Yoder Returns $127,000 of 2017 Budget to US Treasury
Washington, DC — Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) has returned $127,700 of his 2017 office budget to the United States Treasury, nearly 10 percent of his budget for the year. In total, Representative Yoder has returned nearly $400,000 to the Treasury since his first term in office. Yoder issued the following statement with the announcement:
“When it comes to being a good steward of taxpayer dollars, I’ve always believed it’s important that my office set an example. Kansans have to make tough decisions on how to spend their paychecks every month, and Congress needs to be doing the same. That’s why I’ve returned money to the treasury every single year I’ve been in office, and why I’ll keep fighting to save the taxpayer money in my own budgets and in my role on the Appropriations Committee.”
Yoder serves as the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch. Last year, he authored the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, which maintained spending levels on the House about 13 percent below where they were under then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2010. The bill passed the House 211-198 as a part of the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill in September.