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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports Constitutional Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bridenstine: Today, President Obama once again usurped the legislative power of Congress by executive overreach. The President’s gun control executive actions will infringe on the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans, but do nothing to prevent gun crime and mass shootings. I am confident that his proposals will be challenged in court and ultimately vacated. Obama’s new executive actions on gun control would have not prevented mass shooting tragedies from Columbine to San Ber... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes Against Trillion Dollar "Omnibus"
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted against a trillion dollar "Omnibus" spending bill. By filibustering annual appropriations bills, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats forced another crisis with a government shutdown looming. The Omnibus was negotiated behind closed doors by small number of Members of Congress and the White House. Members were given less than 60 hours to digest over 2,000 pages and had to take an up or down vote with no amendments permitted. Congressman Bridenstine said: "I ca... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Enhance American Energy Security
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, Congressman Bridenstine voted for H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act. The bill passed 249 to 174. “Secure, reliable, and affordable energy is crucial to our economy and national security,” said Bridenstine. “I am pleased the House of Representatives passed legislation to expand markets for American energy while eliminating several barriers to production. Bridenstine continued, “H.R. 8 includes a significant provision drawn directly from the Cruz-Bridenstine ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Opposes Federal Control of Education
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted against the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which would replace No Child Left Behind. The bill passed 359 to 64. Bridenstine said, “ESSA expands the role of the federal government by creating a program for pre-school managed by the Department of Health and Human Services and expanding after school programs. “No Child Left Behind was a seriously flawed law that greatly increased federal control of education. I was disappointed that the Every Student Suc... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports SAFE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, I voted for H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act. While this is a good first step, it does not go far enough. Senior FBI and Homeland Security officials have testified to Congress that it’s impossible to fully screen prospective refugees for terrorist affiliation, especially those coming from disintegrated states and failed governments. Further, the American SAFE Act limits such "enhanced" screenings solely to Iraqi and Syrian refugees. This provision ignores the fact that ISIS has affiliates... Read more

    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    Representatives Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Brian Babin (R-Texas) are calling for a temporary suspension of Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) resettlement funding for all refugees, as well as individuals not in a legitimate lawful status. The lawmakers’ approach includes but also extends beyond refugee services for Syrian, Iraqi and other refugees and reflects the need to examine the resettlement of potential “special interest aliens” who ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Hails Passage of the SPACE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today the House concurred with the Senate amendment to the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship (SPACE) Act of 2015. The bill passed unanimously from both houses and now goes to the President for signature. HR 2262 is designed to facilitate a pro-growth business environment for the commercial space industry. The legislation includes, in entirety, a bill sponsored by Congressman Jim Bridenstine, HR 2261 the Commercial Remote Sensing Act, relating to licensing private re... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine on Keystone Pipeline Denial
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bridenstine: “Beyond the positive economic benefits and job creation, Keystone XL Pipeline is an important link in ensuring United States energy security. President Obama has once again made a decision, for political purposes, that undermines America’s national security.” -- 30 -- Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Urges the President to Sign Defense Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, the House passed the defense authorization bill for FY2016 with overwhelming, bipartisan, veto-proof support. Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted for the adjusted authorization bill saying, “The bill contains critically important provisions for national security and our warfighters. I call on the Senate to pass and the President to sign this bill into law by Veterans Day.” Congressman Bridenstine has become a recognized leader on military space issues. The adjusted FY16 defense authorizatio... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Introduces Mobile App
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) unveiled a free App to provide Oklahoma’s First District constituents with a new mobile tool to stay up-to-date with news from Washington, D.C. The App has many convenient features including: Major vote alerts Latest blog articles from Congressman Bridenstine Congressman Bridenstine’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds all in one location Latest interviews and podcasts Calendar for upcoming events, including directions Ability to send messages to Con... Read more