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Hern Introduces Bill to Strengthen Child Support Enforcement for States and Tribes

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Hern Introduces Bill to Strengthen Child Support Enforcement for States and Tribes WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Strengthening State and Tribal Child Support Enforcement Act, legislation to avert changes in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) enforcement action that would block state child support agencies from utilizing contractors for the Child Support Enforce...

Hern and Schneider lead bipartisan resolution in support of US free trade with Israel

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Kevin Hern (R-OK) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution calling for the strengthening of economic ties between the U.S. and Israel. This comes four months after the terrorist attack on Israel on October 7th and the war between Israel and Hamas, which has stunted Israel’s economy. Rep. Hern said, “Israel is our closest ally in the Middle East,...

RSC Chairman Hern responds to Biden’s Budget: ‘Bad for America’

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, RSC Chairman Kevin Hern released the following statement following President Biden’s release of his FY 25 Budget: “Biden’s budget is nothing more than a left-wing wish list filled with massive spending that will only exacerbate the $34 trillion and counting in debt,” said RSC Chairman Kevin Hern. “The American taxpayers deserve a plan to protect them from a debt disaster. T...

Hern to bring Tulsa County DA as guest to the State of the Union

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) announced his guest for tonight’s State of the Union, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler. Kunzweiler, a career prosecutor dedicated to protecting Tulsa County, remains outspoken on the deadly impact that fentanyl is having on our community. “As we grapple with surging crime rates, the deadly influx of fentanyl, and rampant ille...

Hern votes for Laken Riley Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting for H.R. 7511, the Laken Riley Act. “The Biden Border Crisis has taken the lives of too many Americans,” said Rep. Hern. "Many of these crimes are repeat offenses from violent individuals in the country illegally, who were repeatedly allowed back into our communities. In honor of 22-year-old Laken Rile...

RSC Chairman Hern and U.S. Senator JD Vance urge colleagues to pass a standalone Israel aid bill

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Washington, DC – Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman Kevin Hern (OK-01) and U.S. Senator JD Vance (R-OH) released the following statement on the ongoing negotiations regarding the border and Ukraine aid. “For months, Senate leadership has attempted to trade Ukraine aid for a bill that would secure America’s border,” said Chairman Hern and Sen. Vance. “If news reports are in any way accurate...

Hern announces promotions on his policy team

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) announced promotions on his legislative team following the departure of Deputy Chief of Staff Dominique Yelinski for Majority Leader Scalise’s office. Jefferson Willis has been promoted to Legislative Director, Kirby Tidmore is now the Senior Legislative Assistant, and Meg Maykoski is now a Legislative Assistant. “Leader Scalise made a great hire ...

Hern introduces bill to combat Confucius Classrooms, CCP-funded influence in American schools

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TULSA, OK – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Promoting Responsible Oversight to Eliminate Communist Teachings for Our Kids (PROTECT Our Kids) Act, legislation to prohibit federal funding through the Department of Education for any school which continues to host a Confucius Classroom. Confucius Classrooms are Chinese language and learning centers in elementary and secondary schools ...

Hern, Vance introduce bill to tax cartel’s international money transfers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) reintroduced the Withholding Illegal Revenue Entering Drug Markets (WIRED) Act, to the House of Representatives. The Senate companion has been introduced by Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio. Based on a similar policy enacted by the state of Oklahoma, the WIRED Act imposes a 10% fee on remittances out of the United States, with the intention of penalizin...

Hern votes to move impeachment inquiry forward

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) voted in favor of a resolution to move forward the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. “The ongoing investigations into the Biden family’s mysterious business dealings have already turned up astonishing information,” said Rep. Hern. “With the recent failure of Hunter Biden to comply with subpoenas from House investigators, it’s mo...

Hern lays out argument for Mayorkas’ impeachment at Homeland Security Committee hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) testified at the House Committee on Homeland Security, arguing in favor of the impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Watch Rep. Hern’s remarks here. Remarks as prepared: Chairman Green, I thank you for the opportunity to speak in front of the committee today. I was the first Member of Congress to call for Sec. Mayorkas to ...

Hern announces bid for Majority Leader

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) announced his campaign for Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives this morning following current Leader Steve Scalise’s nomination to be the next Speaker of the House. Rep. Hern announced his campaign with a letter to his Republican colleagues. You can read the letter here.

ICYMI: Hern urges unity in Speaker's race

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TULSA, OK – This morning, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) announced he is stepping back from the race for Speaker of the House after contacting all 221 Members of the Republican Conference. Watch his appearance on Fox News this morning here. The letter can be found here.

“Biden is either stupid or naïve” on Iran ransom deal

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Republican Study Committee Chairman Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after news of President Biden’s $6 billion ransom payment to Iran. “The Biden Administration’s hostage ransom deal with Iran endangers Americans and is yet another foreign policy failure from this White House,” said Chairman Hern. “President Biden is either stupid or naïve to believe that Iran will only use the...

Hern statement on Majority Leader Scalise

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TULSA, OK – Republican Study Committee Chairman Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after news of Majority Leader Steve Scalise’s multiple myeloma diagnosis. Leader Scalise served as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee in the 113th Congress. “Tammy and I are praying for Majority Leader Steve Scalise as he faces a multiple myeloma diagnosis,” said Chairman Hern. “Steve has be...