WASHINGTON (AP) Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder is keeping his seat on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for another two years.
The Republican lawmaker is in his second term representing the Kansas 3rd Congressional District, which covers most of the Kansas City metro area. He chaired the Appropriations Committee in the Kansas House before being elected to Congress in 2010.
Yoder says he'll serve on an Appropriations subcommittee on agriculture, giving Kansas a voice in congressional oversight of farm programs and policy.
Last month, another Kansas congressman _ Republican Tim Huelskamp _ was removed from the House Agriculture Committee by GOP leaders angered by his positions on issues.
Yoder said he'll also serve on an Appropriations subcommittee on general government, and a subcommittee on the State Department and foreign aid programs.