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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…

EXCLUSIVE: House Conservatives Float Plan to Balance Budget in 7 Years

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House conservatives say they’ve crafted a plan to rein in government spending and balance the federal budget in seven years.  The budget proposal from the Republican Study Committee would reduce mandatory spending by $11.86 trillion over 10 years while lowering nondefense discretionary spending by $3.64 trillion. The U.S. government faces a budget deficit of $3.1 trillion. The…

Republican 2023 Budget Proposal Would Ban Critical Race Theory in Military

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The conservative House Republican Study Committee’s 2023 budget proposal released Thursday includes a provision that would ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the United States military. The RSC’s “Blueprint to Save America” is the committee’s first budget proposal that calls for such a ban, amid efforts by the Biden administration to double down on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)…

Rep. Kevin Hern: Secretary Mayorkas Is The Worst Kind Of Liar

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Oklahoma Republican Congressman Kevin Hern joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to react to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insisting the U.S. Southern border will not be open once the Title 42 public health order is lifted next week. “He’s lying. We actually had him at a Border Caucus meeting, and the worst kind of liar is one that will come and lie…

PODCAST: US Rep Hern

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US Congressman Kevin Hern called into our Bartlesville Radio Studios on Thursday for our monthly podcast. The Congressman first addressed how the U.S. economy’s GDP  shrunk by 1.4% in the first quarter. According to Hern, in addition to other economic and inflationary pressures, diesel prices are now the highest they have ever been in America. Congressman Hern said the southern…