Kevin Yoder

Kevin Yoder


Rep. Yoder Commends Donnelly College on Receiving STEM Award


Kansas City, KS – Today, Donnelly College held a press conference to announce its reception of a National Science Foundation (NSF) award for Project S4 (Scholarships and Supports for STEM Success). The $619,800 grant will provide scholarships for more than 50 students in underserved populations pursuing majors in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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NDSS Selects Rep. Yoder as Champion of Change


Washington, D.C. – This morning, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) selected Representative Kevin Yoder as a 2015 Champion of Change. Each year, NDSS presents the award to Members of Congress whose leadership efforts have been notably effective in advancing our nation’s commitment to policies that support positive change for people with Down syndrome. 

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Rep. Yoder Commemorates Victims of Overland Park Shooting


Washington, D.C. – Today marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting deaths of three Overland Park residents at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom retirement community. Representative Kevin Yoder issued the following statement about the victims and their families:

“Today, we honor the memory of three people who were victims of a horrific shooting that took place in Overland Park one year ago. On April 13, 2014, the lives of Reat Underwood, William Corporon, and Terri LaManno were tragically cut short.

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Rep. Yoder Named THUD Appropriations Subcommittee Vice Chairman


Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) announced the list of Appropriations Subcommittee Vice Chairs for the 114th Congress. Representative Kevin Yoder issued the following statement after being named the Vice Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Subcommittee:

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REMINDER: Rep. Yoder to Hold Overland Park Town Hall Forum


Overland Park, KS – Representative Kevin Yoder will hold a Town Hall Forum tomorrow in Overland Park. The event will take place at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, located at 11902 Lowell Avenue in Overland Park.

The Overland Park Town Hall Forum will be open to the public. Media is also invited to attend. 

WHAT:          Congressman Kevin Yoder

                        Third District Town Hall Forum

WHEN:          Tomorrow

                                10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rep. Yoder to Hold Overland Park Town Hall Forum


Overland Park, KS – Representative Kevin Yoder will hold a Town Hall Forum in Overland Park on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The event will take place at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, located at 11902 Lowell Avenue in Overland Park.

The Overland Park Town Hall Forum will be open to the public. Media is also invited to attend. 

WHAT:          Congressman Kevin Yoder

                        Third District Town Hall Forum

WHEN:          Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Rep. Yoder Votes “Yes” on Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal


Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, bipartisan legislation that repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and strengthens Medicare through needed reform, by a vote of 392-37. The SGR formula is a cap on spending approved by Congress in 1997 that attempted to reduce Medicare payments for physician services. However, as health care costs grew faster than the economy, the law threatened real harm to doctors’ ability to serve Medicare patients. In 2003, Congress began passing “doc fix” bills – 17 in all – to stave off those cuts.

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AST Presents Legislator of the Year Award to Rep. Yoder


Washington, D.C. – Last night, the American Society of Transplantation (AST) presented Representative Kevin Yoder with the 2015 Legislator of the Year Award. AST, formed in 1982, represents more than 3,500 medical professionals engaged in the field of organ transplantation. Representative Yoder received the award at AST’s annual Organ Transplantation and Donation Legislative Leaders of the Year Awards Ceremony on Capitol Hill.

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Bipartisan Coalition Introduces FASTR Act to Improve Access to Federally-Funded Research


Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan coalition of members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives today introduced the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act, a bill to improve public access to federally-funded research.

The FASTR Act’s introduction coincides with “Sunshine Week,” a movement to highlight the need for transparency and openness from the federal government.

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Rep. Yoder Responds to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address


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:

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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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