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Today's Opinions

  • Improving child welfare programs

    As chairman of the Subcommittee on Human Resources, it is my responsibility to periodically review programs under my jurisdiction to ensure they are an effective use of taxpayer dollars.

    Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) and I worked together to accomplish that result with legislation that was signed into law last week by President Obama.  The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (H.R. 2883) reauthorizes and improves two important child welfare programs to continue serving children and families in need without adding to the deficit.  

  • Residents on Kentucky 146 unhappy with road proposals

  • Residents on Kentucky 146 unhappy with road proposals

  • KSP report gives information on accidents

    While no one can accurately predict where a traffic accident might take place, information gathered by the Kentucky State Police gives us a pretty good idea of when the odds are certainly more in our favor.

    Based on its latest annual report, which was released last week, one of the safest places to be on the highway in 2010 was in a vehicle driven at dawn on a Sunday in March by a woman in her late 60s or early 70s who was making her way between Owensboro and Henderson on the Audubon Parkway.

  • KSP report gives information on accidents

    While no one can accurately predict where a traffic accident might take place, information gathered by the Kentucky State Police gives us a pretty good idea of when the odds are certainly more in our favor.

    Based on its latest annual report, which was released last week, one of the safest places to be on the highway in 2010 was in a vehicle driven at dawn on a Sunday in March by a woman in her late 60s or early 70s who was making her way between Owensboro and Henderson on the Audubon Parkway.

  • The task of improving America’s infrastructure

    Last week, President Obama visited the greater Northern Kentucky area to rally support for his bill, the American Jobs Act.  The President claims his bill will get Americans back to work in part by funding critical infrastructure needs.

  • The task of improving America’s infrastructure

    Last week, President Obama visited the greater Northern Kentucky area to rally support for his bill, the American Jobs Act.  The President claims his bill will get Americans back to work in part by funding critical infrastructure needs.

  • Obama’s jobs plan: More of the same

    While traveling the Fourth Congressional District during August, it was clear to me that the top priorities of Kentuckians are jobs and economic growth.  The need for these issues to be our top priority is reinforced by the latest jobs report that zero net jobs were created in America last month, and the unemployment rate remains unacceptably high at more than 9 percent.

    As lawmakers returned to Washington last week, President Obama addressed a special joint session of Congress to outline his plan to get the economy moving again and create jobs.