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  • Congressman Bridenstine’s Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bridenstine’s statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress: Prime Minister Netanyahu highlighted two key reasons that the pending “deal” with Iran is problematic: 1. It permits Iran to retain a uranium enrichment and industrial nuclear capability. 2. It expires in about 10 years. After the deal’s expiration, Iran will be able to walk into the nuclear club. Iran exports terrorism around the world, destabilizes the Middle East, and openly advocates for ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Spearheads Letter Opposing Lynch Nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    Over fifty Members of the House of Representatives joined in Congressman Jim Bridenstine’s letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to reject the nomination of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. “The top law enforcement official in the land must be willing to enforce the law, independent of administration politics,” said Bridenstine. “The testimony of Loretta Lynch demonstrated an unwillingness to depart from the politicization of justice we have seen from Eric Holder. The Senate has... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Chairs Hearing on “Bridging the Gap: America’s Weather Satellites and Weather Forecasting”
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a joint Environment and Oversight Subcommittee hearing today investigating federal weather satellite programs and the potential gap in coverage for weather forecasting. Congressman Jim Bridenstine called and conducted the hearing as Chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. Witnesses included experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA. The Committee exercised oversight by examining the status of NO... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine to Chair Environment Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    Chairman Lamar Smith announced the appointment of Congressman Jim Bridenstine as Chairman of the Environment Subcommittee in the US House of Representatives Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Chairman Smith: “Coming from an energy-rich state, Jim Bridenstine understands how costly EPA regulations negatively impact economic growth and increase the price of electricity for hardworking families. We all want clean air and a healthy environment. But as Chairman of the Environment Subcommittee,... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Stop Illegal Amnesty
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today the House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for Fiscal Year 2015, targeting funds for increased immigration law enforcement and blocking funding for the President’s unilateral actions granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. The President’s amnesty policy provideswork authorization permits and benefits such as Social Security, Medicare, and Obamacare to at least five million illegal immigrants. “The President created a constitutional crisis... Read more

  • Congressmen Bridenstine and Massie Demand Action
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Joint Statement from Congressmen Jim Bridenstine and Thomas Massie: According to the Congressional Record, Congressmen Daniel Webster and Richard Nugent, Members who voted against John Boehner as Speaker of the House, have been kicked off the Rules Committee. This retribution compromises the ability of Members of Congress to faithfully represent their constituents and subverts our representative democracy. The Speaker must immediately reinstate these Members. No Member should be punished for vot... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Introduces H.R. 89, The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    On the first day of the 114th Congress, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) introduced legislation to expedite the export of liquefied national gas to our allies, particularly those in Eastern Europe whose energy supplies are subject to the whims of Vladimir Putin. H.R. 89, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, calls for pending liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications to be granted immediately upon enactment of the bill. Further, the bill adjusts the burden needed for additional Depart... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine: A Gang of Nine
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    I am pleased to see so many Members of Congress responding to the voices of their constituents in supporting new leadership. Rep. Louie Gohmert added his name to Rep. Ted Yoho as willing to stand for election as Speaker of the House. Reps. Paul Gosar, Steve King and Dave Brat made public statements of their commitments to vote for new leadership. Rep. Marlin Stutzman also gave me permission to announce that his statement would be forthcoming Monday morning. Rep. Walter Jones, Thomas Massie and I... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine: Two Good Choices
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    I congratulate Congressman Louie Gohmert for courageously offering his name as a candidate for Speaker of the House. Louie has a great understanding of the legislative process and the fortitude to challenge the leftist agenda of President Obama. We now have two great candidates willing to challenge the status quo. I could vote for either Louie Gohmert or Ted Yoho, who expressed his willingness to run yesterday. Republicans should feel free to vote their consciences and the desires of their distr... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine: I Will Not Vote for John Boehner
    Posted in Press Releases on January 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    The day after Republicans won the largest majority in the House of Representatives in almost 100 years and won a significant majority in the Senate, our liberal activist President claimed to hear the voices of all the people who didn't vote. It was another example of stunning obstinacy from this President. Read more