Tim Huelskamp

Tim Huelskamp

KANSAS' 1st DISTRICT

Huelskamp is Working Hard for American Jobs

2014/09/19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act, and H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act. The American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act includes bills to grow our domestic supply of energy and put more people to work doing it. Among other things, it approves the Keystone Pipeline, gives states the authority to move forward with hydraulic fracturing, expedites exports of liquefied natural gas, and expands domestic exploration for oil and gas. The Jobs for America Act focuses on cutting bureaucratic red tape and making job-creating tax provisions permanent. It includes common-sense ideas like ending the Obamacare 30-hour rule, giving Congress the ability to vote on all major regulations, and providing permanent tax relief to job-creating small businesses through critically important expensing and depreciation provisions that incentivize investment in the economy. Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) issued the following statement: “We need to get America back to work. Kansas families should not continue to suffer under President Obama’s failed economic policies. I am proud to fight to pass these bills through the House – and I am committed to these positive solutions for Kansans. Promoting growth in the Kansas energy sector, combined with regulatory relief and tax relief for our small businesses, would result in thousands of new jobs in Kansas. Please Senator Reid and President Obama; allow these bipartisan bills to become law, so Kansans and all of America can get back to work.” ### Read More

Congressman Huelskamp Votes No On CR

2014/09/17

Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), voted no on the Continuing Resolution. Following the vote, Congressman Huelskamp issued the following statement: “Unfortunately, today’s vote on a spending bill is another example of business as usual in Washington. It irresponsibly delays important decisions for another three months into a lame duck session, thus allowing dozens and dozens of defeated and retired Members of Congress to make critical decisions after the election. Americans want solutions and answers now, but this spending bill continues the policy of can-kicking and keeps us on the path to add trillions more to our national debt. “The short-term spending bill also extends an outdated, Depression-era program, the Export Import Bank. This special interest handout comes at a time when families across this country continue to suffer under the failed economic policies of this Administration. “Finally, the stop-gap measure includes a measure rushed to the House floor to authorize a yet to be finalized-plan by the White House to address the multi-year presence of ISIL in Syria and Iraq. After sitting through multiple briefings, it is clear that Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama has not even settled on a strategy. I am not willing to risk our brave men and women at Fort Riley without knowing how President Obama even defines success, much less how he would achieve it.”    ### Read More

Huelskamp Votes to Protect Kansas from ObamaCare Failures

2014/09/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act by a vote of 247 to 167. Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) released the following statement: “Despite President Obama’s lie of the year promising the American people they could keep their health insurance plan if they liked it, millions of Americans have had their insurance cancelled because of ObamaCare. He made this promise 36 times—talk about a whopper.  While there is still much work left to repair the damage of Obamacare, the Employee Health Care Protection Act protects hard working, middle class families against ObamaCare’s damaging requirements and regulations. “Under Obama, our nation is experiencing some of the most difficult financial strains in generations—and ObamaCare has made it worse. But with the Employee Health Care Protection Act, American families would get to keep the health care they want—despite the damage of ObamaCare.  While I still want to see this law repealed, allowing Kansans to keep the health insurance they like is a small step in the right direction.”   Read More

U.S. House Votes to Ditch EPA Water Grab

2014/09/09

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078, the Water of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 by a vote of 262 to 152. This legislation stops the radical rule proposed by EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to redefine and expand dramatically the Clean Water Act and impose costly permitting processes for normal farming and ranching activities. Following the bill’s passage, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), a co-sponsor of the legislation, issued the following statement: “I would like to commend my colleagues for the passage of our Bill and their focus on protecting Americans from the EPA’s unprecedented power grab, as President Obama attempts to bypass the legislative process and ignore Congress. “This bipartisan legislation demonstrates that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle understand the importance of limiting Washington’s growing over-regulation and force the EPA to ditch this rule. While Washington bureaucrats want to regulate every drop of water in Kansas, including our road ditches, farm ponds, prairie potholes, swimming pools, water tanks, and rain puddles in Kansas and elsewhere, I will continue to work to protect Kansas agriculture and our other small businesses.” Congressman Huelskamp joined with 230 of his colleagues to request the Obama administration to withdraw the rule on May 1. The bipartisan May 1, 2014 letter can be found here. In July, Congressman Huelskamp spoke in favor and voted for the Energy and Water Appropriations bill which included a provision he asked for to defund the rule for the next year. Congressman Huelskamp’s July floor speech can be found here. Click below for video of Congressman Huelskamp’s Floor Speech : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3835UsCnu7s Read More

