|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky’s 1st district
January 3, 1995 â€“ September 6, 2016
|Preceded by||Tom Barlow|
|Succeeded by||James Comer|
|Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives|
|Born||Wayne Edward Whitfield
May 25, 1943
|Political party||Democratic (1974â€“1994)
|Alma mater||University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky College of Law
|Occupation||attorney, railroad executive|
|Service/branch||United States Army Reserve|
|Years of service||1967â€“1973|
Ever since I've been in Congress, various groups on the business side, those entities that are creating jobs out there, have felt that the Clean Air Act is really – that there are all sorts of presumptions in favor of the environmentalists.
I'm not a big fan of a lot of government dollars going into research and development for private enterprises… and you're not going to see the House of Representatives, I'm certain, provide a lot of money for research and development for electric vehicles.