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Hon. Kevin Yoder


Kevin served four terms in Congress representing the 3rd District of Kansas. During his time in Congress, he served on the powerful House Appropriations Committee and was appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security leading efforts in Congress to invest over $50 billion in annual resources to help keep America safe and secure. Kevin helps lead government relations at VENTURE in a number of spaces, including tech, energy, health care, aviation, defense and homeland security.

While in Congress, Kevin received praise for his leadership for promoting policies that create jobs and stimulate economic growth and was recognized with the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also received national recognition for his work to promote education and medical research, winning the Congressional Champion for Children Award as well as the Champion of Science Award from The Science Coalition.

As a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus and co-chairman of the Congressional Civility Caucus he received recognition as a bipartisan leader in Congress and received the Consensus Civility Award along with Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) for their efforts to bring civility to public life.  He also was Co-Chairman of the Congressional Cancer Caucus, the Congressional Deaf Caucus, the Congressional Pre-K Caucus and helped form and Chair the Congressional Beef Caucus. 

In Congress, Kevin was appointed to the Appropriations Committee as a freshman where he chaired two subcommittees as well serving on the House Financial Services Subcommittee, Agriculture and FDA Subcommittee, the Commerce Justice and Science Subcommittee, the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee and the Military Construction and VA Subcommittee.   Kevin was a leader in the GOP Conference serving as a member of the Deputy Whip Team, Vice-Chairman of the NRCC, and was elected twice to represent his region on the House Republican Steering Committee.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Kevin served in the Kansas State Legislature, where he chaired the House Appropriations Committee. He is now a founding partner in the consulting firm Venture Government Strategies, LLC.  He divides his time between Washington, D.C., and Mission Hills, Kansas where he lives with his wife and two young daughters. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas where he received degrees in political science, English and law. 

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