Kevin Yoder

Kevin Yoder

KANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

Most Popular Bill Yet to Pass? The Email Privacy Act

2015/06/25

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

2015/06/24

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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Rep. Yoder Presents Students with Congressional Gold Medal

2015/06/17

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, Representative Kevin Yoder presented four students from the Kansas Third District with the Congressional Award Gold Medal for their impressive record of community service. To receive the award, applicants must be between 14 and 23 years old and have set and achieved goals in volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness, and exploration of another culture over a minimum of 24 months. 

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House Appropriations Committee Passes Interior and Environment Bill

2015/06/16

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Representative Kevin Yoder voted in favor of the 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill, which passed the House Appropriations Committee by a vote of 30-21. The bill provides $30.17 billion in base funding for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Forest Service, the Indian Health Service, and other various related agencies. This is a decrease of $246 million below fiscal year 2015 and $3 billion below the President’s Budget Request.

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House of Representatives Approves THUD Appropriations Bill with Yoder Amendment

2015/06/10

Washington, D.C.  – Late Tuesday evening, the House of Representatives passed the 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill by a vote of 216-210. Included in the bill was a narrowly-tailored exemption to allow the Kansas Legislature to modify its truck length laws for hauling custom harvesting equipment, similar to one afforded to Nebraska in 2005. THUD Appropriations Subcommittee Vice Chairman Kevin Yoder, who worked to ensure the language was included in the legislation, issued the following statement after the passage of the bill:

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Rep. Yoder Applauds Fifth Circuit Ruling on Executive Amnesty

2015/05/26

Overland Park, KS – Earlier today in a 2-1 decision in Texas v. United States, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a Texas district court judge’s injunction preventing the Obama Administration’s sweeping executive action on immigration from going into effect. The court ruled the injunction should remain in effect because Texas and the 25 additional states – including Kansas – made a compelling case they would suffer harm if the Administration’s programs went into effect.

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Rep. Yoder Applauds Agriculture Committee Passage of COOL Repeal

2015/05/20

Washington, D.C.  – Today, the House Agriculture Committee passed legislation that repeals country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements with respect to beef, pork, and chicken. The bill comes in response to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling on Monday that the requirements are non-compliant with the United States’ international trade obligations with Canada and Mexico. Estimates have shown retaliatory tariffs from the two nations could impact $929 million in Kansas exports absent COOL repeal.

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Rep. Yoder Votes for Congressional Oversight on Iran Nuclear Deal

2015/05/14

Washington, DC – This afternoon, Representative Kevin Yoder  voted in favor of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 400-25. The bill would prevent the president from unilaterally lifting sanctions on Iran if Congress votes to disapprove a final nuclear deal with Iran.

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Rep. Yoder Votes to Protect Life

2015/05/14

Washington, DC – Moments ago, Representative Kevin Yoder voted in favor of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act, which the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 242-184. The bill prohibits abortions after a pregnancy has reached five months, with exceptions for rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is at stake. Substantial medical evidence has shown that unborn children are capable of feeling pain after five months. After the vote, Representative Yoder issued the following statement:

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Rep. Yoder Votes Against Unconstitutional Surveillance Program

2015/05/13

Washington, DC – This afternoon, Representative Kevin Yoder  voted against the USA Freedom Act, which the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 338-88. The bill reauthorizes large portions of the USA Patriot Act set to expire in June of this year. Additionally, it codifies the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk data collection program that was unanimously ruled as illegal by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit last week.

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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


Congressman Yoder Questions IRS Commissioner Koskinen

2015-03-18 18:33:45


Congressman Yoder Questions USDA Rural Development Officials

2015-03-18 15:56:24


Congressman Yoder Discusses the Two Contrasting Visions for Our Nation's Future

2015-03-17 17:01:58


Congressman Yoder Questions OMB Director Donovan on President's FY16 Budget Proposal

2015-03-16 21:14:05


Congressman Yoder Denounces FCC Vote on Net Neutrality

2015-02-26 17:49:57


Congressman Yoder Questions IRS Official on Agency's Toxic Culture

2015-02-25 20:14:06


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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