Andy Barr Files for Sixth Congressional District, Wanting a Rematch Against Ben Chandler

A campaign rematch in the Sixth Congressional District is almost official. Republican Andy Barr filed his paperwork today for a shot at a rematch against Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler. Chandler also filed his paperwork Friday. But Barr will still have to beat one unknown Republican challenger before facing Chandler in the general election. In 2010, Chandler […]

House Passes Bill to Let States Regulate Coal Ash

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating coal ash—a byproduct of burning coal for electricity. The bill gives control of coal ash disposal to the states, which are required to regulate it as least as stringently as municipal waste. Environmental groups opposed the bill, arguing […]

Chandler Blames Federal Deficit on Bush-Era Tax Cuts

by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Congressman Ben Chandler says one of the main causes of today’s historic trillion dollar federal budget deficit is the tax cuts that were approved during the Bush Administration. The Versailles Democrat made the comment during an interview on KET’s One to One program. Chandler says tax policy under President […]

Chandler Was Shown bin Laden Photos, Favors Releasing Them

by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler was given the opportunity to view death photos of Osama Bin Laden this morning. The Versailles Democrat who sits on the House Intelligence Committee says they are images he won’t soon forget. “There’s an enormous wound or gash from his left eye all the way […]

Crossroads Ads to Target Chandler

Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler is among a dozen Democrats being targeted in a series of radio ads from the conservative-aligned Crossroads GPS organization. The ads criticize the representatives for voting against a Republican-backed bill to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, largely through major spending cuts.

Green in the Spotlight on Capitol Hill This Week

The U.S. House of Representatives is shining its legislative spotlight on the environment this week. House Democrats have been hashing out the details of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, a bill sponsored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey (D-Mass.). The bill is the first climate change legislation to get environmentalists pretty excited.