Kevin Yoder

Kevin Yoder


Yoder Joins Bipartisan Working Group to Develop New Ideas to Help Distressed Communities


Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) joined a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of congressional leaders in announcing that they will work together to develop new solutions to provide access to capital and new private sector investment in distressed communities all across the country. Led by Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate and Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI) in the House, this group will work together to produce legislation in the fall. The rest of the group includes Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL), Rep.

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ICYMI: Email Privacy Bill Now Includes Supermajority of U.S. House


Washington, D.C. – The Email Privacy Act today reached 292 co-sponsors, giving the legislation a supermajority in the House. This means that the legislation can move forward under House suspension rules. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) by requiring government and law enforcement officials to get a warrant to access Americans’ emails and other private communications conducted online.

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Yoder Introduces Bill to Ban Sale of Fetal Organs


Washington, D.C.  – This afternoon, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) introduced the Prohibiting the Life-Ending Industry of Fetal Organ Exchange (Pro-LIFE) Act in response to the disturbing revelations that Planned Parenthood has allegedly been violating federal law by selling aborted fetal organs. Planned Parenthood executives claim that they are legally collecting payment for storage and transportation of donated organs under an existing carve-out in federal law.

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Rep. Yoder Responds to Administration’s Nuclear Deal with Iran


Washington, DC – Today, the Obama Administration announced that it has reached an agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran that would grant permanent sanctions relief in exchange for temporary and limited reductions to and inspections of Iran’s nuclear stockpile. Representative Kevin Yoder issued the following statement in response to the agreement:

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House Appropriations Committee Adopts Yoder Amendment to Defund Sanctuary Cities


Washington, D.C.  – This afternoon, the House Appropriations Committee adopted Representative Kevin Yoder’s amendment to withhold funding from cities that adopt sanctuary policies with respect to enforcing immigration laws to the 2016 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill by a 28-21 vote. This marks the first substantive action taken by Congress in the wake of the tragic shooting death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco two weeks ago.

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Yoder Votes for Innovation and Investment for Research


Washington, D.C.  – Today, Representative Kevin Yoder voted for the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a 344-77 vote. The bill, authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), modernizes clinical trials to reduce the current 15-year waiting period for moving a new drug from the lab to the local pharmacy, removes regulatory uncertainty, and breaks down unnecessary barriers to research collaboration.

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ICYMI: Rep. Yoder Pushing 21st Century Cures Act


By Sarah Ferris – The Hill

July 8, 2015 | To view online, click here.

One of the House’s most conservative members is urging his GOP colleagues to support a multi-billion dollar medical cures bill over the concerns of the influential Heritage Action Foundation.

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House Adopts Yoder Amendment to De-List Lesser Prairie Chicken


Washington, D.C.  – This evening, the House of Representatives voted to add Representative Kevin Yoder’s (R-KS) amendment to de-list the Lesser Prairie Chicken from the “threatened species” list to the 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations Act.

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Most Popular Bill Yet to Pass? The Email Privacy Act


Washington, D.C. - Americans have demanded greater privacy protections for their online communications and the majority of Congress agrees - overwhelmingly. The Email Privacy Act has now reached 281 co-sponsors, making it the most supported bill in the House of Representatives that has not been passed. Sponsored by Reps. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Jared Polis (D-CO), this bill would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to ensure Americans’ online communications are protected from unwarranted government intrusion.

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House Appropriations Committee Passes Labor & Health Bill with Yoder Organ Donation Provision


Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, Representative Kevin Yoder voted in favor of the Labor, Health and Human Services Funding Bill, which the House Appropriations Committee passed by a vote of 30-21. Representative Yoder worked to include a provision in the bill directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a coordinated initiative to increase the number of organ donations throughout the United States.

