Veterans

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...

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...

Oklahoma delegation introduces legislation renaming Owasso Post Office after late Sgt. Marshal Roberts

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced legislation on Friday to rename the U.S. Post Office located at 1233 North Cedar Street in Owasso, Okla., after fallen Air National Guardsman, Sergeant Marshal Roberts. Sgt. Roberts, from Owasso, gave his life in service to our country while deployed in Iraq in March 2020. The entire Oklahoma delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives joined Rep. H...

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...

ICYMI: Highlights from Hern's District Work Period

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Rob Miller - August 2020 Veteran of the Month

Congressman Kevin Hern (OK-1) spent this week’s district work period meeting with veteran organizations, presenting the veteran of the month, visiting the Tulsa VA outpatient clinic under construction, met with industry leaders in aerospace, engaged in a virtual town hall with the Oklahoma Association of Realtors, and spoke to various local organizations about issues he’s working on in Washington ...

President’s Budget Builds Strong Future for Veterans Care In Eastern Oklahoma

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WASHINGTON – This afternoon, President Trump released his 2021 Presidential Budget Request, which identifies his goals and funding priorities for next year. The request includes funding to build a new hospital in Tulsa and is complemented with plans for a major investment in the Muskogee health facility to support a transformative specialty care facility. These new investments – along with ongoing...

Tulsa World editorial: Kevin Hern's refusal to keep his congressional pay during shutdown is selfless, patriotic; the rest of Congress should do the same

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We congratulate U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern for his choice not to keep his congressional pay during a partial federal government shutdown. Every other member of Congress should do the same. Congress and President Trump are at an impasse over $5 billion in funding for Trump’s proposed wall along the southern border. It has left the nation without a completed budget. Nonessential portions of the government...

U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern donating congressional salary during shutdown

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New 1st District Congressman Kevin Hern said Thursday he’ll continue donating his pay to veterans groups as long as the current partial federal government shutdown remains unresolved. “This is crazy,” Hern said by telephone. “Nobody runs a business this way.” Thursday was the first day of the new 116th Congress, but because he filled a vacancy, Hern took office shortly after the Nov. 6 general ele...