Money and regulations worry Kansans most, Rep Jenkins says

Aug 30, 2016
In The News

Rep. Lynn Jenkins is using her break from Washington to find out what’s important to Kansans.

The Republican congresswoman made a stop at Envista Credit Union Tuesday for a regional credit union roundtable. She wanted to get leaders input on what can be done in Washington to make their job easier.

Many times taxes and healthcare make the news headlines, but Jenkins says its regulations that get most talked about during her time in the Sunflower State.

“Whether I’m with a bunch of ag producers or financial institutions, manufacturers, homebuilders, it’s the fact that they feel like the federal government is trying to put them out of business or extort money from them,” she said.

Jenkins also made an unannounced stop at Topeka’s Colmery-O’Neil VA on Monday. She hoped to get an unfiltered opinion from veterans on the care they receive at the facility.

“I will tell you for the most part, Kansans that visit the Topeka facility are pleased with the care that they get there,” she said. “Obviously we get some complaints in our office, so until everyone is please we’re not going to stop that oversight.”

On a national level, Jenkins says the VA’s problems are not going to be fixed until string leadership takes over and they start to take responsibility.

“It’s not improving enough for my satisfaction,” she said.

Jenkins is up against Democrat Britani Potter in the November general election. Potter is currently on a tour of all 25 counties in the 2nd Congressional district. She will make stops in six counties Wednesday, including Douglas, Jefferson and Brown Counties.