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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 19 items )  

Majority Leader McConnell Issues Floor Remarks on Senate Agenda for September
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following floor remarks regarding the Senate agenda for September: "I'd like to welcome all my colleagues back to the Senate. I hope all of us took advantage of the past weeks that we spent in our home states, with our constituents. Washington D.C. is where we come to work, but we come here to fight for our neighbors, for the places we love and are proud to hail from. "The American people know this is a highl  more

McConnell Helps Bring Rural Health Center to Marion County
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Cumberland Family Medical Center (CFMC) received a $650,000 competitive federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) New Access Points (NAP) program. CFMC, a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serving hundreds of thousands of patients each year, plans to use the federal reso  more

Rep. Guthrie Speaks on Opioid Crisis Awareness Week
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. S. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, this week spoke on the House floor to mark Opioid Crisis Awareness Week. "My home state of Kentucky has been one of the hardest hit by our nation's ongoing opioid crisis," said Guthrie. "Sadly, over 1,300 Kentuckians died of a drug overdose in 2018. I have been p  more

Rep. Rogers Names Cameron Deputy District Director
SOMERSET, Kentucky, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced the promotion of Carlos Cameron to Deputy District Director for Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District. Cameron has served as Rogers' Field Representative for the last five years, covering Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley Counties. "Carlos has proven to be a trusted advisor and ex  more

Rep. Rogers: Boyd County Added to Federal Drug Control Task Force
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has informed him of the addition of Boyd County to the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (AHIDTA), which will provide additional assistance to combat the drug abuse crisis in Eastern Kentucky. AHIDTA assists federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in critica  more

Sen. Leahy Issues Floor Remarks on President Trump's Diversion of Military Funds to Build Boarder Wall
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vermont, issued the following floor remarks on President Trump diverting military funds to build the boarder wall: "Last week the Administration announced that it was raiding $3.6 billion from military construction projects to pay for President Trump's ineffective and controversial border wall. "A new middle school at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, a child development center at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, a new elementary school in Puerto Rico, a  more

Sen. Leahy Issues Remarks on President Trump Using Military Construction Funds for Border Wall
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following floor remarks on President Trump using military construction funds for the border wall: "Last week the Administration announced that it was raiding $3.6 billion from military construction projects to pay for President Trump's ineffective and controversial border wall. "A new middle school at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, a child development center at Joint Base Andrews   more

Sen. Leahy: What is the Cost Of President Trump's Wall?
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following news release: Q: What Is The Cost Of Less Than 23 Miles Of President Trump's Ineffective Border Wall? A: Stealing From Children of Military Families. To build less than 23 miles of his ineffective border wall, President Trump cancelled 11 projects to replace schools and build a child development center on American military bases around the world. This included the   more

Sen. McConnell Announces Addition of Boyd County to Federal Program to Combat Drug Trafficking, Production
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Boyd County in Kentucky has been chosen for inclusion in the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program. The HIDTA program provides law enforcement agencies in designated counties with coordination, equipment, technology and additional resources to combat drug production and trafficking. Boyd C  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Remarks on 18th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following floor remarks regarding the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks: "For eighteen years, today's date has held a tragic meaning. September 11 is a day of mourning, a date stained by the terrorist murders of so many innocent people in New York, Arlington, and Pennsylvania. Each passing year, the reality is still shocking. The wounds are still painful. Each year we remember the innocent me  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Remarks on 400th Anniversary of First Slaves' Arrival in British North America
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following floor remarks regarding the 400th anniversary of the first slaves' arrival in British North America: "Today, Congress observes the 400th anniversary of a reprehensible moment in the history of our land. In August 1619, an English ship landed at the tip of Virginia's Lower Peninsula. On board were 20-some Africans whom the crew had captured from a Portuguese slave ship. These men and women were sold   more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on 400th Anniversary of Slavery
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Sept. 10, on the 400th anniversary of slavery: Today Congress observes the 400th anniversary of a reprehensible moment in the history of our land. In August 1619, an English ship landed at the tip of Virginia's Lower Peninsula. On board were 20-some Africans whom the crew had captured from a Portuguese slave ship. These men and women were sold to the Colon  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement Thanking Bolton for Service as National Security Advisor
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following floor remarks thanking Ambassador John Bolton for his service as national security advisor: "As he departs the position of National Security Advisor, I want to thank Ambassador John Bolton for his many years of valuable service to our country. Personally, I have always appreciated John's candid and clear advice. "He possesses something crucial -- the ability to understand the world the way it is.   more

Sen. McConnell Pays Tribute to Brig. Gen. Stockum
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Sept. 9, paying tribute to Brig. Gen. Ron Van Stockum: Recently my home State of Kentucky had the opportunity to celebrate the 103rd birthday of a truly remarkable individual. Brigadier General Ron Van Stockum marked the occasion by sharing his lifetime full of rich memories in Shelbyville's "Sentinel- News." I would like to take a moment today to pay trib  more

Sen. McConnell Pays Tribute to Sen. Isakson
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Sept. 9, paying tribute to Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia: I welcome my colleagues back to the Senate. I hope all of us took advantage of the past weeks that we spent in our home States and with our constituents. Washington is where we come to work. We come here to fight for our neighbors and for the places we love and are proud to hail from. The American  more

Sen. McConnell Secures Funding for Important Energy, Water Infrastructure in Kentucky
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which he is a senior member, approved an energy security and water infrastructure bill including increased federal funding for projects in Kentucky. The Energy & Water Appropriations Bill provides critical resources Senator McConnell secured for several Kentucky energy, water infr  more

Senator McConnell Secures Funding for Kentucky Defense Priorities
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved his request to fund chemical weapons destruction operations at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County, Kentucky. The Defense Appropriations bill also contains Senator McConnell's request to provide continued funding for the Kentucky National Guard's counter-drug ope  more

Trump U.N. Ambassador Craft Confirmed by Senate
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of two individuals for positions in the Trump Administration on Sept. 10: Kelly Craft, of Kentucky, to be Representative of the United States to the General Assembly of the United Nations. Elizabeth Darling, of Texas, to be Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.  more

Yarmuth, Barr Introduce Aged Distilled Spirits Competitiveness Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Rep. John A. Yarmuth, D-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Today, Congressmen John Yarmuth (KY-3) and Andy Barr (KY-6) introduced H.R. 4284, the Aged Distilled Spirits Competitiveness Act, legislation to permanently correct the U.S. tax code to level the playing field for bourbon distillers, allowing them to deduct interest expenses associated with production in the year it is paid, not when the bourbon is bottled and sold. "This common sense legislation would  more