National Security

Oklahoma Delegation Celebrates Senator Inhofe's Leadership on Defense Funding

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Today, Representatives Kevin Hern (OK-01), Frank Lucas (OK-03), Tom Cole (OK-04), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), and Stephanie Bice (OK-05) released the following statement in honor of the passage of the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023.  “Since being elected, Senator Inhofe has been a titan for the state of Oklahoma. He has tirelessly worked to…

Hern Votes For James M. Inhofe NDAA

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of the 2023 James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “Maintaining our national security is Congress’ most important Constitutional responsibility,” said Rep. Hern.  “Senator Inhofe’s final NDAA ensures that our military will continue to be equipped to protect the United…

OKLAHOMA DELEGATION LOOKS AHEAD TO LEGISLATIVE END OF 2022

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One-party rule in Washington is down to its final few weeks, but it's not clear that all that much will change once Republicans take control of the House in January. Certainly, it depends upon your viewpoint. But before that new dynamic begins to play out, the current Congress has much to get done in its remaining few weeks. "We’re going to run out of funding on December 16, so we…

GOP Lawmakers Vow Probe of FBI Raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

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Following an FBI raid Monday on former President Donald Trump’s private residence at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, Republican members of Congress are vowing to launch an investigation into what they view as a blatantly partisan political Justice Department if they retake control of the House of Representatives in November.   “Since they took office, the Biden…

PODCAST: Rep. Kevin Hern Talks Wired Act and the Economy

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined us on Thursday for our monthly podcast to talk about his recently introduced bill, HR 8566, the Withholding Illegal Revenue Entering Drug Markets (WIRED) Act, to the House of Representatives.   Based on a similar policy enacted by the state of Oklahoma, Hern said HR 8566 imposes a 5% fee on remittances out of the United States, with the…

Rep. Hern bill would tax wire transfers out of US to fund border efforts, tackle illegal immigration

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FIRST ON FOX: A new bill introduced by Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., would tax person-to-person wire transfers out of the United States as a way to discourage illegal immigration and combat cartel activity at the border -- a measure that has been called for by immigration hawks for years. The WIRED (Withholding Illegal Revenue Entering Drug Markets) Act would charge a 5% fee on remittance…

Hern votes against gun-grabbing legislation

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting against the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to S. 2938. “Many of my colleagues need a refresher on the Constitution,” said Rep. Hern.  “The bill we voted on today is an attack on our Second Amendment rights; it targets law-abiding citizens and takes away their right to due process.…

Biden signs bill renaming Owasso Post Office after T.Sgt. Marshal Roberts

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Today, President Biden signed HR 1298 into law, officially renaming the U.S. Post Office located at 1233 North Cedar St. in Owasso, Okla., the “Technical Sergeant Marshal Roberts Post Office Building.” T.Sgt. Roberts was killed in a rocket attack on Camp Taji in Iraq while deployed with the Oklahoma Air National Guard in March 2020. Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the…

More than the bare minimum

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When voters send their elected officials to Washington, they have certain expectations for us. First, they expect us to show up to work, be present in the House of Representatives, vote on legislation, and participate in our assigned committees. This is the bare minimum of our constitutional requirement. Next, they expect us to be their voice in our nation’s capital. Our constituents…

Hern, RSC Release FY 2023 Budget, “Blueprint to Save America”

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Today, Representative Kevin Hern and the Republican Study Committee released its annual alternative budget for fiscal year 2023. The budget serves as a comprehensive blueprint for conservative governance and was produced by the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force. Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) currently chairs that task force. Over the past two years, thanks to the Biden administration and…