Kevin Yoder

Kevin Yoder

KANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

REMINDER: Rep. Yoder to Host Third District Job Fair Tomorrow

2017/10/18

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) will be holding his ninth Third District Job Fair at the New Century Field House near Gardner, Kansas. As in past years, the Job Fair will help facilitate face-to-face meetings between those seeking employment and local employers currently hiring. The Job Fair will include a special morning hour exclusively for veterans.
 
The Job Fair will last from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with the 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM hour exclusively open to veterans. Job-seekers should dress for success and bring several copies of their resume. There is no registration or fee required to attend.   
 
WHEN:          Thursday, October 19
                       9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: Exclusive to Veterans
                       10:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Open to All Job Seekers 

WHERE:        New Century Field House
                       551 New Century Parkway
                       New Century, KS 66031

Only exhibitors need to register by clicking here
 
For more information, visit www.Yoder.house.gov, or please contact Susan Metsker in Representative Yoder’s District Office at (913) 621-0832.

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REMINDER: Rep. Yoder to Host Medicare & Jobs Events This Week

2017/10/16

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) will host a Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Event to provide help to seniors during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period. This event will be held from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Olathe Community Center. If seniors are unable to attend tomorrow’s event, there will be a second Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Event on Wednesday, November 8th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the West Wyandotte Library. 

On Thursday, Rep. Yoder is also holding his ninth Third District Job Fair at the New Century Field House near Gardner, Kansas. This event will be held from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with the 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM hour exclusively open to veterans. As in past years, the Job Fair will help facilitate face-to-face meetings between those seeking employment and local employers currently hiring. Job-seekers should dress for success and bring several copies of their resume. There is no registration or fee required to attend.

The time, date, and locations of the events are listed below. For additional information, or if you are unable to attend, please contact Congressman Yoder’s District Office in Overland Park at (913) 621-0832.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17:

WHAT:           Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Event 
            
WHEN:           Tuesday, October 17
                         9:00 AM to 1:00 PM  

WHERE:        Olathe Community Center
                         1205 E. Kansas City Road 
                         Olathe, KS 66061

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19:

WHAT:          Third District Job Fair

WHEN:          Thursday, October 19
                        9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: Exclusive to Veterans
                        10:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Open to All Job Seekers 

WHERE:        New Century Field House
                        551 New Century Parkway
                        New Century, KS  66031

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

WHAT:           Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Event 
            
WHEN:
           Wednesday, November 8
                        9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  

WHERE:        West Wyandotte Library - Auditorium
                        1737 N. 82nd Street 
                        Kansas City, KS 66112

 

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Yoder Statement on EPA Clean Power Plan Announcement

2017/10/10

Washington, DC  – This afternoon, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a new rule overriding the Obama Administration’s so-called Clean Power Plan, the most expensive federal regulation in American history:

“The Obama Administration’s so-called Clean Power Plan was the single most expensive regulation in history, set to cost our economy $480 billion and increase Kansans’ electric bills by 20 percent. Worst of all, the spike in the cost of electricity would have hit low-income Americans struggling to get ahead the most. All the while, the Obama EPA admitted it would only affect global temperatures by a negligible one one-hundredth of a degree over the next century. Today's decision to repeal it is a victory for ratepayers, small businesses, and working families alike. 
 
“The best approach is one that promotes innovation and competition in renewable energy to keep electricity rates down for Americans while developing clean power sources. President Obama's approach was the opposite – more regulations, higher electric bills for all, and virtually no impact on global temperatures. It was a misguided attempt that failed to weigh the high cost to the consumers, many low-income, who would have footed the bill.”

