Congressman Ed Whitfield

Society
5:17 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Congressman Whitfield Satisfied With Progress in LBL Logging Controversy

Credit U.S. Congress

Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield met with county and Forest Service officials today to discuss the ongoing logging controversy at Land Between the Lakes. Last Tuesday the Forest Service announced plans to temporarily halt timber harvest sales and to modify existing logging contracts in the area after 3 months of public opposition to the land management technique.

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KYCIR
8:53 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Ethics Committee to Investigate Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield, Wife’s Lobbying Work

Credit WKMS News

 

This story has been updated with comments from Whitfield’s office.

A congressional ethics subcommittee has been directed to investigate whether U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield violated House rules in connection with his wife’s lobbying work for The Humane Society of the United States.

The investigative subcommittee will determine whether the Kentucky Republican used his office to benefit himself or his wife, Connie Harriman-Whitfield, and whether he “dispensed special favors or privileges” to her or her organization.

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Government
4:27 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

County Officials Take LBL Controversy to Washington

Credit Wade White

County officials critical of land management in Land Between the Lakes are meeting with federal officials in Washington to get the forest service to temporarily halt logging.

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Government
7:51 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Federal Ethics Probe Finds Probable Violations By Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield

Connie Harriman-Whitfield, then vice chair of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, whispers in the ear of husband, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., during a press conference on Sept. 5, 2006, in support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 7:17 am

A Congressional ethics probe released Monday has determined there is “substantial reason to believe” that U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield violated “House rules and standards of conduct” by having lobbying contacts with his wife and permitting his wife to have lobbying contacts with his staff.

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Government
6:27 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Whitfield Calls For Travel Ban

Credit whitfield.house.gov

Kentucky U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield has asked President Barack Obama to call for an immediate travel ban from West African countries affected by Ebola. Whitfield says recent events have tragically demonstrated how U.S. transportation networks can serve as conduits for dangerous pathogens.  

“Ebola appears to be spreading even within the hospital setting, we should not delay in taking action to prevent individuals carrying the virus from traveling to our country,” Whitfield said . “A concise and immediate travel ban for such individuals who live in or have traveled from certain West African countries is necessary to ensure the safety of the American people.” 

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Politics
3:51 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Congressman Whitfield Endorses Gubernatorial Candidate James Comer

Credit KY Department of Agriculture

Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield has endorsed Agriculture Commissioner James Comer in the 2015 Kentucky Governor’s race.

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Government
11:10 am
Wed August 20, 2014

KY House Members Urge Army Support of Ft. Campbell

Credit http://armylive.dodlive.mil

All six of Kentucky’s U.S. congressmen have signed on to a letter supporting Fort Campbell following the Army’s release of the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment, or SPEA, in June. 

The SPEA analyzes the environmental impact of a proposed army force reduction. 1st District Representative Ed Whitfield’s office says if the report’s recommendations are fully implemented, Fort Campbell could lose some 16 thousand soldiers and civilian personnel. 

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Science
3:20 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Skin Cancer Rates Rising, But Best Way to Reduce Risk is Still Avoiding Too Much Sun

Credit Bill Branson, National Cancer Institute

A western Kentucky dermatologist says he sees multiple cases of skin cancer a day as the U.S. Surgeon General is warning of a steady increase of people with the disease.

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Politics
8:14 am
Thu July 17, 2014

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky Had Decade-Long Financial Tie To a Lobbyist

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield in 2013.

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 8:14 am

For more than a decade, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Kentucky,  owned a $200,000-piece of West Virginia property with a lobbyist whose clients and employers had business before him in Congress, writes R.G. Dunlop, a reporter from WFPL's Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Politics
10:44 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Hatchett Wins to Embark on 3rd Straight Showdown with Whitfield

Credit Hatchett for Congress

Charles Hatchett has won his third consecutive Democratic primary in the race for Kentucky's 1st Congressional District. Hatchett defeated 25 year-old Murray State student and employee Wesley Bolin 55.23 percent to 44.77.  

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