Kevin Yoder

Kevin Yoder


Rep. Yoder Applauds Fifth Circuit Ruling on Executive Amnesty


Overland Park, KS – Earlier today in a 2-1 decision in Texas v. United States, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a Texas district court judge’s injunction preventing the Obama Administration’s sweeping executive action on immigration from going into effect. The court ruled the injunction should remain in effect because Texas and the 25 additional states – including Kansas – made a compelling case they would suffer harm if the Administration’s programs went into effect.

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Rep. Yoder Applauds Agriculture Committee Passage of COOL Repeal


Washington, D.C.  – Today, the House Agriculture Committee passed legislation that repeals country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements with respect to beef, pork, and chicken. The bill comes in response to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling on Monday that the requirements are non-compliant with the United States’ international trade obligations with Canada and Mexico. Estimates have shown retaliatory tariffs from the two nations could impact $929 million in Kansas exports absent COOL repeal.

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Rep. Yoder Votes for Congressional Oversight on Iran Nuclear Deal


Washington, DC – This afternoon, Representative Kevin Yoder  voted in favor of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 400-25. The bill would prevent the president from unilaterally lifting sanctions on Iran if Congress votes to disapprove a final nuclear deal with Iran.

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Rep. Yoder Votes to Protect Life


Washington, DC – Moments ago, Representative Kevin Yoder voted in favor of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act, which the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 242-184. The bill prohibits abortions after a pregnancy has reached five months, with exceptions for rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is at stake. Substantial medical evidence has shown that unborn children are capable of feeling pain after five months. After the vote, Representative Yoder issued the following statement:

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Rep. Yoder Votes Against Unconstitutional Surveillance Program


Washington, DC – This afternoon, Representative Kevin Yoder  voted against the USA Freedom Act, which the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 338-88. The bill reauthorizes large portions of the USA Patriot Act set to expire in June of this year. Additionally, it codifies the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk data collection program that was unanimously ruled as illegal by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit last week.

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Rep. Yoder Announces Art Competition Winners


Overland Park, KS – Representative Kevin Yoder announces Jennifer Fu, a junior at Blue Valley North High School, as the Third District winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Her entry, titled “Ominous Tranquility,” uses the medium of mixed media, which includes ink, pencil, color pencil, oil pastel, and turpentine.

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Rep. Yoder Receives Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award


Overland Park, KS – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) presented Representative Kevin Yoder with the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award this afternoon at YRC Worldwide in Overland Park. Members of the House and Senate who vote in support of manufacturing at least 70 percent of the time earn the award, which is given out after each congressional session concludes.

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Rep. Yoder Applauds Court Ruling on Bulk Data Collection


Overland Park, KS – This morning, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously held in American Civil Liberties Union v. James Clapper that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk data collection program is not authorized under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, and therefore illegal. Representative Kevin Yoder issued the following statement in response to the ruling:

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Rep. Yoder Fights for Custom Harvesters in Kansas


Washington, D.C.  – Today, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee passed the 2016 THUD Appropriations Bill, sending it to the full Appropriations Committee for consideration next week. Included in the bill was a narrowly-tailored exemption to allow the Kansas Legislature to modify its truck length laws for custom harvesting equipment, similar to one afforded to Nebraska in 2005.

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Congressmen Yoder & Polis in IJReview: Fighting for Americans’ Digital Privacy


By Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Representative Jared Polis (D-CO)

April 22, 2015 | To view online, click here.

What if we told you any government agency was able to kick down your front door and rifle through your mail or hand-written letters in your home without probable cause?

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Kevin is a 5th generation Kansan who grew up on a grain and livestock farm in rural Kansas near a town called Yoder. It was on the farm where Kevin learned the true value of hard work and where he saw first-hand the ingenuity and prairie spirit that makes Kansas such a special place.

On January 5, 2011, Representative Yoder was sworn in to serve his first term as a Member of the 112th Congress.  Representative Yoder was selected as one of only three freshmen to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, the committee responsible for allocating federal spending.
He began his second term in the House of Representatives in January 2013. For the 113th Congress, Representative Yoder returned to the House Appropriations Committee. He serves as Vice Chairman as a member of the Agriculture Subcomittee; and sits on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee and the Financial Services Subcommittee as well. Congressman Yoder is focused on balancing the federal budget, reducing the national debt and supporting policies that help private sector job growth.
During his time in Congress, Representative Yoder has received several accolades and awards for his voting record and support of various issues; including recognition as the 2012 Head Start Kansas State Children’s Champion Award; a National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise” award; and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Legislative Excellence. Additionally, Representative Yoder and Representative Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO) jointly were included in the inaugural class to receive the 2012 Consensus Civility Award.
Representative Yoder was appointed by Speaker of the House John Boehner to serve on the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees. Gallaudet University, located in Washington, DC, is the world’s only liberal arts university for the Deaf community and hard of hearing.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Representative Yoder served as a State Representative in the Kansas Legislature where he represented Leawood and Overland Park. Representative Yoder chaired the House Appropriations Committee where he led the effort to cut spending, balance the Kansas state budget, and oppose tax increases.
The 3rd Congressional District of Kansas includes Johnson County, Wyandotte County and the northeast corner of Miami County. Congressman Yoder is a proud graduate of the University of Kansas where he received degrees in political science, English, and law. He lives in Overland Park with his wife, Brooke. On November 7, 2013, Rep. Yoder and Brooke announced the birth of their first child, a baby daughter named Caroline Lucille.

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