Lynn Jenkins http://kmuw.org en Kansas Democrats File Federal Complaint That Claims Lynn Jenkins Violated Ethics And Campaign Rules http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-democrats-file-federal-complaint-claims-lynn-jenkins-violated-ethics-and-campaign-rules <p>Kansas Democrats have filed two federal complaints against Republican congresswoman Lynn Jenkins.</p><p>They’re alleging she violated ethics and campaign rules because a staff member also serves as an unpaid re-election spokesman.</p><p>The Kansas Democratic Party says the complaints were filed last week with the U.S. House’s Office of Congressional Ethics and the Federal Elections Commission.</p><p>Jenkins' office says the allegations are without merit.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:52:35 +0000 Associated Press 35414 at http://kmuw.org State Officials Agree To Let Lynn Jenkins Use CPA Label On Campaign Materials http://kmuw.org/post/state-officials-agree-let-lynn-jenkins-use-cpa-label-campaign-materials <p>Kansas regulators have allowed U.S. Representative Lynn Jenkins to continue tagging congressional and campaign materials with a CPA label, though her state permit to work as a certified public accountant expired nearly two years ago.</p><p>The arrangement was approved by the Kansas Board of Accountancy in 2011 before Jenkins’ permit expired in 2012.</p><p>Her spokesman Tom Brandt says guidelines of the U.S. House regarding taxpayer-funded mailings enabled official stationary to include information about a member's professional license.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 16:00:31 +0000 Associated Press 34315 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 Republicans Unsure How To Stop Obamacare http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-republicans-unsure-how-stop-obamacare <p>Members of Kansas' all-Republican congressional delegation agreed the coming weeks are critical to the future of the federal health care law, though they are still unsure how to stop it.<br><br>U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp urged the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association members at their annual conference in Wichita to tell people in Washington how the new health care law affects small businesses.<br><br>Senator Pat Roberts says he's gathering support for legislation that would delay the law's implementation; Roberts says it's difficult to take away a subsidy once it's been granted.<br> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:13:39 +0000 Associated Press 22176 at http://kmuw.org