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Yoder Votes in Favor of FY18 House Budget Resolution

2017/10/06

Washington, DC  – This afternoon, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) issued the following statement after voting for the FY 2018 House Budget Resolution establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027: 

“The American people want fewer taxes, smarter spending in Washington, and a balanced budget. The House Republican budget that I supported today achieves all of those things, and takes the first step towards the most significant tax reform for working families across the country in 30 years. This budget paves the way for reforms that make the tax code simpler and fairer for middle-class Americans, lowering their rates and preserving important protections for those families while eliminating the loopholes only taken advantage of by the wealthy. We’re following the successful bipartisan model put forth by Presidents Kennedy and Reagan, whose reforms saw incredible, sustained economic growth and prosperity in our country. I look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats to again come together and give the American people the relief they deserve.”

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Yoder Statement on Regulating Bump Stock Devices

2017/10/05

Washington, DC  – This morning, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) issued the following statement regarding proposed regulation of bump stock devices: 

“As the details of the shooting in Las Vegas have become clearer, it's evident that action must be taken with regard to devices that modify semi-automatic weapons like bump stocks. Right now we have strict regulations on automatic weapons, but these devices allow an individual to easily convert legal firearms into an automatic weapon. That should not be the case, and that's why I will support measures to regulate or ban these types of devices.”

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Rep. Yoder Announces Third District Job Fair

2017/09/25

Washington, DC – Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) announced today that he will be holding his ninth Third District Job Fair on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in the New Century Field House near Gardner, Kansas. As in past years, the Job Fair will help facilitate face-to-face meetings between those seeking employment and local employers currently hiring. The Job Fair will include a special morning hour exclusively for veterans.

The Job Fair will last from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with the 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM hour exclusively open to veterans. Job-seekers should dress for success and bring several copies of their resume. There is no registration or fee required to attend.  

WHEN:          Thursday, October 19, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: Exclusive to Veterans

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Open to All Job Seekers 

WHERE:        New Century Field House

551 New Century Parkway

New Century, KS  66031

Only exhibitors need to register by clicking here.

For more information, visit www.Yoder.house.gov, or please contact Susan Metsker in Representative Yoder’s District Office at (913) 621-0832.

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Rep. Yoder to Host Two Free Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Events for Seniors

2017/09/08

Washington, DC – Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) will host two Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Events to provide help to seniors during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period. These events will be held Tuesday, October 17th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Olathe Community Center and Wednesday, November 8th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Wyandotte West Library.

Trained volunteers from the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program will be on hand at the event to provide one-on-one assistance to seniors who have questions or who wish to make changes to their plans.

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period extends from October 15th through December 7th.  Medicare beneficiaries who wish to make changes or enroll for the first time need to bring their Medicare card, any current prescriptions (including dosage and frequency), and a list of preferred pharmacies. The event is free and open to everyone.

For additional information, or if you are unable to attend, please contact Congressman Yoder’s District Office in Overland Park at (913) 621-0832.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17:

WHAT:           Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Event

WHEN:           Tuesday, October 17

             9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

WHERE:        Olathe Community Center

             1205 E. Kansas City Road

             Olathe, KS 66061

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

WHAT:           Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Event   

WHEN:           Wednesday, November 8

             9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

WHERE:        Wyandotte West Library - Auditorium

             1737 N 82 Street

             Kansas City, KS 66112

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Yoder Statement on Trump-Pelosi-Schumer Debt Limit Deal

2017/09/08

Washington, DC  – This morning, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) issued the following statement after voting against President Donald Trump’s deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) to attach a debt limit increase to the relief package for victims of Hurricane Harvey:

"I’m deeply frustrated with today’s vote and how it came about. I was proud to cast my vote in favor of a clean emergency relief package for the victims of Hurricane Harvey earlier this week. That package was targeted, necessary, and narrowly met the immediate needs of victims. It spent taxpayer dollars wisely and didn’t take advantage of emergency needs to achieve other controversial priorities. Today’s package didn’t meet those standards.

“It’s my hope that in December we can work together to make long-term, meaningful spending reforms and pass the fiscally responsible Appropriations bills our committee has diligently put together throughout this year. I strongly believe there are bipartisan compromises that work for the American people, but today’s short-term fix that kicks the can down the road wasn’t one of them.”

