National Security

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... Read more »

Hern votes against rushed NDAA package

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “Recent actions in the South China Sea, the Middle East, and North Korea prove the need for an unparalleled American military,” said Rep. Hern. “We are the target of numerous dangerous rising world powers. If countries like China and Russia continue expanding their... Read more »

Hern votes against partisan police reform bill, urges bipartisan progress

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting ‘no’ on HR 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. “People are marching around the country, demanding action from their government,” said Rep. Hern. “They deserve justice, and they deserve meaningful changes at the federal level. Unfortunately, my colleagues across the aisle have no intention of changing anythi... Read more »

Hern leads 37 Members of Congress on letter supporting DOJ efforts to investigate Antifa

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Last week, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) and 37 of his fellow Representatives wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr to thank him for the work the Department of Justice is doing to investigate the financial support received by Antifa. He offered the following statement in response. “Antifa is a terrorist organization,” said Rep. Hern. “It is self-evident to anyone who has witnessed th... Read more »

Hern introduces the America: FIRST Act, forcing transparency from universities who accept foreign funding

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Today, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the America: Foreign Influence Resistance Starts with Transparency (America: FIRST) Act in the House of Representatives. This legislation seeks to force transparency from universities who receive foreign funding, in particular from the professors and programs who promote the interests of those foreign nations. “It’s high time universities and pro... Read more »

Holding China accountable for attempted coverup of coronavirus

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Looking back on all the pain, frustration, and hardship of the last several months, there’s one thing that sticks out to me: it didn’t have to be this bad. We are more than capable of containing a virus if we catch it early. In fact, world leaders built an infrastructure for that exact situation over 70 years ago. Yet, months after coronavirus cases appeared in China, the World Health Organization... Read more »

Coronavirus is Democrats' latest excuse to attack the Second Amendment

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The Second Amendment declares that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” For nearly 250 years, these words have held up. Despite numerous wars, changing cultures and economies, our Second Amendment has remained strong. The directive “shall not be infringed” is powerful; there are no footnotes, exceptions, or clarifications — not even for coronavirus. Like many Ok... Read more »

Hern joins HEAT Members on letter urging Saudi Crown Prince to restore global oil market stability

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and fellow House Energy Action Team (HEAT) members on a joint letter to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman urging him to take immediate action to bring stability – not further volatility – to global crude oil markets. “I’ve been alarmed by the dangerous actions taken by S... Read more »

Hern, Inhofe, and Lankford Statement On Staff Sergeant Marshal Roberts

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Kevin Hern (OK-01), Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) , expressed deep sadness over the loss of two American service members in Iraq on Wednesday, including Staff Sergeant Marshal Roberts from the 219th Engineering Installation Squadron, a unit of the 138th Fighter Wing of the Oklahoma Na... Read more »

Hern reacts to Trump announcement on Iran

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement on the Iranian missile strikes on Iraqi military bases housing American forces and President Trump’s announcement of increased sanctions against Iran. “President Trump made it clear to the world that there are real consequences for attacking Americans,” said Hern. “He followed through on his promises and rid the world of a hateful,... Read more »