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  • Tulsa City Council honors veterans for serving their country
    Posted in In The News on November 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Not every member of the armed forces who served overseas received a warm reception when they came home. The Tulsa City Council wanted to make sure that local veterans got the recognition they deserve. Mayor Dewey Bartlett, City Council members and U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine joined about 30 veterans, many of whom served during World War II and the Korean War, for a gathering Tuesday at American Legion Post No. 1. Each veteran received a certificate of a proclamation in honor of their service. Bri... Read more

  • Oklahoma Congressmen comment on Keystone XL Pipeline decision
    Posted in In The News on November 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Republican Oklahoma Congressmen Jim Bridenstine and Markwayne Mullin each released statements following the decision by the White House to reject the application for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Rep. Jim Bridenstine says, "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." Rep. Markwayne Mullin... Read more

  • Spartan College offers first FAA approved aviation maintenance program for transitioning military
    Posted in In The News on November 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology officials announced Friday the launch of a new aviation maintenance program designed to allow members of the U.S. armed forces to get a head start on a civilian career before exiting the military. The program is the first of its kind to be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and is designed to fill a specific need with respect to people who are transitioning out of the military, said Peter Harris, CEO of Spartan Education Group. The progr... Read more

  • GOP lawmakers lambaste Obama veto of defense bill
    Posted in In The News on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Using words such as “abhorrent,” “disgusting” and “dumbfounded,” 13 Republican lawmakers who have served in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan excoriated President Obama on Thursday for vetoing a defense policy bill over an issue they say isn’t even in the bill. “We’re not vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act because of some policy difference that relates to defense but because we want more spending on social programs, we want more spending for the EPA, for the IRS, for name your pro... Read more

  • New ozone rules could choke industry: Ex-EPA official
    Posted in In The News on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    The new ozone regulations handed down by the Environmental Protection Agency could end industrial development in many parts of the country, a former agency official told Congress Thursday. Jeffrey Holmstead, a partner at Bracewell and Giuliani and a former assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, warned members of the House Science, Space and Technology committee that the new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone could mean a drop in industrial investment. Ho... Read more

  • Oral Roberts legacy exhibit opening kicks off ORU 50th anniversary events
    Posted in In The News on October 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    Oral Roberts University launched a week of 50th anniversary celebration events Monday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the Oral Roberts legacy exhibit center on the first floor of the prayer tower in the center of the campus. The exhibit has high-tech audio and video presentations telling the Oral Roberts story and displays of his personal Bibles with hand-written notes in the margins, letters from national figures like evangelist Billy Graham and President George W. Bush, se... Read more

  • Editorial | Inching Toward a Commercial Weather Policy
    Posted in In The News on September 29, 2015 | Preview rr

    Government policymaking in an ideal world is proactive, but more often than not it is reactive or, as in the case of companies seeking to commercialize weather data collected via satellite, a muddle of the two. Thanks in part to prodding from Congress, in particular Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released a draft Commercial Space Policy that lays out some of the terms and conditions under which it will buy data from these compani... Read more

  • EPA picking winners and losers among states: GOP
    Posted in In The News on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    New emission rules will create winner "green" states in the Northeast, California and the West able to make money selling credits to a big majority of loser states that don't make the cut, detractors say. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., chairman of the House science committee's environment subcommittee, raised the issue during a Friday hearing into state attitudes toward the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The plan forces states to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a third by 20... Read more

  • Bridenstine’s bill would halt Planned Parenthood funding
    Posted in In The News on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Life

    U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Oklahoma, has introduced the GRACE Act, a bill to prohibit federal government contracts from going to companies that donate to Planned Parenthood. He is already sponsoring numerous other bills to cut direct government funding to the organization. Bridenstine said, “The government should not do business with companies that facilitate Planned Parenthood operations. Every child has value. Every person has a purpose. Most Americans are horrified at the thought of expertl... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine recognized for leadership on space issues
    Posted in In The News on August 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    In the 1st District, U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is known for his iconoclastic conservatism and willingness to challenge the status quo. In Washington, he is known as one of the few people paying much attention to the nation’s space satellite programs. It’s a technical subject, unglamorous and unlikely to make headlines in anything except a few wonky niche publications. As Bridenstine says, “This is the kind of stuff that won’t get you elected and folks back home don’t care about.” But it might d... Read more