Family Values

RSC Chairman Hern applauds passage of Van Duyne’s amendment blocking Biden DoD abortion policy

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WASHINGTON, DC – Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement celebrating the passage of Rep. Beth Van Duyne’s (TX-24) amendment to H.R. 8070 the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025. Last week, the Republican Study Committee adopted a…

Hern Introduces Bill to Strengthen Child Support Enforcement for States and Tribes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Strengthening State and Tribal Child Support Enforcement Act, legislation to avert changes in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) enforcement action that would block state child support agencies from utilizing contractors for the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program. Were they to take effect, these changes…

Hern introduces pro-life legislation

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Protecting Life from Chemical Abortions Act, which will prevent the Executive Branch from declaring an abortion-related public health emergency. Second, this legislation reinstates safety regulations and in-person dispensing requirements for dangerous chemical abortions. It further bars the FDA from waiving these protections in the…

Hern, Wenstrup Work to Protect Life at All Stages

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 Today, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) and Ways & Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Acting Ranking Member Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (OH-02) led a letter to the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting information on federally funded programs available to pregnant women & parents of young children. “In the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision,…

U.S. Representative Kevin Hern of Tulsa praises SCOTUS decision on 'Dobbs v. Jackson'

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Representative Kevin Hern, R-Oklahoma, praised the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision in the case of 'Dobbs v. Jackson.'   The decision, written by Justice Samuel Alito, reversed the controversial 'Roe v. Wade' decision (1972) and restored regulation of abortion policy to the state level.   In a statement sent to The Oklahoma City Sentinel, Rep. Hern said: “Every child…

Biden claims 'outrageous' Dobbs v. Jackson decision is ‘destabilizing’ the world, gets slammed on Twitter

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During a NATO summit in Spain on Thursday, President Biden slammed the U.S. Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade in last week’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision.  The president claimed that the reversal of the 1973 ruling presented a threat to the current world order, specifically claiming that the decision has been "destabilizing." Critics on Twitter…

Oklahoma lawmakers, officials react to Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

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Oklahoma lawmakers and officials are weighing in on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on a case that overturns Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court released its opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Friday morning. The high court decided that a 2018 Mississippi state law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy is constitutional. The ruling now allows states to ban…

Biden signs bill renaming Owasso Post Office after T.Sgt. Marshal Roberts

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Today, President Biden signed HR 1298 into law, officially renaming the U.S. Post Office located at 1233 North Cedar St. in Owasso, Okla., the “Technical Sergeant Marshal Roberts Post Office Building.” T.Sgt. Roberts was killed in a rocket attack on Camp Taji in Iraq while deployed with the Oklahoma Air National Guard in March 2020. Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the…

More than the bare minimum

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When voters send their elected officials to Washington, they have certain expectations for us. First, they expect us to show up to work, be present in the House of Representatives, vote on legislation, and participate in our assigned committees. This is the bare minimum of our constitutional requirement. Next, they expect us to be their voice in our nation’s capital. Our constituents…

Hern, RSC Release FY 2023 Budget, “Blueprint to Save America”

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Today, Representative Kevin Hern and the Republican Study Committee released its annual alternative budget for fiscal year 2023. The budget serves as a comprehensive blueprint for conservative governance and was produced by the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force. Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) currently chairs that task force. Over the past two years, thanks to the Biden administration and…