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The WELL Building Standard addenda process, plus this quarter’s release

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds a $2.75 million federal grant awarded to the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) in Hazard, Kentucky to create 160 new jobs and train 200 new workers for technology-based careers. The competitive award for EKCEP's new TechHire Eastern Kentucky (TEKY) Initiative: Developing a Technology-Driven Workforce project, was announced today by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) as part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative that Rogers helped fund through his role as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Rogers Applauds $1.46 Million POWER Grant for Downtown Revitalizations in E.Ky. Promise Zone

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds a $1.46 million federal grant awarded to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation for a new Downtown Revitalization in the Promise Zone project. The project is expected to create 24 new downtown businesses, 72 new jobs and leverage $800,00 in private investment. The competitive award was announced today by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) as part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative that Rogers helped fund through his role as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

REP. NAPOLITANO HELPS CITY OF WEST COVINA KEEP HUD GRANT FUNDS

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano announced the City of West Covina was found by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to be carrying out the use of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program grants in a timely manner.

Rogers Announces ARC Grant for Southeast Regional Business Park Infrastructure

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has approved a grant totaling $429,312 for the Southeast Kentucky Industrial Development Authority in Corbin, Kentucky. The funding will be used to construct a new access road, as well as new water and sewer lines to support North America Sticks, a new manufacturing plant that will create 90 new jobs and invest at least $15 million into a new facility on site

Barr Statement on Town Branch Commons

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today congratulated the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for securing a federal grant worth more than $14 million to support the Town Branch Commons Corridor project in downtown Lexington from the Department of Transportation. Congressman Barr supported the project through letters of support, phone calls to Administration officials, and working with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s office

Celebrating Homeownership Month in McCreary County

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) celebrated "Homeownership Month" in America alongside Tony Hernandez, Administrator of Rural Housing Service and Community Facilities for the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development (USDA-RD), as well as state and local officials at the Senior Citizens Center in McCreary County. The event highlighted federal resources that are available to help low-income families purchase or rehabilitate a home

Republican-Led Senate Approves Legislation to Provide Important Energy and Water Infrastructure Work in Kentucky

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

Whitfield Examines Bipartisan Ozone Bill

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.

PSC Opens Investigation of Martin County Water District

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

April is Fair Housing Month!

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

McConnell Urges Support for Bipartisan Bill to Protect America’s Intellectual Property

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.’

Whitfield Statement on Appointment of Board Members to Oversee Part E of EEOICPA

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)

Rogers, Larson, Cohen, and Wilson Introduce Bi-Partisan Legislation to Spur Job Creation and Investment...

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.

House Freedom Caucus Takes Official Position in Support of Senators McConnell and Grassley for...

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

Whitfield Ushers Common-SENSE Solution to Coal Refuse

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

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AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation Continues Growth with New Loan Origination Center in...

AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation, NMLS ID #1168, announces today it plans to establish an office in Louisville, Kentucky, and offer jobs to approximately 125 employees and support personnel formerly employed by Discover Home Loans, Inc., which is winding down its mortgage origination operations there

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The WELL Building Standard addenda process, plus this quarter’s release

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds a $2.75 million federal grant awarded to the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) in Hazard, Kentucky to create 160 new jobs and train 200 new workers for technology-based careers. The competitive award for EKCEP's new TechHire Eastern Kentucky (TEKY) Initiative: Developing a Technology-Driven Workforce project, was announced today by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) as part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative that Rogers helped fund through his role as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.