WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, joined with other Congressional members and staff in a United Service Organization (USO) Service Project on Capitol Hill today. Participants assembled snack packages for service members and their families that will be distributed to USO centers in the Washington metropolitan area.
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 Kentucky’s chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).
Whitfield Votes to Support America’s Entrepreneurs and Rein in Obama’s Wasteful Climate Change and Green Energy ProgramsWASHINGTON, 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 InitiativeWASHINGTON, 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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing examining the administration’s cap and trade rules. On August 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two final rules and a third proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new and existing fossil fuel-fired power plants. These regulations are expected to change the way we generate, distribute, and consume electricity here in the United States and are a threat to ratepayers across the country and to grid reliability.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) voted today in support of H.R. 3457, the Conference Report to H.R. 1735, the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. This agreement authorizes funding for the U.S. Armed Forces next year. Whitfield released the following statement upon passage.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) released the following statement regarding his votes to keep the government operating through December 11th and to defund Planned Parenthood.
“Funding a functional government to serve and defend the American people is one of the most basic duties of the United States Congress. The bills passed today will allow our government to continue to operate and reflect my view that all human lives are sacred, and that we have a moral obligation to save the unborn and defend them against harm.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) is pleased to announce a grant for Campbellsville University under the Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) at the Department of Education.
Campbellsville University will receive $448,850 for the budget period October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. It is anticipated that the grant will be for a total of five years.