Kansas congressman defines GOP faction tugging hard from right
August 7, 2013
When Republican leadership in the House of Representatives yanked Tim Huelskamp off the Budget and Agriculture committees last year, some predicted a slow slide into irrelevancy...far from suffering a premature political demise, the tea party-backed Huelskamp used the episode to bolster his credentials as an uncompromising Washington outsider.
Tim Huelskamp Readies Constitutional Amendment To Protect Traditional Marriage… June 27, 2013
(Huff Post) WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional isn't stopping Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) from trying to block same-sex marriages through another route: by amending the U.S. Constitution.. Read more....
Huelskamp Moves to Protect Conservative Christian Soldier June 12, 2013
A Midwestern lawmaker is calling on his colleagues in Congress to offer cover to an Army soldier under fire for his conservative political views and religious faith, and accusing the Obama administration of “creating a tyrannical culture of political correctness in the military.” Read more...
Huelskamp: Government Surveillance Like ‘Big Brother’
June 9, 2013
Rep. Tim Huelskamp tells Newsmax that revelations about the government's surveillance operations are "astonishing" — and calls the federal government "Big Brother." The Kansas Republican also says it is "pretty evident" that Attorney General Eric Holder and people at the IRS have lied to Congress.
IRS officials in Washington were involved in targeting of conservative groups
May 14, 2013
Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved with investigating conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, making clear that the effort reached well beyond the branch in Cincinnati that was initially blamed, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Read more...
Asking the tough questions others are afraid to ask May 8, 2013
Want to see how congressional oversight is supposed to work? Check out this video of Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-KS, grilling Department of Veterans Affairs Glenn Haggstrom about why he received nearly $55,000 in performance bonuses despite overseeing a unit that chronically underestimated costs and overspent its budget. Read more....
Senator Pat Roberts Endorses Tim Huelskamp for Congress May 2, 2013
Dodge City, Kan. - Senator Pat Roberts today endorsed Congressman Tim Huelskamp for re-election to the United States Congress. In his endorsement, Roberts said, "I am proud to endorse Tim Huelskamp for re-election to Congress. Tim is a farmer from Fowler, and he has done a fine job representing the most productive Ag District in the country. He has distinguished himself not only as a fighter for our Kansas values in Washington, but also as one of the leading conservatives in the entire Capitol. Tim is not afraid to stand up for what we believe and is truly making a real difference in Congress." Read more...
Conservatives concerned Boehner could build coalition with Dems on hot-button bills April 15, 2013
Tea Party favorite and second-term Rep. Tim Huelskamp is among the most recent to express concern, saying Tuesday that Boehner “assured us” that he'd seek a majority Republican coalition before proceeding on controversial bills. Read more.
HUELSKAMP: The war on marriage and motherhood April 1, 2013 Tim Huelskamp wrote the following column:: President Obama and I have very different notions of what a family is. For liberals, the family can apparently be everything from “Heather Has Two Mommies” to “Daddy’s Roommate” to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “It Takes a Village.” In the opinion of electoral majorities in Kansas and 40 other states, however, that does not a family make. Read more.
Kansans strongly support my efforts in Congress March 10, 2013
(Hays Post) Congressman Tim Huelskamp reported poll results today from his monthly telephone town he recently conducted in the Big First district. During these live town hall events, Congressman Huelskamp asks the listeners to participate in poll questions. Read more.
Huelskamp is Top Congressional "Defender of Economic Freedom"n February 27, 2013
Cong. Tim Huelskamp, who represents Kansas' Big First District, was once again named a Defender of Economic Freedom by fiscal watchdog group, Club for Growth. Huelskamp is one of only two members of the House of Representatives with a 100% score on Club for Growth's Congressional Scorecard for 2012 and a 100% lifetime rating. Read more.
U.S. News: Huelskamp One of the Ten Toughest Politicians in Washington February 1, 2013
(U.S. News) Huelskamp made a name for himself last year by slamming his own party's leadership, getting himself kicked off plum assignments to the Budget and Agriculture Committees, and then continuing to act the part of a rebel. During the roll call of Boehner's re-election as speaker, Politico reported Huelskamp defiantly held an iPad with the names of fellow congressmen he expected to vote against Boehner. Read more.
Heritage Action Names Huelskamp a 'Sentinel' Standing Guard for Freedom January 31, 2013
This week we announced the 29 members of Congress — 6 Senators and 23 Representatives — who achieved Sentinel status by scoring a 90% or higher on our legislative scorecard in the 112th Congress. These Sentinels are a critical component of conservative successes, representing the “tip of the spear in Washington.” Read more...
