Hon. Kevin Yoder
Kevin was a Member of Congress from 2011 to 2019 representing the 3rd District of Kansas. During his entire time in office, he served on the House Appropriations Committee, chairing two subcommittees. Kevin helps lead government relations at VENTURE in a number of spaces, including tech, energy, health care, aviation, defense and small business.
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 a “Cardinal” on Appropriations chairing the House Homeland Security Subcommittee of Appropriations as well as the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee. He also served on the House Financial Services Subcommittee, Agriculture and FDA Subcommittee, the Commerce Justice and Science 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 a graduate of the University of Kansas where he received degrees in political science, English and law. He is now a partner in the consulting firm Venture Government Strategies, LLC. He divides his time between Washington, D.C., and Mission Hills, Kansas.