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In politics and policy, you win some and you lose some, and sometimes the best you can do is make a good point. Kevin Hern of Tulsa experienced all of that in a week of work in Congress

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U.S. Representative Kevin Hern, R-Tulsa, won some important policy victories in recent days, but being a Republican in the U.S. House run by Nancy Pelosi, he also lost some battles.   But the Tulsa Congressman is proving durable in pressing for conservative laws, while working with the majority Democrats where common ground is found.   Hern's office released the following…

Rep. Hern honored for his small business votes

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In the eyes of one national business group, Oklahoma congressman Kevin Hern is a “guardian” of small businesses in the U.S. The McCarville Report says the GOP Representative was honored by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Click here for McCarville Report

LAWMAKERS WEIGH BUDGET, GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN DEADLINE LOOMS

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WASHINGTON - The pressure is beginning to build on Democratic leaders in Congress to take the steps needed to approve a short-term budget and avoid a government shutdown. With a Sept. 30 deadline, passing a proper budget isn’t an option at this point. As has become so common in recent years, Congress will have to pass a continuing resolution -- a CR -- and members of the Oklahoma…

Inflation is not only still with us, it’s growing and Oklahoma Reps don’t like it

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While gasoline prices have fallen in Oklahoma in the past several weeks, growing inflation grabbed the attention Tuesday of Oklahoma U.S. Reps. Kevin Hern and Tom Cole following the government’s announcement that the Consumer Price Index grew by 0.1% from July and 8.3% higher than a year ago. “Inflation remains the number one issue facing our nation,” said Rep. Hern. “August’s…

Insulin price caps for private markets on life support with condensed Senate schedule

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Campaign season, competing legislation, and the unknown of the lame duck session may prevent the Senate from acting on a bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs, despite efforts by the lawmakers behind the bill to push it ahead. "I’m glad Senate Democrats made important progress to address the skyrocketing costs of insulin in the Inflation Reduction Act, but those provisions are only…

Oklahoma Leaders Respond To Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II

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WASHINGTON - State Representatives Kevin Hern and Tom Cole shared their sympathies with the British people for their loss. “I join millions around the world mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth,” said Hern. “Her life was defined by love for family and devotion to country. She served God with every breath. My prayers are with the Mountbatten-Windsor family and the people of the United…

GOP Rep. Kevin Hern on Biden’s Speech: Did More to ‘Divide Us Last Night Than Ever’

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Appearing Friday on the Fox Business Network, Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) took aim at President Joe Biden’s address in which he accused former President Donald Trump and “MAGA Republicans” of threatening the United States’ democratic system of government. A transcript is as follows: INTERVIEWER: Congressman, I want to get your take on this because the president essentially is attacking…

Act critics say it won’t help reduce inflation and won’t help country’s long-term energy needs

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While Democrats and the White House are celebrating their passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, one opposed by every one of Oklahoma’s U.S. Representatives and Senators, the impact on the state’s oil and gas industry and across the U.S. is coming. All it takes is for President Biden to sign it into law. As the American Petroleum Institute pointed out after the Friday vote of…

Republicans slam Dems' plans to increase taxes again in 2023: 'The left's Holy Grail is tax hikes'

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Several House Republicans condemned Democrats' apparent plans to increase taxes in 2023 if they were to keep majority control in Congress. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., the chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, said Democrats would seek to boost both corporate and individual tax rates if they kept control of the House following the upcoming midterm elections in…

Oklahoma lawmakers respond to House passing Inflation Reduction Act

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TULSA, Okla.  —  Friday night, a bill dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, passed the House of Representatives and is now on its way to the president's desk. The more than $730 billion package expands the IRS, addresses climate change, and aims to lower the price of some prescription drugs. With inflation at the top of mind for many Oklahomans, prices going up everything…