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EXCLUSIVE: House Conservatives Float Plan to Balance Budget in 7 Years

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House conservatives say they’ve crafted a plan to rein in government spending and balance the federal budget in seven years.  The budget proposal from the Republican Study Committee would reduce mandatory spending by $11.86 trillion over 10 years while lowering nondefense discretionary spending by $3.64 trillion. The U.S. government faces a budget deficit of $3.1 trillion. The…

Hern Hosts Tele-Town Hall with over 11.5k Attendees

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Last night, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) hosted a virtual town hall with constituents across the First District.  The call included 11,597 participants both online and by phone. Rep. Hern discussed recent issues including the crisis at our southern border, the situation in Ukraine, and the status of Federal vaccine mandates.   Excerpts from the call are below: Lindi in…

Hern statement on 1st anniversary of Biden presidency

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement on the anniversary of President Biden’s inauguration last year.  “Looking back on the past 12 months, several words come to mind: confusion, failure, disarray, pain, and dishonesty to name a few,” said Rep. Hern. “Biden’s presidency has been defined by empty promises; as a result, he has very few…

Hern applauds SCOTUS decision on Biden’s small business mandate

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement in support of today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the stay on Biden’s vaccine mandate for employers with over 100 employees.  “Thanks to the careful consideration of the Supreme Court, this long national nightmare is hopefully coming to an end,” said Rep. Hern. “I made my thoughts clear last fall…

Time to finally put Biden's vaccine mandates behind us

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The Biden administration spent their first year in office overreaching into every aspect of American life, the most dangerous of which is its unconstitutional vaccine mandate for private businesses. Since their announcement in November, the mandates have remained under intense legal scrutiny, losing major battles across federal courts. One of the main objections from courts is the lack…

Hern helped over 900 constituents with federal agencies, 3 bills signed into law in 2021

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) closed out 2021 with a record number of constituent casework completed. Rep. Hern and his staff closed just over 900 cases in 2021 for constituents facing issues with federal agencies, more than double pre-pandemic numbers.  “The two most important aspects of my service to Oklahoma’s First District are casting my vote in the House of Representatives…

Hern votes against socialist Build Back Broke plan

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against HR 5376, Biden’s Build Back Broke legislation.  “There’s not much that hasn’t already been said about this absolute train wreck of a bill,” said Rep. Hern. “I’ve made my position crystal clear: this bill is not only bad policy, it’s dangerous. I wish my colleagues could have the same…

Biden, Dems want IRS spying on Americans, their bank accounts

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Few issues have inspired the amount of outrage quite like the Democrats’ latest proposal allowing the IRS to spy on Americans’ bank accounts.   Their plot would require banks to report transactional data to the IRS on individual bank accounts. We hear about it from our constituents daily now – they’re scared, and rightfully so.   This isn’t just a fearmongering…

Stretch of Highway 20 dedicated to fallen Owasso airman

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A roughly four mile stretch of State Highway 20 was dedicated to Technical Sergeant Marshal D. Roberts in Claremore Wednesday. Roberts was killed in Iraq in March of 2020. The ‘TSgt Marshal D. Roberts Memorial Highway’ connects the communities of Owasso and Claremore. Roberts grew up in Owasso and spent time as an adult in Claremore. Those close to him say this highway connects the two…

Hern leads Members of Congress against Biden’s ‘Build Back Broke’ reconciliation plan

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Yesterday, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) led 14 Members of Congress on the floor of the House of Representatives last night during a Special Order on Biden’s reckless spending agenda.  The Members discussed the failures of the Biden Administration and the hidden policies included in the ‘Build Back Broke’ plan, including raised taxes, increased regulations on small businesses,…