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Hern hosts virtual town hall with over 4,000 attendees

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Yesterday, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) hosted a virtual town hall with constituents across the 1st District. The call included 4,043 participants both online and by phone. Rep. Hern discussed recent legislative initiatives, such as the Energy Poverty Prevention Act and Pro-Growth Budgeting Act he introduced in June, the Republican Study Committee Budget he wrote and introduced in May, and hi...

Pelosi oversteps with partisan attack on GOP picks for Jan 6th committee

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi vetoed Leader Kevin McCarthy’s picks to represent the Republican Party on the January 6th Select Committee. “Pelosi has once again overstepped as Speaker of the House,” said Rep. Hern. “There is no longer any pretense that she plans for the Select Committee to be a bipartisan effort, something I – and any...

Hern slams Biden’s tax-and-spend agenda

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released a statement condemning the exorbitant framework for Biden and Congressional Democrats’ deficit-soaring spending plan. Senate Democrats announced an overall topline of $3.5 trillion to pass Biden’s legislative priorities using the budget reconciliation process. Including the $1 trillion package a bipartisan group of senators are drafting and the $1.9 trill...

Hern introduces bill protecting affordable & accessible energy for vulnerable communities

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Energy Poverty Prevention Act (EPPA) to the House of Representatives this morning. Rep. Hern previously introduced EPPA last Congress. “Transparency is at the heart of a lot of the bills and ideas I’ve supported since coming to Congress,” said Rep. Hern. “In light of recent decisions out of the Biden Administration to destroy energy jobs in Oklahoma...

Under Biden, America will never be a global leader of industry

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Republicans passed a historic tax overhaul called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017. The reason? Our tax code hadn’t been updated since the 1980s, even though the way we lived and did business was totally different. As a result, we unleashed economic growth that put more money in people's pockets, provided greater opportunities, and brought poverty to record lows. Yet, President Joe Biden wants to...

Hern joins ‘Healthy Future’ Task Force, leading GOP health care policy

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) announced this morning his appointment to the Healthy Future Task Force, a team of Republican leaders working to shape the future of Republican health care policy. “Americans are demanding leadership in the health care arena following the failures of the Affordable Care Act,” said Rep. Hern. “The Healthy Future Task Force is the Republican response to that demand....

Rep. Hern pushing for more transparency on how bills will impact economy before vote

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An Oklahoma congressman is pushing to make sure that he and his colleagues have a more accurate understanding of how particular bills will impact the economy before they vote on them. Representative Kevin Hern, (R) OK-1, reintroduced his Pro Growth Budget Act earlier this month; Hern also introduced the legislation during the last Congress. He said he knows it’s not likely to go anywhere now, but ...

High lumber prices add urgency to a decades-old trade fight

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A trade dispute over Canadian lumber that began when Ronald Reagan was president has become a political problem for President Biden, with home builders and members of Congress urging the administration to try to strike a deal that could help bring down the cost of critical building materials. Lumber prices remain far above prepandemic levels, even after falling sharply in recent weeks, an increase...

Hern introduces Pro-Growth Budgeting Act, requires dynamic scoring for legislation

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act to the House of Representatives this week. Rep. Hern first introduced this legislation in the 116th Congress. The Pro-Growth Budgeting Act requires the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to produce a macroeconomic impact analysis, or dynamic score, on major legislation in Congress. Dynamic scoring gives a more accurate analys...

OKFB Members discuss ag issues with Congressman Hern during online meeting

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Oklahoma Farm Bureau members shared their concerns on agriculture and rural issues with Congressman Kevin Hern during an online meeting held Friday, June 11. From hauling hay to owning McDonald’s franchises and from swine farmer to aerospace engineer, Rep. Hern has vast experiences and uses those to represent Oklahoma’s First Congressional District, encompassing the Tulsa metropolitan area. Taxes ...

Hern advocates for restaurants on Small Business Caucus

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Representative Kevin Hern (R-OK-01) and Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH-01) led a Small Business Caucus roundtable yesterday with representatives from the National Restaurant Association, International Franchise Association, and the Independent Restaurant Coalition to discuss the successes and challenges of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and share views on the path forward for the restaurant...

Oklahoma Congressional Delegation introduces resolution to highlight the important history of the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial

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Members of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation released the following statements in support of a resolution introduced to Congress today honoring the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced in the House, and Senator James Lankford introduced in the Senate. The resolution recognizes the history of Black Wall Street in Tulsa’s Greenwood district. It...

Hern introduces ‘Help Wanted’ Act to eliminate added pandemic unemployment payments

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced HR 3307, the Help Wanted Act, to the House of Representatives this week, a bill to eliminate the additional $300/week in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). Under current law, the program runs through September. HR 3307 would end the program 14 days after it’s signed into law. More than 20 states, including Oklahoma, have already made dec...

Hern, RSC introduce FY22 Budget – “Reclaiming our Fiscal Future”

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) and Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced the RSC budget for FY ’22: “Reclaiming Our Fiscal Future”. Rep. Hern leads the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force, a team of conservative lawmakers tasked with drafting a federal budget that reflects conservative values, restores fiscal responsibility, and works for all Americans. “The Republican...

House Republicans reveal answer to Biden's budget, say it could eliminate deficit in 5 years

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House Republicans on Wednesday are unveiling their answer to President Biden's 2022 budget, putting forward a document that they say can balance the federal budget in five years while cutting taxes by $1.9 trillion. The summary of the proposal by the Republican Study Committee (RSC), first obtained by Fox News, would slash a litany of discretionary programs, reform federal programs like Medicaid a...