medications and devices to market. “Not only will the 21st Century... Read more

  • Rogers' Statement on U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health
    Posted in Statements on November 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Illegal Drugs

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, released the following statement regarding U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. The report is available online at https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov. "U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health fulfills a promise he made to release the first-ever report of its kind earlier this year at Operation UNITE’s National Rx Dru... 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

  • Rogers' Statement: Supreme Court Blocks EPA's Climate Change Rule
    Posted in Statements on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement following the Supreme Court's decision to block the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) overreaching carbon rule on coal-fired power plants until legal challenges from states and industry groups are settled. “This decision reflects what we in Kentucky have been saying for years: the President’s job-killing environmental agenda is unconstitutional and out-of-touch. Here at home, the mining report for 2015 revealed we’ve b... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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