Huelskamp: House to Vote on Bill to Ditch EPA Water Rule

2014/09/03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) announced that the U.S. House of Representatives intends to vote on H.R. 5078, the Water of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014, when they return to session this month. The legislation would stop the radical rule proposed by EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to redefine and expand the Clean Water Act. Congressman Huelskamp, a co-sponsor of the bill, issued the following statement: “Washington bureaucrats want to regulate every drop of water including road ditches, farm ponds, prairie potholes, swimming pools, water tanks, and rain puddles in Kansas and elsewhere. When this proposed rule was released earlier this year, I immediately joined with 230 of my colleagues, on a bi-partisan basis, to ask the Obama administration to withdraw it. In July, I spoke in favor and voted for the Energy and Water Appropriations bill which included a provision I asked for to defund the rule for the next year. And now I am pleased that House Leadership is scheduling this legislation for a vote as early as next week, so we can continue to push back against President Obama’s radical anti-agriculture agenda. Our farmers and ranchers need to be protected from this Administration’s unprecedented power grab. Washington must ditch this rule.” A link to H.R. 5078 can be found here. Congressman Huelskamp’s July floor speech can be found here.   The May 1, 2014 letter can be found here. Read More

Rep. Huelskamp & Senators Roberts & Moran Tour Future Home of NBAF

2014/08/29

MANHATTAN, KS – Today Representative Tim Huelskamp along with U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran received a tour from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas on the campus of Kansas State University. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers provided the tour and an update on the current status of construction. Joining the members on the tour were Dr. Robert Griffin, DHS S&T Deputy Under Secretary and Dr. Ron Trewyn, Assistant to the President/NBAF Liaison, Kansas State University. "It is great today to see the progress on NBAF,” said Congressman Huelskamp.  “Since the beginning in 2007, I have been a strong, consistent supporter--from my time in the Kansas Senate to today as a proud representative of the Big First. It is imperative that work continues on this facility to protect our country’s food supply. As a farmer, I understand first-hand the importance of NBAF to the Kansas and U.S. Agriculture community.” “I am glad to see firsthand the ongoing construction,” said Sen. Roberts, Chairman of the NBAF in Kansas Steering Committee. “To see these preparations on site in Kansas is a far cry from where we first came across NBAF when it was merely a line item in a budget proposal. This lab is a critical investment to our national security, but it also represents a large financial commitment from the taxpayers and our state. We have a dedicated team of folks at all levels of government that are watching this project and are fighting to ensure it is completed and has the funds needed to get the lab up and operating as soon as possible. I am pleased to see the progress so far.” “I am grateful Under Secretary Brothers accepted our invitation to visit Kansas along with other important officials and tour the NBAF site. Developing these relationships is vitally important to our state as such an essential part of our national security apparatus moves forward,” Sen. Moran said. “Visiting the NBAF site today not only gave us a chance to get an update on construction – it also let us see firsthand the real opportunities being created for the talented young men and women of Kansas. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I was committed to making certain NBAF remained a top priority, and there is no longer any question about the project’s future. Kansas will become a research epicenter, and the construction of this modern, world-class facility will ultimately create jobs for Kansans in the fields of engineering, science and technology.” NBAF will be a state-of-the-art bio-containment facility for the study of foreign animal and emerging and zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans) diseases that threaten the nation’s livestock, agriculture, and public health. NBAF will create up to 1,500 construction jobs and 450 permanent jobs. It will generate an estimated economic impact of $3.5 billion in its first 20 years. ### Read More

Rep. Huelskamp Highlights Soldiers and Veterans in the Big First

2014/08/21

MANHATTAN, KS – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) completed visits to several Military and Veteran facilities today -- including a visit to Fort Riley, where he met with the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade. Items discussed included the Army's Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA). Following his Fort Riley visit, Congressman Huelskamp visited the Junction City Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) to discuss day-to-day operations and the recently enacted Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. Later in the day he paid a visit to the Manhattan Vet Center to discuss on-going health care issues. He finished his visits by giving the keynote address to the Flint Hills Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. Representative Huelskamp issued the following statement: “It was a privilege to visit with ­­­ Brigadier General Christopher Ghika, supporting staff, and soldiers of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade and to hear their stories of service in Afghanistan. Our country owes them a debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they and their families make. The impact of Fort Riley in our Military’s storied history cannot be overstated. It is their brave service that is the pride of the Big First and Kansas.” “It is essential that Washington recognizes that Fort Riley is at the forefront of security, simulation, and training capabilities. In light of the Army’s review of our nation’s armed forces, I am working with Fort Riley, community leaders, state government, and my fellow congressional colleagues to demonstrate why Fort Riley is critical to our military efforts in the 21st century.” “While Congress took an important first step to address the serious issues surrounding VA care, I stopped by our Junction City CBOC to see firsthand what the ongoing needs will be in light of the VA Reform Act that I championed. Our Kansas Veterans deserve the highest quality of care, and my visit there confirms that we are headed on the right track. “The VA Reform Act is providing a new path forward for both the VA and our Veterans:  by increasing care, creating a culture of accountability that focuses on Veteran needs instead of bureaucratic goals, and providing much needed choice for our Veterans, VA Reform is a big step in the right direction.” “I am proud of the efforts we have made to protect our Veterans and will continue to fight for them and for our brave soldiers at Fort Riley. It is what is right for Kansas, what is right for the Big First, and what is right for America.”   ### Read More

