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Congressman Talks Amnesty, Food Stamps

Todd Pittenger - February 20, 2015 1:47 am

Congressman Tim Huelskamp answers a question Thursday afternoon.

Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp met with about 40 people at a Town Hall Meeting at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene Thursday afternoon.

The Congressman began by talking about what he said were key issues in Washington, among them being amnesty. He said that he believes President Obama’s recent executive action granting several million illegal aliens immunity is  “illegal and unconstitutional”. Huelskamp said “I take this very personal, I have two adopted children from Haiti, and we took the proper steps to citizenship”.

Huelskamp then spent the rest of the time answering questions, ranging from things like  health care, veteran’s issues, and jobs. The topic of food stamps was discussed several times. The congressman said that he believes anyone who receives food stamps, who is able bodied and under the age of 55, should be required to work or volunteer in the community.

According to Huelskamp’s office, in his fifth year in Congress, it has been reported that he has held more in-person Town Halls than any sitting member of the U.S. Hojuse of Representatives. Four events on Thursday, including the town hall in Abilene, make 272 total.