Rogers Says Community Action Agencies Crucial in Tough Economic Times
Monday, July 15, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. - As Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers tries to rein in federal spending as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, he says the state's Community Action Agencies play an important role because they help low-income families. Rogers, a Republican who represents one of the poorest congressional districts in the country, was recently awarded the Kentucky Community Action Association's Partnering for Success Award.
According to Community Action Kentucky executive director Rob Jones, Rep. Rogers is an advocate for helping low-income families.
"Historically, and even through some very difficult times with the fiscal budget, we've seen consistently that Congressman Rogers has backed programs that assist low-income people and further self-sufficiency," Jones said.
Rep. Rogers praised the state's 23 Community Action Agencies for "making a difference" in the lives of low-income families during tough economic times.
"I applaud your frugality, stretching funds as far as they'll go," he said. "I know you face difficult cuts, but you're still making and meeting tremendous needs."
In accepting the award, Rogers urged the personnel of Community Action Agencies to "not get weary in well-doing."
Jones said Rogers was selected for the annual award because of his focus on job creation, training and placement.
"And he has backed that consistently, even when occasionally, I think, he was taking a little heat for backing that, and that's been a huge program, very important program."
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