Congressman Tim Huelskamp was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2010. Tim represents the First Congressional District of Kansas also known as the “Big First.” His committee assignments include Small Business and Veterans' Affairs. He is also a member of service caucuses in the House, including the Tea Party Caucus, the Rural Caucus, and the Pro-Life Caucus.
Tim 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. The values of hard work and personal responsibility, a strong family life and the essentials of his Catholic Christian faith were instilled in Tim at an early age.
Congressman Huelskamp attended elementary and high school in Fowler where he earned awards including High School Valedictorian, State Scholar, All-League Honors in Football and Speech, and Farm Bureau Youth Leader.
Following high school, Tim attended a seminary in Santa Fe, New Mexico in addition to obtaining his bachelor’s degree in social science education at the College of Santa Fe. Tim then went on to American University in Washington, D.C. where he completed his Ph.D. in four years.
During his time at American University, Tim met his wife Angela. Upon graduation, Tim and Angela returned home to farm, ranch and raise a family in Fowler. Before coming to Congress, Tim was 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 Huelskamp has become an independent, national conservative leader in Congress for his unwavering commitment to Constitutional government, reduced spending and over-regulation, fighting waste and corruption, defending traditional values and civil liberties, stopping ObamaCare, and ensuring accountability and transparency in Congress.
Huelskamp has been an outspoken advocate for traditional marriage, protecting the unborn, and defending our First Amendment religious liberties. He not only has a 100% pro-life, pro-family voting record, but also leads his colleagues. He is the principal author of the Federal Marriage Amendment, has written and passed language to protect the religious liberty of our military men and women, has exposed and fought against government funding of abortion, and has led the congressional opposition to the Obama Administration's flagrant attacks on religious liberties through ObamaCare.
All the while, Tim has spoken extensively -- on national television interviews, radio interviews, and speeches -- demanding an end to Washington’s addiction to irresponsible spending and borrowing. He is a strong advocate major structural reforms and shaking up the tax-spend-borrow culture inside the Beltway. Huelskamp is a promoter of and voted for the Balanced Budget Amendment, has offered sweeping welfare reforms to Food Stamps and Medicaid, and offered amendments to cut billions of dollars from the deficit. While his willingness to fight for Kansas conservative values has earned Tim public wrath from the Washington Establishment of both parties, he is now a recognized leader of the Tea Party and other conservatives in the House.
Lastly, with Big Government -- whether led by Democrats or even Republicans -- brings with it significant threats to our constitutional rights. Tim has been an outspoken defender of our 2nd Amendment rights, especially under attack by the Obama Administration and the United Nations. He has fought against the outrageous spying of law-abiding citizens by the National Security Agency. Huelskamp has voted to reign in out-of-control bureaucrats, judges, the EPA, and the alphabet litany of other federal agencies. In particular, the implementation of ObamaCare serves as perhaps the single greatest challenge to civil liberties in recent decades--and Tim has spoken out often in the media, on the floor of the House of Representatives, in rallies and speeches, and through social media.
Congressman & 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.