Economy & Jobs

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...

Arkansas, Oklahoma Members Congratulate Canoo on NASA Mission

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Congressional members of the Arkansas and Oklahoma delegations today released the following statements after Canoo, a high-tech advanced mobility company with announced headquarters in Northwest Arkansas and factories in Oklahoma, was officially chosen by NASA to produce vehicle transport for astronauts during the future Artemis mission to the Moon. Congressman Kevin Hern (OK-1) said, “Oklahomans ...

Hern warns a repeat of the 70s if inflation continues to rise

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after March inflation was revealed to rise 8.5% over the prior year, the fastest rate of inflation since 1981. “How long will Joe Biden let his policies bring hardship on American families?” said Rep. Hern. “The more money Democrats spend, the less money you have in your wallet. This is a simple truth, yet Democrats refuse to see t...

Hern Cosponsors Legislation to Protect American Intellectual Property

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joins Republican members of the Ways and Means Committee as an original cosponsor of the Protecting American Innovation Act led by Trade Subcommittee Republican Leader Adrian Smith (NE-03) and Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Vern Buchanan (FL-16). This legislation is meant to prevent the White House from dismantling American innovation and handing over U.S. ...

House Democrats Block American Energy Again

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Democrats in the House of Representatives blocked Republican efforts to move ahead with consideration of the American Energy Independence from Russia Act on Thursday that would have reopened U.S. energy projects to combat the rising cost of fuel caused by the Biden administration's anti-fossil fuel agenda. 218 Democrats voted against considering the proposal offered on the House floor by Rep. Mich...

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...

Lawmakers Echo NAHB Concerns on Rising Lumber Prices, Tariffs

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During a House trade hearing on March 30, Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.) echoed NAHB concerns that rising lumber prices are hurting housing affordability and the Biden administration needs to act swiftly to enter into negotiations with Canada on a new softwood lumber trade agreement. In an exchange with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the Biden...

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 votes to suspend trade relations with Russia

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of HR 7108, the Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act. The bill passed the House on a vote of 424-8. “Yesterday, the whole of Congress listened as President Zelenskyy implored the US government to do more to protect his people,” said Rep. Hern. “Today’s vote further cripples the Russian...