Congressman Jim Bridenstine

Representing the 1st District of Oklahoma
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Press Releases

Aug 28, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC, August 28, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Today, the US Department of Education (DOEd) announced it will deny the Oklahoma State Department of Education's request for flexibility, or a waiver from the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the 2014-2015 school year. This means Oklahoma schools will be subject to the provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

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Aug 1, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC, August 1, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This evening, the House passed two bills addressing the crisis on our southern border.  Neither bill adds to the deficit or debt because funds are taken from other accounts.  Congressman Bridenstine voted “yes” on both.

Jul 28, 2014 Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the Senate and House Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee Chairmen, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Jeff Miller, announced a breakthrough on comprehensive VA reform legislation. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Rep. Jim Bridenstine (OK-1), and Rep.

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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.)

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