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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 22 items )  

Dr. Rand Paul Introduces Plan to Provide More Funding for Kentucky's Infrastructure Needs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul introduced his Penny Plan to Enhance Infrastructure Act (S.2792), which will help prioritize funding for Kentucky's critical infrastructure projects by cutting just one percent from the federal government's non-infrastructure discretionary spending and directing that money to infrastructure. Dr. Paul's bill would provide $12.3 billion for 2020 for new infrastructure spending,   more

Gov. Bevin, Congressman Rogers Join Dajcor Aluminum to Mark Start of Facility Renovations for Company's First U.S. Manufacturing Plant
HAZARD, Kentucky, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers today joined state and local officials and executives from Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., a Canada-based manufacturer of extruded and fabricated aluminum products, to mark the start of a nearly $19.6 million renovation for the company's 265-job plant near Hazard. "Today's groundbreaking is a major step forward for Perry County and the workforce throughout the region,  more

Inhofe Questions Witnesses at EPW Hearing on the Growing American Innovation Now Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release: Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) senior member of the Environmental and Public Works (EPW) Committee, questioned witnesses at an Environmental Public Works (EPW) hearing to receive testimony on the Growing American Innovation Now (GAIN) Act. Inhofe is a cosponsor of this legislation. Witnesses included Jeff Holmstead, Partner, Bracewell LLC; Sean Alteri, Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Environment  more

McConnell, Barr Announce $10.2 Million Transportation Grant for Bourbon, Scott Counties
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator McConnell and Congressman Barr contacted Trump Administration in support of competitive federal transportation grant to benefit region's economy * * * U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY-06) announced today that Bourbon and Scott counties, in Kentucky's Bluegrass region, have been awarded $10.2 million from the U.S. Depart  more

McConnell, Comer Announce $9.8 Million for Central Kentucky's Heartland Parkway
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator McConnell and Congressman Comer contacted Trump Administration in support of competitive federal transportation grant to benefit region's economy * * * U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman James Comer (R-KY-01) announced today that Taylor County, Kentucky has been awarded $9.8 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) "Bet  more

Rep. Comer Issues Statement on Celebrating, Serving Nation's Patriots
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement on celebrating and serving nation's patriots: "I am proud that many of our nation's veterans call the 1st District of Kentucky home. Serving as these brave patriots' Representative in Congress is one of the greatest privileges of this office. Ensuring that we are adequately responding to the needs of our veterans is of the utmost importance, and I'm glad to see the great work that has been accomplished in recent   more

Rep. Rogers Celebrates New Nursing & EMS Program at the McCreary Center
WHITLEY CITY, Kentucky, Nov. 8 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Congressman Hal Rogers joined local leaders at the Somerset Community College - McCreary Center in Whitley City on Friday morning to celebrate a new program that will soon educate and train local nurses and EMS-paramedics in southern Kentucky and several neighboring counties in Tennessee. The Workforce Development and Re-employment Opportunities project was recently awarded a POWER Grant totali  more

Sen. Barrasso: It's Time to Streamline & Modernize the New Source Review Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), delivered the following remarks at a hearing titled "Hearing on S. 2662, the Growing American Innovation Now (GAIN) Act." The hearing featured testimony from Jeff Holmstead, Esq., partner at Bracewell LLC; Sean Alteri, deputy commiss  more

