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Representative Ed Whitfield

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky
  • Whitfield and Ellmers Introduce Bill to Shield Farmers from Obamacare Penalty

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S Representatives Ed Whitfield, (KY-01), and Renee Ellmers (NC-02), released the following statement today after introducing H.R. 1387 – The Fairness for Farmers Act of 2015:
  • Whitfield Votes Against President Obama’s Unconstitutional Executive Amnesty

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), voted against the Senate Amendment to H.R. 240 that funds the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015. Whitfield released the following statement: “I could not support the bill sent to us today by the United States Senate because it failed to permanently defund President Obama’s unilateral executive amnesty orders,” said Whitfield. “While I support funding the Department of Homeland Security, Congress has a duty to stop the President’s reckless and unconstitutional actions and this was not accomplished by the legislation before us. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats refused to go to conference and I was not willing to cave in to their demands that would jeopardize the fiber of our great nation.”
  • Whitfield Examines 21st Century Electricity Opportunities and Challenges

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today held a hearing on “The 21st Century Electricity Challenge: Ensuring a Secure, Reliable and Modern Electricity System.” A strong electricity system is critical to our economic and national security, and today’s hearing focused on efforts to modernize the nation’s electric grid to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
  • Whitfield Meets with Kentucky Broadcasters Association

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office today with representatives of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association.
  • Whitfield Meets with Paducah Chamber of Commerce

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office today with representatives of the Paducah Chamber of Commerce.

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Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office yesterday with representatives of the Alzheimer's Association.

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Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

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

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Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office today with representatives of the US Travel Association.  Participants included Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary, Bob Stewart; Executive Director of the Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mary Hammond; and Executive Director of the Bowling Green Tourism and Convention Commission, Vicki Fitch.

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Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - , U.S. Representatives Ed Whitfield (R-KY-01), Joe Kennedy, III (D-MA-04), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08), and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act, or NASPER Act.  NASPER provides grant funding to States to foster the use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) in the fight against the growing prescription drug abuse epidemic.

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Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY-01) joined with Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-KS-04) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC-01) in introducing legislation, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, to establish a federal standard for labeling of food products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).  Whitfield released the following statement after introduction of the legislation.

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