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Hern votes against Democrat spending bill, votes for ban on imports of Russian oil

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of an import ban on Russian oil and against the Democrats’ appropriations package as well as the short-term spending bill. “I voted against another Democrat spending bill, because Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have yet to learn the lesson that more spending is not the solution to rampant inflation,” said ...

Hern reaction to the Russian oil embargo

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after President Biden announced an embargo on Russian oil. “Biden’s embargo on Russian oil must be partnered with an immediate reversal of his anti-American energy policies,” said Rep. Hern. “Oklahoma companies are ready and willing to provide oil and gas to the American people, but Biden handcuffed them on Day 1 of his presidency....

Hern's statement in response to Biden's energy-killing State of the Union Address

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after President Joe Biden finished his first State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. “There was only one thing Oklahomans needed to hear from their president tonight: an immediate commitment to energy independence,” said Rep. Hern. “We didn’t hear that. President Biden could have announced the relaunch of the Key...

Hern statement on Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after this morning’s announcement of Ketanji Brown Jackson as Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. “Our nation is on the precipice of disaster,” said Rep. Hern. “It has never been more important to empower the checks and balances on the federal government. Our Supreme Court is meant to uphold our Constitution ...

Hern condemns Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, calls on White House for stronger response

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after President Biden’s remarks on Russia’s invasion of the Donbas region in Ukraine. “One thing is clear: weak leadership in the White House ripples across the globe,” said Rep. Hern. “President Biden is unwilling to stand up to Putin and is still unclear on what sanctions will be levied against Russia following a clear invasion o...

GOP calls on Sec. Mayorkas to Resign following year of failure & crisis

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) sent a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this morning calling on him to resign from his position in President Biden’s Cabinet following a year of crisis and failure at our Southern border, putting millions of Americans in danger. Under Mayorkas’ leadership, the Remain in Mexico Policy is being largely ignored, despite court orders to restore the program. ...

Hern Condemns Skyrocketing Inflation, Biden’s Inaction

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) gave the following statement after the announcement of January’s inflation report. “As it has in every month since Joe Biden took office, inflation rose again last month, this time to a whopping 7.5%.” said Rep. Hern. “These prices are suffocating American families and severely hindering our economic recovery. What’s worse, instead of trying to ease the inflationa...

Hern Hosts Tele-Town Hall with over 11.5k Attendees

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Last night, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) hosted a virtual town hall with constituents across the First District. The call included 11,597 participants both online and by phone. Rep. Hern discussed recent issues including the crisis at our southern border, the situation in Ukraine, and the status of Federal vaccine mandates. Excerpts from the call are below: Lindi in Tulsa: If [Republicans] ar...

Hern votes against America CONCEDES Act

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 4521, Democrats’ America CONCEDES Act. “Every member of this Congress recognizes the imperative need for the United States to be the preeminent global power, and the threat China poses the U.S.,” said Rep. Hern. “Our number one priority in any bill targeting China should be to limit the threat from the CCP...

Bill to rename Owasso Post Office after late T.Sgt. Marshal Roberts passes the House

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Today, a bill passed the House to rename the Owasso post office located at 1233 North Cedar Street in Owasso, Okla., after Technical Sergeant Marshal Roberts. T. Sgt. Roberts, from Owasso, was killed in March 2020 while deployed with the Oklahoma Air National Guard to Camp Taji in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. “Technical Sergeant Marshal Roberts made the ultimate sacrifice in defe...