Tim Huelskamp

Tim Huelskamp


Rep. Huelskamp Tours Salina Job Sites


SALINA, KS. – Today, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) made multiple stops in Salina including Philips Lighting, Eaglecrest Retirement Community, the Salina Regional Airport and Schwan’s. “Today, I had the opportunity to tour a world-class manufacturing facility right here in Salina. Philips is at the forefront of consumer innovation, and I am proud to have them in the Big First. During my visit to Eaglecrest I talked with residents, including my former colleague Senator Ben Vidricksen, and learned about their Veterans Wall. While there I was presented with a Salina Bomber football that I will proudly display in my office. I stopped by the Salina Regional Airport and met with Executive Director Tim Rogers. We toured their Control Tower, discussed the current status of the federal Contract Tower Program, and highlighted the great success and customer service of Seaport Airlines. I also was briefed about the upcoming “Jaded Thunder” training exercise. Jaded Thunder is a joint military exercise that involves approximately 1,000 personnel from the Air Force, Navy and Army units, as well as representatives of the U.S. Special Operations Command that will take place later this month. Lastly, I was able to visit the Schwan's global supply chain location in Salina.  I learned about how they meet logistical and consumer needs using industry best practices – and by doing this, provide hundreds of jobs in the local community.” “We appreciate having our elected officials visit our plant to see what we do and how actions by Congress and regulatory agencies can impact our business,” said Schwan’s Sr. Director of Government Affairs Alan Poff. Tour of Philips Lighting [[{"fid":"382","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":"503","width":"673","style":"float: left;","class":"media-element file-full"}}]]                             Congressman Huelskamp with Dan Medicina and Chris Montgomery from Philips' North American Plant in Salina. Eaglecrest Retirement Community [[{"fid":"383","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":"503","width":"674","style":"float: left;","class":"media-element file-full"}}]]                             Veterans Wall of Honor at Eaglecrest Retirement Community, with Karen Vidricksen, Executive Director Salina Regional Airport [[{"fid":"384","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":"503","width":"676","style":"float: left;","class":"media-element file-full"}}]]                             Pictured from left to right is: Tim Rogers, Executive Director, Salina Airport Authority Great Bend Municipal Airport manager, Martin Miller Jeff Maes, Chairman of the Salina Airport Authority board of directors. A10 Warthog Schwan's Global Supply Chain [[{"fid":"385","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":"503","width":"674","style":"float: left;","class":"media-element file-full"}}]]                             Congressman Huelskamp visits Schwan's Global Supply Chain in Salina.   ### Read More

Congressman Huelskamp Visits Philips Lighting


SALINA, KS – This morning Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) took a tour of the Philips Lighting Salina manufacturing plant. Philips is a global market leader with recognized expertise in the development, manufacturing & application of innovative lighting solutions. “I am impressed by the continual innovation and world class manufacturing that is occurring right here in Kansas. Philips remains at the forefront of electrical innovation, and it is their dedicated employees that develop these technologies right here in Kansas.  It is critical for the success of Philips Lighting – and every business in Kansas – and their employees that Congress pass pro-growth tax policies and fight job-killing regulations from Washington bureaucrats.” Read More

Congressman Huelskamp Visits Innovative Kansas Pharmaceutical Manufacturer


McPherson, KS – Yesterday, Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) took a tour of Hospira's manufacturing facility in McPherson. Hospira is the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies and a global leader in biosimilars whose customers include hospitals, nursing homes and home health care providers. “It is tremendous to see first-hand some of the innovative solutions Hospira has developed. Their products, solutions and dedicated employees are having a significant impact on improving and enhancing access to health care. I am encouraged by what I learned today and by the employees working in the private sector to improve our nation’s health care. It is great to be in McPherson and I am proud of the achievements that are being made right here in the 1st District of Kansas.” “Hospira was pleased to welcome Congressman Huelskamp to our facility to demonstrate our commitment to advancing wellness by improving patient and caregiver safety, while reducing healthcare costs,” said Matthew R. Stober, senior vice president, Operations, Hospira. “Our McPherson employees and operations are critical to ensuring that we continue to supply high-quality, more affordable medicines to patients." Congressman Huelskamp is a member of the Congressional Affordable Medicines Caucus. ### Read More