 

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VIDEO: Yoder Joins Kansas Delegation in Support for Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act

2017/09/06

Washington, DC – Last night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act, which honors Bob Dole’s service to the United States in the military and in Congress by awarding him a Congressional Gold Medal. The bill was introduced by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Representative Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), and the rest of the Kansas Delegation joined as original cosponsors. It now heads to the President’s desk for signature into law. During debate on the bill, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) spoke on the floor of the House in support.

Click here to watch Yoder's remarks on video.

The following are Yoder’s remarks as prepared for delivery:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to voice my strong support for H.R. 3332, a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Senator Bob Dole.

“Service. Sacrifice. Statesmanship. These are the words that describe Senator Bob Dole, one of Kansas's proudest sons and one of the greatest men to ever serve in Congress.

“Born and raised in Russell, Kansas, Senator Dole attended the University of Kansas where he excelled as a three-sport varsity athlete for the Jayhawks. His college career was interrupted by World War II, when he answered his country’s call and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He would distinguish himself in the service, earning several decorations and becoming seriously wounded in combat in Italy. Although those wounds would cause a lifelong disability for him, Senator Dole did not shy away from the challenges they presented. He instead used that personal experience to help others – becoming a fierce advocate for disability rights and the father of the Americans with Disability Act.

“His career in public services spanned over 45 years, beginning with his election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1951 and ending with his presidential campaign and retirement from the Senate in 1996. His legislative and political accomplishments during this time are almost too many to count. His top priority has always been service to others, whether it is people with disabilities, Kansas farmers, or his fellow veterans. Senator Dole has always put his country ahead of himself, and he stayed grounded in his strong Kansas roots.

“I can think of no one more fitting to be recognized with a Congressional Gold Medal. As a Member of the Kansas delegation, I am truly honored to follow in the footsteps of Senator Dole by serving our great state and our great country in Congress. He is an inspiration to me, and an enduring example of what statesmanship and public service should look like. I ask my colleagues in the House to support this bill and to join me in working daily to uphold Senator Bob Dole’s legacy of service and civility in Congress.”

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Yoder Statement on Administration's Announcement to Wind Down DACA Program

2017/09/05

Washington, DC  – This morning, the Trump Administration announced that it is rescinding the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six month wind-down period. Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) issued the following statement after the announcement:

"I have great sympathy for minors that were illegally brought to the United States through no fault of their own and who know no other country than the United States of America. We are a nation of immigrants. Yet, we are also a nation that values the rule of law, and President Obama’s DACA order was an unconstitutional abuse of executive authority. The Administration is right to restore proper balance of powers under our Constitution.

"I opposed President Obama's ‘temporary stopgap measure’ as he called it five years ago - in which he said ‘this is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship’ - because it would leave many undocumented immigrants in limbo, with no real status. That has now proven to be the case.

"While the program may have been conceived with good intentions, it has served as a magnet, bringing tens of thousands of new immigrants, exacerbating our illegal immigration challenges, and creating a humanitarian crisis at the border.

"The President has given Congress a six-month window to act on immigration reform, and that's exactly what we should do. We must secure our borders, repair our broken visa program, and provide needed reforms and certainty and stability for minors. We must pursue policies that are both compassionate and restore the rule of law in our country.

"I do not favor deporting 'dreamers' but their status is a decision that can only be made by an act of Congress and should be one that improves our legal immigration process and secures our border. Otherwise we will be left with a piecemeal mess, which is what we have on our hands today.”

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2017-06-08 17:20:27


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2017-06-08 15:00:56


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2017-05-23 19:53:53


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2017-05-22 14:49:18


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2017-05-03 21:01:39


Rep. Yoder Commemorates the Life of His Grandmother Edna Yoder

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Contact Information

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

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

Roger Marshall

KANSAS' 1st DISTRICT

Lynn Jenkins

KANSAS' 2nd DISTRICT

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