Budget

Hern votes against short-term spending bill

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Tonight, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) voted against HR 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act. “I have long held the belief that our government shouldn’t operate on short-term spending bills,” said Rep. Hern. “These stop-gap funding measures prolong the true work of governing and allocate funds with zero framework or budget behind it. For too long, we have depended on these short-term bills ... 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 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 »

President’s Budget Builds Strong Future for Veterans Care In Eastern Oklahoma

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WASHINGTON – This afternoon, President Trump released his 2021 Presidential Budget Request, which identifies his goals and funding priorities for next year. The request includes funding to build a new hospital in Tulsa and is complemented with plans for a major investment in the Muskogee health facility to support a transformative specialty care facility. These new investments – along with ongoing... Read more »

Dynamic scoring: forward-thinking budgeting practices to grow our economy

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There’s a lot to consider when looking at a piece of legislation. Good and thoughtful policy is important, but how do we pay for it? Many a great idea has met their doom in Congress because they can’t answer that question. The federal budget is a living, breathing organism. It’s constantly changing and larger than you can wrap your head around. Trillions of federal dollars – that’s 12 zeroes – are... Read more »

Congressman Kevin Hern: 'This whole argument is really about 2020'

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First District Congressman Kevin Hern hasn’t been in Washington long, but he has been there long enough to conclude the current impasse hasn’t all that much to do with policy. “This whole argument is really about 2020,” Hern, who took office in November, told the Tulsa Republican Club on Friday. “It’s unfortunate. Sad. But that’s the politics of what’s going on.” The $5.7 billion President Donald ... Read more »