Immigration

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...

Hern and Inhofe lead Asylum Abuse Reduction Act

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) and Senator Jim Inhofe (OK) introduced the Asylum Abuse Reduction Act in the House and Senate, respectively. The pair first introduced the bill together last Congress. The bill addresses immigration loopholes to strengthen the integrity of the asylum process to ensure that it is only used by individuals who are genuinely seeking asylum. “The crisis at our border g...

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 in favor of COVID relief and federal funding package

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting for the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. “It’s been a long weekend in DC,” said Rep. Hern. “I’ve spent the weekend working to ensure key priorities were included in this funding deal, like funding for the new Tulsa VA hospital, construction of the border wall, raises for the military, and funds for the long-awa...

Hern joins Republican Conference to introduce "Commitment to America" platform

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This morning, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), and the rest of the House Republican Conference to formally announce the Commitment to America agenda, which will focus on restoring the American way of life, rebuilding the greatest economy in American history, and renewing the American Dream. “The atmosphere was...

House OKs bill letting illegal immigrants seek damages from employers

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House lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to be eligible for damages from their employer if their labor rights are judged to have been violated -- while rejecting a measure that would prevent unions from recruiting those in the country illegally. The Democrat-sponsored "Protecting the Right to Organize" (PRO) Act seeks to expand labor protections and boost unions ...

Senators Face Tough Vote on Diverting Funds From Local Military Projects

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The Senate will vote for the second time on blocking President Trump’s plan to transfer military construction funds to the border, forcing many Republicans to choose whether to strip millions in funding from their home states. Trump will likely veto the resolution, introduced Wednesday morning by Sens. Susan Collins, Jeanne Shaheen, and Tom Udall. Congress first voted to cancel the emergency in M...

Inhofe, Lankford, Hern all OK with redirecting to border barrier $8 million earmarked for Tulsa Air National Guard base

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Oklahoma’s two U.S. senators and 1st District Congressman Kevin Hern all said Wednesday that they are fine with the Trump administration’s taking $8 million earmarked for a small-arms firing range at the Oklahoma Air National Guard base in Tulsa and using it for new and replacement barriers on the nation’s southern border. “Not one of the vital national security projects in Oklahoma will be impac...

Congressman Hern Visits Bartlesville, Talks Immigration Bill and Flood Remedy

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It was a busy Friday for Representative Kevin Hern (R, OK Dist 1) with visits to Vera and Bartlesville. Hern stopped by our radio station studios for an appearance on Community Connection hosted by Tom Davis after a stop in Vera and before his speech and Q and A at the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce Forum held at the Bartlseville Community Center. Representative Hern talked about a bill he'd int...

Rep. Hern and Sen. Inhofe introduce asylum relief bill

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This afternoon, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Asylum Abuse Reduction Act in the House of Representatives. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate this morning by Senator Jim Inhofe. Both Sen. Inhofe and Rep. Hern have visited the Southern border to see firsthand the state of the crisis that Customs and Border Patrol are dealing with. The uptick in asylum applicants is caus...