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To fix supply chain crisis, we must give people incentives to get back to work

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It’s been more than a year and a half since government forced businesses to close at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government told millions of Americans were that their participation in the workforce put their friends and families in danger. So, businesses were given no choice but to lay off workers who were then paid by the federal taxpayer to stay home. President Joe Biden’s recent announc...

Hern criticizes Biden Admin for flouting federal court rulings on Remain in Mexico Policy

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined over 40 Members of Congress on a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in response to the recent announcement of its intention to issue a new memo terminating the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Representative Rick Allen (GA-12) led the letter. Joining Representatives He...

Hern condemns Pelosi’s announcement of overreaching IRS reporting requirements

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed she plans to add provisions to the socialist spending package requiring private financial institutions to report transaction-level data on the inflow and outflow of any bank accounts over $600. “We spent over 40 hours marking up the radical reconciliation bill in the Ways and Means Committee, bu...

Hern votes against swampy maneuver to raise debt ceiling

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s rule vote to ‘deem’ the debt limit increase passed without a vote on any real legislation. “Today, the House of Representatives voted to raise the debt ceiling rather than confront the true problem: unchecked spending,” said Rep. Hern. “Democrats are unwilling to slow down, so their optio...

September jobs report falls short of Biden’s promises

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the September jobs report was released, showing only 194,000 jobs created. “Biden’s leadership has failed the American people on every front,” said Rep. Hern. “We’re nearly 1 million jobs short of what the President promised with his American Rescue Plan at the start of the year. It’s time for him to admit what we’ve all know...

House conservatives cast influential sway in whipping GOP against infrastructure bill

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Republicans in the largest conservative bloc in the House are leading mobilization efforts against the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which passed the Senate with GOP support in August. The Republican Study Committee, chaired by Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, has issued a series of warnings against the package since its introduction two months ago, referring to the legislation as the “G...

Biden’s vaccine mandate will crush small businesses

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When I first came to Congress in 2018, I knew that I could provide a valuable voice for small businesses at the heart of our government. I campaigned on the notion that small business owners lacked a voice in Washington, D.C., which I knew to be true after 35 years as a small business owner. I never felt represented or understood by my government. I came to Congress knowing the value I could have ...

Oklahoma Bankers Association says new proposed federal tracking system is government overreach

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The Oklahoma Bankers Association (OBA) says a new proposal to track the way you spend money is an extreme federal overreach. It says if you have $600 in your bank account, your transactions will be tracked and sent to the IRS if a plan is approved. Bank customers have reached out to FOX23 showing letters sent to them by their bank warning them that this could be signed into law and asking them to ...

Hern stands up for life, holds Biden Admin accountable for fetal tissue research

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Today, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) voted against HR 3755, a bill to strip states of their legislative powers and enact federal late-term abortion, overriding any pro-life legislation at the state level. Rep. Hern spoke on the House floor against HR 3755, more appropriately named “The Abortion on Demand Act”. You can watch Rep. Hern’s full remarks here. Additionally, Rep. Hern joined almost 1...

Hern supports the Job Creators Network’s lawsuit against unconstitutional vaccine mandate

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Earlier this week, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) met with Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network, to discuss their lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate on American small businesses. Rep. Hern previously announced his intent to pursue both legislative and legal actions against Biden’s executive order directing the Department of Labor ...

Hern hosts virtual town hall with nearly 7,000 attendees

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Yesterday, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) hosted a virtual town hall with constituents from across the 1st District. The call included 6,855 participants both online and by phone. Rep. Hern discussed recent issues including the crisis on the southern border, the impending depletion of the Social Security and Medicaid funds, and the fight against the Democrats’ $3.5T Budget Resolution. Rep. Hern...

Hern votes against Continuing Resolution, urges return to budget process

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against HR 5305, the Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. “Once again, the Democrat majority has put the federal government on autopilot,” said Rep. Hern. “What are we doing here? Our constituents did not send us here to do the same thing over and over and over again. We must interrupt this never-endin...

Hern plans legislative action against Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) held a press conference this afternoon after meeting with local business leaders to discuss President Biden’s recent vaccine mandate on all employers with 100+ employees. While the President has the power to issue Executive Orders, it is up to Congress to fund them. Rep. Hern plans to take legislative action to withhold funding from the Department of Labor for the...

Hern votes against tax increases, rampant spending in reconciliation markup

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package in a Ways and Means Committee markup today. The committee spent four days over the last week debating amendments on pieces of the legislation under Ways and Means jurisdiction. “Speaker Pelosi’s priorities are not in line with the American peoples’ priorities,” said Rep....

Democrats Block Bills Prohibiting Tax Increases Until Unemployment Rate, Inflation Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee blocked GOP amendments Tuesday that would have prohibited further tax increases until the economy returns to its pre-pandemic condition. Republican Reps. Kevin Hern and Lloyd Smucker introduced the bills as amendments to Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package during the committee’s markup of parts of the sweeping legislation. The Hous...