Kentucky State Government and Public Real Estate News

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Senate passage today of an energy security and water infrastructure bill which is important to Kentucky and to America. The measure provides critical resources that Senator McConnell helped secure for several Kentucky energy, water infrastructure, and economic development programs, including
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, held a hearing entitled, “H.R. 4775, Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016.” Members examined the EPA’s revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone, the practical challenges states currently face in implementing multiple ozone standards, and other challenges associated with implementing the NAAQS program. The subcommittee reviewed H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016, a commonsense bill aimed at providing states the flexibility needed to implement the standards on an efficient and realistic timeline.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has opened an investigation of the operations and management of Martin County Water District. In an order issued today, the PSC cited longstanding concerns about the district which have not been addressed or have resurfaced in recent years
Congress passed the Fair Housing Act in April 1968, immediately following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Amended in 1988, the Act guarantees equal housing opportunities for all people and makes it illegal to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, family status or disability
This bipartisan legislation can help promote the growth of our economy, help spur the increase and retention of American jobs, and help protect American innovation in the global economy.’
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s announcement of the first scheduled meeting of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)
U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced The Promise Zone Job Creation Act to create new tax credits to incentivize the hiring of residents of federally-designated Promise Zones. It would also encourage new investments to bring property, equipment, or software to these hard-hit communities.
The House Freedom Caucus released the following statement supporting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for using the Senate’s advice and consent power to prevent hearings on Supreme Court nominees
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, led the charge on the House Floor today ahead of his vote in support of H.R. 3797, the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act. This bill would make limited adjustments to EPA rules to ensure that the coal refuse-to-energy industry continues its vital mission of providing affordable energy and remediating formerly-polluted sites across coal producing regions
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, today directed six energy bills that passed unanimously through the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) recognized the tremendous hardship and sacrifices made by the dedicated men and women of the U.S. Army, during a fiscal year 2017 budget hearing with Acting Secretary Patrick Murphy and the Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley. As Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rogers asked Secretary Murphy about military readiness, combatting terrorism and budget cuts
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, today led the charge in the House of Representatives in approving three bipartisan energy bills spearheaded by the Energy and Power Subcommittee. The bills advance the committee’s ongoing efforts to modernize the nation’s energy laws.
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, voted today in support of several energy bills at the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s markup
U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) joined more than 200 of his Congressional colleagues to file an amicus brief in the case of State of West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al.
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman (KY-01), along with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (MI-06) led 34 Senators and 171 House Members in filing an amicus brief today in the case of State of West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al
Attorney General Conway & Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Announce Funding for Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Conway and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today announced that more than $750,000 will be provided to Lexington initiatives that help displaced families, prevent foreclosures and create affordable housing. The Office of the Attorney General provided funds it recovered after settling a lawsuit with Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) and two of its subsidiaries over allocations of “robo-signed” mortgage loan default servicing documents. more »

 
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