Holyrood, Kan. – Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) continues the tradition of holding a Town Hall in every county in the Big First District. At the American Legion in Holyrood, Kansans turned out to discuss a variety of issues ranging from the negative impacts of the Supreme Court’s decisions on Obamacare and marriage, the importance of religious liberty, the Congressman’s successful efforts at reforming the VA, and how trade benefits Kansas agriculture.
The Town Hall in Holyrood is the Congressman’s 298th Town Hall while in office.
In addition to Ellsworth County, the Congressman also visited Graham, Rooks, Hays and Russell counties on Monday. In his fifth year in Congress, it has been reported that Congressman Huelskamp has held more in-person Town Halls than any sitting member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Huelskamp released the following statement:
“It is important to host these Town Halls so I can hear first-hand the concerns of Kansans and take them back to Washington.
“I hear about the problems Kansans are having with their health care – whether it’s issues with the Obamacare, VA or Medicare. We have an activist Supreme Court in Washington and that this past week approved of unlawful subsidies in flawed Obamacare. Constituents want my colleagues in Congress to override Obamacare with patient-centered legislation that takes away power from government bureaucrats and insurance executives.
“At my Town Halls I also hear about marriage – our fears came true on Friday when the Supreme Court ruled that all Americans to recognize homosexual ‘marriage’ through their state and federal governments. Congress has a responsibility to push back against this extremism and to protect the 10th Amendment right to pass state laws and amendments that protect traditional marriage. That is why I am sponsoring the Marriage Protection Amendment, which would define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.
“Kansans, like all Americans, care about their livelihoods – that’s why I support efforts that open up more trade for our crops and livestock so can sell more Kansas products around the world. More customers, and fewer over-regulations from Washington, would make it easier on rural America.”
Learn more about past and upcoming Town Halls at http://huelskamp.house.gov/about/events.