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U.S. Senator Pat Roberts



A collection of the latest records posted to U.S. Senator Pat Roberts website.



 



Chairman Roberts Hears Cryptocurrency Update from CFTC Chairman Giancarlo

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:00:00 EST

“Today, we examine a number of issues within the derivatives markets space, including important key end-user rules currently pending before the Commission, the status of cross border equivalency agreements, and determining the proper role of regulators in the evolving market of cryptocurrencies,” Chairman Roberts said.



Senator Roberts: Bipartisan Budget Act Funds Key Priorities for Nation; Ends Shutdown

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST

I am pleased Senate leadership from both parties has negotiated this deal,” Roberts said. “Kansans are tired of the brinksmanship. They want certainty and security, and this bipartisan bill delivers both. I have long said the sequester was terrible policy, especially for our military. I am pleased we are funding our military at levels called for in the National Defense Authorization Act.In addition to disaster assistance for states crippled by hurricanes, we have also improved livestock disaster programs to help producers better recover from fires, like the historic Starbuck Fire in Kansas, and from other natural disasters.”



Senator Roberts: GITMO Terrorists Will Not Be Relocated to Kansas

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:00 EST

“For eight years, I actively fought the Obama administration’s threat to close Guantanamo Bay and move those enemy combatants to a site on the U.S. mainland, in particular Ft. Leavenworth,” said Roberts. “President Trump has unequivocally agreed that Guantanamo Bay is the best and safest location to house enemy combatants. Kansans – and all Americans – can now rest assured knowing that no terrorists will be moved into the heart of their communities. As I always have stated, not on my watch will any terrorist be placed in Kansas.”



Senator Roberts Reacts to President Trump's State of the Union Address

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:00 EST

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) today released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address:

“In just one year, our nation has undergone profound change. The Republican Congress and the Trump Administration have...




Senator Roberts Issues Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:00:00 EST

“In just one year, our nation has undergone profound change. The Republican Congress and the Trump Administration have lifted the regulatory and tax burdens of individuals and businesses. Our economy is growing, companies are hiring, and Kansas families are finding more money in their pocketbooks."



Senator Roberts Receives Distinguished Statesmanship Citation from the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 03:30:00 EST

“I am honored and humbled to receive this incredible award,” said Roberts. “I have appreciated this organization and its celebration of our state since I was a little boy. I am so grateful for the work the Native Sons and Daughters do to preserve and applaud what makes Kansas special, and to be here to celebrate so many great citizens of our state.”



Roberts Applauds Senate Confirmation of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to Religious Freedom Post

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:30:00 EST

“Sam Brownback has always been called to fight for those of all faiths,” said Roberts. “I am glad he now has the opportunity to lead our nation’s efforts in promoting religious tolerance and fighting against religious prosecution and discrimination. His personal and professional commitment to fighting for religious freedom will make him an excellent Ambassador. I thank him for his service to Kansas, and I wish him the best in this next chapter of public service.”



Senator Roberts Votes to Keep Government Open and Fund Children’s Health Insurance Program

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:30:00 EST

“Kansans are sick and tired of the political games in Washington,” Roberts said. “They are not interested in leverage or brinksmanship. They want certainty. They expect us to fulfill our Constitutional duty to fund the government."



Senator Roberts: Congress, President Trump Honor Senator Bob Dole with Congressional Gold Medal

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:45:00 EST

At a historic ceremony in the U.S. Capitol rotunda, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins today joined Congressional Leadership, President Trump and Vice President Pence and honored Kansas’ favorite son, U.S. Senator Bob Dole by presenting him with the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman



Roberts Introduces Kansan C.J. Mahoney at Hearing to Become Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:00:00 EST

“I overwhelmingly support C.J.’s nomination to be Deputy USTR,” said Roberts. “In meeting with Mr. Mahoney, what impressed me the most was his understanding of how trade decisions affect businesses and individuals across our state of Kansas. C.J. understands how important it is for the U.S. to be a reliable supplier to our current trading partners, but also, to expand markets to sell our products. This is especially important now, due to the rough patch the farm economy is currently facing.”



