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Hern hosts virtual town hall with over 4,000 attendees

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Yesterday, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) hosted a virtual town hall with constituents across the 1st District. The call included 4,043 participants both online and by phone. Rep. Hern discussed recent legislative initiatives, such as the Energy Poverty Prevention Act and Pro-Growth Budgeting Act he introduced in June, the Republican Study Committee Budget he wrote and introduced in May, and hi...

Pelosi oversteps with partisan attack on GOP picks for Jan 6th committee

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi vetoed Leader Kevin McCarthy’s picks to represent the Republican Party on the January 6th Select Committee. “Pelosi has once again overstepped as Speaker of the House,” said Rep. Hern. “There is no longer any pretense that she plans for the Select Committee to be a bipartisan effort, something I – and any...

Hern slams Biden’s tax-and-spend agenda

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released a statement condemning the exorbitant framework for Biden and Congressional Democrats’ deficit-soaring spending plan. Senate Democrats announced an overall topline of $3.5 trillion to pass Biden’s legislative priorities using the budget reconciliation process. Including the $1 trillion package a bipartisan group of senators are drafting and the $1.9 trill...

Hern introduces bill protecting affordable & accessible energy for vulnerable communities

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Energy Poverty Prevention Act (EPPA) to the House of Representatives this morning. Rep. Hern previously introduced EPPA last Congress. “Transparency is at the heart of a lot of the bills and ideas I’ve supported since coming to Congress,” said Rep. Hern. “In light of recent decisions out of the Biden Administration to destroy energy jobs in Oklahoma...

Hern joins ‘Healthy Future’ Task Force, leading GOP health care policy

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) announced this morning his appointment to the Healthy Future Task Force, a team of Republican leaders working to shape the future of Republican health care policy. “Americans are demanding leadership in the health care arena following the failures of the Affordable Care Act,” said Rep. Hern. “The Healthy Future Task Force is the Republican response to that demand....

Hern introduces Pro-Growth Budgeting Act, requires dynamic scoring for legislation

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act to the House of Representatives this week. Rep. Hern first introduced this legislation in the 116th Congress. The Pro-Growth Budgeting Act requires the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to produce a macroeconomic impact analysis, or dynamic score, on major legislation in Congress. Dynamic scoring gives a more accurate analys...

Hern advocates for restaurants on Small Business Caucus

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Representative Kevin Hern (R-OK-01) and Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH-01) led a Small Business Caucus roundtable yesterday with representatives from the National Restaurant Association, International Franchise Association, and the Independent Restaurant Coalition to discuss the successes and challenges of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and share views on the path forward for the restaurant...

Oklahoma Congressional Delegation introduces resolution to highlight the important history of the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial

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Members of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation released the following statements in support of a resolution introduced to Congress today honoring the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced in the House, and Senator James Lankford introduced in the Senate. The resolution recognizes the history of Black Wall Street in Tulsa’s Greenwood district. It...

Hern introduces ‘Help Wanted’ Act to eliminate added pandemic unemployment payments

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced HR 3307, the Help Wanted Act, to the House of Representatives this week, a bill to eliminate the additional $300/week in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). Under current law, the program runs through September. HR 3307 would end the program 14 days after it’s signed into law. More than 20 states, including Oklahoma, have already made dec...

Hern, RSC introduce FY22 Budget – “Reclaiming our Fiscal Future”

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) and Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced the RSC budget for FY ’22: “Reclaiming Our Fiscal Future”. Rep. Hern leads the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force, a team of conservative lawmakers tasked with drafting a federal budget that reflects conservative values, restores fiscal responsibility, and works for all Americans. “The Republican...