Congressman speaks at Wichita Pachyderm Club meeting

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

While Congress is on a week-long July 4th recess, many elected officials are back in their hometowns to speak with constituents.

Rep. Ron Estes, (R) Kansas, spoke to 120 people who attended this week's Wichita Pachyderm Club meeting in downtown Wichita. His wife, Susan, introduced him to the room full of supporters.

"I think he does a great job of surmising what is going on up there and being transparent about the ups and the downs," said Susan Estes.

The Congressman focused on three key national issues: healthcare, budget, and tax reform.

"That's a big thing that's on the horizon, right after we get through the fiscal year '18 budget. That's important just from a trade standpoint to be able to address getting lower rates, so that we're not the highest rate in the world, which affects us in the ability to trade," said Estes.

Estes received numerous rounds of applause for his remarks during the lunch meeting.

"The crowd reaction was wonderful. I think they view Ron as a solid Congressman, not a lot of flash but there's a lot of substance there. The old saying that still waters runs deep, I believe that applies to this congressman," said Wichita Pachyderm Club Vice President John Todd.

Estes will return to D.C. next week when Congress goes back in session on Tuesday.

He will return to Kansas during the five-week-long August recess, which starts the July 29th weekend and ends after Labor Day.

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