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Just voted "Yes" on H.R. 3979 - the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It passed 410-0.
Just voted "Yes" on H.R. 3474 - the Hire More Heroes Act. It passed 406-1.
Great to visit @
: Thanks to @
for taking time to visit w/ Olathe & @
Very pleased Senate followed the House & passed Gabriella Miller Kids Research First Act w/ strong bipart vote -
Deadline 4 high school students 2 submit artwork for
Congressional Art Competition is Fri, April 4. More info:
2014 Congressional Art Competition under way now. High school art students interested should click the link!
Here's a link to my weekly e-newsletter - including my visits w/ constituents and organizations, as well as my votes.
Enjoyed attending the Johnson County Public Policy Council leg breakfast on Sat am. Thanks to all who attended.
Yesterday the House passed a bipartisan bill to give Americans the same treatment under
by delaying individual mandate. I voted Yes
next stop @
thank you for taking the time to meet with the
I'm in the chair presiding over
debate on hr 3826 - the Electricity Security and Affordability Act. You can watch now on @
Ag approps subcommittee hearing this am with the Honorable Phyllis Fong, Inspector General for the US Dept of Ag.
Great 2 meet @
on Capitol Hill. She's pitching initiatives 2 promote physical activity & health @
An end to warrantless email searches? @
& I are trying - support building
An end to warrantless email searches? Support building 4
Thanks to members of the JoCo Board of County Commissioners for visiting w/ me re
Proud to be reappointed to @
Board of Trustees by @
Thanks to @
students for stopping by to talk higher-ed issues in DC. @
Thx to @
members for visiting my office - including Nicole Harr from
. Talked re @
kidney research & more.
Here's a link to my most recent e-newsletter. RT & share w/ friends and family.
Need to reform outdated electronic communications laws w/ HR1852
Honored to attend and speak at 2014 @
Congressional breakfast this am. I'm a proud supporter of the
: Thank you @
for being such a champion for
: Video of @
questioning IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about email privacy and the need for
Just voted "Yes" to pass
Act - curbs excessive rules, increases transparency & accountability
Pleasure to meet w/ several members of KS @
re their significant contributions, to KS and the country.
I'll be in the chair presiding over House floor debate soon. You can watch on @
I spoke at an @
hearing yesterday with
Commissioner John Koskinen re
Alzheimer's Cntr Dir. Dr. Jeff Burns. Thank u Congressman for your tireless support of NIH R&D!! http:
Fmr Rep Dennis Moore is in DC for a Senate hearing re Alzheimer's disease. We thank him for his testimony & insight.
now speaking w/
Commissioner John Koskinen. I'll ask ?s shortly:
hearing at @
Financial Services Subcommittee now. I'll ask ?s later. What ?s do you have 4 IRS?
Staff Community Office Hours today in Roeland Park. Stop by the Cedar Roe Library, 5120 Cedar St b/w 12-1 p.m. if you need assistance.
Thanks to everyone who participated in my telephone town hall tonight. We had a lot of good questions.
I spoke this afternoon on the House floor about removing burdensome barriers to achieving the
Link to my recent e-newsletter:
Votes, this week's House schedule and more.
Community Staff Office Hours tomorrow: Wed, Feb 26th at Cedar Roe Library, Located at 5120 Cedar Street in Roeland Park from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Was a privilege to speak to @
Spring Hill High School students today about issues & service to our country
Enjoyed speaking w/ KS Automobile Dealers Association conference. Thanks to these job creators for visiting with me.
Met w/Ron Dover,advocate w/Parkinson's Action Network @
. As member of Congr Caucus,discussed research 4 cure
Had a good discussion at an employee town hall @
in Olathe today about the major issues facing our country.
Privilege to be MC last evening at @
annual event in Topeka w/ special guest Ben Stein. 1,000 attended.
Also I took this photograph of the beautiful Statehouse Dome in Topeka. Renovations look great!
Here is map of KS 3rd Dist from the new visitor's center in renovated Kansas State Capitol in Topeka - enjoyed tour.
Enjoyed being MC tonight for @
annual dinner with special guest speaker Ben Stein.
Was great 2 start my day by speaking w/ bright engaged students at Shawnee Mission South High School today! @
With owner Charlie today at Porubsky's in Topeka - a Kansas classic since 1947.
to sign up to recieve my weekly e-newsletter. All things
and updates from Washington, DC.
