National Security

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...

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 against Democrat gun-grabbing bills

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against HR 8 and HR 1446. “My constituents have made their stance on 2nd Amendment issues overwhelmingly clear: never, ever vote for a bill that infringes on our right to bear arms,” said Rep. Hern. “I agree, which is why I cannot support the legislation in the House today. You can name a bill anything you want, but th...

Oklahoma Delegation thanks OK National Guard for service at US Capitol

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined the entire Oklahoma Congressional Delegation on a letter to the Oklahoma National Guard this week, thanking them for their exemplary service at the U.S. Capitol Building last month. Sen. Jim Inhofe, Sen. James Lankford, Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-03), Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04), Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), and Rep. Stephanie Bice (OK-05) all joined the letter. Memb...

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 votes for NDAA, supports separate action on Section 230

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting in support of the NDAA Conference Report. “The most important function of the NDAA is funding our military,” said Rep. Hern. “Our service men and women are stationed across the country and globe defending American freedoms and interests around the world. Continuity within our military should be of the utmost importance...

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...

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...