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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 10 items )  

GAO Issues Report on FEMA Wildfire Response, Recovery Efforts
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the assistance Federal Emergency Management Agency provided to jurisdictions in response to major disaster declarations stemming from wildfires from 2015 through 2018. The report (GAO-20-5) is titled "Wildfire Disasters: FEMA Could Take Additional Actions to Address Unique Response and Recovery Challenges". The report was sent to Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Ron John  more

McConnell Helps Deliver Equipment for Hopkins County Fire Department
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Oct. 7 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: * * * - Grant helps department 'expand our abilities and purchase much-needed equipment' * * * Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the South Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department (SHVFD) was awarded a $14,380 competitive federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The department plans to us  more

Rep. Guthrie Issues Statement on Impeachment Inquiry Into President Trump
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Rep. S. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement on the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump: "House Democrats have been waiting to impeach President Trump since day one, and this is just the latest chapter. "They are now trying to impeach President Trump at the expense of other important issues that we must address, including the outbreak of vaping lung illnesses and skyrocketing drug prices."  more

Rep. Rogers Announces $1.15 Million ARC POWER Grant for Eastern Kentucky PRIDE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers announced Eastern Kentucky PRIDE has been awarded a $1.15 million POWER grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for a new tourism marketing campaign that will rebrand 41-counties across Southern and Eastern Kentucky as "The Kentucky Wildlands." "For more than 20 years, PRIDE volunteers have done a wonderful job cleaning up our hillsides, lakes and streams. As the  more

Rep. Rogers Announces More Federal Funds for Eastern Kentucky's First Children's Hospital
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers announced the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has been awarded a $1.5 million POWER Grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to establish Eastern Kentucky's first dedicated Children's Hospital, which will be located in Pikeville, Kentucky. Pikeville Medical Center will construct and equip a new facility to provide health care for over 100,000 children in 23 countie  more

Sen. McConnell Announces More Than $4 Million to Help Eastern Kentucky Communities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $4.15 million in Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) grant funding to community organizations in Eastern Kentucky to help provide quality children's healthcare and revitalize economic development in the region. As Senate Majo  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Turkey, U.S. Partners in Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement regarding Turkey and U.S. partners in Syria: "In January, a supermajority of the U.S. Senate voted for an amendment that expressed bipartisan concern about the continuing threat posed by ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria, appreciation of the long-term American security interests in Syria and the region, and support for a continued military presence in northeastern Syria. "The conditions that produ  more

Senator Paul Blasts Warmongers for Not Supporting President Trump
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss his support for President Trump's decision to take U.S. troops out of northern Syria. After hearing a list of some of those opposing the move, Senator Paul stated, "Well, it sounded like you just listed the neocon war caucus of the Senate, so, yeah, they always want to  more

Senator Rand Paul Agrees With President Trump on Ending Wars in Middle East
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: On CBS This Morning earlier today, U.S. Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed his support for President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria. "I've got three nephews who serve in the military. I don't want them to be sitting ducks, with 50 or 100 of them being killed by a suicide bomber, and then all of a sudden we're drug into a greater war.   more

Wyden, Pallone Reveal Study Showing Trump Admin Not Protecting Taxpayer Dollars From Wasteful Medicaid Experiments
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following news: * * * - GAO Study Shows Minimal Oversight by CMS as Trump Administration Approves Medicaid Waivers that Hurt Vulnerable Americans, Create Needless Bureaucracy - Non-Partisan Report Comes As Appellate Court Prepares to Hear Oral Arguments on Legality of Kentucky and Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements Case * * * Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyd  more