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Hern praises SCOTUS decision on Dobbs v. Jackson

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement praising the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, overturning Roe v. Wade and returning the issue of abortion to the state level. “Every child deserves the right to life,” said Rep. Hern. “It’s our sacred responsibility not only to defend this right but ensure that mothers and children are provided with the resources they ne...

Hern votes against gun-grabbing legislation

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to S. 2938. “Many of my colleagues need a refresher on the Constitution,” said Rep. Hern. “The bill we voted on today is an attack on our Second Amendment rights; it targets law-abiding citizens and takes away their right to due process. Furthermore, it fails to addre...

Biden signs bill renaming Owasso Post Office after T.Sgt. Marshal Roberts

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Today, President Biden signed HR 1298 into law, officially renaming the U.S. Post Office located at 1233 North Cedar St. in Owasso, Okla., the “Technical Sergeant Marshal Roberts Post Office Building.” T.Sgt. Roberts was killed in a rocket attack on Camp Taji in Iraq while deployed with the Oklahoma Air National Guard in March 2020. Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the legislation to t...

“I’m here to solve problems, I don’t have time for politics”: Hern rips Democrats’ theatrics

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) blasted Democrats for wasting time with theatrics and partisan games during a Ways and Means Committee hearing today. During the hearing, Democrats pushed a new entitlement program, while Rep. Hern argued against creating a new programs when there are currently 92 separate programs for low-income Americans, more than 30 of which are accessible and beneficial for w...

Hern, RSC Release FY 2023 Budget, “Blueprint to Save America”

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Today, Representative Kevin Hern and the Republican Study Committee released its annual alternative budget for fiscal year 2023. The budget serves as a comprehensive blueprint for conservative governance and was produced by the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force. Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) currently chairs that task force. Over the past two years, thanks to the Biden administration and House Democrats...

Hern votes against un-Constitutional legislation

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against HR 2377 and HR 7910. “My constituents have made their feelings incredibly clear: they are overwhelmingly opposed to any attempt by President Biden and Congressional Democrats to take away our 2nd Amendment rights,” said Rep. Hern. “I fully support my constituents in these beliefs. The legislation before the Hou...

Hern Honors 101st Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement recognizing the 101st Anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. “Yesterday and today mark the somber anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. This horrific event destroyed countless lives on Black Wall Street & laid waste to a thriving community” said Rep. Hern. “More than a century later, we still have a long way to go; however,...

Hern statement in response to midtown violence

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement. “A few moments ago, I spoke with Chief Wendell Franklin, who updated me on the terrible situation near St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. There’s still a lot we don’t know about what happened tonight in the Natalie Building, but what we do know is this: multiple lives were taken from us, and many more changed forever. My prayers are w...

Hern, Larson Request Answers from Social Security on Telephone Disruptions

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Today, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) and Acting Ranking Member Kevin Hern (OK-01) sent the following letter to Social Security Administration (SSA) Inspector General Gail Ennis requesting answers regarding SSA’s telephone service performance after reports of substantial disruptions: COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WASHIN...

Hern awards winner of 2022 Congressional Art Competition

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2022 Art Competition Winner - Abraham Garcia

Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) awarded Abraham Garcia as his 2022 Congressional Art Competition winner. Garcia is a senior at Thomas Edison Preparatory High School in Tulsa. The Congressional Art competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability. This year’s competition theme f...