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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 17 items )  

GAO Denies in Part Protest by NCS/EML Joint Venture II of Louisville, Kentucky
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by NCS/EML Joint Venture II of Louisville, Kentucky. According to the GAO, NCS/EML Joint Venture II "protests the award of contract to Sunik, LLC, of Herndon, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. N6247017R4003, issued by the Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for base operating support services at the Marine Co  more

Rep. Barr Introduces Bill to Counter Russian Malign Influence in Europe
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Andy Barr, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) introduced H.R.4818, the Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act of 2019, to impose sanctions on entities involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline--a project being supported by Russia to spread its malign influence into Europe. "The energy security of our European partners and allies has been a longstanding strategic priority for the United States. T  more

Rep. Barr Introduces Legislation to Increase Investment in Horse Racing
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Andy Barr, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) re-introduced the Race Horse Cost Recovery Act (H.R. 4786), legislation that would make the three-year depreciation schedule permanent for race horses, regardless of their age when put into service. This reform is needed as it confronts the unique realities those in the horse racing industry face and better reflects the useful life of the race horse. Rep. Barr's legislation is endo  more

Rep. Comer Issues Statement at Hearing Examining Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, issued the following opening statement at a hearing examining the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694): "Committee Republicans have long been committed to policies and laws that empower all Americans to achieve success. "Discrimination of any type should not be tolerated, and no one should ever be denied an opportunity because of   more

Rep. Guthrie Issues Statement on Anniversary of SUPPORT Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. S. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act being signed into law: "One year ago today, President Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act into law to give relief to communities across the country and in Kentucky suffering from our nation's ongoing opioid crisis. "I was proud to work with  more

Rep. Lee Advocates for Pregnant Workers' Rights, Evokes Her Personal Difficulties With High-Risk Pregnancies
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nevada, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03), a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor and Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, delivered remarks in favor of the bipartisan Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act and questioned a Kentucky business leader who spoke before the Committee as to why this bill is necessary for the health and financial security of pregnant women. As of now, the Pregnancy Discriminat  more

Sen. Graham: Senate GOP Condemns House of Representatives' Closed Door Impeachment Process
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following news release: This week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) introduced a Senate Resolution condemning the House of Representatives' closed door impeachment inquiry. The measure is sponsored by 50 Republican Senators. * Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky): "...the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry is breaking critica  more

Sen. McConnell Applauds Agreement to Pay Back Due Wages to Eastern Kentucky Miners
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) applauded the agreement reached today between the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Blackjewel, which will allow for the miners in Eastern Kentucky to get their back pay. The recent bankruptcy of the coal company affected coal workers in Central Appalachia. Hundreds of Eastern Kentucky miners will benefit from today's announcement. "T  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Energy Secretary Perry's Resignation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Energy Secretary Rick Perry: "I'm grateful to Rick Perry for his long and distinguished career in public service. "His remarkable tenure as the longest-serving governor in Texas history saw the state take tremendous strides forward and rightly earned him a reputation as one of the most effective leaders in the nation. As Secretary of Energy, he has crafted and   more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Government Funding
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 22, on government funding: Later today, the Senate will vote on finally getting the appropriations process moving. We will vote on considering a package of domestic funding bills, and if we take up the legislation, I intend to stay on it until we complete it. On both sides of the Capitol, our Democratic colleagues have spent recent weeks insisting ove  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Nomination of Walker
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 24, on the nomination of Justin Reed Walker to be a district judge for the Western District of Kentucky: Later today, the Senate will have the opportunity to confirm another brilliant nominee to the Federal judiciary. In this case, I am proud to say this new lifetime judge will be another fine Kentuckian. For those of us who know Justin Walker and hav  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Opioid Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 24, on opioid epidemic: On another matter, too many times I have had to come to the floor to speak about the pain inflicted on families and entire communities by opioid addiction and substance abuse. It is a crisis present in every ZIP Code, one that has wrecked lives throughout our country. My home State of Kentucky has been hit particularly hard, b  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Resolution to Authorize Testimony in U.S. v. Margaret Murphy
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 24, on a resolution (S.Res. 384) to authorize testimony in U.S. v. Margaret Murphy: On behalf of myself and the distinguished Democratic leader, Mr. Schumer, I send to the desk a resolution authorizing the production of testimony and ask for its immediate consideration. Mr. President, this resolution concerns a subpoena for testimony in a criminal act  more

Sen. McConnell Opposes President Trump's Decision to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 22, opposing President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria: On another matter, I opposed President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria so I am encouraged by press reports that his administration is considering retaining a military presence in that country to keep the pressure on ISIS. Since September 11, our Nation has   more

Sen. McConnell: Business Before the Senate and Appropriations
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Oct. 21: This week the Senate has several opportunities to make headway on important matters facing our country. First, we will tend to a pending treaty protocol on the accession of a new member to NATO and reaffirm the importance of the alliance to the security of U.S. interests around the world. Then, we will consider yet another of the President's well-  more

Sen. Paul Issues Statement on Confirmation of Walker as Judge for Western Kentucky District Court
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, issued the text of the following statement: Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Justin Walker, an assistant professor of law at the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law and co-director of its Ordered Liberty Program, to serve as a United States District Judge for Kentucky's Western District. "I was proud to recommend Justin to the administration for the Western District   more

Sen. Paul Reintroduces the Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Last week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee, continued his efforts to rein in wasteful spending and reform government by reintroducing the bipartisan Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act (S. 2618). Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mike Lee (R-UT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Rob Portman (R-OH), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Mike   more