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Tim Huelskamp
Tim Huelskamp.jpg
U.S. House, Kansas, District 1
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PredecessorJerry Moran (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$1.75 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next primaryAugust 5, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,042,888
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas State Senate
Bachelor'sCollege of Santa Fe
Ph.D.American University, 1995
BirthdayNovember 11, 1968
Place of birthFowler, Kansas
Net worth$304,005.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Timothy Alan "Tim" Huelskamp (b. November 11, 1968, in Fowler, Kansas) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Kansas' 1st Congressional District. Huelskamp was first elected to the House in 2010.

He won re-election in an unopposed race on November 6, 2012.[1]

In March 2012, Huelskamp was one of two Republicans who voted against Paul Ryan's budget plan in the House Budget Committee. Huelskamp and Justin Amash both said they felt the plan did not cut the budget fast enough. In December 2012 it was revealed that both representatives would not serve on the House Budget Committee in the 113th Congress. Heulskamp also lost his seat on the Agriculture Committee.[2][3][4]

He previously was a member of the Kansas State Senate from 1997 to 2011.[5]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Huelskamp is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.


Huelskamp was born on November 11, 1968, in Fowler, Kansas, and raised on his family's farm there. He earned his B.A. from the College of Santa Fe in 1991 and his Ph.D. from American University in 1995. Prior to his political career, Huelskamp had worked as a farmer, teacher, and legislative analyst.[5]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Huelskamp's political career[5]:

  • Kansas State Senate, 1997-2011
  • U.S. House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District of Kansas, 2011-Present

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Huelskamp serves on the following committees:[6][7]


Huelskamp served on the following House committees[8]:

Key votes

113th Congress


The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to Huelskamp's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Huelskamp voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Huelskamp voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Huelskamp voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]


Voted "Yes" Huelskamp voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[11]


Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] Huelskamp voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Huelskamp joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[16][17]

Eliminate Medicaid expansion in 2014 CR

Huelskamp announced a plan on November 20, 2013, to include a provision to eliminate the expansion of Medicaid in a continuing resolution in January 2014. The funding for the expansion was originally included in the Affordable Care Act.[19]

The funds then would be reallocated to cover the $20 billion in cuts to defense spending that are set to go into effect in January 2014 as part of the sequester, according to Huelskamp. The Medicaid expansion costs about $21 billion for the rest of the fiscal year, said Huelskamp, who supports keeping the sequester cuts in place.[19]

“We would like to take something out of Obamacare, and we looked at the Medicaid numbers and thought, ‘Geez, we can take some of that and put it to some of the sequester cuts,’” he said. “It helps us achieve two goals at once — one to pull something out of Obamacare… Two, it pushes back at some Republicans worried about the sequester.”[19]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[20] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[21] Huelskamp voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[23] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Huelskamp voted against HR 2775.[24]

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Yea3.png In March 2013, the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[25] Huelskamp was one of four Republican Representatives who voted in favor of Ryan's budget proposal after previously being in opposition.[25]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[26]

The proposal would have cut about $5 trillion over the next decade and aimed to balance the budget by the end of the 10-year period.[25] The 2013 bill had opposition from 10 Republicans — the same number that voted against it in 2012. In 2011, only four Republicans cast a vote in opposition.[25] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.

2013 Farm Bill

Nay3.png In July 2013 the Republican controlled House narrowly passed a scaled-back version of the farm bill after stripping out the popular food-stamp program.[27][28] The bill passed on a 216-208 vote, with no Democrats voting in favor.[29] All but 12 Republicans supported the measure.[30] The group consisted mostly of conservative lawmakers more concerned about spending than farm subsidies.[30][31] Huelskamp was one of the 12 who voted against the measure.[30]

The farm bill historically has included both billions in farm subsidies and billions in food stamps. Including both of the two massive programs has in the past helped win support from rural-state lawmakers and those representing big cities.[29] After the bill failed in the House in June 2013 amid opposition from rank-and-file Republicans, House leaders removed the food stamp portion in a bid to attract conservative support.[29]


Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Huelskamp voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[11]


Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Huelskamp voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[11]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" Huelskamp voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Huelskamp voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[11]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Huelskamp voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[32]


