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  • 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

  • Statement: Rogers Opposes Iran Nuclear Agreement
    Posted in Statements on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and National Defense

    Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement after the House voted against the Iran Nuclear Agreement. "On a day when we're reminded of the constant threat of terrorism confronted by the U.S. and our allies around the world, the House of Representatives and the overwhelming majority of Americans have made their opposition to this deal clear. The only winner of the President's negotiated nuclear deal is Iran, who will now be emboldened to further spread its anti-A... Read more

  • Statement: Rogers on Stream Protection Rule Hearing
    Posted in Statements on September 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Development and Job Creation

    U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) submitted his official comments for the record in light of today's hearing in Lexington, Kentucky concerning the Stream Protection Rule proposed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). To read Rogers' entire statement, click here. "I am dismayed by this agency’s decision to host these hearings far away from the coal fields, where those who will be most affected by this rule reside. These are the people whose jobs and communities ... Read more

  • Statement: Rogers on Supreme Court's Decision to Overturn EPA Air Quality Rule
    Posted in Statements on June 29, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Harold 'Hal' Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2011 rule establishing the first-ever limits on mercury and air toxins (MATS) emitted by coal-fired power plants. "This decision is further confirmation that the EPA is not concerned about devastating our economy or putting coal miners out of work. The justices clearly directed this agency to examine the impact of its rule-maki... Read more

  • Rogers' Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Obamacare Tax Subsidies
    Posted in Statements on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal" Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell, upholding tax subsidies for federal exchanges in 34 states. Kentucky would have been unaffected by the ruling since it operates its own insurance exchange, Kynect, rather than connecting to the federal marketplace. “ObamaCare has been a reoccurring train wreck from the beginning, and while I respect the Supreme Court, I am disappointed by today’s decision. Und... Read more