15 min ago
Voice For Liberty in Wichita
Kansans vote for and against Ryan-Murray budget
Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, voted today against adopting a budget that would increase spending in 2014 and 2015 over the hard-fought Budget Control Act's limit.
8 hrs ago
On General Aviation, Congress Deserves High Marks
Gallup reported today that Congress' approval rating has dropped to 14 percent, the lowest figure in four decades of polling.
9 hrs ago
Standing Up to Big Wind: "One admirable exception to the Wind...
STANDING UP TO BIG WIND: "One admirable exception to the Wind Belt political rule is Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo, who keeps reminding fellow Republicans that they claim to oppose corporate welfare.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
The Macon Telegraph
Kansans slow to embrace health marketplace in Nov.
The federal agency reported that 1,855 Kansas residents had selected a plan through the marketplace through Nov. 30, less than 10 percent of the 19,038 who were deemed eligible for coverage.
Proposed Legislation Would Cut Third-Class Medical Requirement for Many GA Pilots
December 11, 2013 - Reps. Todd Rokita and Sam Graves introduced a bill in the U.S. House today that seeks to abolish the third-class medical certificate for many pilots who fly recreationally.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Recent Kansas editorials
Kansas' ruling GOP majority is as unified as it is conservative on many issues. But a decision looms about renewable energy standards in which geography and business interests could matter as much as free-market ideology.
The Koch Brothers Are Still Trying to Break Wind
As Congress dithers for the umpteenth time over extending a key subsidy for wind energy, the industry once again is up in the air.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
Rally celebrates new small aircraft certification law
A new law that aims to streamline certification for small aircraft will make it faster and less expensive to get new products to market – and that will mean jobs for south-central Kansas, industry leaders said at an aviation rally Monday afternoon.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
Eagle editorial: Build 777X in Wichita
Good for Wichita and Kansas for making an aggressive play for the Boeing 777X and its 7,000 to 10,000 new jobs.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
Kansas Food Bank to receive large donation of dairy products
Land O'Lakes, an agribusiness and food company, will donate 20,000 pounds of butter and an equal amount of sliced American cheese to the Kansas Food Bank on Friday, the Bank said Wednesday.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
NBAA Welcomes Enactment of Small Aircraft Revitalization Act Into Law
The National Business Aviation Association welcomes President Barack Obama's signature into law of the Small Aircraft Revitalization Act of 2013, formally enacting valuable legislation to dramatically enhance the certification process for new light general aviation aircraft, avionics and other equipment.
Pompeo's Small Airplane Revitalization Act is now law
You may have missed it over the holiday, but the Small Airplane Revitalization Act, authored and championed by Congressman Mike Pompeo of Wichita, was signed into law on Nov. 27 by President Barack Obama .
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Iowa tax breaks for wind-power producers expire soon
Tax breaks for wind-power producers are set to expire in a little more than a month, threatening hundreds of manufacturing and energy jobs in the state if nothing is done.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
KU professor: Potential reward of Iran deal worth risk
A law professor at The University of Kansas stood apart from U.S. senators representing Kansas by expressing optimism about a deal granting Iran temporary relief from crippling economic sanctions in return for curbing expansion of a nuclear weapon program.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
Obama signs aviation revitalization act
The general aviation industry is applauding the Small Airplane Revitalization Act, which was signed by President Obama on Wednesday afternoon.
House Passes Bill To Speed Approval of Natural Gas Pipelines
The House has passed legislation to accelerate federal approval of permits for natural-gas pipeline projects.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Journal of Commerce
U.S. streamlines natural gas pipeline approvals
The House has approved a bill to speed approval of natural gas pipelines, the third bill passed to boost energy production in the U.S. The pipeline bill would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve or deny a pipeline application within a year.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
House Passes Bill to Expedite Natural Gas Pipeline Permits
On November 21, 2013, the House voted 252-165 in favor of H.R. 1900, also known as the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act , to expedite the process for obtaining a pipeline permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission .
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Roll Call for Nov. 24: How N.H.'s congresswomen voted
Voting 235 for and 187 against, the House on Wednesday passed a GOP bill to prohibit federal regulation on federal and tribal lands of the energy-extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, a boom industry in many states in which chemical fluids are injected deep into the earth to break loose previously unrecoverable oil and gas deposits.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Bill to quicken permit decisions on gas pipeline projects passes House
The House voted 252-165 to approve the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, which will require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to meet a 12-month deadline for approving or rejecting proposed pipeline projects.