Congressman Jim Bridenstine

Representing the 1st District of Oklahoma
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Dec 24, 2014 Jim's Blog

Misconceptions about “mandatory” spending appear to have confused some in the Republican Party regarding our ability to defund Obamacare.  Yes, Obamacare is in the mandatory part of the federal budget and, as such, is not included in annual “discretionary” appropriations bills or the recently passed omnibus.  

Nov 13, 2014 Jim's Blog

On November 11th, President Obama unilaterally committed the U.S. to even steeper greenhouse gas reductions. Ironically, these new greenhouse gas emission reductions will have a negligible effect on global temperatures.  The President has shown that he will stop at nothing to implement the radical green agenda his far left supporters demand. 

Oct 31, 2014 Jim's Blog
Oct 30, 2014 Jim's Blog

Many of you remember when President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) denied me access to the Fort Sill HHS facility during the high point of the Unaccompanied Children (UAC) crisis. Based upon the response to my

Sep 17, 2014 Jim's Blog

In 1787, fifty-five delegates from twelve states began the process of drafting the United States Constitution. Eventually, only thirty-nine of the fifty-five delegates signed the final draft. These men from across a new nation could not have disagreed more about the framing of government. Many, such as Alexander Hamilton, favored a larger, stronger centralized government.

Sep 9, 2014 Jim's Blog

I cosponsored and today I voted in favor of the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, H.R. 5078. Time and time again, we have seen this administration use the regulatory process to increase the federal government’s authority, bypass Congressional intent, and trample on states’ rights.

Aug 21, 2014 Jim's Blog

Students across the First District of Oklahoma are heading back to school. Teachers are eagerly waiting to meet their new classes. At a time of year when parents are looking to be sure their children are learning in the best environment possible, they should also be turning an eye of scrutiny to the U.S. Department of Education.

Jul 30, 2014 Jim's Blog

President Obama easily motivated young people across the nation to vote in 2012. He captured roughly 67 percent of the youth vote, according to the Center for Research and Information on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.

Jul 10, 2014 Jim's Blog

Media Advisory from the Oklahoma Army National Guard

Veterans Job Fair to help match military job seekers with employers 

Jun 19, 2014 Jim's Blog

In December, the House passed HR 3521 – the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act.   This bill is critical for veterans in the First District.  HR 3521 authorizes funding for 27 major VA facilities, including the proposed 140,000 square foot Tulsa Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).