Tim Huelskamp

Tim Huelskamp


Huelskamp Sponsors Legislation to Clean Up the VA


Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) has joined House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller in introducing the VA Accountability Act, which would give the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary sweeping new authority to fire corrupt or incompetent employees and protect whistleblowers. 

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Huelskamp Fights to Protect Americans from the IRS


WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) yesterday spoke out on the House floor to draw attention to political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), an agency that is supposed to be non-political. During the 2010 campaign season, IRS agents gave extra scrutiny to 298 conservative groups based on their political persuasions, subverting these Americans' First Amendment rights. 

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How Can we Trust the VA: Fails to Explain Misleading and False Statements


During a March 16, 2015 House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) demanded a written response explaining four major false and misleading statements from the VA. An unprecedented three weeks later, the VA still has not explained how and why they made these misstatements, nor how they plan to restore the resulting loss of trust by Congress and the American people. 

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Huelskamp Reveals First District Congressional Art Competition Winners at Rice County Town Hall


Lyons, KS – At his Rice County Town Hall in Lyons on Thursday, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), recognized the winners of the 2015 First Congressional District Art Competition including Alastair Brillhart, the overall winner for his piece “Mind of an Artist.”

Brillhart’s drawing will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. He and a guest are invited to travel to Washington, DC in late June for a reception for all overall winners from across the United States.

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Huelskamp Reveals Liberal Washington Perspective in Kansas Natural Resources Coalition Keynote Address


OAKLEY, KS – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) today gave a keynote address to the Kansas Natural Resources Coalition. The crowd was composed of more than 100 Western Kansas County Commissioners, State Legislators, farmers and ranchers, real estate and land professionals, and private landowners. Huelskamp highlighted several key threats to rural America from unelected federal bureaucrats and judges, including Endangered Species listings, EPA over-regulations, and ill-conceived USFWS actions.

Huelskamp emphasized the following issues:

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Huelskamp Signs Letter Defending Red Meat in Dietary Guidelines


WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) has signed on to a letter to HHS Secretary Burwell and USDA Secretary Vilsack about the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report to provide dietary advice for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Committee ventured into policy areas outside its scope.

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At town halls, Rep. Tim Huelskamp is at home


RUSH CENTER — As the 1998 Honda Accord he’s riding in barrels through west-central Kansas, Rep. Tim Huelskamp tips his head back and tosses in another handful of trail mix. When a reporter in the back seat asks a question, Huelskamp looks out his window to the south at the sight of cattle grazing on rolling hills of prairie. Between chews, the third-term congressman describes the fears of his 1st District constituents. Read More

Huelskamp Staff to Host Local Office Hours at Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo


The Kansas offices of Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that district staff will host local office hours Wednesday-Friday, April 8-10 at the Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo.

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Huelskamp Shoots Bullet Ban Target with AR-15


WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) visited Godfrey’s Indoor Shooting and Archery Ranges in Junction City. Equipped with his custom-made targets for the occasion, he borrowed an AR-15 and shot the target. It said “BACK DOOR BULLET BANS.” This is a reference to any kind of bureaucratic ban on ammunitions promulgated by Washington D.C. bureaucrats, like the attempt to ban a popular bullet for gun enthusiasts. Several weeks ago, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms proposed a ban on 223-derived, 5.56x45mm NATO ‘green tip’ rounds, commonly used on the AR-15 rifle.

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Huelskamp Visits Ft. Riley Area for Inactivation Ceremony and Hosts Geary County Town Hall


JUNCTION CITY, Kansas – Today at Fort Riley, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) met with USO leadership and attended the inactivation ceremony of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (4th IBCT) of the 1st Infantry Division to recognize their work and mission. Following the ceremony at Fort Riley, Congressman Huelskamp spoke with Second Amendment supporters at a Junction City shooting range and then joined the citizens of Geary County for a Town Hall meeting. Read More

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Veterans Affairs

Small Business

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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