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Hern praises SCOTUS decision on Dobbs v. Jackson

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement praising the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, overturning Roe v. Wade and returning the issue of abortion to the state level. “Every child deserves the right to life,” said Rep. Hern. “It’s our sacred responsibility not only to defend this right but ensure that mothers and children are provided with the resources they ne...

Hern votes against gun-grabbing legislation

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to S. 2938. “Many of my colleagues need a refresher on the Constitution,” said Rep. Hern. “The bill we voted on today is an attack on our Second Amendment rights; it targets law-abiding citizens and takes away their right to due process. Furthermore, it fails to addre...

Back to a Balanced Federal Budget

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The Republican Study Committee has done a great service by developing a serious proposal for getting to a federal balanced budget within seven years. You can read it yourself here. RSC Chairman Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana and RSC Budget and Spending Task Force Chairman Rep. Kevin Hern of Oklahoma led the effort which produced a solid beginning for a discussion of how to make balancing the budget a p...

Biden signs bill renaming Owasso Post Office after T.Sgt. Marshal Roberts

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Today, President Biden signed HR 1298 into law, officially renaming the U.S. Post Office located at 1233 North Cedar St. in Owasso, Okla., the “Technical Sergeant Marshal Roberts Post Office Building.” T.Sgt. Roberts was killed in a rocket attack on Camp Taji in Iraq while deployed with the Oklahoma Air National Guard in March 2020. Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the legislation to t...

“I’m here to solve problems, I don’t have time for politics”: Hern rips Democrats’ theatrics

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) blasted Democrats for wasting time with theatrics and partisan games during a Ways and Means Committee hearing today. During the hearing, Democrats pushed a new entitlement program, while Rep. Hern argued against creating a new programs when there are currently 92 separate programs for low-income Americans, more than 30 of which are accessible and beneficial for w...

More than the bare minimum

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When voters send their elected officials to Washington, they have certain expectations for us. First, they expect us to show up to work, be present in the House of Representatives, vote on legislation, and participate in our assigned committees. This is the bare minimum of our constitutional requirement. Next, they expect us to be their voice in our nation’s capital. Our constituents expect us to ...

Hern, RSC Release FY 2023 Budget, “Blueprint to Save America”

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Today, Representative Kevin Hern and the Republican Study Committee released its annual alternative budget for fiscal year 2023. The budget serves as a comprehensive blueprint for conservative governance and was produced by the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force. Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) currently chairs that task force. Over the past two years, thanks to the Biden administration and House Democrats...

Hern votes against un-Constitutional legislation

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against HR 2377 and HR 7910. “My constituents have made their feelings incredibly clear: they are overwhelmingly opposed to any attempt by President Biden and Congressional Democrats to take away our 2nd Amendment rights,” said Rep. Hern. “I fully support my constituents in these beliefs. The legislation before the Hou...

Hern Honors 101st Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement recognizing the 101st Anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. “Yesterday and today mark the somber anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. This horrific event destroyed countless lives on Black Wall Street & laid waste to a thriving community” said Rep. Hern. “More than a century later, we still have a long way to go; however,...

Hern statement in response to midtown violence

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement. “A few moments ago, I spoke with Chief Wendell Franklin, who updated me on the terrible situation near St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. There’s still a lot we don’t know about what happened tonight in the Natalie Building, but what we do know is this: multiple lives were taken from us, and many more changed forever. My prayers are w...

Hearing Holds Social Security to Account for Customer Service Woes

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A key Congressional committee this week finally held a long-awaited hearing on customer service problems with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee had been pushing for such a hearing for months, and on Tuesday, the Ways and Means subcommittee on Social Security convened it. “We are holding this important hearing today to spotlight and undersco...

As Social Security Customer Service Problems Persist, Congress Is Stepping In

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Ongoing customer service issues at the Social Security Administration have finally gotten bad enough that U.S. lawmakers decided to do something about it — but it might be a while before you see any significant improvements. Congress held a hearing on May 19 to identify ways to fix the SSA’s customer service fix problems, which mainly boil down to interminable wait times on the phone if you’re luc...

Congress seeks ways to reduce Social Security customer service delays

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Many people who have dialed the Social Security Administration’s toll-free number during the Covid-19 pandemic have faced long wait times. In an effort to alleviate the customer service issues, Congress this week held a hearing to identify ways in fix the problems. The issues are something leaders on both sides of the aisle are hearing from constituents about regularly, according to Tuesday’s test...

Rep. Kevin Hern: Secretary Mayorkas Is The Worst Kind Of Liar

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Oklahoma Republican Congressman Kevin Hern joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to react to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insisting the U.S. Southern border will not be open once the Title 42 public health order is lifted next week. “He’s lying. We actually had him at a Border Caucus meeting, and the worst kind of liar is one that will come and lie to your face...

Hern: Americans Struggle to Get Help from Social Security Administration

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In opening remarks for a Social Security Subcommittee hearing, acting Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) emphasized that Americans are struggling to access crucial Social Security services and assistance, and Ways and Means Republicans seeking to help are left waiting by the Social Security Administration. Rep. Hern’s full remarks as prepared for delivery appear below. Thank you, Chairman La...