Sen. McConnell Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect Health Care, Pension Benefits for Kentucky Miners
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, which protects health care and pension benefits for thousands of United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) miners and their families. The Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019 will amend the Surface Mining Control an  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Floor Remarks on Applauding SEC, Chairman Clayton
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following floor remarks applauding Chairman Jay Clayton and the Securities and Exchange Commission: "Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission took a significant step into the 21st century. "When public companies put business decisions up for a vote by their shareholders, it stands to reason that large asset managers who own many shares on behalf of their clients have enormous power to determin  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Floor Remarks on Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Coal Families' Health Care, Pension Benefits
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following floor remarks regarding the bipartisan bill he introduced with Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, to protect health care and pension benefits for Kentucky miners - the Bipartisan American Miners Act: "One of the untold stories of the Obama administration was the dramatic geographic inequality that deepened on Democrats' watch. "From 2010 to 2016, the nation  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on 1st Amendment
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 6, on the 1st Amendment: Now, on another matter, I have come to the floor frequently in recent months to warn about dangerous anti- speech, anti-First Amendment headwinds blowing out of Washington, DC. I have warned about proposals from our Democratic colleagues that seemed tailor-made to chill the free exchange of ideas and make it more difficult for A  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Johnson County Judge-Executive Daniel
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement on the death of ex-Johnson County Judge-Executive Tucker Daniel: "Elaine and I join those remembering the life and accomplishments of former Johnson County Judge-Executive Tucker Daniel. "In his decades of elected office, Tucker helped transform the local government, improve its services, and give area families and businesses every chance to thrive. "His honesty and humility, matched wit  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Death of Montgomery
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement on the death of Wally Montgomery of Paducah, Kentucky: "In everything he did, Dr. Wally Montgomery touched the lives of many, and we are all better as a result of his caring friendship. "Wally's nationally-recognized surgical talents advanced his field and helped prepare new generations of doctors to bring compassion and excellence into their work. Driven by his faith and an unyielding comm  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Democratic Legislation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 5, on Democratic legislation: Now, on another matter, last week the Nation saw several pivotal moments that shed light on the current state of the Democratic Party. Here in the Senate, as I mentioned, Democrats chose to filibuster funding for our national defense for the second time in 2 months. This funding was agreed to in the bipartisan, bicameral de  more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Judicial Nominations
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 5, on judicial nominations: This week, the Senate will continue its work in the personnel business and confirm more of the President's outstanding nominees to the Federal judiciary. Since our Democratic colleagues chose last week to filibuster defense funding and block the Senate from even considering legislation to fund our Armed Forces, we will turn   more

Sen. McConnell Issues Statement on Senate Legislative Agenda
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 6, on the Senate legislative agenda: Yesterday, the Senate confirmed David Tapp of Kentucky to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Today, we will turn to more of President Trump's impressive nominees for the Federal Judiciary. Last week, Senate Republicans had hoped to proceed to the urgent priority of funding our national defense, but for the s  more

Sen. McConnell, Rep. Barr Announce $10.2 Million Transportation Grant for Bourbon and Scott Counties
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Rep. Andy Barr, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator McConnell and Congressman Barr contacted Trump Administration in support of competitive federal transportation grant to benefit region's economy * * * U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY-06) announced today that Bourbon and Scott counties, in Kentucky's Bluegrass region, have been awarded $10.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's  more

Senate Committee Passes Sen. Rand Paul's Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) passed U.S. Senator Rand Paul's bipartisan Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act (S. 2618) by voice vote during a business meeting. Currently, federal law allows an agency's Inspector General to pay bonuses of up to $10,000 of savings realized when a federal employee identifies waste, fraud, or mismanagement of funds. Dr. Paul's legisl  more

Senate Environment Committee Issues Testimony From Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The Senate Environment and Public Works issued the following testimony by Sean Alteri, deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, at a hearing on the Growing American Innovation Now Act (S. 2662): "My name is Sean Alteri and I currently serve as the Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection. I am honored to testify today before this committee and appreciate the opportunity to provide comments relative to t  more

Senate Environment Committee Sets Hearing on Growing American Innovation Now Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee issued the following hearing information: Growing American Innovation Now (GAIN) Act (S. 2662) at 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 10 a.m. on Nov. 6: Panel 1 * Jeff Holmstead, Partner, Bracewell LLC * Sean Alteri, Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection * John Walke, Clean Air Director & Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council  more

Senator McConnell Announces $10.4 Million Transportation Grant for Paducah
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Paducah, Kentucky has been awarded $10.4 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) "Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development" (BUILD) grant program. Senator McConnell contacted the Assistant Secretary at DOT in support of Paducah's competitive federal grant application. Paducah will use   more