Tim Huelskamp Gets Committee Assignments January 15, 2013
Congressman Tim Huelskamp recently appeared on American Family Radio's "Focal Point with Bryan Fischer", where he discussed the debate over the debt ceiling and his unwillingness to support it being raised without signficant spending cuts. You can listen to the audio by clicking here.
Tim Huelskamp Gets Committee Assignments January 14, 2013
(Hutch Post) He’ll continue to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and has a new assignment on the Small Business Committee. Huelskamp said the new assignment will give rural Kansas a voice on a variety of issues. Read more...
Rep. Huelskamp explains his opposition to the Senate's fiscal cliff bill January 1, 2013
Earlier this morning, the Senate passed a plan crafted by Vice President Biden and Minority Leader McConnell to fend off the fiscal cliff. The bill is now in the hands of the House of Representatives, who are expected to take up the measure later today. Read more...
Video: I Meant it! December 31, 2012
Congressman Huelskamp recently discussed his views regarding the Fiscal Cliff negotiations in a video:
Tim Huelskamp: John Boehner Guilty Of 'Petty, Vindictive Politics' In Committee Ousters December 12, 2012
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) lit in to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a recent interview with Newsmax, criticizing his move to strip a quartet of Republicans of their spots on powerful committees. “Someone from Kansas has been on the House Ag Committee for over 100 years. And this because of petty, vindictive politics, you pick a fifth-generation farmer off the Ag Committee," Huelskamp told Newsmax. Read more...
Huelskamp Discusses Purge on Hannity December 7, 2012
Sean Hannity has long been a champion of Republican members "doing the right thing" as it pertains to balancing the budget and guiding America to a fiscal recovery. This week, Sean brought to our attention the fact that House GOP leaders are seemingly punishing members for being too conservative. Sean was joined by Congressman Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp to investigate bad decisions. "You think moves by GOP leadership were a direct result of votes you cast," pushed Hannity, "What were these votes?"
"I voted against a number of budgets and bills that didn't curb our spending problem," bluntly replied Congressman Huelskamp, "There was a litmus test and they provided me a list."
"The Speaker's office said there may be more moves like this," pushed Hannity, "Have you heard that?"
"Yes," continued Huelskamp candidly, "The Speaker's Office is focused on those who've pointed out the huge fiscal problem we're facing."
To watch Sean's interview with Congressman Huelskamp, click here.
VIDEO: Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing With Reps. Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp December 4, 2012
Jason has already blogged on how Boehner kicked several freshman conservatives off the Budget and Financial committees. Now, hear their side of the story, as Representatives Justin Amash of Michigan and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas came to Heritage Foundation to note what they see as the failures of GOP leadership. Read more...
Tim Huelskamp rips Republican leaders for purge December 4, 2012
(Politico) A day after learning he was yanked from from the Agriculture Committee, Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp lit into GOP leaders Tuesday, charging that conservative Republicans are punished for not toeing Speaker John Boehner’s line. Read more...
Lawmakers challenge upper calorie limit on school lunches September 19, 2012
(The Packer) Facing a new legislative challenge to calorie limits on updated school nutrition standards, U.S. Department of Agriculture deputy secretary Kathleen Merrigan insisted the new standards give students adequate nutrition for the school day. Read more...
House Passes Huelskamp Sponsored Buffett Rule Act September 19, 2012
(Hays Post) On Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice vote the Buffett Rule Act of 2012 (HR 6410) to amend the tax code to allow taxpayers to donate additional money to pay down the national debt. Congressman Tim Huelskamp of Kansas is an original sponsor of the legislation that is now headed to the Senate for consideration Read more...
Honoring "Angels in Adoption" September 6, 2012
(KSAL) First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp made a stop in Salina Thursday to honor a couple. The congressman, an adoptive father himself, honored Gary and Janice Meyer as the 2012 "Angels in Adoption" winner. Read more...
Big problems require real leadership. Mitt Romney will show that tonight August 31, 2012
(Tampa, Fla) - Congressman Tim Huelskamp said today he looks forward to tonight's speech by Gov. Mitt Romney. which he says marks the beginning of a restored hope for an American future led by Americans.
We all owe a great debt to Barack Obama August 28, 2012
(Tampa, Fla) - Congressman Tim Huelskamp said today that the National Debt Clock rolled out at the Republican National Convention serves as a reminder that America will face financial ruin if Barack Obama is elected to a second term.
