Tim Huelskamp

Tim Huelskamp


Huelskamp Completes 2014 Town Hall Tour: More Town Halls than any other Congressman


Hutchinson, KS – Yesterday in Hugoton, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) hosted his 64th Town Hall of 2014. By hosting 267 Town Halls since 2011, he has continued the tradition of holding a Town Hall in every county of the Big First District each year. Huelskamp has hosted more in-person Town Halls than any other U.S. House member since his arrival to Congress. During his final Town Hall of 2014, Kansans shared their concerns about the President's lawless amnesty, the out-of-control spending in D.C., the reckless EPA over-regulations, and the misguided Lesser Prairie Chicken listing.  In response, Rep. Huelskamp issued the following statement thanking the many Kansans who attended the Town Halls in 2014: “After 267 Town Halls, I am still listening - listening to the concerns of Kansans and taking them back to Washington. It is important to meet and hear from Kansans face-to-face. Far too often, politicians and bureaucrats in Washington do too much talking and not enough listening.  Thank you to the many Kansans who attended the Town Halls and shared with me their concerns, hopes and fears about Washington – let’s hope D.C. listens to us more in 2015.” [[{"fid":"394","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":{"class":"media-element file-full"}}]] You can view the full list and map of where I have been on my website at: http://huelskamp.house.gov/about/events Read More

The American People are Disappointed


Washington – Late at night, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed H.R. 83 – “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015.” Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) issued the following statement: “With November’s election a vague distant memory, the Republican-controlled House passed a bill that does nothing to stop the President's illegal and unconstitutional amnesty agenda. So much for ‘fighting tooth and tail.' “Not a single amendment was permitted to this massive 1603-page bill made public only 48 hours ago. It allows Obama's amnesty to move forward, funds ObamaCare, doesn't rein in the EPA, throws hundreds of millions to Planned Parenthood, and locks in another $500 billion deficit.”   ### Read More

Huelskamp offers Amendment to Defund President’s Amnesty Order


Washington – Last evening before the Rules Committee, Congressman Huelskamp (KS-01) submitted an amendment to the Omnibus spending bill to defund President Obama’s Amnesty Order. Partnering with dozens of other members, Huelskamp testified before the committee on the urgent need to include the amendment. Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) issued the following statement: “As someone who has followed the immigration rules for my own family, it is unfair that President Obama’s amnesty rewards those that have broken the rules and punishes those that have followed them. “At issue here is ensuring that this spending bill defunds Obama’s executive amnesty now rather than later. That is what I fought for in the Rules committee and what I will continue to fight for. “I am very disappointed that the Republican leadership refused to allow us to even consider this amendment on the floor of the U.S. House.” Click the image below to watch Congressman Huelskamp’ Testimony [[{"fid":"392","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":"357","width":"601","class":"media-element file-full"}}]] Read More

Rep. Huelskamp Announces December Town Halls


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the First District’s 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed over 260 town halls during his time in office. “Now more than ever before the voice of the American People is needed in Washington. These town halls allow me the opportunity to continue to be the voice of the people as a strong representative for the Big First,” commented Rep. Huelskamp. Below is the Town Hall Schedule:   Tuesday December 16, 2014 9:30am Sheridan County Town Hall Oscar’s 845 Main Street, Hoxie   11:15am Graham County Town Hall First State Bank Basement 101 E. Cherry Street, Hill City   1:15pm Rush County Town Hall Walnut Creek Extension Office 702 Main Street, La Crosse   Thursday December 18, 2014 9:30 AM Grant County Town Hall Pioneer Electric 1850 W Oklahoma Ave, Ulysses   11:00 AM Stanton County Town Hall County Fare Restaurant 105 S Main, Johnson City   1:00 PM Morton County Town Hall Elkhart City Hall 433 Morton St, Elkhart   3:00 PM Stevens County Town Hall Stevens County Senior Center 624 S Main, Hugoton   ### Read More

