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“Unelected bureaucrats are still accountable to the American people”: Hern supports subpoena on political interference and preferential treatment in Hunter Biden investigation

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TULSA, OK – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released a statement of support following subpoenas issued from the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on the Judiciary to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigators and Biden Administration Department of Justice (DOJ) officials present at or with direct knowledge of a meeting on October 7, 2022, in which…

Hern applauds passage of the NDAA, inclusion of conservative priorities

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the House passed HR 2670, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024.  “Conservatives have a lot to be happy with in this NDAA,” said Rep. Hern. “Under the leadership of Joe Biden, our military has been injected with woke ideology at the expense of our ability to…

Hern applauds the Supreme Court striking down Biden’s student loan giveaway

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WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the Supreme Court struck down Biden’s student loan bailout in a vote of 6-3. “Forgiving student loans is not under the jurisdiction of the President of the United States,” said Rep. Hern. “Even former Speaker Nancy Pelosi agrees. On July 28, 2021, she said, ‘People think that the…

Hern, Lankford lead letter to CMS on religious liberties for hospitals participating in Medicare

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) and Senator James Lankford (OK) led 31 Members of the House and Senate on a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, and The Joint Commission President Jonathan Perlin regarding religious liberties for hospitals participating in the Medicare program.  Recent threats to the Medicare…

Hern’s health care bill passes the House

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WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Kevin Hern’s (OK-01) legislation, HR 3799, the CHOICE Arrangements Act, passed the House of Representatives this afternoon 220-209 and is headed to the Senate. HR 3799, which passed the Ways and Means Committee last week, would allow employees to use money from their employer to buy a healthcare plan that works best for them. “The cost of healthcare,…

RSC unveils FY 24 Budget: Protecting America’s Economic Security

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WASHINGTON, DC – Republican Study Committee Chairman Kevin Hern (OK-01) and RSC’s Budget and Spending Task Force Chairman Ben Cline (VA-06) unveiled the RSC’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget proposal today, titled “Protecting America’s Economic Security”.   The RSC Budget is a thorough plan to address our federal spending problem and start paying down our debts. The FY ’24 budget balances…

Hern Introduces Bill to Protect U.S. Investments in Emerging Markets

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Supply Chain Security Act to address the unintended consequences of the final foreign tax credit (FTC) regulations issued by the Department of the Treasury and the IRS on December 28, 2021. These regulations risk subjecting U.S. multinational corporations to double taxation and discourage investment in crucial supply chain…

Hern bill passes Ways and Means Committee

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) had a bill pass the House Committee on Ways and Means this afternoon in a 25-18 vote. HR 3799, the CHOICE Arrangement Act, would allow employees to use money from their employer to buy a healthcare plan that works best for them.  “We all know the high cost of healthcare is a huge burden on employers and their employees,” said Rep.…

Hern and Kuster release bipartisan transparent billing legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Kevin Hern (OK-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) introduced the Facilitating Accountability in Reimbursements Act (FAIR Act) to harmonize billing practices in off campus hospital outpatient facilities to reflect the site of care. Off-campus hospital outpatient departments are currently being paid higher by Medicare for offering the same services as…

Hern condemns abuse of power at the IRS

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement regarding the weaponization of the IRS to benefit one political party and harm another.  “Americans have seen their government weaponized against conservatives over and over and over again,” said Rep. Hern. “Speaker McCarthy has joined our calls for an investigation into the abuse…