Huelskamp To Tweet From Republican National Convention August 27, 2012
(KCSB) Congressman Tim Huelskamp who represents Kansas' Big First District will be sending live messages through Twitter during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. Read more...
Huelskamp questions cost of VA training sessions August 22, 2012
(Topeka Capital-Journal) A Kansas Republican lawmaker questioned Wednesday spending by the Department of Veterans Affairs on alcohol, concert tickets and spa treatments at training conferences in Florida. Read more...
Huelskamp To Serve as Co-Chair of Farmers and Ranchers for Romney August 15, 2012
(WIBW) FOWLER, Kansas -- Congressman Tim Huelskamp of District 1 in Kansas, announced Wednesday he has joined the Romney campaign as Co-Chair of Farmers and Ranchers for Romney. Read more...
Huelskamp Applauds Romney for Choosing Budget Chair Ryan as VP August 11, 2012
(Fowler, Kan.) -- Congressman Tim Huelskamp congratulated House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan for being selected as GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential running mate. Huelskamp serves on the Budget Committee with Ryan. Read more...
Open Letter from Congressman Tim Huelskamp to Kansas state Senators June 31, 2012
An Open Letter from Congressman Tim Huelskamp to Republican Kansas State Senators Pete Brungardt, Jay Emler, Terrie Huntington, Jeff Longbine, Carolyn McGinn, Steve Morris, Tim Owens, Roger Reitz, Vicki Schmidt, Jean Schodorf, Ruth Teichman, Dwayne Umbarger, and John Vratil. Read more...
No challengers for Huelskamp in 1st District
June 15, 2012
On Tuesday the filing deadline passed with no Democrat filing. No Libertarian is running, and Huelskamp won't face a Republican challenger, either.
Tim Huelskamp Files for Re-election to Congress
June 4, 2012
(TOPEKA, KAN.) – Today, Tim Huelskamp filed for re-election to Congress in the Big First District of Kansas. Huelskamp submitted the necessary paperwork with the Kansas Secretary of State in Topeka. Read more...
Study: Kansas congressional delegation is most conservative
Huelskamp: Keep rural flavor of Big First
May 15, 2012
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp said Tuesday closing the once-a-decade drama of congressional redistricting required lawmakers to emphasize economic and cultural communities of interest. Read more...
Huelskamp Wins Taxpayers' Friend Award
May 10, 2012
The National Taxpayers Union has awarded Tim Huelskamp their "Taxpayers' Friend Award", based upon their scorecard of votes for members of congress. Congressman Huelskamp was the only member of the Kansas delegation with an A grade. For the letter to Tim from NTU President Duane Parde, the release, and the scorecard, please
Study: Kansas congressional delegation is most conservative
May 7, 2012
The most conservative congressional delegation in America?
The 10 Republicans who said 'no' to Ryan
March 29, 2012
The House voted on a nearly party-line, 228-191 vote Thursday afternoon to approve House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's budget. But 10 Republicans voted against the plan. Read more...
Rep. Huelskamp: Kansas economy doing well, nation not so well
March 20, 2012
First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp was at Liberal’s Rock Island Depot Tuesday as part of a series of town hall meetings throughout the state, and he began by saying there is not a lot of good news coming from the nation’s capital.
Rep. Huelskamp Op-ed: Empower States on Medicaid
March 21, 2012
The Daily Caller, Mar 22 - It seems like every day America learns about another “unintended consequence” of President Obama’s health care law. Whether it is doubling the price tag, raiding $500 billion from Medicare, assaulting religious liberty, compromising patient privacy or granting special exemptions from the rules to politically connected labor unions and businesses, there is a multitude of reasons to expect the worst from Obamacare — and it is not even fully implemented yet! Read more...
Column: Facts Facing Our Future in Kiowa County Signal
March 13, 2012
Kiowa County, Ks — Given the complexity and severity of the challenges facing our country, it is easy to understand how facts are misunderstood. I wish the facts that I offered were false, that the reality is not as bad as I made it sound. But, the facts and figures I offered are true. Read more...
Huelskamp Fights for Fiscal Responsibility
March 13, 2012
“The whole idea of the budget is to tell the voters what the Republicans will be about if we run the House, the Senate and the presidency,” said Representative Tim Huelskamp, a Kansas Republican. Read more...
Huelskamp: States Should Have Power in Health Care
March 7, 2012
A group of Republican lawmakers introduced their plan to return more power to the states by combining Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) into a single block grant Wednesday. Read more...
The Obama Jobs and Integrity Deficit
February 17, 2012
This week, President Obama finally delivered his 2013 Budget to Congress. A week late, but at least he will have a budget (unlike the Senate which hasn't passed one in more than a 1,000 days!) Read more...