Junction City CBOC Named in Honor of Lieutenant General Richard J. Seitz


Washington – Today the House of Representatives passed S. 1434 - To designate the Junction City Community-Based Outpatient Clinic located at 715 Southwind Drive, Junction City, Kansas, as the "Lieutenant General Richard J. Seitz Community-Based Outpatient Clinic." It will now go to the President for his signature. Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) issued the following statement: “Lt. General Richard J. Seitz served his nation with valor. A native Kansan and Kansas State University grad, Dick went through the sixth jump school class the Army ever had - becoming one of its first paratroopers. He was quickly promoted to be the Army’s youngest battalion commander, and led his battalion throughout its historic combat operations in Europe during World War II. Dick ended the war with the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. During his lifelong Army career including nearly 37 years of active duty he also received the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit among many other distinguished awards, promotions and commands. Dick retired to Junction City in 1975 but remained active in his community and at Fort Riley. Among other activities, he was on the Board of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, President of the Fort Riley-Central Kansas Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army, and Chaired Junction City’s Economic Redevelopment Study Commission. Most recently the General Richard J. Seitz Elementary School was named in his honor on the post at Ft. Riley. In short, General Seitz epitomized what it means when we refer to his generation as the “Greatest Generation”. My family and I were privileged to meet Dick, most appropriately, at an Independence Day parade. I quickly understood why General Seitz was so admired.  Not only was he revered for his extraordinary and dedicated military service, he was also recognized for the genuine care, generosity and affection he offered others.  That is why I am proud to have led the charge in the U.S. House to have his local VA clinic named in his honor.”   ### Read More

Huelskamp: We Must Defund Amnesty Now


Washington – Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5759 – “Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act.” Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) issued the following statement: “While I voted for this bill, it is going nowhere fast. After this merely symbolic vote against Obama's lawless amnesty order, we must now employ our constitutional power of the purse and defund his order in next week's spending bill. The Administration is already hiring over a thousand employees to implement his unfair amnesty plan -- so it is not an option to wait until April or even March. The American people just dealt Obama and his amnesty agenda a resounding defeat at the polls. I encourage my Republican colleagues to join me and keep our campaign promise by opposing this lawless amnesty action. ### Read More

December Conversations with Conservatives


Do not miss this special opportunity to get the inside scoop from the House’s champions of conservatism! Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET Location: Rayburn 2237 Who: National and District News Media, including Bloggers Conversations with Conservatives is a group of free market and liberty-minded members of Congress that meets monthly with traditional press and bloggers to discuss the most important issues of the day.  Chaired by Representatives Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), Raúl Labrador (ID-01), and Jim Jordan (OH-04), CWC is a member-sponsored event hosted in conjunction with The Heritage Foundation.  Each meeting features different conservative members of Congress who share their ideas and field questions from the media.  Participating Members at the December 2014 session of Conversations with Conservatives include: Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), Rep. Raúl Labrador (ID-01), Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04), Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN-06), Rep. Joe Barton (TX-06) Those who wish to view the event remotely may do so via www.livestream.com/dailysignal Viewers may also participate in the conversation on Twitter (tweet to @conversations using #CWC113). The event will be moderated by The Heritage Foundation. Lunch will be provided for members of the news media. For more information, contact: Jadan Horyn (Huelskamp): (202) 225-2715 or Jadan.horyn1@mail.house.gov Read More

Shop Small Business on Saturday


WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), a member of the House Small Business Committee, announced “Small Business Saturday” and is encouraging Kansans to shop local this Saturday. Rep. Huelskamp released the following statement: “It is no secret that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. These more than 28 million businesses provide nearly half of all employment and a vast majority of new jobs. In many cases though, Washington is too interested in what goes on in Wall Street, instead of focusing on Main Street. This is wrong. “That is why I am proud to be co-sponsoring the ‘Small Business Saturday’ resolution. Since 2010, Small Business Saturday has grown into a nationwide trend. Falling on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, it embraces that weekend’s already active shopping trends with a focus on shopping locally and ‘shopping small.’ This symbolic gesture offers us an opportunity to support our neighbors and friends that provide the backbone to our economy. “It is an honor to serve the Big First’s Main Street in the U.S. House of Representatives. I hope that you join with me in shopping local after Thanksgiving this Saturday.” Congressman Huelskamp is a recipient of the 2015 “Hero of Main Street.” The award is given to those members who show consistent support for America’s small businesses, as well as the U.S retail industry. Award eligibility is based on key votes, bill sponsorship and advocacy on a wide array of small business and retail priorities including but not limited to patent reform, the federal minimum wage and reforming the Affordable Care Act.   ### Read More

