Veterans

Hern Mourns Loss of Four United States Marines

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement today in response to the tragic death of four United States Marines during a NATO training exercise. “I'm devastated to learn of the four young Marines who lost their lives during a NATO training exercise this past weekend,” said Rep. Hern. “Captain Matthew J. Tomkiewicz, Captain Ross A. Reynolds, Gunnery Sergeant James W. Speedy, ...

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 Tulsa: If [Republicans] ar...

Bill to rename Owasso Post Office after late T.Sgt. Marshal Roberts passes the House

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Today, a bill passed the House to rename the Owasso post office located at 1233 North Cedar Street in Owasso, Okla., after Technical Sergeant Marshal Roberts. T. Sgt. Roberts, from Owasso, was killed in March 2020 while deployed with the Oklahoma Air National Guard to Camp Taji in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. “Technical Sergeant Marshal Roberts made the ultimate sacrifice in defe...

Hern statement on 1st anniversary of Biden presidency

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement on the anniversary of President Biden’s inauguration last year. “Looking back on the past 12 months, several words come to mind: confusion, failure, disarray, pain, and dishonesty to name a few,” said Rep. Hern. “Biden’s presidency has been defined by empty promises; as a result, he has very few accomplishments. “The unprecedented ...

Hern applauds SCOTUS decision on Biden’s small business mandate

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement in support of today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the stay on Biden’s vaccine mandate for employers with over 100 employees. “Thanks to the careful consideration of the Supreme Court, this long national nightmare is hopefully coming to an end,” said Rep. Hern. “I made my thoughts clear last fall when the mandate was announced: t...

Hern helped over 900 constituents with federal agencies, 3 bills signed into law in 2021

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) closed out 2021 with a record number of constituent casework completed. Rep. Hern and his staff closed just over 900 cases in 2021 for constituents facing issues with federal agencies, more than double pre-pandemic numbers. “The two most important aspects of my service to Oklahoma’s First District are casting my vote in the House of Representatives and helping my ...

Stretch of Highway 20 dedicated to fallen Owasso airman

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A roughly four mile stretch of State Highway 20 was dedicated to Technical Sergeant Marshal D. Roberts in Claremore Wednesday. Roberts was killed in Iraq in March of 2020. The ‘TSgt Marshal D. Roberts Memorial Highway’ connects the communities of Owasso and Claremore. Roberts grew up in Owasso and spent time as an adult in Claremore. Those close to him say this highway connects the two where Rober...

Hern leads Members of Congress against Biden’s ‘Build Back Broke’ reconciliation plan

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Yesterday, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) led 14 Members of Congress on the floor of the House of Representatives last night during a Special Order on Biden’s reckless spending agenda. The Members discussed the failures of the Biden Administration and the hidden policies included in the ‘Build Back Broke’ plan, including raised taxes, increased regulations on small businesses, Green New Deal pr...

In second term, Hern positioned to wield influence on key issues

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Midway through his second term, 1st District Congressman Kevin Hern has positioned himself about where he wants. He has a seat on the House Ways and Means Committee and what seems to be growing influence on GOP tax and health care policy. Besides the plum committee assignment, Hern is chairman of the Budget and Spending Task Force of the Republican Study Committee, the policy arm of the House Rep...

Hern statement in response to the death of American marines in Kabul

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after learning about the death of four U.S. Marines in an attack at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. “President Biden now has the blood of American patriots on his hands,” said Rep. Hern. “This tragedy can only be a direct result of his lack of leadership. He has failed the American people as Commander-in-Chief and does not deser...