Congressman Kevin Yoder Kansas 3rd Congressional District

Congressman Kevin Yoder

Representative Kevin Yoder is a 5th generation Kansan and grew up on a grain and livestock farm in rural Kansas near a town called Yoder. He now lives in Overland Park with his wife Brooke and their two daughters. Last year, he was sworn in for his fourth term serving Kansas’ Third District in the US House and returns to the House Appropriations Committee. He serves as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, where he has worked to secure our border and protect the United States from the ongoing threat of terrorism. Kevin continues to serve on both the Agriculture and Financial Services Subcommittees.

During his time in Congress, Kevin has focused on being a leading conservative voice in support of increased federal investment in biomedical research. He was a leading lawmaker in support of the University of Kansas Cancer Center receiving its National Cancer Institute designation in 2012. He was recently featured as a thought leader in the Science Coalition’s Science 2034 series and was honored as the Science Coalition’s Champion of Science in 2018. He has publicly advocated for increased funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 2015, Kevin helped secure the largest federal increase in research funding at NIH since 2003 through his work on the Appropriations Committee. Since then, he has advocated successfully for continuous steady increases to the NIH budget totaling approximately $7 billion. He credits local advocates, especially those supporting cures for rare and childhood diseases, as an inspiration for his work.

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