Kentuckians have a deep interest in the production, cultivation and sale of industrial hemp and hemp derived products. Maybe our enthusiasm for this crop is rooted in the Commonwealth’s history. The Great Compromiser, Henry Clay, recognized the potential of hemp and grew it to make rope and bagging. Or, perhaps it’s because we recognize the enormous opportunities the industry provides for entrepreneurship and job creation. Either way, it’s clear, the hemp industry in the Commonwealth is booming.
The proposed Green New Deal (GND) fails to acknowledge the importance of fossil fuels and, instead, aims to eliminate their usage in ten years, forcing Americans to depend exclusively on intermittent and unreliable sources of renewable energy.
April 1, 2019
The HIA is just one example of the actions I have taken to ensure Kentucky’s thoroughbred industry will continue to grow and prosper. As we look back on Justify’ s historic Triple Crown victory last year, American Pharaoh’s grand slam in 2015, and as we look forward to this year’s Kentucky Derby, we must continue to fight for the future of our special industry. By enhancing the safety and integrity of horseracing, we can ensure the Kentucky Derby will always remain the “greatest two minutes in sports.”
My return visit to Israel reaffirmed my bedrock belief that a strong U.S.-Israel alliance is about more than just countering terrorism in a dangerous part of the world. It is about preserving and illuminating a powerful beacon of freedom, peace and hope for the world.
I am proud to represent the people of Central and Eastern Kentucky in a seat in Congress that has existed for more than 200 years. It is a seat which has been occupied by many great statesmen including the Great Compromiser, Henry Clay. I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of these statesmen, serving the heart of the Bluegrass and recognizing my responsibility to fight for its future through various bipartisan roles in the House.