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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 12 items )  

Leader McConnell Discusses Tobacco 21 Legislation, Hemp, CBD With FDA Commissioner Nominee
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: * * * - Majority Leader McConnell welcomes to his office in the U.S. Capitol the president's nominee for FDA Commissioner. * * * U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) met with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner nominee, Dr. Stephen Hahn, today in his office in the U.S. Capitol. During the meeting, Senator McConnell discussed his legislation to raise th  more

Majority Leader McConnell & Secretary Bernhardt Unveil New National Wildlife Refuge in Kentucky
HENDERSON, Kentucky, Nov. 22 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Friday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, along with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials, and their counterparts from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, announced the establishment of the Green River National Wildlife Refuge near the confluence of the Ohio and Green rivers in Henderson, Kentuck  more

Majority Leader McConnell Issues Statement After Meeting With Energy Secretary Nominee
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement: * * * - As Majority Leader, McConnell advocates for Kentucky priorities with the Trump Administration * * * U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after today's meeting with the president's nominee for Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette: "I was glad to meet today with Deputy Secretary Brouillette to discuss his nomination to lead the Depar  more

McConnell Announces $17.3 Million Federal Transportation Grant for TARC
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: * * * - Major federal grant award directly benefiting thousands of Kentucky families * * * U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) was awarded a nearly $17.3 million competitive federal grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Among other initiatives, TARC plans to use the federal funding to replace Lou  more

Rep. Comer Applauds 'Angels in Adoption' Award Recipient
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Last week, Congressman Comer met with CEO Beau Necco and Chief Strategy Officer Pam Priddy of the Necco organization. Necco is a statewide foster care company with 10 locations - three of which serve foster parents in Kentucky's 1st District. Necco is served by 150 hard-working Kentuckians and currently aids approximately 1,000 children entering and exiting home care in the Commonwealth. Congressman Comer n  more

Rep. Guthrie Rural Telecom Security Bill Advances in Committee
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. S. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02)'s bill, the Secure and Trusted Communications Act (H.R. 4998), was approved yesterday by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in a full committee markup. Congressman Guthrie introduced the bipartisan Secure and Trusted Communications Act along with Reps. Greg Walden (OR-02), Frank Pallone (NJ-06), and Doris Matsui (CA-06) to protect small and rural communications  more

Rep. Lee, Eight Colleagues Issue Statement on Secretary Pompeo, Trump Administration Announcement for Israeli Settlements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California, issued the following statement with eight congressmen - Reps. David Price, D-North Carolina, Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, John Yarmuth, D-Kentucky, Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, Peter Welch, D-Vermont, Alan Lowenthal, D-California, Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon - issued the following joint statement on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the Trump administration would no longer consider Israeli settlements  more

Rep. Schakowsky, Eight Colleagues Issue Statement on Secretary Pompeo, Trump Administration Announcement for Israeli Settlements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, issued the following statement with eight congressmen - Reps. David Price, D-North Carolina, Barbara Lee, D-California, John Yarmuth, D-Kentucky, Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, Peter Welch, D-Vermont, Alan Lowenthal, D-California, Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon - issued the following joint statement on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the Trump administration would no longer consider Israeli settlements  more

Rep. Yarmuth Issues Statement at Hearing on Costs, Consequences of Debt in Economy
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Kentucky, chairman of the House Budget Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing on the costs and consequences of debt in economy: "I'd like to welcome our witnesses - we appreciate you coming here to help us discuss the changing economics of debt and its implications for fiscal policy-making. There is a wide array of views on this subject - at the witness table, across the aisle, and even within our Caucus and the Republican Conf  more

Rep. Yarmuth Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Runaway and Homeless Youth
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. John A. Yarmuth, D-Kentucky, issued the following news release: This week, Congressman John Yarmuth reintroduced the bipartisan Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act. The legislation, H.R. 5191, will reauthorize key federal grant programs to provide states with grants to help thousands of homeless young people nationwide. The landmark Runaway and Homeless Youth Act was first passed by Congress in 1974, providing nationwide support to address yout  more

Reps. Guthrie, Comer Announce Owensboro Health Grant
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. S. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congressman James Comer (KY-01) today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding Owensboro Health a $460,820 grant to expand rural telemedicine services. Owensboro Health will use the grant funds to purchase and install 22 telecommunications units for telehealth services at 10 sites in five rural counties that Owensboro Health currently serves. The g  more

Sen. McConnell Cosponsors Bill to Combat Spread of Deadly Fentanyl in Kentucky
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) cosponsored legislation today that would permanently list all types of fentanyl-like substances (analogues), as Schedule 1 narcotics. Fentanyl -- a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin -- continues to be the most lethal drug for Kentucky, killing 786 Kentuckians last year alone. Fentanyl analogues are created b  more