Economy & Jobs

Hern condemns Biden’s budget request: ‘an unprecedented disaster’

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After President Joe Biden and OMB Acting Director Shalanda Young submitted their FY2022 Discretionary Request to Congress, RSC Budget and Spending Task Force Chairman Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement. The request includes exorbitant spending for Green New Deal priorities while failing to address the ongoing economic fallout of COVID-19 shutdowns and ignores necess...

Hern’s Weekly Wrap Up in the District

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On Saturday, March 27, Congressman Kevin Hern (OK-1) engaged in a series of meetings in Oklahoma’s 1st Congressional District. Over the course of the last week, Rep. Hern met with civic organizations, small business owners, financial institutions, students, veterans, police officers, educators, local press and other community leaders to receive stakeholder input and assess the needs of the distric...

Democratic tax hikes are coming

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The sad and despicable tactic being used by our government right now is to pay off the American people with their own tax dollars in order to pass whatever legislation they please. H.R. 1319, the $1.9 trillion “Pelosi Payoff,” used Oklahoma taxpayer dollars to fund political favors, essentially a Socialist-Democrat wish list, under the guise of COVID-19 relief. In reality, only 9% of H.R. 1319 was...

Hern, Braun introduce resolution condemning Modern Monetary Theory

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives this week condemning Modern Monetary Theory, recognizing that its implementation would lead to higher deficits and inflation. Senator Mike Braun (IN) introduced the companion bill in the Senate. Rep. Hern first introduced this resolution in the 116th Congress with the support of Heritage Action for America, A...

Juan was wrong, Trump will be remembered as one of the greats

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Earlier this week, I read an article from Juan Williams that said all President Trump will be remembered for is bungling the COVID-19 response. He couldn’t be more wrong. Members of cancel culture and the left-wing media do their best to promote “controversy”. They want to turn politics into a reality TV show to grow ratings and followers. This was most obvious in the media during President Trump’...

Hern votes against anti-worker PRO Act

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against HR 842, the PRO Act, citing its elimination of right-to-work laws in states like Oklahoma and support for union leaders over American workers. “The so-called PRO Act is only PRO-union leaders,” said Rep. Hern. “American workers are left in the dust while President Biden and Speaker Pelosi cater to union leaders...

Hern condemns $2 trillion boondoggle, leads letter against rampant spending

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) led his colleagues on the Republican Study Committee’s Budget and Spending Task Force on a letter condemning the rampant spending in HR 1319, criticizing the bill for its lack of targeted aid and excessive price tag on issues unrelated to COVID-19. “When I talk to Oklahomans about what’s in this bill, they’re horrified,” said Rep. Hern. “My constituents across the...

Hern criticizes one-sided relief package at Ways and Means markup

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) delivered the following remarks at this morning’s House Committee on Ways and Means markup of multiple bills included in President Biden’s one-sided COVID-19 package. Click here to watch the video. Rep Hern’s remarks as prepared: Thank you, Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady for holding this markup. It is critical that Congress continue working to defeat the v...

ICYMI: Hern introduces the Union Accountability Act

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced H.R. 814, the Union Accountability Act to the House of Representatives last week, a bill that would prevent taxpayer funds from being used to implement Biden’s Executive Order 14003, issued on January 22, 2021. President Biden’s latest action enables federal employees to spend most of their official time representing unions, instead of serving the taxpa...

Hern votes against reckless spending authorization

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against S. Con. Res. 5 – Sanders Budget Resolution. “Congress spent nearly $4 trillion last year on COVID relief, and a large portion of those funds remain untouched,” said Rep. Hern. “Clearly, the Speaker’s tactics are not targeting aid where it is needed. Spending has become our biggest problem. President Biden has l...