Economy & Jobs

Rep. Kevin Hern: Republicans Have a plan To Restore Economic Freedoms To The American People

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Oklahoma Republican Congressman Kevin Hern joins Fox Across America With guest host Paul Gleiser to shed light on why so many voters are concerned about the state of the economy, and what his party will do to get it back on track if they are able to win back control of the House and Senate next month. “The American people are getting crushed. If you think about now, it takes a month…

Conservatives blast Biden for claiming Republicans 'will crash the economy' if they win midterms

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Conservatives blasted President Biden on Friday for warning that Republicans will "crash the economy" next year if the GOP wins control of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections.  Multiple prominent conservative Twitter users accused the president and Democrats of already doing that to the nation's economy and claimed they were trying to shift the blame. Biden made his…

Rep. Kevin Hern: Americans need better fiscal and energy policy

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Americans for Prosperity’s Congressional Conversations series invites federal lawmakers to discuss the problems on voters’ minds and offer solutions to those challenges. Congressman Kevin Hern joined the series in late September to tackle inflation and energy prices. AFP Senior Federal Legislative Liaison Matthew Silver and AFP-Oklahoma State Director John Tidwell moderated the…

Hern votes against short-term spending bill

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against HR 6833, the Continuing Resolution to fund the government through December 16th. “More spending is not the answer,” said Rep. Hern. “We wouldn’t be in this situation if we had a budget, but Congress has failed the American people in that for years. My budget was the only one introduced in the House…

In politics and policy, you win some and you lose some, and sometimes the best you can do is make a good point. Kevin Hern of Tulsa experienced all of that in a week of work in Congress

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U.S. Representative Kevin Hern, R-Tulsa, won some important policy victories in recent days, but being a Republican in the U.S. House run by Nancy Pelosi, he also lost some battles.   But the Tulsa Congressman is proving durable in pressing for conservative laws, while working with the majority Democrats where common ground is found.   Hern's office released the following…

Hern priorities pass committee markup

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) participated in several days of markup in the Ways and Means Committee this week, including legislation sponsored and co-sponsored by Rep. Hern. Multiple Hern priorities received votes during the markup, including Hern-sponsored legislation covering global tax policy and access to health care services, and Hern-supported programs to reauthorize a…

Hern earns “Guardian of Small Business” award from NFIB

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) earned the National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) most prestigious legislative award for the 117th Congress. The “Guardian of Small Business” award is given to lawmakers who vote with small business priorities on key issues at least 70% of the time. Rep. Hern has a 100% record.   “I’ve lived on the other side of government…

LAWMAKERS WEIGH BUDGET, GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN DEADLINE LOOMS

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WASHINGTON - The pressure is beginning to build on Democratic leaders in Congress to take the steps needed to approve a short-term budget and avoid a government shutdown. With a Sept. 30 deadline, passing a proper budget isn’t an option at this point. As has become so common in recent years, Congress will have to pass a continuing resolution -- a CR -- and members of the Oklahoma…

‘It’s a bad sign’: Hern reacts to 8.3% inflation in August

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after the Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% from July and 8.3% over last year. “Inflation remains the number one issue facing our nation,” said Rep. Hern. “August’s inflation numbers indicate that sky-high prices for shelter, food, and fuel are here to stay. It’s a bad sign; meanwhile, President Biden is set…

Inflation is not only still with us, it’s growing and Oklahoma Reps don’t like it

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While gasoline prices have fallen in Oklahoma in the past several weeks, growing inflation grabbed the attention Tuesday of Oklahoma U.S. Reps. Kevin Hern and Tom Cole following the government’s announcement that the Consumer Price Index grew by 0.1% from July and 8.3% higher than a year ago. “Inflation remains the number one issue facing our nation,” said Rep. Hern. “August’s…