Timothy Alan Huelskamp (born November 11, 1968) is the U.S. Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party (GOP). He represented the 38th District in the Kansas Senate from 1997 until entering Congress.
Early life, education, and career
Huelskamp 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. He attended elementary and high school in Fowler, where he was a Farm Bureau Youth Leader, a member of St. Anthony’s Parish, and active in both 4-H and Future Farmers of America.
After attending seminary for two years in Santa Fe, Huelskamp transferred and received his B.A. in social ...
When I stop and think about how quickly we exchange information and ideas with people across the globe, I am astonished. In a matter of seconds you can transmit your voice and picture to someone thousands of miles away. In a matter of hours you can travel to another continent. But, what you cannot do is sell our goods to people in certain countries. It’s neither technology nor transport that’s the impediment, either. Sitting in the White House right now are three pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and Korea. They have been ready to go for months and years, but remain ...
Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced today that His Excellency Nguyen Quoc Cuong, Ambassador of Vietnam to the United States, will join him for a tour of the Brylin Farm, a swine finishing facility near Washington, Kan. on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 10:30 AM. State Representative Sharon Schwartz, whose family has been in pork production for more than 50 years, will also be on hand for the tour. Media are invited to attend the tour and the lunch after the tour, which will be hosted at First National Bank of Washington, Kan. located at 101 C. Street in Washington.
"It is a tremendous ...
Robert Siegel talks with Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a freshman Republican from Kansas, about whether he'll vote for House Speaker John Boehner's proposal for lifting the debt ceiling. He has said he would not vote for the original proposal — and talks about how it would have to change to get his vote.
ROBERT SIEGEL, host: So why are there possibly more than 20 Republicans who are so cool to the speaker's plan that its success on the floor of the House is in doubt? Well, this afternoon, we spoke with one of them. He's Tim Huelskamp, who represents the 1st District of Kansas. He's a freshman, ...
Beyond the Politics of Pain: Congressman Huelskamp Welcomes WWII Vets October 10, 2013
Beyond the Politics of Pain: Congressman Huelskamp Welcomes WWII Vets
WASHINGTON – In spite of the ongoing political showdown in the Nation’s Capital, Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-1) and the entire Kansas delegation welcomed Kansas veterans to the World War II Memorial. Despite a soggy Wednesday morning, the rain drops didn’t damper the pride and excitement of those who made the trip from the 1st District.
“Although the Obama Administration has made the decision to play politics and make this shut down as painful as possible, I knew within my heart that we could not allow these brave men and women to be denied the opportunity to see the very memorials built to honor their service. I had the opportunity to spend time this morning with vets from Hays, Garden City, Manhattan, and all over Kansas. Hearing their stories remind me why it is important for us to fight for liberty and freedom.
“I hope this trip of a lifetime for these Kansans will not
Will the GOP stand firm? October 11, 2013
Will the GOP stand firm?
WASHINGTON – In the last 24 hours, there have been various media reports on the negotiations at the White House between Republicans and President Obama. Most of these reports and leaks indicate that Republicans may be promoting deals that retain nearly all of ObamaCare. In response, Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-1) issued the following statement:
“If true, such an abandonment of conservative principles would dispirit, dismay, and anger the entire conservative base of the Republican party – and for any of my colleagues pushing such a deal, it would seriously jeopardize their future chances of becoming elected leadership in the House. Now is the time to stand firm—not capitulate to the Left.
“It is my hope that Republican leadership will not abandon our principled opposition to ObamaCare. Claiming to oppose ObamaCare while simultaneously allowing 98% of it to move forward would be in direct contradiction to the Pled
Rep. Huelskamp Honors Adoption Heroes from the 1st District October 9, 2013
Rep. Huelskamp Honors Adoption Heroes from the 1st District
WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp has selected Roberta Molstad from Hays and Robert and Joy Phillips from Garden City as 2013 Angels in AdoptionTM heroes for their outstanding advocacy of adoption and foster care issues. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which orchestrates the Angels in Adoption™ program, will honor these Kansans along with more than 140 Angels, during a gala Wednesday night in Washington.
Roberta has worked as a case manager for people with developmental disabilities, has succeeded to become a licensed professional counselor and most importantly to her, an adoptive parent. Roberta started her journey in becoming a licensed foster parent in 2007. Since then, she has provided a loving, caring, fun and secure home for several children.
Robert and Joy Phillips never could have imagined the road their life would take or just how unexpectedly their
What do Joe Biden and Tim Huelskamp Have in Common? October 9, 2013
What do Joe Biden and Tim Huelskamp Have in Common?
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp released a letter he circulated to his Republican colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. The letter challenges the arbitrary debt limit “deadline” set by Treasury Secretary Lew and reminds his colleagues that the U.S. will not walk away from its obligations. It discusses what default actually is, and it outlines the upcoming interest payments that are due to avoid a default - one payment due October 31st of $6 billion, less than one day’s average receipts to the Treasury, and $30 billion on November 15th. Congressman Huelskamp offered the following statement about the letter: “After the negotiations to raise the debt limit in 2011 resulted in the Budget Control Act, the Vice President went to China to assure our largest foreign creditor that the United States will never default on its debts (link with video here (http://www.b