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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 »

Multimillionaire burger maker with Arkansas roots ready to legislate in Congress

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WASHINGTON -- Two decades after selling his North Little Rock McDonald's restaurant and moving to Muskogee, Okla., Kevin Hern is now a multimillionaire businessman and a congressman from the Sooner State. The Tulsa Republican was elected in November to fill the seat vacated by Jim Bridenstine, President Donald Trump's choice to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. People who gre... Read More »

Rep. Hern sends letter of support to Sec. Perdue regarding proposed SNAP rule

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Today, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in support of the proposed rule to enforce work requirements for SNAP Benefits. There were 62 Members of Congress who signed the letter in support of the proposed rule as well. “This proposed rule is long overdue,” said Rep. Hern. “For decades, we have let unchecked spenders in Congress and the White House... Read More »

Congressman Kevin Hern on State of the Union: Trump evoked Reagan's 'shining city' speech

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U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern's first State of the Union address as 1st District Congressman evoked memories of President Ronald Reagan. "One thing that was different about his State of the Union was ... President Reagan, who was the first president I was aware of coming out of high school, talked about the 'shining city on the hill.' I heard that last night," Hern said by telephone Wednesday morning. An ... Read More »

Rep. Hern response to State of the Union address

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the President delivered the State of the Union address in the United States Capitol Building. “As the President indicated, we have a lot to celebrate. 2018 was a banner year for the economy,” said Rep. Hern. “Unemployment in just about every category is at its lowest in decades. Jobs numbers continue to rise. This kind of str... Read More »

Oklahoma congressmen constituents in support of standing firm on border security

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WASHINGTON — Oklahoma’s Republican representatives say most constituents support their unwavering demand for border security funding as the shutdown drags into the end of its fifth week. The state’s conservative elected officials back President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion for a wall and other security measures at the southern border, calling on Democrats to come to the table to negotiate. The ... Read More »

Rep. Kevin Hern appointed to Natural Resources, Budget and Small Business Committees

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after being appointed to the Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on Small Business, and the Committee on the Budget. “I am excited to get to work with my colleagues on the Natural Resources, Small Business, and Budget Committees,” Rep. Hern said. “Thousands of Oklahomans are employed in the Energy sector,... Read More »