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  • 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

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Joins Senator Inhofe in Opposing Coal Restrictions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, I joined Senator Jim Inhofe in an amicus brief urging the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate EPA’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.” The proposed rules are a clear overreach of regulatory authority and part of the Obama Administration’s plan to shut down coal-fired power plants and continue its war on the poor and those on fixed incomes. As Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Senator Inhofe led the effort which was joined by 34 Senators and 171 House Members in... Read more

  • Harmony Project Tulsa kids to receive the First Congressional District  Non-Profit in the Spotlight Award
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine is proud to announce that the Harmony Project Tulsa is the recipient of the Non-Profit in the Spotlight Award for January 2016. The following is a press release from the Harmony Project Tulsa: Tulsa, OK - Congressman Jim Bridenstine will present Harmony Project Tulsa with the First Congressional District Non-Profit in the Spotlight Award at 1:00 pm, Friday, January 29, 2016 in the Kendall Whittier Elementary school gymnasium located at 2601 East 5th Place in Tulsa. Ha... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Opposes WOTUS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted to disapprove EPA’s “Waters of the United States” rule (WOTUS). “Time and time again, this administration has used the regulatory process to increase the federal government’s authority, bypass Congressional intent, and trample on states’ rights,” Bridenstine said. “WOTUS amounts to a land grab by the Environmental Protection Agency.” Under this proposed rule, self-contained ponds, wetlands, and ditches would be considered “navigable waters,” and thus subj... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Cosponsors Bipartisan Zero Tolerance for Terror Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Today Congressman Jim Bridenstine joined a bipartisan effort to allow imposition of sanctions on Iran in response to violations of international law in supporting terrorism or developing ballistic missiles. “President Obama promised his nuclear deal with Iran would not undermine separate, non-nuclear sanctions on terrorism, human rights violations, and ballistic missiles. Thus far, the Administration has not responded to clear Iranian transgressions including their test of a long-range nuclear-c... Read more