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Hern leads letter warning against Biden’s global tax surrender

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) led a letter with every Republican member of the Ways and Means Committee to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging her to work with Congress to protect US competitiveness and American jobs. Joining Rep. Hern on the letter are: Ranking Member Kevin Brady (TX-08), Representatives Vern Buchannan (FL-16), Adrian Smith (NE-03), Tom Reed (NY-23), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Ja...

Hern statement on 1st anniversary of Biden presidency

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement on the anniversary of President Biden’s inauguration last year. “Looking back on the past 12 months, several words come to mind: confusion, failure, disarray, pain, and dishonesty to name a few,” said Rep. Hern. “Biden’s presidency has been defined by empty promises; as a result, he has very few accomplishments. “The unprecedented ...

Hern announces start of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) launched the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for students in Oklahoma’s First District. 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. The winning piece of art from each Congressional district will be displayed in the ...

Hern applauds SCOTUS decision on Biden’s small business mandate

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement in support of today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the stay on Biden’s vaccine mandate for employers with over 100 employees. “Thanks to the careful consideration of the Supreme Court, this long national nightmare is hopefully coming to an end,” said Rep. Hern. “I made my thoughts clear last fall when the mandate was announced: t...

Hern slams Biden’s failure to address record-high inflation

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement on the Consumer Price Index showing an additional 0.5% increase in December for a YOY increase of more than 7%, the highest rate of inflation since 1982. “First, President Biden told us inflation wasn’t a big deal,” said Rep. Hern. “Then, it was a temporary thing. Now, as many of us predicted, it’s a full-blown disaster impacting e...

Hern Backs Small Businesses, Criticizes Democrats’ Lack of Action on Inflation & Supply Chain Disruptions

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Today, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement following the release of December inflation statistics and their impact on small business optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). “Biden’s policies are directly harming small businesses,” said Rep. Hern. “Expansion of the welfare state, overreaching government mandates, and out of control federa...

Hern helped over 900 constituents with federal agencies, 3 bills signed into law in 2021

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) closed out 2021 with a record number of constituent casework completed. Rep. Hern and his staff closed just over 900 cases in 2021 for constituents facing issues with federal agencies, more than double pre-pandemic numbers. “The two most important aspects of my service to Oklahoma’s First District are casting my vote in the House of Representatives and helping my ...

Hern leads bipartisan letter to Commerce Secretary Raimondo on lumber shortage

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo yesterday with 84 bipartisan cosigners from the House of Representatives. In the letter, the Members urge Secretary Raimondo to reconsider the decision to increase antidumping and countervailing duties on softwood lumber, which will raise prices on lumber even further, burdening American families. Representative...

Hern votes for increased sanctions on China in response to human rights abuses against the Uyghurs

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of HR 1155, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. “China’s repeated and egregious human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Region cannot and will not continue to go unpunished” said Rep. Hern. “China’s human rights abuses extend far beyond the Uyghur population, but this is accountability measure is an important ...

Hern votes against swampy debt limit increase

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Representative Kevin Hern released the following statement after voting against the House Amendment to S. 610, a bill changing the rules of the Senate to allow the Democrats to circumvent the 60-vote threshold for cloture, which they can already do using the reconciliation process. “Earlier this year, I led over 100 of my colleagues in the House in the commitment against voting for a debt limit in...