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Kansas Delegation Wishes Senator Dole a Happy Birthday

2015-07-22 16:34:05

Rep. Yoder Discusses Sanctuary Cities with Stuart Varney on Fox Business

2015-07-16 14:27:12

Rep. Yoder Joins Your World on Fox News to Discuss Sanctuary Cities

2015-07-15 21:18:26

Rep. Yoder Speaks Out Against Planned Parenthood on House Floor

2015-07-15 17:03:50

Rep. Yoder Speaks on Behalf of 21st Century Cures Act

2015-07-09 19:11:25

Rep. Yoder Offers Amendment to De-List Lesser Prairie Chicken

2015-07-08 21:01:25

Rep. Yoder Wishes a Happy 104th Birthday to His Grandmother Edna

2015-06-25 16:55:23

Rep. Yoder Discusses TPA with Stuart Varney on Fox Business Network

2015-06-13 15:49:38

Rep. Yoder Discusses Defeating ISIS on Varney & Co.

2015-06-09 13:42:55

Rep. Yoder Urges the House to Pass 2016 THUD Appropriations Bill

2015-06-04 00:39:47

Rep. Yoder Calls for Passage of Email Privacy Act

2015-06-03 16:41:05

Rep. Yoder Urges Rules Committee to Allow Consideration of Email Privacy Amendment

2015-05-13 18:15:27

Congressman Yoder joins Maria Bartiromo on FBN's Opening Bell

2015-05-05 14:10:54

Congressman Yoder Discussing Email Privacy Amendment with Rules Committee

2015-04-22 15:37:01

Congressman Yoder Urges Colleagues to Ease the Tax Burden on Hardworking Americans

2015-04-15 18:46:21

Congressman Yoder Questions SEC Chairwoman White on Email Privacy

2015-04-15 17:22:17

Congressman Yoder Commemorates Victims of Overland Park Shooting

2015-04-14 18:22:45

Congressman Yoder Questions FCC Officials on Net Neutrality Regulations

2015-03-24 20:57:19

Congressman Yoder Questions FAA Administrator Michael Huerta

2015-03-23 15:33:43

Congressman Yoder Addresses the American Cancer Society Action Newtork Breakfast

2015-03-20 18:37:35

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Kevin is a 5th generation Kansan who grew up on a grain and livestock farm in rural Kansas near a town called Yoder. It was on the farm where Kevin learned the true value of hard work and where he saw first-hand the ingenuity and prairie spirit that makes Kansas such a special place.

On January 5, 2011, Representative Yoder was sworn in to serve his first term as a Member of the 112th Congress.  Representative Yoder was selected as one of only three freshmen to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, the committee responsible for allocating federal spending.
He began his second term in the House of Representatives in January 2013. For the 113th Congress, Representative Yoder returned to the House Appropriations Committee. He serves as Vice Chairman as a member of the Agriculture Subcomittee; and sits on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee and the Financial Services Subcommittee as well. Congressman Yoder is focused on balancing the federal budget, reducing the national debt and supporting policies that help private sector job growth.
During his time in Congress, Representative Yoder has received several accolades and awards for his voting record and support of various issues; including recognition as the 2012 Head Start Kansas State Children’s Champion Award; a National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise” award; and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Legislative Excellence. Additionally, Representative Yoder and Representative Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO) jointly were included in the inaugural class to receive the 2012 Consensus Civility Award.
Representative Yoder was appointed by Speaker of the House John Boehner to serve on the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees. Gallaudet University, located in Washington, DC, is the world’s only liberal arts university for the Deaf community and hard of hearing.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Representative Yoder served as a State Representative in the Kansas Legislature where he represented Leawood and Overland Park. Representative Yoder chaired the House Appropriations Committee where he led the effort to cut spending, balance the Kansas state budget, and oppose tax increases.
The 3rd Congressional District of Kansas includes Johnson County, Wyandotte County and the northeast corner of Miami County. Congressman Yoder is a proud graduate of the University of Kansas where he received degrees in political science, English, and law. He lives in Overland Park with his wife, Brooke. On November 7, 2013, Rep. Yoder and Brooke announced the birth of their first child, a baby daughter named Caroline Lucille.

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