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  • 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

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Permanently Ban Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to permanently prohibit use of federal funds to pay for abortions or for purchasing insurance plans that cover abortions, with certain limited exceptions. Since 1976, the “Hyde Amendment” has been included on appropriations bills. Today’s legislation (H.R. 7) would make the prohibitions permanent and applies them to all federal funds. It would also ban abortions in federal facilities and by federally employed healthcare professionals. Health ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes for First Step in Repealing Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine joined 227 Members of the House to take the first step in repealing Obamacare. The bill starts the so-called “reconciliation” process for repealing Obamacare. The Senate passed this bill early Thursday, calling for committees to prepare the repeal legislation by January 27. Obamacare has failed Oklahoma businesses and families. Premiums for Obamacare-compliant insurance plans skyrocketed in 2017. Premiums in Oklahoma increased over 70% on average while the nati... Read more

  • Lucas-Bridenstine Weather Forecasting Bill Passed in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today the U.S. House unanimously approved H.R. 353, the Lucas-Bridenstine Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act. This legislation prioritizes protecting lives and property. ‘Every minute counts in the lead up before a major storm or tornado,” said Congressman Frank Lucas. “This legislation helps to give those in harm’s way additional disaster preparation time which could ultimately be the difference between life and death or thousands of dollars in property damage. I am encouraged that... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes for Reining in Bureaucratic Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted for H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act or the REINS Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives 237/187. Under the Obama Administration, unelected bureaucrats have used expansive and intrusive new regulations to fundamentally remake the American economy. The REINS Act would help restore Congress’s constitutional power to make law, by requiring an up-or-down vote in Congress and the President’s signature to approve an... Read more

  • National Defense Authorization Act Includes Bridenstine Provisions
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted for the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report. The NDAA conference report reconciles differences in the House and Senate versions passed earlier this year. NDAA is a bipartisan bill that authorizes funding for America’s armed forces and sets Department of Defense policy. Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act 55 years in a row. The NDAA conference report includes a number of critical provisions: Pay raise for... Read more

  • 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