Huelskamp Column: Obamanomics: Put Lipstick on a Pig
February 4, 2012
You might have heard the reports from the Establishment media today that the unemployment rate dropped to 8.3% down from 8.6%. They said there were 243,000 more jobs added to the work force in January.
Huelskamp: House Republicans' Pledge to America is still the plan
January 3, 2012
One year ago, 87 House Republican freshmen came to Washington. The voters who hired us had high expectations based on the bold plans we promised during our election "interviews." Unfortunately for the Americans who put their confidence in new Republicans, the first-year report card is unimpressive.
Huelskamp Honors Veterans in Memorial Ceremony
November 12, 2011
People in Emporia enjoyed a perfect Kansas day as they participated in activities to give thanks to the veterans who have served our country. Government officials from Gov. Sam Brownback to U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp were on hand to help commemorate veterans in the holiday’s founding city.
Huelskamp Column: Obamacare HHS Rule Would Give Government Everybody’s Health Records
September 28, 2011
It’s been said a thousand times: Congress had to pass President Obama’s health care law in order to find out what’s in it. But, despite the repetitiveness, the level of shock from each new discovery never seems to recede. Read more...
Huelskamp ranks first among Kansas GOP
September 6, 2011
From the Topeka Capital-Journal: Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Republican serving the massive 1st District, was in the top 25 members in the House and Senate based on an analysis by Heritage Action, a sister organization of the Heritage Foundation. Read more...
Huelskamp Preaches Deregulation of Oil, Gas
August 23, 2011
The Democrats in Washington just don’t get the Kansas oil and gas industry.
That was a message repeated over and over by speakers Monday at the annual meeting of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Industry. Read more...
Huelskamp: Trade Agreements Necessary
August 23, 2011
When Congress reconvenes in a few weeks, one important piece of business should be approving new trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, says Rep. Tim Huelskamp. Read more...
Huelskamp pushes deficit-reduction bill
July 21, 2011
McPherson, Kan. — Kansas Congressmen Tim Huelskamp remained optimistic during a conference call Tuesday that House Republicans would pass the Cut, Cap and Balance bill that has been offered as a solutions to the nation’s looming debt crisis.
Huelskamp: America’s obligation to the next generation
July 21, 2011
Congressman Tim Huelskamp recently penned the following column, which ran in the Dodge City Daily Globe. Read more...
Huelskamp Stands Firm on Debt Ceiling
June 26, 2011
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, was among 20 House members to take the “Cut, Cap, Balance Pledge” being pushed by conservative groups including Let Freedom Ring and the Club for Growth. Read more...
Huelskamp Pledges Not to Raise Debt Ceiling
June 22, 2011
House and Senate conservatives has signed onto a new hard-line pledge vowing to oppose any debt ceiling increase without congressional passage of a balanced budget amendment. Read more...
Huelskamp Speaks at Right Online
June 22, 2011
Tim Huelskamp spoke at the RightOnline Conference. You can view his address by clicking here...
Huelskamp Comments on Jobs Report
June 6, 2011
McPherson, Kan. — Area lawmakers reacted strongly to the latest jobs report by the Department of Labor, which showed a 9.1 percent unemployment rate and only 54,000 jobs in private employment – the lowest increase since June 2010.
Huelskamp Calls on Secretary Sebelius to Let the Sun Shine on Waiver Process
June 6, 2011
(DODGE CITY, KAN.) – Heading in to a seven-stop town hall tour in Kansas, Congressman Tim Huelskamp released the contents of a letter that he sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Thirty-one of his colleagues signed on to the letter, including the entire Kansas delegation: Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins and Congressman Mike Pompeo and Kevin Yoder.
HUELSKAMP: ‘Big Oil bandits’ are really just folks
May 13, 2011
While the White House clamors about “Big Oil” and industry profits as the culprit for high gasoline prices, President Obama has once again demonstrated his lack of economic sophistication and understanding of current law.
Huelskamp Urges Appeals Court to Uphold ObamaCare Ruling
May 7, 2011
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), deeply involved in challenging the health care law, today filed an amicus brief representing 74 members of Congress urging a federal appeals court to uphold a lower court ruling that declared ObamaCare unconstitutional in the multi-state lawsuit headed by Florida.
Huelskamp Says No To Taxpayer Funding For Abortion
May 7, 2011
Congressman Tim Huelskamp released the text of a letter he sent to his colleagues urging them to support H.R. 3, The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.