Adoption: Give a Child Hope and a Home


What does your congressman have in common with Little Couple stars Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold, Scandal’s and Grey Anatomy’s creator Shonda Rhimes, and Jockey Chairman & CEO Debra Steigerwaldt Waller? All of us have an adoption story and were recognized at the recent Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Gala for our efforts in making a difference in the lives of children in need of permanent, loving families. All human life is precious and worth protecting.  This belief compelled my wife Angela and I to adopt our four children.  In fact, I still remember meeting our two daughters for the first time, at airports of all places.  First it was in 1997 when Angela and I flew to Miami and were nervously looking forward to that first time we were going to hold our oldest daughter Natasha.  Two years later in Kansas City, I held Natasha in one hand and a dozen roses in the other waiting for Angela to step off the plane with our second daughter Rebecca.  400 miles later we arrived at home just in time for Christmas Eve mass -- what a Christmas gift indeed. I know that my story is not unique, but shared by countless other adoptive families. Yet around the world millions of vulnerable children are still searching for a family to call their own. Americans understand that the family and marriage is the bedrock of any society, and children deserve the long-lasting love, care, and protection of a family.  Here in America more than 400,000 children are currently living in foster care, approximately 100,000 of these kids are eagerly awaiting mothers and fathers to adopt them.  In Kansas alone, there are more than 5,000 children in foster care, with just under 900 needing adoption. As a member of the Foster Youth Adoption Caucus, I have been a vocal advocate for adoption; promoting tax credits to assist adoptive parents, cutting through red tape restricting adoption, and honoring birth families.  Additionally, members of Congress may nominate a family in their District to be recognized as "Angels in Adoption," an award sponsored by our Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.  This year I was privileged to honor Eric and Sara Webster of Pretty Prairie who welcomed their sons Joe and Josh into their family in 2013. Adoption is a blessing that celebrates the ultimate gifts of life and family. This November marks National Adoption Awareness month, and I encourage those families who feel called to adopt, to step forward and prayerfully consider this loving option. Trust me: if you are blessed with adoption, you'll never forget those first precious moments when they become your own.   Congressman Tim Huelskamp represents the First District of Kansas in the U.S. House of Representatives and is the proud father of four children by adoption. Read More

Huelskamp: The American People Are Not Stupid


Washington – Today, following President Obama’s lawless action attempting to grant amnesty to millions illegal immigrants, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) issued the following statement: “On March 28, 2011 and more than 20 other times, President Obama has rightly said that he cannot suspend deportations of illegal immigrants via executive order. Doing so, President Obama said, would be ‘ignoring the law.’ Tonight, he announced he would just ignore it anyway. As a supposed Constitutional law professor, he should and does know better. Let's review the history. Obama has been a DC politician now for nearly a decade. In 2005 and 2006, then-Senator Obama was apparently too busy opining about the 'lawlessness' of the Bush Administration to work with a bipartisan Congress and pass comprehensive immigration laws.  In 2007 and 2008, with a Pelosi-controlled House and his Democrat Senate, he was too busy running for President to get it done. Then as the President in 2009 and 2010, he had full control of Congress, but chose to do NOTHING.  And for the last four years, he again was called upon to work with a bipartisan Congress but offered no compromises or negotiation or leadership. Instead, he issued a disastrous executive order that created a massive humanitarian crisis on our southern border this summer. But now, upon an unprecedented defeat at the polls and facing his lowest approval ratings ever, Obama has engaged in a clearly vain and desperate attempt to misuse the Office of the President. I am confident that the American people, who just overwhelmingly rejected his policies only 16 days ago, will see through this crass executive amnesty. Unlike Obama's key ObamaCare advisor Mr. Gruber, I know the American people are not stupid. They recognize this monarch-like move is not only inconsistent with our Republican ideals, but reflects the ever-growing arrogance of a President and his Administration that despise the very people they claim to represent - and the Constitution they have sworn to uphold." ### 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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