Lynn Jenkins (R-US House District 2)

Bio:

  • U.S. Congresswoman
  • Bachelors and Masters in Accounting
  • State Treasurer, State Rep., State Senator

Personal:

I have two wonderful kids who aren’t kids anymore. My oldest, Hayley, is a physician’s assistant here in Topeka and my baby is now a senior at Baker and is a starter for their football team.

What one specific issue do you think deserves your immediate attention in Washington, and how do you plan to address it?

Tax reform is why I went to Congress. It’s frustrating that things in Washington move so slow but I think we may have a real opportunity here in the next Congress to reform our broken tax code. House Republicans put together a proposal that will eliminate special interest carve outs, create tax fairness to allow American businesses to compete in a global economy and simplifies taxes for everyday Kansans so you can do your taxes on a postcard.

Please provide a one to two paragraph explanation of your stance on each of the following: Immigration, Health Care, Economic Issues, Foreign Policy. 

Immigration: As a nation of immigrants, we must continue to welcome legal immigrants who wish to live and work in our nation. At the same time we must secure our borders and refuse to grant amnesty to those who violate our laws. We also cannot ignore the gaping holes that exist along our southwest border. The current crisis there demonstrates what happens when vague policies meet poor enforcement. This is a matter of national security

Health Care: Rural communities across Kansas face difficult challenges in securing adequate funding while at the same time complying with federal regulations, and these challenges have gotten greater because of the President’s healthcare law. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee I am working to protect rural hospitals by repealing the President’s healthcare law and create real health care reforms. For more on our plan, please visit better.gop

Economic Issues: When I first ran for Congress I took on my own party because they spent too much money when they were in power. This administration has never submitted a balanced budget to Congress. In contrast, I have voted for 5 balanced budgets that all balanced within 10 years and put us on a path of paying off our debt. If we’re going to build a better America we’ve got to balance our budget, pay off our debt, and get the economy growing at a much higher rate by reforming our broken tax code.

Foreign Policy: When I first ran for Congress I took on my own party because they spent too much money when they were in power. This administration has never submitted a balanced budget to Congress. In contrast, I have voted for 5 balanced budgets that all balanced within 10 years and put us on a path of paying off our debt. If we’re going to build a better America we’ve got to balance our budget, pay off our debt, and get the economy growing at a much higher rate by reforming our broken tax code.

This election season has seen a lot of divisiveness. If elected how do you propose working with the other party to address the issues facing Kansas today?

Working with folks of different views is something I’ve been able to do during my time in Congress. I’ve started the conversation by being a founding member of No Labels, a group dedicated to working with members in a bi-partisan fashion to build relationships with members of the other party. We don’t ask anyone to abandon their principles, but to simply have a conversation and see where we have common ground.Nearly two thirds of my legislation has bi-partisan support. I’ve passed bi-partisan legislation, like the expansion of 529s, that the President has signed.

WEBSITE | Lynn Jenkins for Congress

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