My first job was flipping burgers at Dairy Queen in Galena. Great being back behind the grill at Freddy’s in Pittsburg this week!
Fentanyl kills one person in America every 8.57 minutes.
I hosted a roundtable in Topeka to find out what Congress can do to help our law enforcement and local officials fight this epidemic that continues to crush families and communities across Kansas.
Kansas is facing a fentanyl epidemic.
I'm hosting a roundtable this morning in Topeka to find out what we can do at the federal level to help fight this crisis on the ground in Kansas.
I previewed the roundtable this morning on KSNT ⤵️
This morning, I joined my fellow Kansans to unveil the Amelia Earhart statue in the United States Capitol.
It was my honor to close out this remarkable tribute in prayer and celebrate a true American pioneer.
Inflation is a tax on ALL Kansans and continues to cost families over $400 a month.
I joined KZRG this week to discuss the historic June inflation numbers and what Congress needs to do to fix this economic crisis.
House Democrats just passed radical legislation to legalize abortion on-demand up until birth.
As I said in the Oversight and Reform Committee this week, state and local elected officials closest to the people they represent should construct our nation’s abortion laws—not Washington politicians.
Americans will pay 17% more for groceries and cookout supplies this weekend compared to 2021.
Hot Dogs ⬆️ 37.4%
Chicken ⬆️ 27.9%
Ground Beef ⬆️ 16.8%
Pop ⬆️ 16.6%
Ice Cream ⬆️ 14%
This Independence Day will be the most expensive ever thanks to President Biden's inflation crisis.
Congress must work to prevent violent crime while also defending the 2A rights of all law-abiding American citizens.
I am proud to cosponsor multiple pieces of legislation to prioritize mental health, secure our schools, and disincentivize criminal activity in our communities.
WATCH: President Biden vowed to end American energy dominance and now Kansans are paying the price.
The White House needs to stop passing the buck and accept that their failed policies are the reason Americans are paying $5 per gallon at the pump.
This video was taken at Border Patrol’s Tucson, AZ sector. Just a few months ago, Secretary Mayorkas said “the border is closed, the border is secure.”
That statement could not be farther from the truth.
This is the reality our brave Border Patrol agents face every single day. ⤵️
There's a laundry list of bad policy in the Democrats' massive spending spree, including the Clean Electricity Performance Program—a federal takeover of our nation's electricity.
Last night, I highlighted how this program would make energy more expensive, undermine our grid reliability, and make our nation even more dependent on Communist China.
Tomorrow, Democrats will force a vote on their immoral abortion bill that removes nearly ALL pro-life protections for the unborn.
I spoke on the House Floor last night opposing this extreme bill and pushing back against the Democrat's radical pro-abortion agenda. I will always unapologetically defend the most vulnerable among us – the unborn.
In just two days over 11,000 illegal immigrants have crossed over our southern border into Del Rio, Texas, and that number continues to grow.
Border Patrol Agents are overwhelmed and holding facilities are at capacity. This is the reality of the Biden Border Crisis.
Joe Biden Vaccine Mandates
President Joe Biden on Vaccine Mandates:
December 2020 → "I don't think it should be mandatory. I wouldn't demand it to be mandatory."
September 2021 → Joe Biden mandates vaccines for 100 million Americans.
President Biden lied to the American people and is now using the power of the White House to violate our personal liberty.
The Democrats' $3.5 TRILLION spending plan calls for the highest sustained federal spending levels in American history and would impose a multi-trillion dollar tax hike on Kansas families.
I joined KZRG to talk about this reckless and irresponsible budget proposal.
Listen Here ⤵️
The Hyde Amendment has prevented taxpayer-funded abortions for over 40 years.
Now, Democrats want to remove this life-saving provision and force Americans to unknowingly violate their conscience and fund abortions.
I will always fight to keep Hyde protections in spending bills. #HydeSavesLives
I offered a common-sense amendment this morning that would give us an updated accounting of American citizens left in Afghanistan, and every single Democrat on the committee shot it down.
Democrats held a hearing on electric cars while we have hundreds of Americans stranded in Afghanistan. This is unacceptable. American lives are at stake.
This morning I joined Peter, Steve, and Dalton on KZRG Morning Newswatch to discuss President Biden's catastrophic Afghanistan withdrawal.
This was an absolute travesty. I am going to hold the Biden Administration accountable and every single option is on the table.
LISTEN HERE ⤵
I was proud to host a Career Fair in Topeka this month to connect businesses with eager Kansans ready to re-enter the workforce.
The truth is that we have jobs looking for people right now in Kansas. It's time to end the government incentives and get Kansans back to work!
House Democrats are trying to pass a $3.5 TRILLION spending plan—the highest sustained federal spending level in American history.
It's reckless, irresponsible, and hurts Kansas families.
Inflation is taxation and Kansans are paying more for just about everything. Here are some examples:
Used cars ⬆️ 41.78%
Hotels ⬆️ 24.1%
Airfare ⬆️ 19%
Wash machines ⬆️ 17.9%
Steaks ⬆️ 10.7%
TVs ⬆️ 9.9%
Hard-working Americans cannot afford to bankroll the Democrats' tax and spend agenda.
Congressman Jake LaTurner Floor Speech in Defense of the Hyde Amendment
ICYMI: Check out my speech on the House floor last week regarding the importance of the Hyde Amendment and its role in protecting life.
“Congress must reaffirm our commitment to defending the most vulnerable lives among us, the unborn. We must reaffirm and retain the Hyde Amendment legislation that is supported by both Republicans and Democrats in congress and in the White House for over a generation.”