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  • Maintaining U.S. Military Preeminence Globally
    Posted in In The News on June 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    American military power has not only kept our country safe and free, but also underwritten global prosperity and human freedom. As a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, restoring U.S. military preeminence was one of the reasons I ran for Congress. In my short time in Congress, I have watched President Obama do some really audacious things – from unconstitutionally granting amnesty to illegal aliens to unilaterally changing Obamacare over 30 times. I never thought he would hold the military h... Read more

  • Blood in the Water: 34 Courageous Conservatives Wound Obamatrade On Way To Final House Vote
    Posted in In The News on June 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    A whopping 34 courageous conservative Republicans shocked the political world on Thursday by severely wounding—and nearly killing—Obamatrade on a purely procedural vote. Most importantly about this is that the vote passed with less than a majority of the full House of Representatives. Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% was only able to — on a purely procedural vote — obtain 217, rather than the 218 votes for a majority, votes for the rule. It passed the House 217-212. The vote, which nearly fai... Read more

  • House Offers Partial Budget Increase To FAA Commercial Space Office
    Posted in In The News on June 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved an amendment to an appropriations bill June 3 that gives the Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space office part of a budget increase it requested to keep up with its growing workload. The House approved by voice vote an amendment to appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development that transfers $250,000 from an FAA account for financial and management activities to its Office of Commercial ... Read more

  • CSF Applauds Passage of Bridenstine-Rohrabacher-Posey Amendment
    Posted in In The News on June 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    Yesterday the House of Representatives passed an amendment to H.R. 2577, the FY 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which would partially restore a requested increase in funding for the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST). The amendment, offered by Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), and co-sponsored by Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), restores $250,000 of a $1.5 million increase reque... Read more

  • Tulsa World Editorial: Weather forecasting bill a winner on many levels
    Posted in In The News on June 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    Forecasting dangerous weather accurately can save lives. Anyone who has lived in Oklahoma more than two days knows how important it is to be alerted when severe weather is on the way. Rep. Jim Bridenstine and Rep. Frank Lucas understand that and have pushed through the House the Lucas-Bridenstine Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act. This is an important measure that could save lives not only in Oklahoma, but in any state that is prone to violent storms. And it does so within the exis... Read more

  • Jim Bridenstine, Frank Lucas push weather bill through House
    Posted in In The News on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    Legislation sponsored by two Oklahoma congressmen and intended to put more emphasis on weather forecasting passed the U.S. House of Representatives without dissent Tuesday evening. Third District Congressman Frank Lucas is listed as primary sponsor of H.R. 1561, and First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine is a co-sponsor. The bill is similar to one proposed by Bridenstine last year. It directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to prioritize weather forecasting to provide ear... Read more

  • Bartlesville Observes Peace Officer Memorial Day
    Posted in In The News on May 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Bartlesville Police Department observed Peace Officers Memorial Day during a noon-hour ceremony Monday. President of the Fraternal order of Police, Anthony Lynn and FOP Vice-President, Nathan Mellon read the names of the local officers listed on the local memorial as having given their lives in the line of duty. Chief Tom Holland added two officers who were not present at this year's observance -- retired detective and former city councilman, Eddie Mason and Highway Patrolman and Bartlesvill... Read more

  • U.S. to Fund Russian Nuclear Security Despite Ukraine Sanctions
    Posted in In The News on May 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Policy

    The Energy Department plans to spend more than $60 million in Russia for nuclear security activities at the same time U.S. and European Union sanctions are punishing Moscow for aggression against Ukraine. The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which is in charge of nuclear arms and nuclear security, has budgeted the funds to be spent this year through an international organization called the Multilateral Nuclear Environmental Program in Russia (MNEPR), a little-... Read more

  • Bridenstine Encourages Bill to End US Crude Oil Export Ban
    Posted in In The News on May 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine couldn’t be on hand for a Capitol Hill news conference this week where U.S. House members announced bi-partisan support for a move to lift the ban on U.S. crude oil exports. But he still offered his support. “Exporting U.S. crude will increase world supply and drive down international crude oil prices. The result will be lower gasoline prices at the pump in the U.S.,” said the Representative from Tulsa. Bridenstine had planned to be a part of the news confere... Read more

  • Library of Congress donates books to Angus
    Posted in In The News on April 29, 2015 | Preview rr

    For the first time, the Library of Congress donated books to a school, and it was Angus Valley Elementary. Sand Springs Vice-Mayor Brian Jackson had to find creative ways to bring home 30 pounds of books in his luggage at the airport. “I’d move a few here, move a few over there. We got it done. It was well worth it,” he said. The surprise occurred at the school on Friday, April 17. On April 24, Jackson and Congressman Jim Bridenstine Representative Brian O’Hara returned. O’Hara said, “I knew our... Read more