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McConnell on Tax Reform Conference Report: Critical for the Future of Our Country

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference report that was released today:

“First and foremost, I would like to congratulate the members of the Senate and the House who worked tirelessly to reconcile the differences between the two tax bills. What they have accomplished is critical for the future of our country – and that is no understatement. After 31 years, it’s about time. Continue reading McConnell on Tax Reform Conference Report: Critical for the Future of Our Country

Tax Reform Progress Continues

Mitch McConnell

The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) regarding progress on tax reform between the House and the Senate:

“Later today, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference committee will host an open meeting to discuss its progress in resolving the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. The conferees have been working diligently to produce a report that both chambers can vote on soon. Once they complete their work, Congress will be able to fulfill our commitment to the American people and deliver real tax reform. Continue reading Tax Reform Progress Continues

McConnell Supports FCC Proposal To Restore Internet Freedom

Mitch McConnell

The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) regarding the harmful, Obama-era internet regulation and the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to repeal it:

“One of the great advances of our time has been the development and expansion of the Internet and wireless technologies. The Internet connects people across the globe in an unprecedented way. It brings together producers and consumers, students and educators, and even members of the Senate with our constituents. It’s difficult to exaggerate the impact the Internet has on our society and our economy each and every day. Even a few decades ago, the technologies many of us take for granted today would have been totally unfathomable. Continue reading McConnell Supports FCC Proposal To Restore Internet Freedom

Leader McConnell in WSJ/Tax Reform: What’s in It for You

Mitch McConnell

For many Americans the legacy of the Obama economy is sluggish growth, stagnant paychecks and missed opportunities. A lost generation of workers still struggle with the consequences of the Great Recession and find it nearly impossible to get ahead. One of the biggest obstacles to their success has been our nation’s complex and outdated tax code. For too long it has dragged down our economy and taken too much from their paychecks. Continue reading Leader McConnell in WSJ/Tax Reform: What’s in It for You

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 3-9, 2017

As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, are encouraging Kentuckians to get a flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 3-9, to reduce the spread of illness this holiday season.

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Rep. Stan Lee Pre-Files Bill to Open Oxygen Chambers to Vets with Brain Injuries

Rep. Stan Lee

Today, Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, pre-filed BR 278, the “Colonel Ron Ray Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Act.” The bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, would open up Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) to military veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and would come at no cost to taxpayers.

BR 278 is the result of Mrs. Eunice Ray, the wife of Colonel Ronald D. Ray who was the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Continue reading Rep. Stan Lee Pre-Files Bill to Open Oxygen Chambers to Vets with Brain Injuries