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Representative Ed Whitfield

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky
  • Whitfield Votes to Protect Americans from Tax Increases

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) voted today in support of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. The PATH Act makes permanent over 20 tax relief provisions including the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit, Section 179 business expensing, IRA Charitable Donations exclusion, and classroom expense deductions for K-12 teachers.
  • Whitfield Votes in Support of Long-Term Highway Authorization

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) voted today in support of the Conference Report for H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, that reconciles the differences between two versions of the legislation that were passed by the House and Senate earlier this year.
  • Whitfield Receives Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, was the recipient of the “Senator Robert C. Byrd Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award” today during the Washington Coal Club’s Annual Luncheon.
  • Whitfield Votes to Support America’s Entrepreneurs and Rein in Obama’s Wasteful Climate Change and Green Energy Programs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) voted last night in support of H.R. 880, the American Research and Competitiveness Act, and H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act. Both measures passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 274 to 145 and 217 to 205, respectively. Whitfield released the following statement upon passage.
  • Whitfield Advances 21st Century Cures Initiative

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, voted to advance the 21st Century Cures Act. The bill will help transform the health care innovation infrastructure to promote more cures and treatments for patients. After a full year of listening to patients, innovators, care givers, regulators, researchers, and other thought leaders, the Committee unanimously approved the bipartisan initiative. “I am proud to be part of this tremendous, bipartisan effort,” said Whitfield. “I want to commend my friends and colleagues Chairman Fred Upton, Representatives Diana DeGette, Frank Pallone, Joe Pitts, and Gene Green on their hard work and dedication on this important effort. I believe this legislation will bring us a step closer to cures and treatments for many of America’s most challenging diseases, and we’re doing it by implementing widely supported reforms to the discovery, development, and delivery process.”

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Feb 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), voted today in favor of H.R. 2017, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015, which will protect businesses from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) costly final rule on menu labeling.  Whitfield released the following statement upon passage:

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Feb 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), voted today in favor of H.R.

Feb 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Ed Whitfield (KY-01), today advanced twelve energy bills to the full committee. These initiatives demonstrate the committee’s ongoing commitment to advancing thoughtful legislative solutions to strengthen and modernize our energy infrastructure, create jobs, and protect manufacturers and businesses from harmful rules and regulations.  Chairman Whitfield issued the following statement during the markup:

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Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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:

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Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: