National Security

Hern criticizes Biden Admin for flouting federal court rulings on Remain in Mexico Policy

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined over 40 Members of Congress on a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in response to the recent announcement of its intention to issue a new memo terminating the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Representative Rick Allen (GA-12) led the letter. Joining Representatives He...

Hern hosts virtual town hall with nearly 7,000 attendees

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Yesterday, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) hosted a virtual town hall with constituents from across the 1st District. The call included 6,855 participants both online and by phone. Rep. Hern discussed recent issues including the crisis on the southern border, the impending depletion of the Social Security and Medicaid funds, and the fight against the Democrats’ $3.5T Budget Resolution. Rep. Hern...

Hern criticizes Biden order to require vaccines for small businesses

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after Biden announced his plan for the Department of Labor to institute a vaccine mandate on private companies employing more than 100 people. “The federal government has once again overstepped into the lives and livelihoods of American citizens,” said Rep. Hern. “Private companies, especially small businesses, are already suffocat...

In second term, Hern positioned to wield influence on key issues

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Midway through his second term, 1st District Congressman Kevin Hern has positioned himself about where he wants. He has a seat on the House Ways and Means Committee and what seems to be growing influence on GOP tax and health care policy. Besides the plum committee assignment, Hern is chairman of the Budget and Spending Task Force of the Republican Study Committee, the policy arm of the House Rep...

Hern statement in response to the death of American marines in Kabul

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after learning about the death of four U.S. Marines in an attack at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. “President Biden now has the blood of American patriots on his hands,” said Rep. Hern. “This tragedy can only be a direct result of his lack of leadership. He has failed the American people as Commander-in-Chief and does not deser...

Hern’s District Work Highlights

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In wrapping up the last three weeks of district work, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) engaged in dozens meetings across Oklahoma’s First Congressional District with civic organizations, small business owners, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, police officers, firefighters, medical institutions, veterans, agriculture leaders, local press and even the Tulsa Drillers. “The people at h...

Hern: Biden is “spectacularly incompetent”

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s address to the nation this afternoon. “Joe Biden seems to have taken a page out of the ‘blame anyone but me’ playbook from one of the biggest failures of the Democratic Party: Hillary Clinton,” said Rep. Hern. “Biden took a few hours break from his vacation in order to blame President Trump, Pre...

Hern statement on the situation in Afghanistan

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Representative Kevin Hern released the following statement on the Taliban’s violent takeover of Afghanistan, destruction of democracy. “The foreign policy disaster unfolding in Afghanistan, which many previously predicted, seems to come as a surprise to President Biden and his Administration,” said Rep. Hern. “Now, they are caught flat-footed and seem to have no answers to the questions that Ameri...

Hern hosts virtual town hall with over 4,000 attendees

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Yesterday, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) hosted a virtual town hall with constituents across the 1st District. The call included 4,043 participants both online and by phone. Rep. Hern discussed recent legislative initiatives, such as the Energy Poverty Prevention Act and Pro-Growth Budgeting Act he introduced in June, the Republican Study Committee Budget he wrote and introduced in May, and hi...

Hern joins Pompeo, RSC to introduce ‘Max Pressure Act’

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Rep. Hern, RSC Chair Jim Banks, Secretary Mike Pompeo

Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and members of the Republican Study Committee to introduce the Max Pressure Act this morning. The Max Pressure Act codifies the Trump Administration’s maximum pressure campaign on Iran, putting sanctions in place to prevent Iran from obtaining the materials necessary to build a nuclear weapon. “Secretary Pompeo and Pres...