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Rep. Hern and Sen. Inhofe introduce asylum relief bill

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This afternoon, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Asylum Abuse Reduction Act in the House of Representatives. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate this morning by Senator Jim Inhofe. Both Sen. Inhofe and Rep. Hern have visited the Southern border to see firsthand the state of the crisis that Customs and Border Patrol are dealing with. The uptick in asylum applicants is caus... Read More »

Skiatook farmer pushes H-2A reforms at congressional field hearing

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Chad Selman, a Skiatook pecan and cattle farmer and Tulsa County Farm Bureau vice president, recently shared his concerns about agricultural labor during a congressional field hearing with Congressman Kevin Hern on July 22 in Tulsa. The hearing, hosted by U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Ranking Member Kevin Hern and Chair Andy Kim, aimed to highlig... Read More »

Regulatory compliance takes out-sized share of their time and money, business people say

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Stigler banker Christopher Jordan summed up the impact federal regulations have had on his business with a simple example. “If you were to sit in on our strategic planning meetings, the focus has changed from ‘What do we need to do to make more loans and get more deposits?’ to ‘How are we going to deal with this compliance issue?’” Jordan told 1st District Congressman Kevin Hern and Congressman An... Read More »

Rep. Hern hosts town hall with more than 4,300 constituents

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) hosted a town hall on July 15, 2019. More than 4,300 constituents participated, either on the call or live-streaming from Rep. Hern’s website. Attendees were from all over the First Congressional District, including Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bartlesville, Sand Springs, and Wagoner. Rep. Hern took questions from callers, as well as questions submitted on Facebook and th... Read More »

Rep. Hern condemns Democrat NDAA for lack of bipartisan work

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. “Funding our national defense is a bipartisan priority, but bipartisanship is not reflected in this bill,” said Rep. Hern. “The NDAA has long been the result of spirited bipartisan debate and participation, but the new Democrat majority has chosen to forsake decades ... Read More »

House passes border security measure, headed to President Trump's desk

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the passage of HR 3401 in the House of Representatives. “After 57 days of obstruction and denial, Democratic leadership finally came face to face with reality,” said Rep. Hern. “Speaker Pelosi does not have the iron grip on her caucus that she thought, they are tired of her blatant disregard for the will of the American peopl... Read More »

Rep. Hern joins House Whip Team

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Representative Kevin Hern announced Wednesday that he has joined House Minority Whip Steve Scalise’s Whip Team. “It’s an honor to join this group of my peers to advance President Trump’s pro-growth agenda that has transformed the American economy in the last two years,” said Rep. Hern. “Serving under the leadership of someone like Whip Scalise is a rare opportunity. I look forward to being on his ... Read More »

The Border Crisis: My Firsthand Experience

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Partisan talking points are insignificant in the face of reality of the humanitarian and national security crisis on our hands. Here are the facts: in the month of May alone, 144,237 people were apprehended crossing the border illegally, totaling 650,000 since the start of 2019. In 2017, there were about 25,000 apprehensions per month, a 576% increase in less than 2 years. This puts an incredible ... Read More »

Rep. Hern praises passage of disaster aid package

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the House voted in favor of the Senate Amendment to HR 2157. “After a brutal two weeks of tornadoes and flooding, the people of Oklahoma are in desperate need of our help,” said Rep. Kevin Hern. “This disaster aid package will help those in our country and my district who have experienced the worst and need the relief that th... Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Tulsa tomorrow

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Following President Trump’s declared state of emergency for Tulsa, Wagoner, and Muskogee Counties, Vice President Mike Pence will be coming to Tulsa on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) and Vice President Mike Pence will be touring flood damage. “Although it’s under these sad circumstances, I look forward to welcoming the Vice President to Tulsa,” said Rep. Kevin Hern. “Afte... Read More »

Rep. Hern launches history project to archive stories of local veterans

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Congressman Kevin Hern will host his first Veterans History Day on June 14-15 in Tulsa. The Veterans History Project works to preserve the memories, stories, and history of northeast Oklahoma veterans for future generations through the Library of Congress. During Veterans History Day, staff will be available to record veteran interviews on film and send the footage to the Library of Congress to be... Read More »

Rep. Hern statement on publication of Special Counsel report

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the Justice Department published the full report from the Special Counsel investigation. “This morning, Attorney General Barr further confirmed the information we already know: There was no collusion between Russia and President Trump or his campaign,” said Rep. Hern. “Over the course of the last two years, we witnessed a ver... Read More »

Rep. Hern statement on conclusion of special counsel investigation

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Donald Trump. “As I expected, Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of conspiracy or collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Tens of millions of taxpayer dollars and nearly two years of time were wasted in pursuit of this point... Read More »

Rep. Hern announces March Veteran of the Month

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This week, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) awarded Tulsan Peter E. Luitwieler as the March Veteran of the Month. “Mr. Luitwieler is not only an American hero, but a shining example of selfless leadership and a pillar of Oklahoma’s veteran community,” said Rep. Hern. “His work in multiple local organizations is lifechanging for many of our veterans. I am proud to present this award to Mr. Luitwi... Read More »

Rep. Hern celebrates 111 days in office

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) is celebrating 111 days in office today. “It’s been an action-packed couple of months, but I wouldn’t want it any other way,” said Rep. Hern. “The people of the First District sent me to Congress to work hard and I won’t let them down. I’m proud of the work I’ve accomplished in these first 111 days. We’ve been busy, but the work we’ve accomplished speaks for itse... Read More »