On The Issues Vote Match

Tim Huelskamp's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of all Congressional members based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Huelskamp is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Huelskamp received a score of 27 percent on personal issues and 88 percent on economic issues.[33]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[34]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[33]

Conservative Fight Club

According to the conservative website RedState, Huelskamp is one of 16 U.S. House members in the "Conservative Fight Club," a designation meant to describe the gold standard of conservatives, as outlined by RedState. They are the 16 Republicans who voted against the continuing appropriations resolution to avoid the impending government shutdown in March. This type of resolution is used to fund government agencies when a formal federal budget has not been approved.[35]


SOTU address

Huelskamp's interview with Rachel Maddow following the SOTU on January 28, 2014.

During the annual State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, Huelskamp posted more than a dozen tweets on Twitter, accusing the president of using “crony capitalism” and making “dictates from a King.”[36]

Toward the end of the speech, he posted a tweet that criticized the president for politicizing the military, “Was there a diplomat in Benghazi that gave his life for his country Mr. President? #SOTU #LiesYouTell.”[36]

In an interview with Rachel Maddow after the speech, Huelskamp continued his critique of the situation in Benghazi before he turned on Maddow, accusing her of being a cheerleader for the president.[36][37]

“You know they’re hiding the truth on Benghazi. We’re looking for them to come forward, let those folks testify who were on the ground...It’s also the responsibility of Hillary Clinton. Just a few months ago she said what difference does it make? Two days ago she says it was the biggest regret in her life” Huelskamp said.[36]

“We need answers about a lot of things. This administration promised to be the most transparent in history, Rachel, and if you would stop being a cheerleader and be a journalist, maybe we would get the answers.”[36]

Committee controversy

In March 2012, Huelskamp was one of two Republicans who voted against Paul Ryan's budget plan in the House Budget Committee. Huelskamp and Justin Amash both said they felt the plan did not cut the budget fast enough. In December 2012 it was revealed that both representatives would not serve on the House Budget Committee in the 113th Congress. Heulskamp also lost his seat on the Agriculture Committee.[38][39][40] Republican Reps. Walter B. Jones (NC) and David Schweikert (AZ) complete the quartet of lawmakers to lose prominent committee seats (both were let go from the Financial Services Committee) during the Republican Steering Commission's December purge of so-called "obstinate" team members.[41] The decision to terminate the four Rep.'s committee memberships, spearheaded by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), resonated powerfully with the increasingly divergent party ranks and the political media. Both a virtual anomaly, historically, and as a not-altogether-unexpected reaction to the tea party's storming of the GOP institution in 2010, the purge threw into harsh relief a context of internal conflict between affirming and ebbing institutional identity. Huelskamp called it a “typical Backroom deal,” of the sort the tea party targeted upon invasion as a symbol of the detachment of the GOP congressional establishment from the needs and problems of their constituencies. Many party insiders dispute the claims presented by Huelskamp and his spurned cohort that ideological differences played any role in their dismissal from the committees. Instead, the decision was the result of bad behavior on the part of three of the four, according to Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA), whose candid response to the event provided a headline-worthy insult byte that was quickly refined by a spokeswoman into what the mainstream press could call "the obstinate factor."[42] Huelskamp, for example, was not punished for voting against his colleagues on the budget, but for undermining his fellow team members through various social media postings, he says. Matt Kibbe, president of a Tea party group called Freedomworks, represents the position of those skeptical of Boehner and the party establishment's motivations: “This is a clear attempt on the part of Republican leadership to punish those in Washington who vote the way they promised their constituents they would — on principle — instead of mindlessly rubber-stamping trillion dollar deficits and the bankrupting of America.”[43]



See also: Kansas' 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Huelskamp ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He sought the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.



See also: Kansas' 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Huelskamp ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Kansas' 1st District. Huelskamp won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[45] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was June 11, 2012. The date was originally set for June 1, but a delay in the redistricting process caused the state to push back the filing deadline.[46]. The primary elections were held on August 7, 2012.

