Whitfield Responds to President Obama’s Final Budget to Congress

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request

Davis, Nadler to Advocate for More Family-friendly Policies in Upcoming FAA Reauthorization

U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, are working to include language in the upcoming reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that would make it easier for families to fly together

Whitfield Examines Two Bills to Counter EPA Overreach

The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) today examined two commonsense bills to counter the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulatory overreach.

Edwards Votes To Support The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act Of 2015

Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) issued the following statement supporting H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015. Rep. Edwards supported the bill after an amendment by Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) was adopted that removed a harmful provision that would have limited the amount tenants could deduct from their income for childcare expenses.The bill passed the House 427-0.

Whitfield Examines Eight Energy Infrastructure Bills

The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), today reviewed eight energy infrastructure bills. Each of the bills under consideration builds upon the committee’s ongoing work to strengthen and modernize our energy infrastructure.

PSC Grants Northern Kentucky Water District Rate Increase

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted a request by Northern Kentucky Water District (NKWD) to increase rates in order to generate an additional $4.8 million in annual revenue.

Whitfield Fights to Protect Kentucky Farmers from Federal Overreach

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, voted today in support of S.J. Res. 22, a bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with the burdensome Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule, which drastically expand federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Whitfield issued the following statement upon passage

Rogers Votes to Block Rule to Redefine Waters of the U.S.

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing S.J. Res. 22, a joint resolution that provides Congressional disapproval of a rule redefining "waters of the United States," also known as WOTUS. The overreaching rule was published in June 2015 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act (CWA), expanding their regulatory power over private waterways.

PSC Affirms Approval of Landfills at KU, LG&E Power Plants

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has affirmed its earlier approval of combustion waste landfills at power plants operated by the state’s two largest electric utilities, despite sharp increases in the cost of the facilities.

Whitfield Examines Energy Regulator’s Role in Evolving Markets

The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), today held a hearing examining the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) current role in regulating electricity markets, their timeliness as it relates to licensing LNG export facilities, interstate gas pipelines, and non-federal hydropower projects.

Governor Beshear Presents $1.5 Million for Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project

Governor Steve Beshear today ceremonially presented more than $1.5 million in state funding to support Paducah’s Riverfront Redevelopment Project, which aims to transform the community’s Ohio River shoreline

Senate Opens Debate on Bill to Fund America’s Transportation and Housing Infrastructure

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act:

Barr’s Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act Passed by House of Representatives

The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1210, the Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) in a bipartisan vote of 255 to 174.  The bill promotes affordable home financing and discourages the practice of securitizing and selling of mortgages that led to the 2008 financial crisis and the resulting taxpayer bailouts of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and large systemically important financial institutions

Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority joins electronic toll consortium E-ZPass Group

An E-ZPass transponder, which will cost about $15, is one of two transponder options for future users of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges. The other option is a decal-sticker “local” transponder that can be obtained at no cost but will work only on the local crossings.

State Property and Buildings Commission to Meet Nov. 13

A Resolution of the State Property and Buildings Commission of the Commonwealth of Kentucky approving the application of the Secretary of the Cabinet for Economic Development to identify and specify certain economic development projects to be financed from the proceeds of Economic Development Revenue Bonds to be issued by the Commission to make a Grant to the City of Morgantown for the benefit of ARC Automotive, Inc. (ARC) for $325,000. Resolution 2015-28


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


EPA Awards Tompkinsville, Kentucky $184,000 for Safe Drinking Water Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the City of Tompkinsville a water infrastructure grant for $184,000 to assist in improvements to the water treatment plant. The grant will be used, along with $496,850 in matching funds from the city, to fund the removal of existing sludge from the lagoon, expansion of the lagoon, and the installation of equipment that will allow the lagoon to perform its most critical functions