President Trump Pledges to Work with Chairman Roberts for an On-Time Farm Bill

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 06:30:00 EST

“Farmers and ranchers are the lifeblood of our rural communities and backbone of our country,” said Roberts. “It’s refreshing to see a President take such personal interest in the rural American constituency. President Trump has listened to my concerns on numerous occasions, as evidenced by today’s speech, and those concerns have certainly not fallen on deaf ears. I look forward to working with President Trump as we write the upcoming Farm Bill.”



Senator Roberts Applauds Kansas USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee Appointees

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 02:30:00 EST

“I’m proud to have recommended these five individuals to Secretary Perdue, and I know they will serve our farmers and ranchers well in this capacity,” said Roberts. “State committees fill a key role in working with the USDA to help farmers and ranchers build and maintain successful operations. Each individual is uniquely qualified to carry out this critical service, and I thank Secretary Perdue for nominating this outstanding group.”



Roberts, Heitkamp Introduce Bill to Improve Rural Health Care

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:00:00 EST

“Our rural communities face unique needs and often immense hurdles in regards to continuing to provide top-notch care,” said Roberts. “The State Offices of Rural Health Reauthorization Act recognizes that rural health care providers have very different needs than their urban counterparts. With this reauthorization, we maintain our commitment to ensuring these providers are equipped with the resources and technical assistance they need to help Kansas rural and medically-underserved communities in building sustainable access to quality, patient-centered health care services.”



Roberts, Jenkins: Sen. Bob Dole’s Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony to Take Place Jan. 17

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 03:00:00 EST

“I am so proud we can finally honor Senator Dole with this much-deserved award,” said Sen. Roberts. “The Congressional Gold Medal is one of our nation’s highest honors, and the overwhelming support this bill received shows how just how much Bob deserves this award. He is a true American hero who has dedicated his life to serving our nation and great state of Kansas. I thank Rep. Jenkins for her leadership in the House, and I look forward to honoring my good friend, mentor, and brother Senator Bob Dole this January.”



Roberts Statement on Senate Passage of Historic Tax Reform

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:30:00 EST

“This historic legislation impacts every single American,” said Roberts. “We have worked together to provide meaningful relief for taxpayers, taking money out of Washington and allowing Americans to keep more of their hard-earned dollars. This bill will give our economy the boost it needs to create more jobs at higher wages, make American companies more competitive, and keep jobs here at home.”



Senator Roberts: Tax Reform Will Bring Relief and Opportunity to Middle Income Taxpayers

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:00 EST

“Kansans want to keep more of their hard earned dollars, said Roberts. “In this conference report, every income level will experience tax relief. I am especially pleased with the provisions for small businesses which will also help farmers and ranchers. All of us want our economy to improve and expand. I hope the Senate will approve these long overdue reforms and send them to the president to be signed into law so that Americans may have an extra special holiday this year."



Senator Roberts & K-State Pres. Gen. Myers Look Ahead to Safeguard Agriculture

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:30:00 EST

With Kansas State University President General Richard Myers’ critical testimony on the remaining challenges to agriculture security before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) today said the nation must continue to be vigilant against threats to American agriculture and may address improvements to security as part of the next Farm Bill.



Chairman Roberts Emphasizes Importance of Agriculture Security

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:00:00 EST

“Today’s hearing is an opportunity to take stock in where we have come, since the early 2000s when the issue of agriculture security was first visited, and discuss where we need to go from here. The Agriculture Committee last held a hearing on this subject over a decade ago, but since that time the significance of this issue has only grown.”



Chairman Roberts: “Trade Is More Than a Product Crossing a Border”

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:00:00 EST

“There is a great deal of frustration in farm country because we are missing opportunities to grow our exports,” Roberts said. “I believe that the renegotiation of NAFTA could provide just that opportunity. Strengthening and modernizing NAFTA should result in even stronger economic growth for the United States and for Canada and Mexico.”



The Hill: The US can’t forget the benefits NAFTA has provided

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:00:00 EST

Facts are stubborn things. And it’s a fact that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has boosted the American economy for over 20 years. As renegotiations of the trade pact are well underway, we need to take a good clear look at NAFTA and the undeniable benefits of trade with two of our closest partners — Canada and Mexico.