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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...

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....