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  • 5 Space Leaders Making a Difference
    Posted in In The News on August 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) hails from a state that lacks a significant space constituency but has an abundance of dangerous weather, a fact the second-term lawmaker has cited to explain his early interest in satellite activities. As a freshman, Bridenstine made his mark as a champion for companies seeking to commercialize the collection of weather data via satellite, traditionally a government function. He has since taken over the chairmanship of the House Science environment subcommitt... Read more

  • Bridenstine calls for an end to ban on oil exports
    Posted in In The News on August 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    It’s time to start exporting American oil for the benefit of the U.S. economy and national security according to First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine. He spoke at the Pipeline & Energy Expo held at the Cox Convention Center on Tuesday. Bridenstine and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) co-authored The American Energy Renaissance Act. “When you look at Russia, 50 percent of the revenue coming into Russia is oil money from Eastern and Central Europe,” Bridenstine said. “Those countries don’t want to be... Read more

  • VJ Day 70th anniversary celebrated in Veterans Park
    Posted in In The News on August 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    There were patriotic salutes on the ground and in the air to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day that ended World War II at Veterans Park Saturday. A crowd estimated at 250 listened to the history and a recording of then President Harry S. Truman’s announcement that ended the conflict with Japan. The 90-minute program featured music, stories and salutes to this nation’s “Greatest Generation.” “The real honored guests are the ones who served and serve today,” said City of Broken Arrow Vice M... Read more

  • EPA Chief Faces "Criminal Liability" for "False, Misleading Statements"
    Posted in In The News on August 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    The EPA’s toxic mega-spill of millions of gallons of heavy metal-laden wastewater into Colorado’s Animas River is not EPA Chief Gina McCarthy’s (shown) only problem; a congressional committee has sent her a letter posing the possibility of charging her with “criminal liability” for making “false and misleading” statements during her testimony at a committee hearing on July 9. A key issue of the hearing, which was entitled "Examining EPA's Regulatory Overreach," was the U.S. Environmental Protect... Read more

  • Skiatook resident protests Planned Parenthood
    Posted in In The News on August 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Life

    Debra Hulslander took to the streets August 5 in the drizzling rain because she has a message she is passionate about. Hulslander wants the government to stop giving Planned Parenthood our tax dollars. She said, “As Christians, we have to get out of our comfortable air conditioning and off our couches and stand up for what is right.” The $528 million Planned Parenthood received from government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements in fiscal year 2013-2014 accounted for 41 percent of the... Read more

  • Businesses ready to help feds improve weather forecasting
    Posted in In The News on August 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    It's a familiar scene: The weathermen call for eight inches of snow overnight, and the kids — bracing for a snow day — wake up and hardly see a flake on the ground. A number of lawmakers want to fix that by turning to private companies to help the National Weather Service with its weather forecasting. For decades, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees the weather service, has relied on "large, monolithic" and costly space-based satellites to collect weather data. Th... Read more

  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Prohibit Government Contracts to Companies that Donate to Planned Parenthood
    Posted in In The News on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Life

    Principled limited government constitutional conservative Representative Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) has introduced the GRACE Act, (H.R.3245) a bill to prohibit federal government contracts from going to companies that donate to Planned Parenthood. He has also sponsored numerous other bills to cut direct government funding to the organization. Congressman Bridenstine (pictured) said, “The government should not do business with companies that facilitate Planned Parenthood operations. Every child has v... Read more

  • 18 Republicans pledge to oppose any bill funding Planned Parenthood
    Posted in In The News on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Life

    Eighteen House conservatives told GOP leaders Thursday that they will not support any measure to fund the government if it continues to fund Planned Parenthood. “We must act to fully defund Planned Parenthood,” they wrote in a letter obtained by The Hill. “Please know that we cannot and will not support any funding resolution — an appropriations bill, an omnibus package, a continuing resolution, or otherwise — that contains any funding for Planned Parenthood, including mandatory funding streams.... Read more

  • Oklahoma's congressional leaders hold prayer breakfast
    Posted in In The News on July 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Oklahoma Congressional delegation recently hosted its 10th annual Oklahoma Prayer Breakfast at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., to pray for Oklahomans and celebrate the proud history and tradition of the Sooner State. About 140 people attended, ranging from Oklahomans visiting the Capitol to native Oklahomans who now work in Washington, a news release from U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, said. Former Sen. Don Nickles, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1981-2005, emc... Read more

  • Necessary conditions for an Iran deal
    Posted in In The News on June 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Decades ago, Henry Kissinger asked if Iran’s leaders wanted their country to be “a nation or a cause” — a normal “nation” which contributes to regional stability or a “cause” which sets the Middle East on fire. The mullahs in Tehran are soon to give answer to Kissinger’s question, although expectations are that Tuesday’s negotiations deadline will be missed. Congressional sanctions brought Iran to the negotiating table after years of delay, obfuscation and outright lies. Congress will review any... Read more