U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced $6 million in federal funding for continued flood protection projects in the City of Cumberland. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released the 2016 work plan, which included property acquisitions, bridge development and flood proofing along the Levisa and Tug Forks and the Upper Cumberland River. Rogers worked to secure the funding in the fiscal year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill.
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, released the following statement after the Supreme Court issued a stay of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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
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:
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