Kansas Common Sense

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11
Today, we pause to remember the men and women who lost their lives 22 years ago in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. We will never forget the victims of those attacks or the heroes who saved lives that day.

We are grateful to the Americans who answered the call to defend our country in the wake of 9/11. We owe them a debt of gratitude that we can never fully repay.

Visiting with Kansans at State Fair
The Kansas State Fair is one of the state’s largest events, and each year I always look forward to visiting the State Fair each year. While at the fair this weekend, I visited with many Kansans who traveled from across the state to enjoy the rides, food, exhibit halls, livestock barns and countless educational opportunities.

This is the 26th year I have had a booth at the fair, and members of my staff are available each day to answer questions and provide information.  Thank you to the Kansas State Fair Board Members and staff who put in hours of planning to make our fair a fun and educational event for all.

Click here to watch a recap of my time at the fair.

Ag Leadership Breakfast at the State Fair
While at the fair, I joined my colleagues Senator Marshall and Congressman Tracey Mann and Congressman Ron Estes along with agriculture leaders from across the state at the annual Ag Leadership Breakfast. There are many challenges facing agriculture today, and the breakfast was an opportunity to visit directly with Kansans about the ag economy and the importance of the upcoming Farm Bill. It’s vital that we make certain agriculture remains profitable so there is a next generation of farmers and ranchers in Kansas. Thanks to President Joe Newland, Kansas Farm Bureau and the State Fair Board for hosting this long-running event.