Huelskamp ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012. He faced no general election competition in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Kansas District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Huelskamp Incumbent 100% 211,337
Total Votes 211,337
Source: Kansas Secretary of State "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


Huelskamp was endorsed by the organizations and individuals below.[47]

  • Kansas Farm Bureau
  • National Rifle Association
  • Presidential candidate Mitt Romney
  • Governor Rick Perry
  • Governor Mike Huckabee
  • National Right to Life
  • Congressman Ron Paul
  • Club for Growth
  • Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund

Campaign issues

The policy positions below are outlined on Huelskamp's campaign website.

  • Energy

Excerpt: "Our nation is dependent on far too many foreign sources of energy. This results in massive volatility and increases in energy prices."[48]

  • Fiscal Responsibility

Excerpt: "I support our free-market economic system and do not believe that throwing money at problems and then sweeping them under the rug get anything solved. It will be my goal to continue to be the best possible steward of your tax dollars and get government out of the way so that entrepreneurs can create private sector jobs."[49]

  • Right to Life

Excerpt: "I have led the effort to defund Planned Parenthood of all their state funding, and prohibit taxpayer funding of embryonic stem-cell research. I will do the same in Congress. As your Congressman, I will work tirelessly to protect the rights of the unborn in addition to upholding a 100% pro-life voting record."[50]

  • 2nd Amendment

Excerpt: "As your congressman, I will be a strong and consistent ally for sportsmen and gun owners, and I will always support the 2nd Amendment."[51]

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "Healthcare costs in this country have been spiraling out of control for many years... It is imperative that we as a society find free-market, consumer-centered solutions to our healthcare challenges."[52]

Full history

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Huelskamp is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Huelskamp raised a total of $2,042,888 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[54]

Tim Huelskamp's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Kansas, District 1) Won $857,538
2010 U.S. House (Kansas, District 1) Won $1,185,350
Grand Total Raised $2,042,888


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Huelskamp's reports.[55]

Tim Huelskamp (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[56]April 15, 2013$519,130.05$127,069.14$(57,115.41)$589,083.78
July Quarterly[57]July 15, 2013$589,083.78$137,385.73$(56,406.04)$670,063.47
October Quarterly[58]October 13, 2013$670,063.47$92,006.64$(45,588.04)$716,482.07
Year-end[59]January 31, 2014$716,482$100,193$(59,806)$756,868
April Quarterly[60]April 15, 2014$756,868$81,704$(38,485)$800,087
July Quarterly[61]July 15, 2014$800,087$109,449$(75,371)$834,657
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Huelskamp's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Huelskamp won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Huelskamp's campaign committee raised a total of $857,538 and spent $370,529.[62] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[63]

Cost per vote

Huelskamp spent $1.75 per vote received in 2012.


Breakdown of the source of Huelskamp's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Huelskamp won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Huelskamp's campaign committee raised a total of $1,185,350 and spent $1,252,547.[64]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have personally benefited from their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

  • The Net Worth Metric
  • The K-Street Metric (coming soon)
  • The Donation Concentration Metric (coming soon)
  • The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (coming soon)

PGI: Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Huelskamp's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $138,011 and $470,000. That averages to $304,005.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Huelskamp ranked as the 316th most wealthy representative in 2012.[65]

Tim Huelskamp Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2009 to 2012:18%
Average annual growth:6%[66]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[67]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.


Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Huelskamp is a " rank-and-file Republican," as of June 18, 2013.[68]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[69]

Huelskamp most often votes with:

Huelskamp least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Huelskamp missed 5 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.3%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[70]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Huelskamp paid his congressional staff a total of $811,623 in 2011. He ranked 56th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 63rd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Kansas ranked 45th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[71]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Huelskamp was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Huelskamp's staff was given an apparent $400.00 in bonus money.[72]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.


Huelskamp ranked 180th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[73]


Huelskamp ranked 74th in the conservative rankings.[74]

Voting with party


Tim Huelskamp voted with the Republican Party 92.7% of the time, which ranked 203rd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[75]


Huelskamp first met his wife, Angela, when pursuing graduate work at American University. They have four adopted children together and live in Fowler, Kansas.[76]

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See also

External links


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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Moran (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Kansas District 1
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jerry Moran (R)
Kansas State Senate
Succeeded by