Congressman Jim Bridenstine

Representing the 1st District of Oklahoma
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Apr 9, 2014 Jim's Blog

As I reported to you previously [Energy Department accepts Bridenstine request to stop selling military technology to Russia], President Obama’s Energy Department backed down after I pointed out that the administration was proposing to send military equipment to Russia. 

Apr 2, 2014 Jim's Blog

From devastating tornado outbreaks to punishing, costly winters, extreme weather events have hammered the U.S. in recent years.  Although weather forecasts and preparedness have steadily improved, more people and infrastructure are in harms way.  Every year, weather claims scores of lives and leaves behind tens of billions of dollars in economic damages.

Mar 24, 2014 Jim's Blog

It’s ludicrous that U.S. taxpayers are paying to give Russia free military equipment after President Obama announced a suspension in military engagement with Moscow. 

Mar 14, 2014 Jim's Blog

During his presidential run in 2008, then-Candidate Barack Obama made a campaign promise to the San Francisco Chronicle.  He said: “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.”  So far, the President and his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are making good on his campaign promise to kill coal. 

Mar 14, 2014 Jim's Blog

While Common Core may have started as a state-led effort, the Obama Administration has seized on it as a federal goal and is using federal funds to coerce states into implementing Common Core.  

Mar 11, 2014 Jim's Blog

Please join Congressman Jim Bridenstine and Governor Jim Gilmore for a discussion on advancing economic opportunity and promoting economic freedom. 

Monday, March 17th 11:30am-1:00pm

Ti Amo's, 61st and Sheridan

Cost: $14.00 for Lunch

Mar 7, 2014 Jim's Blog

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to question Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the President’s FY15 budget request for defense.  The President’s budget puts America’s military on the path to the smallest Army since 1940, smallest Navy since before World War I, and smallest Air Force ever.  As a policy dreamed up by the President’s Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, “sequestration” – acr

Feb 27, 2014 Jim's Blog

It is time for the FairTax and Flat Tax supporters to unite behind a plan to eliminate the IRS, repeal the 16th Amendment, and start over. My resolution, House Joint Resolution 104 “Repeal 16”, would do just that.  ​

Feb 12, 2014 Jim's Blog

WASHINGTON – The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations released a comprehensive report today evaluating the response of the Department of Defense (DOD) to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. 

Jan 30, 2014 Jim's Blog

I voted No today on HR 2642 the Agricultural Act of 2014, the so-called Farm Bill.