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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Nominated to Lead NASA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine: "It is an honor to be nominated to serve our nation as NASA Administrator. I am humbled by this opportunity, and I thank President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their confidence. Should I be confirmed by the United States Senate, I will work with all diligence to achieve the President’s vision for America’s leadership in space.” Jim Bridenstine served as a U.S. Navy pilot on active duty for nine years, followed by four years in the Navy Reserve where... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Fund National Defense
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted for the H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, which funds national defense, important US Army Corps of Engineers projects, and physical border security provisions, while cutting wasteful programs that ballooned during the previous administration. The legislation passed 235 to 192. “The first responsibility of the Federal Government is national security. Today, the House of Representatives fulfilled that duty,” said Congressman Bridenstine... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Announces Radar Upgrade for Tulsa-Based F-16s
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    The Air Force plans to award a contract today to upgrade the radar on select F-16 aircraft, including eight planes at the Air National Guard Wing in Tulsa, OK. The new AESA (Active Electronically Steered Array) Radar will enable smaller target detection and tracking, greater targeting range, faster search capabilities, and an ability to engage multiple targets. Congressman Bridenstine said, “This considerably enhances the capability of Tulsa's F-16s, allowing for targeting at extended ranges to ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes for The American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today I voted for the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill passed in the U.S. House by a margin of 217 to 213. Six weeks ago I decided the original bill was better than allowing Obamacare to collapse under its own weight. Since then I have been pleased to work with conservative colleagues to improve the AHCA to enable Americans to have more choices at lower costs. Obamacare has devastated the individual health insurance market. In Oklahoma, premium increases averaged over 70 percent this ye... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Celebrates Signing of the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Last evening, President Trump signed into law H.R. 353, the Lucas-Bridenstine Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act. Congressman Jim Bridenstine: “This legislation prioritizes improving weather forecasts and opens opportunities for new and innovative sources of weather information. I congratulate President Trump for moving us closer to a day when we have zero deaths from tornadoes and severe weather events.” This legislation directs the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmosph... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine at Signing of NASA Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to End Veterans Gun Ban, Restore Accountability at VA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, voted to protect Second Amendment rights for veterans and restore accountability at the Veterans Administration. H.R. 1181 would end the Obama Administration’s Veterans Gun Ban by restoring constitutional due process protections for veterans. VA has reported hundreds of thousands of veterans to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) simply because they have a fiduciary to handle their benefits ear... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Block Rule Requiring States to Grant Funds to Abortion Providers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Life

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted to block an Obama Administration regulation which opened a backdoor to funding abortion with taxpayer funds. Congressman Bridenstine’s statement on passage of H. J. Res. 43 in the U.S. House: “Congress is moving to block numerous regulations finalized late in Mr. Obama’s presidency. This particular ‘Midnight Rule’ was designed to support the abortion industry. If enacted, this rule would have prohibited states from denying Federal grants to abortion provi... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Block Methane Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Today, Congressman Bridenstine voted to promote Oklahoma’s energy industry by supporting H.J.Res. 36, legislation to block the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) overreaching and duplicative methane emissions rule. The bill passed the House 221-191. In the 11th hour of the Obama administration, the BLM rushed through an unnecessary and duplicative mandate that hinders energy production in Oklahoma, increases production costs, and raises prices for consumers and businesses across the United States... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Named to Key National Security and Space Subcommittees
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    This week, Congressman Jim Bridenstine received subcommittee appointments for the House Armed Services and Science, Space, and Technology Committees in the 115th Congress. “I would like to thank Chairmen Mac Thornberry and Lamar Smith for entrusting me with these positions, and I look forward to working with them on behalf of my constituents and Americans across the country,” said Congressman Bridenstine. Armed Services Bridenstine was named to the Strategic Forces and Seapower Subcommittees. St... Read more