WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), introduced today The Remove Impediments for a Successful Economic Recovery (RISER) Act to extend the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) deadline to December 31, 2022.  Established within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the CRF provides funding ...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies –  today issued the following statement after President Trump released the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget request for FY2021: “If the United States is going to accomplis...
Call it a ban on plastic bag bans. A new bill introduced this week in the Kansas House Commerce Committee would pre-emptively prevent state municipalities from enacting their own bans or taxes on plastic items, including shopping bags. The push comes days after the Wichita City Council appointed a Single-Use Plastic Bag Task Force to look into the ...
Spirit AeroSystems said Thursday it has reached an agreement with Boeing to resume production of the 737 Max, but at reduced levels. Both Boeing and Spirit halted production of the plane last month; the jet was grounded globally last March following two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019. Spirit makes about 70 percent of the 737 Max, and the program ac...
Spirit AeroSystems announced Friday that it will lay off 2,800 employees at its plant in Wichita as the shutdown of the Boeing 737 Max program drags on. The move comes just weeks after Boeing ordered Spirit to halt all deliveries of 737 Max components. Spirit produces about 70% of the jet at its facility in south Wichita, including the fuselage. Th...
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today stressed the importance of passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) during a speech on the Senate floor. To watch Sen. Roberts’ speech, click here. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Madam President. I ...
Governor Laura Kelly has urged Kansas’ congressional delegation to support the pending United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), due to its importance to Kansas trade and exports, and the state’s economy. “Kansas has always been – and always will be – an export state. We cannot prosper without access to international markets,” the governor sai...
While residents are in an uproar this summer over residential property assessments in Jackson County, Missouri, an equally important battle is underway in Johnson County, Kansas, where big box stores are successfully challenging major increases in their commercial property values. The trend could significantly reduce future tax dollars for Johnson ...
The terms for handing off the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas, have been settled — even as the billion-dollar-plus research site remains under construction. In the agreement signed this week, the Department of Homeland Security remains responsible for completing construction of the state-of-the-art research facility. But...
Standing near the corner of his property in southeastern Reno County, Nick Egli looked east and pointed to the proposed locations for several 500-feet-tall wind turbines. Egli is standing on a grass airstrip he’s spent the last 10 years building. He pictures a few more homes, some hangars and, eventually, a residential community for pilots of small...
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