Huelskamp Attends Casing Ceremony: Demands Clear Mission, Coherent Strategy, Legal Authorization


Junction City, KS – Today, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) attended the Casing Ceremony at Fort Riley's Victory Park. Following the ceremony Representative Huelskamp issued the following statement: “What an honor it is to pay tribute to the brave men and women of Fort Riley before they deploy on the ground to Iraq. The Big Red One is a source of pride for our country and our state and I, along with every Kansan and American, am grateful for the sacrifices made by our soldiers and their families.  “The 1st Division is home to the best trained troops the Pentagon could have chosen to get the job done. That is why they – and the American people – deserve to know the Administration's clear mission, coherent strategy, and firm legal authorization for sending our soldiers on this combat mission.”  Read More

Huelskamp Statement on Same Sex Marriage Decision


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following yesterday’s unexpected decision by the Supreme Court to deny – at this time – hearing further appeals in regards to same-sex marriage, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) issued the following statement: “According to the majority of this very Supreme Court in the Windsor decision, states and their citizens have the right and responsibility to define their marriage laws.  It is shocking that at least six Supreme Court justices would allow unelected lower court judges to simply ignore the majority decision – and the Section of DOMA upheld in the Windsor decision. “The only alternative to allowing these unelected liberal judges to impose their morality on all of America is to pass a constitutional amendment.  To that end, last year I introduced the Marriage Protection Amendment (HJ Res. 51) to define marriage as only between one man and one woman.  “Like so many other states, the citizens of Kansas made an overwhelming decision to stand for traditional marriage when they adopted the Kansas Marriage Amendment.  No one justice – no one court – no elite judicial activists should be permitted to redefine or un-define marriage to suit their distaste for traditional marriage. “This most recent non-decision by the Supreme Court clearly demonstrates the need for a constitutional amendment on this issue.” Read More

Huelskamp Applies Pressure, DOD Reverses Course on Combat Medals


WASHINGTON, DC  – On Thursday morning, Congressman Huelskamp (KS-01) became aware that the Obama Administration intended to deny the Global War on Terror Expeditionary or Service medals to soldiers sent to serve in the Iraq region as part of a deployment to combat ISIL. This includes the 500 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley Kansas, who are to be deployed to that region after the Casing Ceremony on October 8th. In response to the Combat Medal denial, Huelskamp’s office immediately contacted the Pentagon. That was followed up with an emergency letter from Huelskamp to Secretary of Defense Hagel concerning this snub of our brave service members. After an initial response from the Department of Defense (DOD) that this matter would be reviewed next week, news broke later that evening that the Administration has reversed course. Congressman Huelskamp issued the following response to this news: “I was shocked that the Obama Administration intended to show such disrespect to our brave soldiers.  However, after our letter and likely pressure from numerous other sources, I am pleased that Obama has apparently and abruptly reversed course and is recognizing the military action in the Iraq and Syrian region for what it is – a combat mission. It should go without saying that our President and Military commanders have an obligation to our brave soldiers to define the mission they are risking life and limb for and reward them for their service. I look forward to honoring our valiant men and women of the Big Red One at Fort Riley.” A copy of the letter sent to Secretary Hagel is below: [[{"fid":"380","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":"1314","width":"1026","class":"media-element file-full"}}]]   ###   Read More

Still Listening 250 Town Halls Later


WASHINGTON, DC – This week Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) celebrated his 250th Town Hall in Belleville, KS. Since first taking office, Representative Huelskamp has visited each one of the 63 counties of the Big First each and every year. Rep. Huelskamp has heard from over 7,000 Kansans in the past three years. In addition to his county by county town halls, Rep. Huelskamp has also held district wide Telephone town halls engaging with more than 248,000 Kansans. Listening to and hearing from the people of the Big First continues to be a hallmark tradition within Kansas. Congressman Huelskamp is proud to keep that tradition alive. “Listening to the concerns of Kansans has been my number one priority—that is why I hold these Town Halls in each and every county in the Big First. Whether it is overspending in Washington or out-of-control regulations that are strangling business here in Kansas, I am fighting for our shared values. “It has been a privilege and honor to visit with thousands of my fellow Kansans over these past three years. Know I will continue the tradition of visiting each and every county in the Big First.” ### Read More

