Kansas Congressional Delegation

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Kansas lawmakers are divided in their support, or lack of it, when responding to President Donald Trump's notice on Wednesday regarding transgendered people in the U.S. Military.

Trump announced on twitter that the U.S. military "will not accept or allow" transgender people to serve.

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Two Kansas lawmakers say they are okay after reports of a shooting at a congressional baseball practice outside Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning.

NPR reports Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, one of his aides, and two Capitol Police were injured in the shooting.

Rep. Kevin Yoder of Johnson County and Rep. Roger Marshall of the "Big First" district in western Kansas are both on the roster for the GOP's team, which was preparing for a charity game.

A Yoder spokesperson tells KCUR the congressman was not at the practice Wednesday.

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Kansas' congressional representatives have been invited to a community town hall in Wichita on Tuesday evening.

Organizers with Women's March Air Capital have invited Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran and Rep. Ron Estes to attend and take questions from constituents. The lawmakers are on break from D.C. on a "State Work Period."

Also invited are any local, state and federal candidates for office. The town hall is moderated by Cindy Claycomb, who is running for Wichita City Council.

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There’s apparently another early entry into a 2018 Kansas congressional race.

Democrat Jay Sidie lost his 2016 campaign against incumbent 3rd District congressman Kevin Yoder by about 10 points -- but that was much closer than many expected.

Now Sidie has sent out an email fundraising appeal, asking supporters to kick in $5 to a potential rematch with Yoder.

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Paul Davis, a former legislator and Democratic candidate for Kansas governor, said Thursday he is considering a run for the 2nd District congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins.

Davis narrowly lost to incumbent Republican Sam Brownback in the 2014 race for governor. Davis is from Lawrence and served as the Democratic leader in the Kansas House of Representatives.

In an interview Thursday, Davis said he has concerns about some of President Donald Trump’s proposed policies.

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Members of the Kansas congressional delegation are under fire — like many of their colleagues across the country — for ducking town-hall meetings with their constituents.

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Kansas 2nd District Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins says she will leave her seat at the end of this term and explore jobs in the private sector.

There have been rumors about her running for Kansas governor in 2018, as Gov. Sam Brownback's second term will be ending. In a statement, Jenkins seems to put those rumors to rest.

"I will not be running for any office in 2018. In two years, at the conclusion of this Congress, I plan to retire and explore opportunities to return to the private sector, allowing a new citizen legislator to step up and serve Kansans," Jenkins says.

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Three of Kansas’ four members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted for a budget resolution late last week that paves the way for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Lynn Jenkins joined Kevin Yoder and Roger Marshall in voting for the resolution that will allow the Republican-led Congress to start erasing major parts of the health reform law.

Rep. Mike Pompeo, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, didn’t vote.

Marshall says Republicans are eager to take Obamacare off the books.

Republican Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts are headlining a summit of the Kansas congressional delegation today in Wichita.

The event is hosted by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and the Wichita Metro Chamber at Hotel at Old Town.

Moran, Roberts and members of the state's U.S. House delegation will offer remarks in the afternoon, then take questions.

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