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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...

Oklahoma congressman launches bid to lead House conservative group

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Oklahoma Rep. Kevin Hern on Wednesday announced he is entering the race to become chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the largest conservative caucus in Congress. The RSC chairmanship, currently held by Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, has served as a springboard for some of the most powerful Republicans in recent years, including former Vice President Mike Pence, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise,...

Members Of Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Speak On Record Inflation Numbers

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WASHINGTON - On the day that gas prices hit a new all-time high in the United States — $3.47 per gallon, according to AAA — President Biden acknowledged that families are hurting and said he wanted Americans to know that he is taking inflation very seriously. "I know that families all across America are hurting because of inflation," Biden said to reporters at the White House. "I come from a famil...

Exclusive – Rep. Kevin Hern Announces Bid for Republican Study Committee Chairman

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Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that he plans to run to become the next Republican Study Committee (RSC) chairman, saying, “no one will work harder to stop the Biden administration from ruining our country.” Hern — who represents Oklahoma’s first congressional district and is a two-term congressman — hopes to replace Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) as the lead...

PODCAST: US Rep Hern

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US Congressman Kevin Hern called into our Bartlesville Radio Studios on Thursday for our monthly podcast. The Congressman first addressed how the U.S. economy’s GDP shrunk by 1.4% in the first quarter. According to Hern, in addition to other economic and inflationary pressures, diesel prices are now the highest they have ever been in America. Congressman Hern said the southern border crisis contin...

Randi Weingarten hit for lack of self-awareness after comment on school closures: 'Parents aren't dumb'

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American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten was ripped on Wednesday for a lack of self-awareness after remarking on the negative impact school closures have had on kids in light of her union's push for remote learning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In her introductions for her guests at the AFT-hosted "Social Media is Having Negative Effects on Kids and Teens," Weingarten began b...