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Representative Ed Whitfield

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky

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Jul 21, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) is pleased to announce four separate Operations and Safety grants to area fire departments, totaling nearly $200,000 combined.  These awards, from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will provide funds that can be used for professional training, wellness and fitness programs equipment, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated EMS operations and safety.

Jul 21, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) is pleased to announce two area grants by the Federal Aviation Administration through the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

Tompkinsville-Monroe County Airport Board will receive $171,399 in federal funds for the construction of a 10 unit T-Hanger building and the removal of trees posing an obstruction to a runway approach.

Jul 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, highlighted a recent hearing entitled, “A Review of EPA’s Regulatory Activity during the Obama Administration: Energy and Industrial Sectors.”  This hearing examined the cumulative effects of regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the way in which the agency is exceeding its authority as an environmental regulator.

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Jul 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) this week voted in favor of three bills: H.R. 5631, H.R. 4992, and H.R. 5119.  All three of these pieces of legislation are commonsense approaches to enhancing our nation’s security when responding to Iran’s increasingly destabilizing presence in the Middle East. 

Jul 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) voted this week in favor of S. 764, relating to GMO labeling requirements.  This measure establishes a national mandatory labeling standard for food products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  The bill allows for a variety of labeling options including plain language disclosures, a U.S.

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