Budget

Exclusive – Rep. Kevin Hern Announces Bid for Republican Study Committee Chairman

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Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that he plans to run to become the next Republican Study Committee (RSC) chairman, saying, “no one will work harder to stop the Biden administration from ruining our country.” Hern — who represents Oklahoma’s first congressional district and is a two-term congressman — hopes to replace Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) as the lead...

Hern leads bipartisan letter voicing concerns on Foreign Tax Credit regulations

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) co-led a bipartisan letter with Democrat Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10) and nine additional members of the House Committee on Ways and Means to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. The letter highlights the Members’ concerns with Treasury’s final Foreign Tax Credit regulations and urges Sec. Yellen to continue working with companies and stakeholders to provide further gu...

“No accountability, no remorse”: Hern Blasts Biden’s Economy

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement in response to today’s report that the United States’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrank at a 1.4% annual rate during the 1st Quarter of the 2022 Fiscal Year. “This is the Biden economy,” said Rep. Hern. “After 14 months of aggressive spending and a dwindling economy, there is no one left to blame. Rising prices, falling consumer ...

Hern urges Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize funding for MKARNS

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) sent a letter with members of the Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas Congressional delegations to the Office and Management and Budget and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging them to prioritize and commit additional funding to the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS). Led by Senator Jim Inhofe (OK), other signers on the letter include: Senators Jame...

Rep. Kevin Hern tells Tulsa Chamber deficits should matter again

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There was a time when deficits mattered. First District Congressman Kevin Hern thinks they are beginning to again. Since arriving in Washington three years ago, Hern has angled for influence on Republican fiscal policy. On Thursday, speaking to the Tulsa Regional Chamber, he sketched the outlines of a plan to balance the federal budget in seven years. Asked later if anybody in Congress is really w...

Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Blasts Biden's Proposed 2023 Budget

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WASHINGTON D.C. - When President Biden unveiled his Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal this week, he invoked the expression, "don't tell me what you value, show me your budget [and] I'll tell you what you value," suggesting that his budget makes clear that his administration values safety, security and fiscal responsibility. Oklahoma's congressional delegation sees it differently. "You see where the...

Rep. Kevin Hern Offers GOP Alternative to Biden’s Tax-and-Spend Budget

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President Joe Biden on Monday announced a proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2023 that includes a wish list of leftist policy proposals as well as an unprecedented tax on unrealized gains. To Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., Biden’s budget fails to help Americans deal with exploding inflation and doubles down on the deficit spending that got America into this mess in the first place. “The Biden budg...

“More spending is not the answer”: Hern slams Biden’s bloated budget proposal

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced his budget proposal to Congress for FY 23. “Inflation is the number one issue facing our country,” said Rep. Hern. “Instead of addressing this problem, Biden’s budget proposal only increases the economic pressures that are suffocating American families. More spending is not the answer; we will ne...

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 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...