Healthcare

Hern’s mental health bill passes the House

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 Legislation sponsored by Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) passed the House of Representatives today, included in a larger tele-health package: HR 4040, the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act.  Previously, Rep. Hern introduced HR 8497, the Protecting Mental Health Services Act. The bill was included in today’s HR 4040. HR 8497 permanently extends Trump-era tele-health…

Hern announces Healthy Future Task Force solutions to make health care more affordable

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Representative Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, chairman of the Healthy Future Task Force Subcommittee on Affordability, unveiled the Subcommittee’s solutions to make health care more accessible and affordable alongside Task Force members Rick Allen of Georgia and Victoria Spartz of Indiana.   Summaries and other information about the Task Force proposals were sent to The Oklahoma City…

Hern announces Healthy Future Task Force solutions to make health care more affordable

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01), chairman of the Healthy Future Task Force Subcommittee on Affordability, unveiled the Subcommittee’s solutions to make health care more accessible and affordable alongside Task Force members Rick Allen (GA-12) and Victoria Spartz (IN-05). The Subcommittee’s proposals intend to lower the cost of health insurance and overall care by increasing competition,…

House GOP Task Force Aims to Cut Health Care Costs, Boost Patients’ Choices

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Everyone agrees: Health care in America is too expensive and too complicated. Democrats want to double down on a centralized, Washington-controlled plan for your health care. We’ve seen the damaging impact that has had on the quality of, and access to, care in socialist countries abroad.  Republicans know that to fix the health care system and lower costs, we need to increase…

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…

U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern honors Skiatook-based Partners for Heroes during recent visit

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U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern recently visited Sperry to show his support for men and women of the military. He stopped by CrossTimbers Marina at the end of May to meet with leaders of Skiatook-based Partners for Heroes as part of a district-wide tour to recognize veterans and veteran-led establishments. “One such organization is Partners for Heroes,” Hern said in a Facebook post. “We must…

Hern's statement in response to Biden's energy-killing State of the Union Address

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after President Joe Biden finished his first State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress.  “There was only one thing Oklahomans needed to hear from their president tonight: an immediate commitment to energy independence,” said Rep. Hern. “We didn’t hear that. President Biden could have…

Hern Hosts Tele-Town Hall with over 11.5k Attendees

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Last night, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) hosted a virtual town hall with constituents across the First District.  The call included 11,597 participants both online and by phone. Rep. Hern discussed recent issues including the crisis at our southern border, the situation in Ukraine, and the status of Federal vaccine mandates.   Excerpts from the call are below: Lindi in…