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Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins to be in Blue Rapids Wednesday

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Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will be holding a town hall meeting on Wednesday morning at the Blue Rapids Community Center from 9:30 to 10:30 am as part of her Congress to Kansas tour.  Jenkins represents the Second Congressional District, which includes part of Marshall County, after re-apportionment last year.  The event is open to the public. Read More »

Kansas Preparing to Halt Transportation Projects

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A Kansas transportation official says if Congress doesn‘t reauthorize a federal gasoline tax for highways, the state could be forced to halt, delay or cancel projects. The 18.3 cent federal gasoline tax is set to expire on Sept. 30 unless Congress votes to renew it. The money is the main federal revenue source given to states to help pay for ... Read More »

Chamber of Commerce Honors Moran

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran with the Spirit of Enterprise Award this week. The U.S. Senate hopeful was honored for his pro-business record during the first session of the 111th Congress. Thomas J. Donohue – President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber said of Moran, “The Chamber applauds Representative Moran for supporting the private sector ... Read More »

Moran Votes for PayGo

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran voted in favor of legislation preventing larger federal deficits. The House passed the legislation that would reinstate a “pay-as-you-go” statute that requires new spending to be paid for with cuts to other programs. The new legislation will make it difficult for the White House and Congress to enact mandatory spending changes that increase the ... Read More »

Moran Pushes Beef Exports

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran led a group of members of Congress to support cattle producers, beef producers and rural communities by recommending the new Administration adopt new strategies to recover lost beef export markets. Moran has recommended that U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack change negotiation strategies to allow a more flexible approach to ... Read More »

Moran Signs Pledge

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran got as pat on the back from a well-known conservative political group yesterday, “Let Freedom Ring”. Moran’s “Atta-boy” comes after he signed a pledge to not vote for any health care reform package that the he has not read and that has not been available to the American public on the internet for at ... Read More »