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Hern mourns Tulsa FOP Chairman Jerad Lindsey

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement following the death of Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police Chairman Jerad Lindsey. “Jerad Lindsey was a great man and a great friend,” said Rep. Hern. “His leadership impacted so many – both within law enforcement and around the community. I spoke with Jerad on Sunday as he battled this virus. All too soon, he was taken from us. Tammy ... Read More »

Hern applauds confirmation of Amy Coney Barret to the Supreme Court

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court tonight. “I join millions of Americans in celebration tonight following the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett,” said Rep. Hern. “In a field of impressive and qualified people, Barrett stands out for her intelligence, strength of character, ... Read More »

Oklahoma delegation introduces legislation renaming Owasso Post Office after late Sgt. Marshal Roberts

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced legislation on Friday to rename the U.S. Post Office located at 1233 North Cedar Street in Owasso, Okla., after fallen Air National Guardsman, Sergeant Marshal Roberts. Sgt. Roberts, from Owasso, gave his life in service to our country while deployed in Iraq in March 2020. The entire Oklahoma delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives joined Rep. H... Read More »

ICYMI: Hern headlines Biz2Credit Webinar on Small Business & COVID-19

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Representative Kevin Hern (R-OK-01) and Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) headlined an online forum hosted by Biz2Credit. The webinar was broadcast to over a thousand participants around the country, including small business owners in Oklahoma’s First District. Reps. Hern and Espaillat discussed the ongoing work of the House Small Business Committee, on which they both serve, and what is ... Read More »

Hern and Balderson lead bipartisan letter asking SBA for clarity on PPP

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Representatives Kevin Hern (OK-01) and Troy Balderson (OH-12) led a bipartisan letter to SBA Administrator Carranza urging the SBA to release clarifying information for business owners trying to sell their businesses while still paying back, or in the forgiveness process, of Paycheck Protection Program loans. “At such a volatile time for American business owners, we need clear language and explici... Read More »

Hern introduces energy bill protecting low-income and minority communities

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This morning, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Energy Poverty Prevention and Accountability Act (EPPA), intended to help all Americans have equal access to affordable and reliable energy. EPPA protects vulnerable and at-risk communities by requiring transparency and accountability with new energy bills and regulations. “Clean energy initiatives have a lot of promise, but it’s not a... Read More »

ICYMI: Hern urges Democrats to publicly vote for legislation they've privately supported

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) spoke on the House floor this morning urging Republicans and Democrats alike to vote against the Previous Question, allowing for consideration of HR 8265, a bill that would extend the Paycheck Protection Program through the end of the year and provide further relief to American small businesses and workers. You can watch the video here. Remarks as prepared: Mr. Sp... Read More »

Hern votes against short-term spending bill

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Tonight, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) voted against HR 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act. “I have long held the belief that our government shouldn’t operate on short-term spending bills,” said Rep. Hern. “These stop-gap funding measures prolong the true work of governing and allocate funds with zero framework or budget behind it. For too long, we have depended on these short-term bills ... Read More »

Hern says COVID-19 changing both businesses and their customers

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Businesses have had to adapt to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, but so have their customers, 1st District Congressman Kevin Hern said Monday. As the lead presenter for a live-streamed The Hill program on e-commerce and small business, Hern said small-business owners have had to squeeze years of transition into a few months. “I really feel for those small businesses that are having to accelerate a... Read More »

Hern named “Energy Champion” by top energy group

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) was named an “Energy Champion” by the American Energy Alliance, earned with a perfect score on key energy votes this Congress. “Energy is the backbone of my district and my state’s economy,” said Rep. Hern. “Energy jobs pay well and keep Oklahomans on the leading edge of innovation and technology. As a Member of Congress, I am committed to working for the best int... Read More »

Hern joins Republican Conference to introduce "Commitment to America" platform

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This morning, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), and the rest of the House Republican Conference to formally announce the Commitment to America agenda, which will focus on restoring the American way of life, rebuilding the greatest economy in American history, and renewing the American Dream. “The atmosphere was... Read More »

Hern signs Police Pledge

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after signing Heritage Action’s “Police Pledge”. The Pledge offers Rep. Hern’s full support for law enforcement officers in our country and commits his opposition to any legislative efforts to defund the police. “I have the utmost respect and admiration for our police force,” said Rep. Hern. “It was not a hard decision to sign this... Read More »

Hern leads 49 colleagues on letter in support of telehealth expansion

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) led 49 of his colleagues on a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma encouraging permanent expansion of telehealth services. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, Administrator Verma temporarily expanded requirements for telehealth services to Medicare and Medicaid recipients, allowing both rural communities... Read More »

What we learned from COVID: Telehealth is here to stay

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When the dust settles and COVID-19 is finally behind us, there are many aspects of this “new normal” that I will not miss, but there’s a lot that I hope sticks around, like valuable time at home with my family and creative ways to stay connected virtually. As a society, though, our most important lasting benefit will be the telehealth services that have rapidly expanded over the last five months. ... Read More »

ICYMI: Highlights from Hern's District Work Period

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Congressman Kevin Hern (OK-1) spent this week’s district work period meeting with veteran organizations, presenting the veteran of the month, visiting the Tulsa VA outpatient clinic under construction, met with industry leaders in aerospace, engaged in a virtual town hall with the Oklahoma Association of Realtors, and spoke to various local organizations about issues he’s working on in Washington ... Read More »