Roger Marshall, U.S. Senator from Kansas

Roger Marshall

U.S. Senator from Kansas

Roger Wayne Marshall was born in August 1960 in El Dorado, Kansas. He earned an undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and received a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. He served in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Captain, and is a member of the Army Reserve. He practiced medicine in Great Bend, Kansas. 

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served four years before being elected to the United States Senate, assuming office in January 2021. 

Marshall is married to Lana and they have four children. He is a nondenominational Protestant. 

In the News…

A  group of senators, including Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas, has requested access to all communications between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Earlier this month, the AMA asked the attorney general to investigate and prosecute alleged “disinformation campaigns” against gender-altering surgeries for minors. 

The letter from the AMA raised the possibility that the DOJ will try to act on that request by taking action against people who are openly opposed to gender-related surgeries 

“This request by advocacy organizations to have the federal government stifle critical speech on their behalf would have been unthinkable before your tenure as Attorney General.” the senators wrote. But they noted that President Biden’s administration has supported these kinds of efforts in the past. 

The senators noted, for example, that Education Secretary Miguel Cardona invited a request from the National School Board Association to “target parents” who were angry about efforts to teach critical race theory in public schools. 

The AMA, along with the Children’s Hospital Association and American Academy of Pediatrics, made a similar request this month by asking the DOJ to take “swift action to investigate and prosecute” people involved in an “intentional campaign of disinformation” surrounding the debate over gender reassignment surgeries for minors. 

“If there is a bedrock principle in American self-governance, it is that the federal government has no place in quashing or criminalizing civic discourse,” the senators wrote. 

“The issue of how best to treat minors struggling with their gender dysphoria is the subject of ongoing and emotional debate, which Americans have a protected First Amendment right to fully engage in,” they said. 

In addition to asking the DOJ to provide all communications between the department and any of the medical groups, the senators asked if officials solicited the AMA letter. 

“The strength of our democracy is dependent on the ability of all citizens to peacefully participate in public debate without fear of persecution from your agency or any other,” they wrote. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Marshall today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Roger Marshall 
Senator from Kansas 
Russell Senate Office Building
Suite 479A  
2 Constitution Ave NE

Washington, DC 20002


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