National Security

Hern applauds passage of the NDAA

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement celebrating the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passing the House of Representatives this morning.  “This NDAA gives our troops a much-needed pay raise,” said Rep. Hern. “This NDAA focuses on quality-of-life improvements for our servicemembers and upholds the sanctity of…

Here's How the U.S. Should Counter China

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Under President Donald Trump, the America First agenda maintained peace through strength. Rather than putting America First, the Biden administration says its goal is "competition" with China, as if our security is merely a game. White House officials refuse to say that it's in our national interest to counter the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), instead placing climate…

Hern blasts Biden for withholding arms shipments to Israel

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement condemning the Biden Administration’s decision to withhold arms shipments to Israel. “Joe Biden’s move to block crucial shipments to Israel is unthinkable,” said Rep. Hern. “Israel is fighting for survival, attacked from multiple terrorist groups funded by Iran. Biden’s…

Hern opposes Ukraine supplemental

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement regarding tomorrow’s vote on a supplemental funding package for Ukraine.  “This supplemental package fails to address the number one crisis for the American people - the invasion at our southern border,” said Rep. Hern. “I have long promised never to vote for more Ukraine funding…

Hern and Schneider lead bipartisan resolution in support of US free trade with Israel

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Kevin Hern (R-OK) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution calling for the strengthening of economic ties between the U.S. and Israel. This comes four months after the terrorist attack on Israel on October 7th and the war between Israel and Hamas, which has stunted Israel’s economy.

RSC Chairman Hern and U.S. Senator JD Vance urge colleagues to pass a standalone Israel aid bill

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Washington, DC – Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman Kevin Hern (OK-01) and U.S. Senator JD Vance (R-OH) released the following statement on the ongoing negotiations regarding the border and Ukraine aid. “For months, Senate leadership has attempted to trade Ukraine aid for a bill that would secure America’s border,” said Chairman Hern and Sen. Vance. “If news…

“Biden is either stupid or naïve” on Iran ransom deal

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Republican Study Committee Chairman Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after news of President Biden’s $6 billion ransom payment to Iran.  “The Biden Administration’s hostage ransom deal with Iran endangers Americans and is yet another foreign policy failure from this White House,” said Chairman Hern. “President Biden is either stupid or naïve to believe…

GOP Blasts Biden Admin Over ‘Reckless’ Reversal of Title 42, Warns of ‘Full-Scale Invasion’

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The lifting of Title 42, due for Wednesday, is expected to spur a wave of migration at the southern border. “Our national security is an afterthought to the Biden administration and this Department of Homeland Security,” the House Committee on the Judiciary GOP account tweeted. “Title 42 ends in two days. Get ready for more of this.” “Border Patrol expects the average daily…

Rep. Kevin Hern: The Biden Administration Isn’t Doing Anything To Fix The Border Crisis

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Oklahoma Republican Congressman Kevin Hern joins Fox Across America With guest host Paul Gleiser to share his reaction to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claiming President Biden has “done the work” to deal with the crisis happening at our Southern border. “We’re seeing 8 to 10,000 a day crossing. The Customs and Border Protection agents are expecting that to increase to…

GOP Lawmaker: Biden Aiding ‘Both Sides of the War’ Freeing Viktor Bout

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President Joe Biden has come under intense pressure to free former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan after he swapped Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, a.k.a. the “Merchant of Death,” for WNBA star Brittney Griner. While the Biden administration has celebrated the release of Brittney Griner, some Republican lawmakers believe that Viktor Bout had committed crimes far too great to warrant the swap.…