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  • Smith, Bridenstine Congratulate Winners of Commercial Weather Data Contracts
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Spire, Inc. WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX21), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, along with U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK1), chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment for the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, today released the following statements congratulating Spire, Inc., a private sector weather company, on earning the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration first contract to acquire data from a commercial weather satel... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports Conscience Protection
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, the House passed landmark pro-life legislation to stop abortion coercion. The Conscience Protection Act prohibits government from penalizing or retaliating against any health care provider who refuses to participate in abortion activities, or insurers who refuse to provide coverage. The bill also creates a right to sue for anybody forced to violate their consciences on abortion. Congressman Bridenstine said: “I believe that abortion takes the life of an unborn child and harms women. Even ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Invites Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to Testify
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine invited Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to testify on the impact Obama Administration regulations are having on the state of Oklahoma. The hearing topic is “The Impact of EPA’s Clean Power Plan on States.” The Congressman is chairing a hearing of the Environment Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Thursday at 9:30 AM (Eastern Time). Pruitt will be the lead witness. Also testifying will be Brianne Gorod, Chief Counsel, C... Read more

  • Kilmer, Bridenstine Secure Full Funding for Office of Commercial Space Transportation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill from Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) to increase the funding for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) by $1 million. Building on efforts led by Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), this amendment brings appropriations for this office in line with the President’s Budget Request an... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Condemns Executive Overreach into School Bathrooms
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine stated, “We must stand against President Obama’s aggressive attempts to fundamentally transform America. Congress must use the ‘power of the purse’ to combat this executive overreach. Parents and schools should assert their rights to govern themselves and not submit to Obama’s lawless federal bullying.” Congressman Bridenstine is joining Members of Congress in a letter to the President condemning his recent directive about gender identity and school bathrooms. -- 30 -... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine: Congress “Disarms” Prairie Chicken
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    The Lesser Prairie Chicken has been a thriving neighbor to U.S. military bases and energy industry operations across the Southwest. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week acknowledged the success of conservation efforts and the birds’ tenacity, deciding to not pursue relisting it as a threatened species. “This has long been an effort by Members of Congress from Oklahoma. I’m glad the USFWS has received the message,” said Congressman Jim Bridenstine. Bridenstine led the effort last week ame... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Works to Remove Impediments to Military Readiness
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    “Restoring military readiness means lifting burdens on our military installations where possible and reasonable” Congressman Bridenstine said. “The U.S. military takes great pains to comply with the many regulations imposed by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). ESA imposes costs on our military every day. We need to balance those costs against the imperative of training and preparing the force.” The Congressman noted errors in the studies for the original listings of two species, the Lesser Prair... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Sponsors Key Provisions in National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congressman Bridenstine voted to send HR 4909, the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) from the House Armed Services Committee to the full House this morning. The bipartisan bill authorizes funding for America’s armed forces and sets Department of Defense policy. Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act 53 years in a row. Three major amendments sponsored by Congressman Bridenstine were adopted in the bill: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports -- Codify in law a 30-day... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Pushes for LNG Exports
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House Armed Services Committee this morning adopted Congressman Jim Bridenstine’s amendment to expedite Department of Energy decisions on approving Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports. This is a big win for Oklahoma’s natural gas industry. Oklahoma is the fourth largest natural gas producing state in America. “Energy security is national security. The two are intimately linked. We enhance our own national security when our allies and trading partners are not reliant on unfriendly regimes for... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports Religious Freedom
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, a consolidated case including the Little Sisters of the Poor, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) and other Christian organizations. The question is whether the Department of Health and Human Services, citing ObamaCare’s employer mandate, can legally force religious non-profits to take actions they believe to be morally wrong, specifically, providing or asking others to provide on their behalf, employer-sponsored health insura... Read more