Date:           January 8, 2024
Contact:    Doug Wareham, Chairman

610 SW Corporate View
Topeka, Kansas 66615

Free Market Kansans Launches to Stand Up for Free Enterprise and Oppose Government Overreach

Topeka, KS – Free Market Kansans launched today to join in the fight against harmful legislation that would limit Kansans’ financial choices and threaten our free market economic system.

“Our free market economic system is under attack from harmful legislation and proposed government mandates coming out of Washington, D.C. We started Free Market Kansans to push back, because Kansans have valued their financial freedom since our state’s inception, and we know Kansans are willing to work together to protect that freedom. Free Market Kansans is dedicated to educating Kansans on any proposed policy that will restrict their control of personal financial decisions or jeopardize the safety and security of their personal financial information,” said Doug Wareham, Chairman of Free Market Kansans.

The Credit Card Competition Act (CCCA) that has been proposed in Congress is one piece of reckless and misguided federal legislation that Free Market Kansans will work to defeat. This legislation would water down or even eliminate credit card rewards and cash back that many consumers consider when choosing their credit card. The law could also lead to merchants using less secure credit card payment processing networks which would put Kansans at a greater risk of becoming victims of fraudulent credit card charges.

“Kansans of all income levels use credit card rewards and cash back to pay for groceries, gas, Christmas presents, and vacations with their families. Individual Kansans and Kansas business owners are also common-sense people who value secure payment systems, and they don’t need additional fraud risks during a time when cybersecurity threats are hitting us from every direction. We must stand together to tell Washington politicians to put this bad idea out to pasture,” stated Kurt Knutson, board member of Free Market Kansans.

Kansas consumers can play an important role by standing up against big government advocates in Washington to protect secure credit card transactions and valuable rewards that benefit Kansans. Every KANSAS voice is important. For more information on our work or to join our efforts, please visit us at


Government Relations

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R)
521 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202-224-6521 phone

U.S. Senator Roger Marshall (R)
Russell Senate Office Building, Suite 479A
Washington, D.C. 20510
202-224-4774 phone

Congressman Tracey Mann (R-1st District)
344 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
202-225-2715 phone


Congressman Jacob LaTurner (R-2nd District)
2411 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
202-225-6601 phone

Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-3rd District)
2435 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
202-225-2865 phone

Congressman Ron Estes (R-4th District)
2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
202-225-6216 phone

Office of the State Bank Commissioner
700 S.W. Jackson, Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66603
785-296-2266 phone
785-296-0168 fax

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Seventeenth Street Plaza Building
1225 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
720-475-7600 phone
720-475-7690 fax

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
2345 Grand Blvd., Suite 1200
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-234-8000 phone

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198
816-881-2000 phone

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
1700 G Street NW 
Washington, D.C. 20552 


BankPAC is a statewide, non-partisan Political Action Committee (PAC) organized by the Kansas Bankers Association to encourage members of the banking industry to take an active and organized role in government at both the state and federal levels. BankPAC supports state candidates through corporate and individual contributions and federal candidates through personal contributions.

BankPAC supports candidates who support the banking industry in Kansas. All levels of bank employees are encouraged to participate in the PAC because it is only through a unified voice that we are able to create meaningful action at the state and federal level.