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Hern condemns Biden’s budget request: ‘an unprecedented disaster’

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After President Joe Biden and OMB Acting Director Shalanda Young submitted their FY2022 Discretionary Request to Congress, RSC Budget and Spending Task Force Chairman Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement. The request includes exorbitant spending for Green New Deal priorities while failing to address the ongoing economic fallout of COVID-19 shutdowns and ignores necess...

Hern’s Weekly Wrap Up in the District

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On Saturday, March 27, Congressman Kevin Hern (OK-1) engaged in a series of meetings in Oklahoma’s 1st Congressional District. Over the course of the last week, Rep. Hern met with civic organizations, small business owners, financial institutions, students, veterans, police officers, educators, local press and other community leaders to receive stakeholder input and assess the needs of the distric...

Hern extends condolences to family of killed USCP officer

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement following the death of a United States Capitol Police officer in a violent incident at the Capitol Building. ”My prayers are with the family of the Capitol Police officer who gave his life in service today, as well as our brave US Capitol Police force,” said Rep. Hern. “They protect us every day and I am thankful for their service....

Hern, Braun introduce resolution condemning Modern Monetary Theory

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives this week condemning Modern Monetary Theory, recognizing that its implementation would lead to higher deficits and inflation. Senator Mike Braun (IN) introduced the companion bill in the Senate. Rep. Hern first introduced this resolution in the 116th Congress with the support of Heritage Action for America, A...

Hern and Inhofe lead Asylum Abuse Reduction Act

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) and Senator Jim Inhofe (OK) introduced the Asylum Abuse Reduction Act in the House and Senate, respectively. The pair first introduced the bill together last Congress. The bill addresses immigration loopholes to strengthen the integrity of the asylum process to ensure that it is only used by individuals who are genuinely seeking asylum. “The crisis at our border g...

Hern votes against Democrat gun-grabbing bills

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against HR 8 and HR 1446. “My constituents have made their stance on 2nd Amendment issues overwhelmingly clear: never, ever vote for a bill that infringes on our right to bear arms,” said Rep. Hern. “I agree, which is why I cannot support the legislation in the House today. You can name a bill anything you want, but th...

Hern votes against anti-worker PRO Act

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against HR 842, the PRO Act, citing its elimination of right-to-work laws in states like Oklahoma and support for union leaders over American workers. “The so-called PRO Act is only PRO-union leaders,” said Rep. Hern. “American workers are left in the dust while President Biden and Speaker Pelosi cater to union leaders...

Hern votes against partisan power grab

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against HR 1. “My constituents are horrified that this is the kind of legislation we’re wasting our time on in Congress,” said Rep. Hern. “While the majority should be reaching across the aisle to pass legislation that has a shot at gaining support in the Senate and becoming a real law, they choose to waste our time on...

Hern announces commencement of 2021 student art competition

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) announced the commencement of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art competition is a nationwide annual art competition 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 is displayed in an eleven-mon...

Hern condemns $2 trillion boondoggle, leads letter against rampant spending

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) led his colleagues on the Republican Study Committee’s Budget and Spending Task Force on a letter condemning the rampant spending in HR 1319, criticizing the bill for its lack of targeted aid and excessive price tag on issues unrelated to COVID-19. “When I talk to Oklahomans about what’s in this bill, they’re horrified,” said Rep. Hern. “My constituents across the...