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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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Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

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

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) joined with his colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee to advance legislation from both the Energy and Power and Health Subcommittees during a full committee markup today.  These bills aim to curb opioid abuse, enhance pipeline safety, and streamline requirements for veterans seeking to become EMTs.  Whitfield released the following statement after passage:

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Apr 21, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) voted in support of four bills to hold the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more accountable to the taxpayer.  A description of each of the bills is included below.

H.R. 4885: IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act of 2016

H.R. 1206: No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act

Apr 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) today voted in favor of H.R. 2666, the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act.  This bill would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating the retail rates charged by Internet service providers (ISPs) for broadband Internet service access.  Whitfield released the following statement upon passage: