Kevin Yoder

Kevin Yoder


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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Rep. Yoder Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition


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.

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Bipartisan Group Introduces Bill to Protect Online Privacy


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.

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Rep. Yoder Responds to President’s 2015 Budget Proposal


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:

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NHSA Presents Head Start PROMISE Award to Rep. Yoder


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


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


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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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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