It is officially Constitution Week. In 1955, the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside a week in September annually in dedication and observance of the United States Constitution. A joint resolution of Congress on August 2, 1956, preceded President Dwight D. Eisenhower's first Constitution Week proclamation (Proclamation 1351), officially designated September 17-23 each year as Constitution Week. The aim of the Constitution Week celebrations has been to: emphasize citizens' responsibilities in protecting and defending the constitution, inform the public the constitution is the foundation for America's great heritage and way of life, and encourage the study of the historical events leading to the framing of the constitution.
Only Senator With a 100 Percent Voting Record in the 2023 Legislative Session — Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) received another Kentucky Chamber of Commerce MVP award for his commitment to ensuring Kentucky’s growth, creating and retaining jobs, strengthening businesses and improving competitiveness throughout the commonwealth. Thayer is an eight-time award recipient and is this year’s only senator scoring a 100 percent on his business-friendly voting record.
Progress Made On New Circle Road From Leestown To Georgetown FRANKFORT, KY (June 29, 2023) — Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, provides the following update on New Circle Road improvements in Fayette County from Leestown Road to Georgetown (mile point 7.260 to 8.260): "Following a meeting with Sen. Reggie Thomas, I requested an update from KYTC on the progress of improvements to New Circle Road, because of its importance not only to residents of Fayette County but also the surrounding region, including the other counties in the 17th Senate District," Thayer said. "I am pleased with the progress and look forward to the project's completion."
Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, is the recipient of another Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) Friend of Kentucky Cities award. He is among 20 lawmakers recognized with the award and is now a 14-time recipient. KLC annually recognizes legislators who advocate for issues and secure the passage of legislation important to cities. Thayer was instrumental in passing 13 of the organization's initiatives. "Receiving the Friend of Cities award is a great honor, and I am grateful for KLC's support of some quality legislation during the 2023 Legislative Session," Thayer said. “I look forward to continuing this partnership in the 2024 Legislative Session and beyond as we seek ways to better Kentucky residents' lives."
Independence Day allows us all to reflect on our country and recognize our nation's enduring principles. On July 4, 247 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was ratified by exemplary visionaries who initiated the grandest experiment of self-governance in human history by creating a new form of government. We are a nation whose foundation recognizes God-given inalienable rights, which the government may not take away nor infringe upon but must protect.
FRANKFORT, KY (June 14, 2023) — Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, is the recipient of another Kentucky Chamber of Commerce MVP award for his commitment to ensuring Kentucky’s growth, creating and retaining jobs, strengthening businesses and improving competitiveness throughout the commonwealth. Thayer is an eight-time award recipient and is this year’s only senator scoring a 100 percent business-friendly voting record. Additionally, the Kentucky Chamber has partnered with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Kentucky Equine Education Project, Keeneland Association, and Churchill Downs Incorporated this year to recognize 2023 Kentucky “Champions for Signature Industries.” “I value these recognitions because it reminds me that I am effectively doing my job as Senate majority floor leader to ensure we are collectively doing all we can to ensure we are making Kentucky the best state in the nation to do business and create jobs,” Thayer said.
We continue to build on the momentum created by the Republican Majority. Important legislation has been passed to ensure the safety of our schools, provide pension relief for quasi-governmental entities and regional universities, and we continued to defend the unborn. Though we have a new governor, rest assured that the priorities of the Legislature remain the same. We will continue to champion responsible policies and work toward the betterment of the Commonwealth. The laws passed in 2020 will contribute to the well-being of our state for years to come.Meet Damon On the Issues