Today we celebrate Presidents Day. Originally to mark George Washington's bday, now it's to celebrate all. Who is your favorite pres & why?
in 4th and in the hunt for a medal. Good luck today Katie!
2014 3rd District Congressional Art Competition is on! Click for info re submitting your art - deadline is April 4th.
B/c of snow, our Washington, DC office is closed this morning. We'll keep you posted. If you need assistance, call OP office (913) 621-0832.
Lets treat electronic property like paper documents and protect email privacy.
Thank you to Tom Tunnel & folks at @
for speaking with me re water resources bill, farm bill issues & epa regs.
I leave you hoping the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free & equal
Happy 205th Birthday to Honest Abe Lincoln - 16th President of the United States.
End the intrusive government surveillance of electronic communication
: Video of @
, a digital
champion, speaking about need for
reform on The Day We Fight Back: http:/
Voted against House proposal to again raise debt ceiling. CBO projects another $8 trillion spending in next 10 yrs
Voted "Yes" today and House approved legislation to protect retiree benefits for military members.
When she's not racing head-first down the skeleton track for the US at
raises cattle in NW KS.
Very excited to announce 2014 Congressional Art Competition - click the link for more info. Deadline is 4/4 at 5pm.
Honored to meet w/ Abdullah II, King of Jordan. Discussed import issues in the Mid East. Apprec'd the Kings insight.
and electronic communication reforms.
sponsors continue to grow - up to 175 bipartisan House cosponsors. Is yours?
Need to continue efforts on bipartisan reforms to online communication & electronic surveillance.
tonight from the
. Big game. Let's go Hawks.
employer mandate delayed for mid-sized businesses today. American families should have the same treatment.
Here's a link to this week's House floor schedule from @
for Kansan at the Olympics: @
from McDonald, KS. 3x Olympian, 2x overall world cup champion & 3x world champ medalist.
HDB, President Reagan. "Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction."
Joining the president & many colleagues from both sides of the aisle for the 62nd National Prayer Breakfast this am.
Thanks for visiting w/ me today @
- and thank you for your important advocacy in Kansas.
I'm presiding in the Chair over House floor debate shortly. Can watch House floor action on @
on TV or online:
Far too often, the federal government gets in the way of American job creators & innovators, stifling eco growth.
Karen Johnson & Kirstin Woody Scott visited w/ me re health policy research & making our system efficient & effective
Thank you to the road crews, KDOT & local cities for working throughout the night to clear roads and help keep everyone safe. Stay warm!
Nice visit w/ @
Kirk Shulz. Discussed higher ed in KS & the K-State Olathe campus.
Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet or hail stops the @
from doing their job.
Some are keeping warm and enjoying the snow in Olathe.
What's the snow looking like in your area? A few constituents have sent me pics.
Here's one from OP.
Met w/ @
mbrs Tom Krebs & Dennis Depew & Olathe School Brd mem Amy Martin re fed mandates vs local control.
Great to meet w/ @
Pres. Dr. Pat Long and Pres-elect Dr. Lynne Murray, whom I know from @
- Sure thing. thank you.
Voted "Yes" on HR 357 - GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act. Allows veterans to pay in-state tuition at college. It passed 390-0. Thank You,
Thanks to Holly Rohleder of @
for coming by & talking re tech advances to help make gov't more efficient.
CBO: O-Care slowing growth, contributing to 2.3M job losses
Please be careful if you have to drive anywhere - the roads in Kansas City are looking pretty slick.
Here's a link to my newsletter wrapping up last week. Topics:
& survey; @
Here's a look at today's
floor schedule from the Majority Leader @
You can also check in with the latest weather news and snow preparation through @
: We're getting a lot of community closings/delays in addition to school cancellations. Updated list:
Here's some info to keep handy during the snow storm if you're in Johnson County. I hope you are staying safe & warm.
Planning a trip to Washington DC this spring? Please contact my office. We can set up a @
Here's a link to my statement on the Farm Bill vote from yesterday in the House:
Met w/ Deanna Gaumer & Donna Macan Yadrich of Family Advisory Council Tuesday re Child Health Services Grant Program.
Happy Kansas Day! One of my favorite places in Kansas!
"Kansas is indispensable to the joy, the inspiration, & the improvement of the world." - John Ingalls, U.S. Senator from KS, 1873-1891.
Happy Birthday, Kansas! 153rd Birthday today. Tweet your favorite pictures of Kansas back to me and I'll RT a few throughout the day.
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