Huelskamp Celebrates 250 Town Halls


Belleville, KS – Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp celebrated his 250th town hall in Belleville, continuing the tradition of holding a town hall in every county in the Big First District each year. During his 250th town hall, Representative Huelskamp heard from Kansans about many concerns such as ObamaCare, the Border Crisis, the civil war in Syria and Iraq, caring for our Veterans, and fears about President Obama expanding his power. Rep. Huelskamp issued the following statement: “After 250 town halls I am still listening—listening to the concerns of Kansans and taking them back to Washington. In each visit, my fellow Kansans have shared the importance of fighting for hardworking taxpayers, fighting against Washington overregulation, and fighting to protect the values we hold dear. “Far too often, politicians in Washington do too much talking, and not enough listening.  And that’s why I hold these town halls – to listen to Kansans.  Without a doubt, they are concerned about the future of our country.  They see Americans in peril around the world and an insecure Southern border. They are concerned about skyrocketing health care premiums and lack of job security. They want to provide their children with a bright future, starting with a solid educational foundation. Simply put, Kansans want Washington to pass policies that allow them to pursue a safe and secure future.                                                                           “Unfortunately, too many policies from Washington are having the opposite effect. The President and millions of D.C. bureaucrats work to take power away from Kansans every day.  Washington has created an environment of uncertainty instead of an environment of stability and security.  We cannot allow those who refuse to heed to the voice of the people to determine our future and make us less secure. “This is why I’ve made it an annual priority to visit each of the 63 counties that make up the Big First – to give every citizen an opportunity to talk directly to their Congressman.” Read More

Nation’s Largest Taxpayer Group Honors Congressman Huelskamp with “Taxpayers’ Friend Award”


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) was recognized for his outstanding pro-taxpayer voting record as National Taxpayers Union (NTU), a nonpartisan citizen advocacy group, announced that Representative Huelskamp is among the distinguished recipients of the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for 2013. “I consider this recognition as a Taxpayers’ Friend a great honor,” commented Rep. Huelskamp. “Earning one of the highest scores in Congress shows my commitment to defending the hardworking taxpayers of Kansas and holding Obama accountable for his reckless spending and borrowing.” “With so many remaining doubts that our economy has completely turned a corner, it's never been more important for Washington to change direction on fiscal policy,” NTU President Pete Sepp said. “Fortunately, the taxpayers of First District of Kansas could count on Congressman Huelskamp to help put our nation on a saner path. Day in and day out, he has earned the title of 'Taxpayers ' Friend.' “ Since 1979, NTU has acknowledged Representatives and Senators who achieve top scores in their annual Rating of Congress with the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award.” The Rating, which is based on every roll call vote affecting fiscal policy, assigns a “Taxpayer Score” to each Member of Congress that indicates his or her support for reducing or controlling federal spending, taxes, debt, and regulation. For 2013, a total of 253 House and 90 Senate votes were selected. “Representative Huelskamp’s pro-taxpayer score of 86 percent was one of the best in the entire Congress,” Sepp continued. “By casting principled votes for limited government time and again, He has led by example in the fight to defend overburdened taxpayers across the country.” In NTU’s 2013 Rating, the average “Taxpayer Score” in the House remained at the rounded level of 51 percent. Thus, for the third year in a row the House mean has managed to reach the halfway mark – a feat never before achieved on NTU’s Rating. The Senate’s average was nearly the same as last year, rising one point to 41 percent - but the bigger story might be their woeful 17 percent median score. ### Read More

Huelskamp is Working Hard for American Jobs


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

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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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