Congressman Ed Whitfield http://wkms.org en Hatchett Enters Democratic Race for 1st District U.S. House http://wkms.org/post/hatchett-enters-democratic-race-1st-district-us-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marshall County real estate broker Charles </span>Hatchett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has joined the race for the Democratic nomination to oppose Republican </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield.&nbsp; </span>Hatchett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> filed his paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office today.&nbsp; He will face Wesley Bolin of Murray in May’s Democratic primary.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:30:28 +0000 Todd Hatton 38258 at http://wkms.org Hatchett Enters Democratic Race for 1st District U.S. House 25-Year-Old Democrat Seeks First District Congressional Seat http://wkms.org/post/25-year-old-democrat-seeks-first-district-congressional-seat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 25-year-old Democrat from Murray wants the chance to unseat Kentucky’s 10-term Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield in the first district. Wesley </span>Bolin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a senior history major at Murray State, he is also employed by the university as a library assistant.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:23:38 +0000 Chad Lampe 38209 at http://wkms.org 25-Year-Old Democrat Seeks First District Congressional Seat Whitfield's Fight to Ease Carbon Emission Regs Moves Forward http://wkms.org/post/whitfields-fight-ease-carbon-emission-regs-moves-forward <p></p><p>Legislation seeking to end what some call strict&nbsp;Environmental Protection Agency&nbsp;regulations on coal-fired power plant emissions has passed the house Energy and Commerce subcommittee.</p><p>Kentucky's first district Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield chairs the subcommittee and co-sponsored the bill with Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:24:54 +0000 Whitney Jones 38031 at http://wkms.org Whitfield's Fight to Ease Carbon Emission Regs Moves Forward Politico Report Questions Whitfield's Lobbying Tactics for Bill to Stop Soring Show Horses http://wkms.org/post/politico-report-questions-whitfields-lobbying-tactics-bill-stop-soring-show-horses <p></p><p>Kentucky 1<sup>st</sup> district Representative Ed Whitfield has introduced the “Prevent All Soring Tactics Act,” which would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bar the practice of “soring” during horse shows.</p><p>Soring is the use of blistering agents or mechanical devices that alter a horse’s gait, often on show horses like Tennessee walking horses. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:17:34 +0000 Staff Report 37445 at http://wkms.org Politico Report Questions Whitfield's Lobbying Tactics for Bill to Stop Soring Show Horses US Representative Whitfield Files For 11th Congressional Term http://wkms.org/post/us-representative-whitfield-files-11th-congressional-term <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky's </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District US Congressman Ed Whitfield has filed to run for an 11th term. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Hopkinsville-native<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> filed his candidacy with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office&nbsp;Friday. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:52:02 +0000 Rob Canning 37374 at http://wkms.org US Representative Whitfield Files For 11th Congressional Term Rep. Ed Whitfield on Affordable Care Act, Gov’t Shutdown: ‘It’s Always Easy Looking in Hindsight' http://wkms.org/post/rep-ed-whitfield-affordable-care-act-gov-t-shutdown-it-s-always-easy-looking-hindsight <p></p><p></p><p>U.S. Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield says a different focus for the Republican Party may have been more effective in negotiations during the 16-day partial government shutdown earlier this month. Whitfield made his remarks in a weekend WKMS interview.</p><p>Whitfield said Republican uproar over the Affordable Care Act was understandable because, he said, the overreaching public law is riddled with problems the federal and state governments are battling. Because of that, though, Whitfield said he believes portions of the law upon which Republican scrutiny is centered will fall apart regardless of Congressional opposition.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 02:28:45 +0000 Austin Ramsey & Chad Lampe 36077 at http://wkms.org Rep. Ed Whitfield on Affordable Care Act, Gov’t Shutdown: ‘It’s Always Easy Looking in Hindsight' KY Congressmen Look For Bipartisanship In Farm bill http://wkms.org/post/ky-congressmen-look-bipartisanship-farm-bill <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Kentucky Representatives Ed Whitfield, Andy Barr and Brett Guthrie are calling on House Speaker John Boehner to assign farm bill conferees from the House of Representatives to meet with Senate conferees.</p><p>They want an across-the-aisle agreement on a new long-term farm bill. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:39:32 +0000 John Walker 35637 at http://wkms.org KY Congressmen Look For Bipartisanship In Farm bill Newberry, Kaler Visit DC to Meet with Energy Secretary http://wkms.org/post/newberry-kaler-visit-dc-meet-energy-secretary <p></p><p style="line-height:200%">McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry and Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler were part of the McCracken County Chamber of Commerce delegation that met today with US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in Washington, D.C.</p><p style="line-height:200%">The group discussed a long-term solution for private sector development and accelerating cleanup activities at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.</p><p style="line-height:200%"> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:38:29 +0000 John Null 34832 at http://wkms.org Newberry, Kaler Visit DC to Meet with Energy Secretary McConnell, Grimes Confirm Appearances at Fancy Farm http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-grimes-confirm-appearances-fancy-farm <p>Sen. Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes have both confirmed they will speak at this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County.</p><p>The event will mark the first face-to-face confrontation between the two since Grimes, a Democrat, declared her candidacy for McConnell's seat earlier this month.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:34:20 +0000 John Null 33122 at http://wkms.org McConnell, Grimes Confirm Appearances at Fancy Farm Whitfield Says $265 Million Secured For PGDP Cleanup: Pending Senate Approval http://wkms.org/post/whitfield-says-265-million-secured-pgdp-cleanup-pending-senate-approval <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, said he's secured $265 million dollars from an Energy and Water federal spending bill for clean up of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, but that measure still has to pass the Senate. The announcement came in a press release from his office Thursday.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:04:47 +0000 Rob Canning 32986 at http://wkms.org Whitfield Says $265 Million Secured For PGDP Cleanup: Pending Senate Approval