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Hern holds Garland in contempt of Congress

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting to hold Attorney Merrick Garland in contempt of court.  “Congress has the constitutional responsibility of oversight,” said Rep. Hern. “The Attorney General is not exempt from Congressional oversight. The White House has a long history of editing Biden’s transcripts to…

Hern slams Biden EO as “an abject failure”

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WASHINGTON, DC – Republican Study Committee Chairman Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s executive order to shut down pieces of the Southern border.  “Today’s Executive action is an abject failure,” said Chairman Hern. “When President Biden took office, he immediately dismantled the Trump administration’s successful border…

Hern blasts Biden for withholding arms shipments to Israel

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement condemning the Biden Administration’s decision to withhold arms shipments to Israel. “Joe Biden’s move to block crucial shipments to Israel is unthinkable,” said Rep. Hern. “Israel is fighting for survival, attacked from multiple terrorist groups funded by Iran. Biden’s…

Hern, Lee lead colleagues in introducing Behavioral Health Accessibility Act of 2024

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01), Rep. Susie Lee (NV-03), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) introduced the Behavioral Health Accessibility Act of 2024. The legislation would remove the in-person requirements for behavioral health services delivered via telehealth. “We learned a lot during the pandemic, and one of the big lessons…

“Biden’s veto is irresponsible”: Hern slams Biden’s veto of bipartisan CRA

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement criticizing President Joe Biden’s veto of a bipartisan CRA repealing NLRB’s joint employer rule.  “President Biden’s veto of bipartisan legislation to help small businesses is a slap in the face to hardworking Americans,” Rep. Hern said. “This veto goes against the requests of…

Hern and OK Delegation Ask for Immediate Disaster Relief After Weekend of Tornados and Inclement Weather Across the State

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) along with Representatives Frank Lucas (R-OK), Tom Cole (R-OK), Stephanie Bice (R-OK), and Josh Brecheen (R-OK) on a letter of support to President Joe Biden to formally request disaster relief funding after 22 tornados and storms crossed the…

Hern opposes Ukraine supplemental

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement regarding tomorrow’s vote on a supplemental funding package for Ukraine.  “This supplemental package fails to address the number one crisis for the American people - the invasion at our southern border,” said Rep. Hern. “I have long promised never to vote for more Ukraine funding…

Hern Introduces Bill to Strengthen Child Support Enforcement for States and Tribes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Strengthening State and Tribal Child Support Enforcement Act, legislation to avert changes in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) enforcement action that would block state child support agencies from utilizing contractors for the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program. Were they to take effect, these changes…

Hern and Schneider lead bipartisan resolution in support of US free trade with Israel

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Kevin Hern (R-OK) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution calling for the strengthening of economic ties between the U.S. and Israel. This comes four months after the terrorist attack on Israel on October 7th and the war between Israel and Hamas, which has stunted Israel’s economy.

RSC Chairman Hern responds to Biden’s Budget: ‘Bad for America’

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, RSC Chairman Kevin Hern released the following statement following President Biden’s release of his FY 25 Budget: “Biden’s budget is nothing more than a left-wing wish list filled with massive spending that will only exacerbate the $34 trillion and counting in debt,” said RSC Chairman Kevin Hern. “The American taxpayers deserve a plan to protect…