Tim Huelskamp http://kmuw.org en Huelskamp Has New GOP Primary Challenger http://kmuw.org/post/huelskamp-has-new-gop-primary-challenger <p>The Republican congressman from the sprawling 1st District of western and central Kansas is finding himself on the defensive while campaigning back home.</p><p>Incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp is a tea party favorite and Kansas farmer known for his criticism of GOP leadership.</p><p>Huelskamp is being challenged in this year’s GOP primary by Alan LaPolice, a farmer and educator from Clyde who has made Huelskamp’s conflicts with other Republicans the centerpiece of his campaign.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:31:57 +0000 Associated Press 37059 at http://kmuw.org Huelskamp Working To Cut Wildlife Service Budget In Response To Lesser Prairie Chicken Protection http://kmuw.org/post/huelskamp-working-cut-wildlife-service-budget-response-lesser-prairie-chicken-protection <p>Kansas Congressman Huelskamp says he’s working with other members of Congress on proposals to cut the Fish and Wildlife Service’s budget.</p><p>The goal is to get the agency to back off its decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened.</p><p>The agency listed the lesser prairie chicken as threatened because of its declining population; the listing allows federal oversight of efforts in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas to preserve the grouse’s habitat.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:45:12 +0000 Associated Press 34430 at http://kmuw.org Washington Post Rates Huelskamp's ACA Claim A 'Whopper' http://kmuw.org/post/washington-post-rates-huelskamps-aca-claim-whopper <p></p><p></p><p>A Washington Post blog called “The Fact Checker” gives a “Four Pinocchios” rating to recent claims by Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp about the Affordable Care Act</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rating is based on statements </span>Huelskamp<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> made during recent town hall meetings in Hays and Salina, when he was asked about the Affordable Care Act, or </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:23:38 +0000 Bryan Thompson 33658 at http://kmuw.org Washington Post Rates Huelskamp's ACA Claim A 'Whopper' Congressman Tim Huelskamp Nixes March Madness Raffle Due To Legal Constraints http://kmuw.org/post/congressman-tim-huelskamp-nixes-march-madness-raffle-due-legal-constraints <p>Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp has revised his plans for raffling off tickets to men's college basketball games for small campaign contributions because of legal questions.</p><p></p><p>Huelskamp announced yesterday he's no longer requiring a donation for a chance to win four tickets to NCAA men's tournament games this week in St. Louis.</p><p>Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson told Huelskamp's campaign that the contest he announced on Monday was illegal.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:12:45 +0000 Associated Press 31699 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Delegation Split On House Budget Bill http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-delegation-split-house-budget-bill <p>The all-Republican Kansas delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives was evenly split on the House's budget bill.</p><p>Congressmen Mike Pompeo and Tim Huelskamp voted against the bill.</p><p>Both said one reason was because it undoes some of the sequestration cuts that took effect earlier this year.</p><p>Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins supported the agreement because it cuts long-term spending, and she says there would be increases in short-term spending with or without this bill.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:34:41 +0000 Associated Press 27578 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Delegation Leery of Huelskamp's Constitutional Amendment To Gay Marriage http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-delegation-leery-huelskamps-constitutional-amendment-gay-marriage <p>Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp's bill seeking a constitutional amendment to gay marriage is picking up support, but not from Kansas colleagues.<br><br>Huelskamp's bill has picked up at least 47 co-sponsors in the U.S. House since its introduction a month ago.<br><br>But co-sponsors from Kansas are absent from this list.<br><br>U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo says he strongly believes in defending traditional marriage and is looking at the amendment carefully.<br><br>Representatives Kevin Yoder and Lynn Jenkins declined comment.<br> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:26:37 +0000 Associated Press 21274 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Legislator Plans To Take Action Against Gay Marriage http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-legislator-plans-take-action-against-gay-marriage <p>As Kansas supporters of gay marriage celebrated two U.S. Supreme Court rulings Wednesday, Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp said he would take action.<br><br>The Supreme Court struck down a provision of a federal law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples. It also cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.<br><br>Many Kansas residents celebrated at the rainbow-colored "Equality House" in Topeka. Leaders of the Planting Peace organization there unfurled a large banner from the roof of the house that said, "Bye, Bye DOMA."<br> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:17:20 +0000 Associated Press 19515 at http://kmuw.org