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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine on the House Speaker Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bridenstine: Today the GOP Conference nominated Rep. Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House, giving him 200 votes out of 245 cast. 43 Members, including me, voted for Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida. Rep. Ryan is the Republican nominee, and I will vote for him on the floor of the House. I will work constructively with the new Speaker to advance sound legislation addressing the nation’s urgent needs, and I will also hold him accountable to lead House in responsibly performing its represent... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes Against the Backroom Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bridenstine: Today I voted against the “Bipartisan Budget Act.” This massive bill was negotiated in secret and brought to Members who were given 41 hours to consider it. No amendments were allowed and representation was denied to the American people. It increased spending, increased annual deficits, and raised the debt limit. I voted No. -- 30 -- Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports Lifting Ban on Crude Oil Exports
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Friday, the House of Representative will vote on HR 702, legislation lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports. The ban is a relic of the energy crisis of the 1970’s and is out of step with the current boom in domestic petroleum production. The crude oil from the American fracking revolution is not the optimum crude for domestic refineries. More gasoline will be produced in U.S. refineries at lower cost if we export domestically produced, light, low sulfur crude and import the crude oils our ref... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Strives to Represent His Constituents
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine and 150 other Republicans voted “No” on the Continuing Resolution (CR) today. Congressman Bridenstine said, “Continuing Resolutions are a failure to govern, a failure to represent the people, and a failure to exercise the power of the purse.” The House passed the bills to fund the government in the proper process. The Senate failed to take up any of them due to Democrat filibusters. Accordingly, a CR was presented as the only option for funding the federal government.... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Stop the Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    This week the House voted on three bills to stop President Obama’s atrocious Iran nuclear agreement. These bills make clear that the American people, acting through their elected representatives, reject the President’s capitulation to Iran. America’s next President can -- and should -- end the agreement on Day One and restart the most effective sanctions regime ever created. The Iran deal will endanger the security of America and our closest allies and partners, as I have explained at length (he... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine: Administration Undermined Congressional Review of Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Today the House took the first step toward stopping the President’s dangerous Iran nuclear deal. House Resolution 411 passed 243 – 186, finding that the President did not comply with the provisions of the Corker-Cardin Iran Nuclear Review Act. The Corker-Cardin legislation was designed to allow Congressional review of the Iran deal. The Administration decided to declare the agreement to not be a treaty, since treaties require approval of two thirds of the Senate for ratification. As Secretary of... Read more

  • Rep. Bridenstine: I'm Proud to Recognize Oklahoma Recipients of Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Bridenstine is proud to recognize Oklahoma recipients of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award: Alexandria (Lexie) Lerblance of McAlester and Malayna Stober of Oklahoma City. For more information please visit www.NASSP.org. Rep. Bridenstine received this letter from Prudential CEO John Strangfeld and NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti on September 8th, 2015: Dear Representative Bridenstine: You may recall that two students from your state, Alexandria (Lexie) Lerblance of McAle... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Named a "Space Industry Game Changer"
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    SpaceNews today announced its list of five leaders that are "Making a Difference" in space in 2015. Congressman Jim Bridenstine is one of the five recognized as "The Space Industry's Game Changers from Around the World." SpaceNews, the leading publication in the commercial space arena, noted Bridenstine's accomplishments as a proponent of commercial space utilization in weather forecasting and military applications as well as his initiatives to support the commercial launch industry. Read more: ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Statement on the Tragic Death of Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    My wife and I are devastated by the loss of our friend, Mark Costello. He was a principled servant, deeply committed to his faith and to Oklahoma. Our prayers are with Cathy and the Costello family. Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine: “Let’s Remember Who We’re Dealing With”
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine’s statement on the Iran Deal: Today, President Obama announced an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. This is just one step in the process, not the end. Congress has 60 days to review the agreement and vote on a joint resolution of disapproval to stop President Obama from permanently waiving or suspending the most effective sanctions levied on Iran. While I will keep an open mind, let’s remember who we’re dealing with: Iran is the world’s number one state sp... Read more