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Hern named “Energy Champion” by top energy group

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) was named an “Energy Champion” by the American Energy Alliance, earned with a perfect score on key energy votes this Congress. “Energy is the backbone of my district and my state’s economy,” said Rep. Hern. “Energy jobs pay well and keep Oklahomans on the leading edge of innovation and technology. As a Member of Congress, I am committed to working for the best int... Read more »

Hern joins Republican Conference to introduce "Commitment to America" platform

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This morning, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), and the rest of the House Republican Conference to formally announce the Commitment to America agenda, which will focus on restoring the American way of life, rebuilding the greatest economy in American history, and renewing the American Dream. “The atmosphere was... Read more »

Hern signs Police Pledge

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after signing Heritage Action’s “Police Pledge”. The Pledge offers Rep. Hern’s full support for law enforcement officers in our country and commits his opposition to any legislative efforts to defund the police. “I have the utmost respect and admiration for our police force,” said Rep. Hern. “It was not a hard decision to sign this... Read more »

Hern leads 49 colleagues on letter in support of telehealth expansion

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) led 49 of his colleagues on a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma encouraging permanent expansion of telehealth services. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, Administrator Verma temporarily expanded requirements for telehealth services to Medicare and Medicaid recipients, allowing both rural communities... Read more »

ICYMI: Highlights from Hern's District Work Period

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Congressman Kevin Hern (OK-1) spent this week’s district work period meeting with veteran organizations, presenting the veteran of the month, visiting the Tulsa VA outpatient clinic under construction, met with industry leaders in aerospace, engaged in a virtual town hall with the Oklahoma Association of Realtors, and spoke to various local organizations about issues he’s working on in Washington ... Read more »

Bartlesville teacher receives Presidential award for excellence

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after being notified that Bartlesville high school teacher, Mrs. Cheryl Fentress, received the Presidential award for excellence in mathematics and science teaching (PAEMST). Mrs. Fentress has been a dedicated teacher for over 35 years, and is currently a ninth-grade honors Biology teacher at Bartlesville High School. She was the 2... Read more »

Hern introduces Equal Opportunity First Amendment Act

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Equal Opportunity First Amendment Act to the House last week. The bill addresses disparity between decisions made to ban certain First Amendment-protected activities under State of Emergency but not others. “Most states have seen wildly varying interpretations of social distancing guidelines over the last several months,” said Rep. Hern. “In many in... Read more »

Hern votes for WRDA, includes funds for Tulsa projects

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement in support of HR 7575, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed the House by unanimous consent this afternoon. “There’s a lot to be happy about in the WRDA that passed today,” said Rep. Hern. “Included in the bill were funds for the Army Corps of Engineers to make upgrades on the Tulsa-West Tulsa Levee System. Last ... Read more »

Hern votes against rushed NDAA package

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “Recent actions in the South China Sea, the Middle East, and North Korea prove the need for an unparalleled American military,” said Rep. Hern. “We are the target of numerous dangerous rising world powers. If countries like China and Russia continue expanding their... Read more »

Hern introduces resolution condemning Modern Monetary Theory

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This week, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced a resolution recognizing that the implementation of Modern Monetary Theory would lead to higher deficits and inflation. “There is a startling idea popular among Democrats that says our federal debt does not matter,” said Rep. Hern. “Modern Monetary Theory is gaining traction among elected leaders at an alarming rate, worrying many on the left... Read more »