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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Calls Out EPA Administrator for Abusing Rulemaking Process
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine challenged EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on her agency’s lobbying and activation of environmental groups in a House Science Committee hearing today. Bridenstine presented evidence that the agency and its officials inappropriately pressured EPA personnel to use their social media accounts to promote positive comments on the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. EPA management urged employees to participate in a “Thunderclap” which is a social media ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Joins Dissent on SCOTUS Obamacare Subsidies
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    Despite the Supreme Court's decision, Obamacare is still the number one job killer in America and responsible for the massive increases in insurance premiums. I am committed to repealing Obamacare – every single word – and replacing it with a system which empowers states and individuals to have the freedom and flexibility to make their own health care decisions. The important facts in the healthcare debate are: Health insurance costs are up because of Obamacare – regardless of subsidies. Only 13... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Preserve the Power of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Today, the House voted on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. I voted no, but TPA passed by a 218 -- 208 vote. TPA requires Members of Congress to give up their right to amend, delay, change, or otherwise slow down consideration of trade agreements negotiated by the President. The Obama Administration has an abysmal record of negotiating agreements with foreign nations. It has an equally abysmal record of overriding Congress and taking unconstitutional actions too numerous to list. We c... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Presented With ACU Award for Conservative Excellence
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON DC -- The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Matt Schlapp presented Congressman Jim Bridenstine with the ACU Award for Conservative Excellence based on his score of 92/100 as part of ACU’s Annual Rating of Congress. The 2014 Rating of Congress grades members of Congress based on their votes on issues important to conservatives and have been a yearly occurrence since 1971. The full guide is now available at www.conservative.org/ratings. The award is given only to those Members ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports Commercial Space
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine contributed significantly to the SPACE Act passed today in the House of Representatives. H.R. 2262, the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship (SPACE) Act, passed on a bipartisan vote of 284 to 133. “The commercial space industry is among the most innovative in this country,” said Congressman Bridenstine. “We reap the benefits of their leadership every day through products such as Google Maps, weather forecasts, and the delivery of phone, inte... Read more

  • Lucas-Bridenstine Weather Forecasting Bill Passes in House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 1561, the Lucas-Bridenstine Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2015. This legislation prioritizes the protection of lives and property. “In Oklahoma, we know all too well the devastating effects of severe weather,” said Congressman Jim Bridenstine. “The importance of accurate forecasts cannot be overstated. Our aim is to have zero deaths from tornadoes and other extreme weather events. This bill gets us closer to that... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Support Our Troops
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted for HR 1735, the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). NDAA is a bipartisan bill which authorizes funding for America’s armed forces and sets Department of Defense (DOD) policy. Congress has passed this bill 53 years in a row. The FY16 NDAA provides our military with one-year relief from devastating cuts imposed by the Budget Control Act sequestration. Congressman Bridenstine worked on numerous provisions in the bill important to Oklahoma, inclu... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes for Congressional Review of Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted to support H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, legislation mandating Congressional review of a final nuclear deal with Iran. H.R. 1191 passed the House overwhelmingly 400-25. The Senate passed this bill 98-1. Tough congressional sanctions brought Iran to the negotiating table. The Obama Administration squandered the leverage provided by Congress on a series of weak interim agreements. Under current law, President Obama could bypass C... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Comments on Travel Review
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    Two years ago, I and other Members of Congress were invited to participate in a conference in Baku, Azerbaijan focused on the U.S.-Azerbaijan relationship. The House Committee on Ethics approved my travel request in writing prior to the trip, as is required for all House Members’ travel. Oklahoma has an interest in Azerbaijan. Oklahoma’s National Guard has an ongoing, cooperative interaction with Azerbaijan’s armed forces in the federally sponsored State Partnership Program, and Oklahoma State U... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Protect Unborn Children
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine joined a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives in moving to protect unborn children. Medical evidence proves that babies feel pain earlier than five months after conception. The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” prohibits elective abortions after 20 weeks, with exceptions to save the life of the mother and in cases of rape or incest. The bill also provides added protection for infants born alive and empowers women to take legal action if the law is no... Read more