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Hern votes against short-term spending bill

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against HR 6833, the Continuing Resolution to fund the government through December 16th. “More spending is not the answer,” said Rep. Hern. “We wouldn’t be in this situation if we had a budget, but Congress has failed the American people in that for years. My budget was the only one introduced in the House for the last...

In politics and policy, you win some and you lose some, and sometimes the best you can do is make a good point. Kevin Hern of Tulsa experienced all of that in a week of work in Congress

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U.S. Representative Kevin Hern, R-Tulsa, won some important policy victories in recent days, but being a Republican in the U.S. House run by Nancy Pelosi, he also lost some battles. But the Tulsa Congressman is proving durable in pressing for conservative laws, while working with the majority Democrats where common ground is found. Hern's office released the following statement on Thursday (Septem...

Hern votes against anti-law-and-order legislation

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against several bills that fail to address the rampant crime plaguing American communities. Rep. Hern voted ‘no’ on HR 6448, HR 8592, HR 4118, and HR 5768. “Today’s vote was purely political, meant to trick Americans into thinking Democrats care about law and order before a major election,” said Rep. Hern. “Meanwhile, ...

Hern priorities pass committee markup

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) participated in several days of markup in the Ways and Means Committee this week, including legislation sponsored and co-sponsored by Rep. Hern. Multiple Hern priorities received votes during the markup, including Hern-sponsored legislation covering global tax policy and access to health care services, and Hern-supported programs to reauthorize a maternal health p...

Rep. Hern honored for his small business votes

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In the eyes of one national business group, Oklahoma congressman Kevin Hern is a “guardian” of small businesses in the U.S. The McCarville Report says the GOP Representative was honored by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Click here for McCarville Report

Hern earns “Guardian of Small Business” award from NFIB

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) earned the National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) most prestigious legislative award for the 117th Congress. The “Guardian of Small Business” award is given to lawmakers who vote with small business priorities on key issues at least 70% of the time. Rep. Hern has a 100% record. “I’ve lived on the other side of government policies and regulations as a...

LAWMAKERS WEIGH BUDGET, GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN DEADLINE LOOMS

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WASHINGTON - The pressure is beginning to build on Democratic leaders in Congress to take the steps needed to approve a short-term budget and avoid a government shutdown. With a Sept. 30 deadline, passing a proper budget isn’t an option at this point. As has become so common in recent years, Congress will have to pass a continuing resolution -- a CR -- and members of the Oklahoma congressional del...

‘It’s a bad sign’: Hern reacts to 8.3% inflation in August

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% from July and 8.3% over last year. “Inflation remains the number one issue facing our nation,” said Rep. Hern. “August’s inflation numbers indicate that sky-high prices for shelter, food, and fuel are here to stay. It’s a bad sign; meanwhile, President Biden is set to throw a party for ...

Inflation is not only still with us, it’s growing and Oklahoma Reps don’t like it

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While gasoline prices have fallen in Oklahoma in the past several weeks, growing inflation grabbed the attention Tuesday of Oklahoma U.S. Reps. Kevin Hern and Tom Cole following the government’s announcement that the Consumer Price Index grew by 0.1% from July and 8.3% higher than a year ago. “Inflation remains the number one issue facing our nation,” said Rep. Hern. “August’s inflation numbers in...

Insulin price caps for private markets on life support with condensed Senate schedule

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Campaign season, competing legislation, and the unknown of the lame duck session may prevent the Senate from acting on a bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs, despite efforts by the lawmakers behind the bill to push it ahead. "I’m glad Senate Democrats made important progress to address the skyrocketing costs of insulin in the Inflation Reduction Act, but those provisions are only the beginning...

Oklahoma Leaders Respond To Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II

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WASHINGTON - State Representatives Kevin Hern and Tom Cole shared their sympathies with the British people for their loss. “I join millions around the world mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth,” said Hern. “Her life was defined by love for family and devotion to country. She served God with every breath. My prayers are with the Mountbatten-Windsor family and the people of the United Kingdom who h...

Hern mourns passing of Queen Elizabeth II

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement: “I join millions around the world mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth,” said Hern. “Her life was defined by love for family and devotion to country. She served God with every breath. My prayers are with the Mountbatten-Windsor family and the people of the United Kingdom who have lost a dearly loved matriarch and monarch.” ###

GOP Rep. Kevin Hern on Biden’s Speech: Did More to ‘Divide Us Last Night Than Ever’

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Appearing Friday on the Fox Business Network, Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) took aim at President Joe Biden’s address in which he accused former President Donald Trump and “MAGA Republicans” of threatening the United States’ democratic system of government. A transcript is as follows: INTERVIEWER: Congressman, I want to get your take on this because the president essentially is attacking half of the coun...

Insulin Price Caps Aren’t the Answer

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Over the past several decades, the federal government has exercised unprecedented control over aspects of American life that our Founders never intended—including your personal medical decisions. As a life-long job creator and small business owner, I know the dangers of an intrusive government. Regulators in the executive branch don’t know what it takes to develop a product, find your market, and ...

Act critics say it won’t help reduce inflation and won’t help country’s long-term energy needs

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While Democrats and the White House are celebrating their passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, one opposed by every one of Oklahoma’s U.S. Representatives and Senators, the impact on the state’s oil and gas industry and across the U.S. is coming. All it takes is for President Biden to sign it into law. As the American Petroleum Institute pointed out after the Friday vote of 220-207, the Act fal...