Kevin Yoder

Kevin Yoder

KANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

NHSA Presents Head Start PROMISE Award to Rep. Yoder

2015/01/28

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.

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Rep. Yoder Responds to State of the Union Address

2015/01/21

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:

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Rep. Yoder Votes to Defund Executive Order on Amnesty

2015/01/14

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.

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Rep. Yoder Returns to House Appropriations Committee

2015/01/14

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.

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Rep. Yoder Reintroduces Legislation to Reform Congressional Pay and Benefits

2015/01/07

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.

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Rep. Yoder Votes “Yes” on ABLE Act

2014/12/04

Breaking: ABLE Act Passes House of Representatives

Removes barriers to success for Americans with developmental disabilities

 

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Congressman Yoder on President Obama's Unconstitutional Amnesty Plan

2014/11/21

"The President’s plan to grant amnesty to those who have entered this country illegally is unconstitutional. I strongly oppose his unilateral efforts to ignore federal law and will support any legislative means possible to stop these actions including using the power of the purse to defund these unprecedented measures.

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Yoder Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

2014/11/21

For Immediate Release
November 21, 2014
Contact: Dave Natonski
Phone: (202) 225-2865

Yoder Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

Overland Park, KS – Congressman Kevin Yoder (KS-3) announced today that he has nominated the following students to a military academy for the class entering the fall of 2015.

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Rep. Yoder Announces Free Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Events for Seniors

2014/09/19

For Immediate Release

September 19, 2014

Contact: Dave Natonski

Phone: (202) 225-2865

Rep. Yoder Announces Free Medicare Open
Enrollment Assistance Events for Seniors

Overland Park, Kansas – Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-KS) will host two Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance events to provide help to seniors during the upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment Period.

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Rep. Yoder Spearheads Letter Opposing Proposed Changes to Rules for Liver Transplants

2014/09/15

For Immediate Release

September 15, 2014

Contact: Laken Avonne Rapier

Phone: (202) 225-2865

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Contact Information

215 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2865
Fax 202-225-2807
yoder.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Appropriations

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.

Serving With

Tim Huelskamp

KANSAS' 1st DISTRICT

Lynn Jenkins

KANSAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Mike Pompeo

KANSAS' 4th DISTRICT

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