Congressman Huelskamp Takes Part in KIOGA Convention Panel

2014/08/18

Wichita, KS – Today Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) participated in a special panel discussion during the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association annual convention. Congressman Huelskamp discussed a number of issues including the Lesser Prairie Chicken, the future of energy policy in the United States, and limiting the role of government over-regulation in energy production. Congressman Huelskamp released the following statement: “It was an honor to address KIOGA members today as our nation finds itself at a crucial turning point. As the Obama Administration attempts to enlarge government and encroach upon the American entrepreneurial spirit, it is important that those of us in Congress work to protect our Kansas economy. Washington’s one-size-fits-all approach to regulation is costing jobs and hurting Kansas families. We saw this recently in the unwarranted listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken—which is already having a devastating impact on oil production and jobs in our state. We must protect the rural way of life and the Kansas economy, and that is what I have been committed to, and will remain committed to during my time in Congress.” ### Read More

Wichita VA Regional Office to hold Veterans Town Hall Meeting

2014/08/14

The Veterans’ Town Hall meeting will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014, from 1 – 3 p.m., at the downtown Wichita Public Library located at 223 South Main Street.  The Town Hall meeting will be a listening forum that will allow veterans and their families we serve to be heard and to answer questions, concerns, and issues.   Subject matter experts will be available to answer questions from the Wichita VA Regional Office and the VA Medical Center.  Read More

Congressman Huelskamp Joins Senator Roberts & Kansas Delegation to Protect Ft. Riley

2014/08/14

JUNCTION CITY, KS – Wednesday, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) joined U.S. Senator Pat Roberts and the rest of the Kansas Delegation in sending letters to Secretary of the Army John McHugh and General Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, to fight potential cuts to personnel and operations at Ft. Riley as a result of the Army’s planned Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA). This assessment will determine possible force reductions at Army installations around the country. Representative Huelskamp issued the following statement: “As it has been, Fort Riley will continue to be on the forefront of modernizing the Army's infantry capabilities. The men and women stationed at Fort Riley receive some of the best training in the country. As the Army reviews the capabilities at the Fort, I am committed to working with community leaders and the Commanding General to demonstrate why Fort Riley is the best home for the Big Red One.” Read More

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Congressman Tim Huelskamp (HYUELS-camp) was elected to his first term as a United States Representative in November 2010. In the 113th Congress he represents Kansas’ First Congressional District, known as the “Big First.”

Congressman Huelskamp was born near and raised on the family farm in Fowler, Kansas. Pioneered by his grandparents Martin and Clara in 1926, the farm operation includes raising corn, cattle, wheat, milo, soybeans and kids. There he learned the value of hard work and personal responsibility, a strong family life and the essentials of his Catholic Christian faith.

Congressman Huelskamp attended elementary and high school in Fowler, where he was a Farm Bureau Youth Leader, a member of St. Anthony’s Parish, and active in both 4-H and Future Farmers of America.

Following high school, Congressman Huelskamp attended a seminary in Santa Fe, New Mexico and pursued his bachelor’s degree in social science education at the College of Santa Fe.

After his undergraduate education, Congressman Huelskamp accepted a scholarship to pursue doctoral studies at The American University in Washington, D.C. In four years he obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science with a specialization in agriculture policy.

During his time at American University, Congressman Huelskamp met his wife, Angela, and together they were active in assisting women in crisis pregnancies. Additionally, Tim was busy as a college instructor teaching public policy and working as a statistical analyst.

Upon graduation, Congressman and Mrs. Huelskamp turned down various job offers and decided to return home to farm, ranch and raise a family in Fowler. Before coming to Congress, he was first elected to the Kansas Senate in 1996, the youngest senator elected in twenty years. Tim was re-elected by his constituents three times by wide margins – 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Congressman and Mrs. Huelskamp are the proud parents of four adopted children: Natasha, Rebecca, Athan and Alexander. Both girls are from Haiti, while the two boys were already Americans. Tim enjoys working in his church and remains involved as a lector and usher. He also continues to enjoy involvement in various civic organizations, hunting, playing sports with his kids, and reading with the family. Meanwhile, Angela continues to work promoting and fostering adoptions.


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Lynn Jenkins

KANSAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Kevin Yoder

KANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

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