Congressman Jim Bridenstine

Representing the 1st District of Oklahoma
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Press Releases

Jul 22, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC, July 22, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Today a federal appeals court eviscerated Obamacare by ruling that billions of dollars of federal subsidies are illegal.  The purpose of the Obamacare subsidies was to encourage states to set up healthcare insurance exchanges.  When 34 states including Oklahoma refused to create exchanges, the Administration created federal exchanges to provide subsidies, contrary to the clear la

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Jul 21, 2014 Press Release
July 21, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Oklahoma Congressional Delegation today urged the Obama Administration to reconsider its use of Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Okla., as a long-term holding facility for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).  

Jul 17, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC, July 17, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Congressman Jim Bridenstine:

Jul 12, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC, July 12, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Today Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) toured the HHS facility housing Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. U.S.

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC, July 10, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK) will visit the HHS facility housing Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) at Ft. Sill, on Saturday, July 12.  Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN) will accompany him.

Jul 8, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC, July 8, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The President sent his supplemental appropriations request to Congress today.  It is for $4.3 billion, significantly more than the expected $1.9 billion.  Of the $4.3 billion, $600 million is to fight wildfires, an unrelated issue. 

Jul 7, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC, July 7, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Certain members of the media received this morning an invitation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to a showcase “tour” of the HHS facility housing Unaccompanied Alien Children at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.  (The email invitation is pasted below.)

Jul 7, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC, July 7, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Congressman Jim Bridenstine was denied access to the facility housing Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) at Ft. Sill Oklahoma on July 1.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) manager of the facility told him the next opportunity to visit would be July 21.

Jul 2, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC, July 2, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK) was denied access yesterday to the HHS facility at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma currently housing up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who illegally crossed the southern border into the United States.

Jun 30, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC, June 30, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This is a great day for religious liberty in America.  The Supreme Court has ruled, although more narrowly than many would prefer, that closely held companies do not have to leave their deeply held religious convictions at the door of their businesses.  I celebrate with the Green and Hahn families and offer my sincere appreciation for standing on their beliefs.

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