Dec 07, 2022

Kan. congressman wants a seat on Appropriations Committee

Posted Dec 07, 2022 7:04 PM
U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner-photo courtesy Noah Taborda
U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner-photo courtesy Noah Taborda


St. Joseph Post

Eastern Kansas Congressman Jake LaTurner says he plans to concentrate on issues important to his district during his second term in Congress.

LaTurner, a Republican, says he wants to secure a seat on the Appropriations Committee to rein in spending in an effort to fight inflation. LaTurner also wants to secure the southern border.

Still, there are local issues that he plans to push.

“We’re a big agriculture state. That’s not something that all states share,” LaTurner tells KFEQ/St. Joseph Post. “And the rural versus urban fight is something that happens on Capitol Hill and sometimes it breaks party lines.”

LaTurner says agriculture needs a voice in Congress.

“Agriculture has really been up against it over the last couple of years. Input costs have gone through the roof. The regulation involved with the ag sector has been overwhelming. Those are things we need to focus on,” LaTurner says. “Then, of course, there are specific infrastructure needs that my district cares about that we’re going to be mindful of.”

LaTurner won his second term to the Second Congressional District of Congress November 8th. LaTurner represents northeast Kansas as well as all of eastern Kansas outside the Kansas City, Kansas metro area.

He served as Kansas state Treasurer prior to running for Congress two years ago.