Washington, D.C. – This morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of the United States Congress on the United States-Israel relationship and the pending nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Representative Kevin Yoder issued the following statement on the proposal:Read More
Washington, D.C. – Representative Kevin Yoder is now accepting entries from all interested Third District high school students for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Since 1982, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition every spring to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.Read More
Washington, D.C. – Today, a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators introduced a bill to modernize our nation’s electronic privacy laws and bring our protections against warrantless searches into harmony with the technological realities of the 21st century. The “Electronic Communications Privacy Amendments Act of 2015” (ECPA) was submitted in the Senate by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Jared Polis (D-CO) sponsored the House version of the bill.Read More
Washington, D.C. – This morning, the White House released President Barack Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal. The plan featured about $4 trillion in spending and $3.53 trillion in tax revenues, the highest amount in American history, while still leaving a $474 billion deficit for the fiscal year beginning on October 1. Representative Kevin Yoder issued the following statement on the proposal:Read More
Washington, D.C. – This morning, the National Head Start Association (NHSA) presented Representative Kevin Yoder with the 2015 Head Start Protecting Opportunities for our Most Important Students Early (PROMISE) Award. Representative Yoder received the award at NHSA’s annual Winter Leadership Institute Breakfast on Capitol Hill.Read More
Washington, D.C. – Tonight, President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address before a joint session of the United States Congress in the chamber of the House of Representatives. Representative Kevin Yoder issued the following statement after attending the speech:Read More
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Kevin Yoder voted in favor of the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act, which included a prohibition on any funds being used to implement President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty. The bill, passed almost two months before the continuing resolution lapses on February 27, funds DHS through 2015.Read More
Washington, D.C. – Representative Kevin Yoder has been named to a third term as a member of the House Appropriations Committee during the 114th Congress. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for allocating federal dollars to fund various programs, departments, and agencies. Yoder previously served on the Committee during his first two terms in office, including as one of only three freshman members during his first term from 2011-2013.Read More
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Kevin Yoder began the 114th Congress by reintroducing two important bills that would cut Congressional salaries and eliminate the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) pension program for Members of Congress.
Yoder’s first bill, HR 179, implements a five percent salary cut for all Members and eliminates the automatic Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increases. Current law provides for an automatic COLA raise each year unless Members vote to reject the raise.Read More
Breaking: ABLE Act Passes House of Representatives
Removes barriers to success for Americans with developmental disabilities
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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.
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The legislation offered today did not meet that standard.
As I have maintained throughout this fight, we must fully fund our homeland security - including all immigration enforcement laws.