Archive for Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder to speak at Chamber of Commerce event June 10

June 2, 2011


Third district Congressman Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., will speak at a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce event next week at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

The chamber will play host to a “Conversation with Congressman Kevin Yoder” at 9 a.m. June 10 in the atrium at LMH, 325 Maine.

Yoder, a former state representative from Overland Park, was elected to his first term in Congress in November. The district includes eastern Lawrence, eastern Douglas County, and Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

After a brief presentation Yoder will take questions at the event. The event is open to chamber members and the public. Anyone who wants to attend needs to RSVP by noon June 9 by calling 865-4411 or by sending an email to


truman1902 7 years ago

My guess is that the Q&A session will be pre-screened to weed out inquiries regarding Medicare, Social Security (only those seeking answers that will lower taxes on businesses considered for a reply) and how we can further cut services to economically disadvantaged citizens. Really Kevin, could your speaking tour unearth an easier crowd? Even Rep. Paul Ryan, whose budget would place the burden of cost-cutting on the middle class, at least faced the fire of angry voters in HIS town meetings. Come on Rep. Yoder--- show some SPINE!

Ralph Reed 7 years ago

Let's see. 0900 on a Friday morning; most people will be at work. I agree, it will be a very bland, very benign crowd of cheering parrots.


getreal 7 years ago

I went to the one he had in Johnson County. It was another really convenient time 5-6 p.m., when the working people of Kansas are just leaving their jobs and trying to navigate traffic. "Conversations with Kevin," what a joke. The brief presentation is 43 minutes and 15 minutes of unanswered questions.

Bob_Keeshan 7 years ago

I'm sure that 43 minute presentation is data driven and not an attempt to blame the ills of the world on Democrats and absolve Republicans of any and all responsibility.

CreatureComforts 7 years ago

Probably, just like how it would be exactly the other way around if it were a Democratic politician. When will everyone realize that politicians are all the same, just with a different party attached to their name?

Jimo 7 years ago

What's his explanation for his vote to end Medicare? Money? Party unity? He didn't understand what he was doing? Hates old people?

If it's like other Yoder Q&As it will be a long series of non-answers.

Bob_Keeshan 7 years ago

It will only deny benefits to 610,000 of his constituents. Think of the rest of the district, though. They're OK.

hedshrinker 7 years ago

His interview with Steve Kraske on Up to Date during the campaign was the worst example of politician evasion and doubletalk I've ever heard. Totally disengenuous party line drivel.

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