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  • $286m David’s Sling funding bill introduced in House of Representatives
    Posted in In The News on April 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Washington - Bipartisan legislation to continue funding for the joint US-Israel air defense system known as David’s Sling was introduced in the House of Representatives. The bill introduced Tuesday by Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., would authorize $286 million for procurement, research and development for the midrange missile defense system, which is designed to take down missiles from more than 180 miles away. David’s Sling supplements the Iron Dome anti-missile syst... Read more

  • Bridenstine challenges environmental agency on deleted text messages, emails
    Posted in In The News on March 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Jim Bridenstine challenged Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency's claim that its deletion of thousands of text messages sent to and from agency chief Gina McCarthy was justified. "The EPA would have us believe that despite the fact that thousands of text messages are being received, none of them are important enough to be saved as federal record," said Bridenstine, R-Okla., during a hearing of the environment subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. "How... Read more

  • Jim Bridenstine, James Lankford join Sen. Ted Cruz on proposed legislation
    Posted in In The News on March 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cruz/Bridenstine American Energy Renaissance Act

    U.S. Sen. James Lankford and First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine joined Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in introducing separate pieces of legislation on Wednesday. Lankford and Cruz attracted national attention by introducing Senate resolutions disapproving two measures enacted by the District of Columbia City Council, which is subject to congressional oversight. The resolutions seek to overturn, on First Amendment grounds, D.C. laws barring employers from discriminating based on “reproductive cho... Read more

  • House passes bill to ban EPA 'secret science'
    Posted in In The News on March 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    The House passed a bill Wednesday that aims to increase public scrutiny of the scientific research behind Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Passed 241-175, the GOP bill would prohibit the EPA from using so-called “secret science” to justify its rules. Instead, the EPA would have to make public the details of all the research upon which its rules rely. If a rule’s science isn’t made public, the EPA would not be allowed to write the rule. The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Lamar... Read more

  • Tulsa community turns out in support of Israel at 'Night to Honor Israel'
    Posted in In The News on March 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    Several thousand people from dozens of Tulsa-area churches met Sunday night at Victory Christian Center to show their support for the Nation of Israel and the Jewish people. It was an evening of music, dancing, waving the Israeli flag, speeches and prayer, all honoring Israel. Tulsa’s Night to Honor Israel, one of numerous such events being held across the country, came just five days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an impassioned plea before the U.S. Congress urging America... Read more

  • Charity by fraud
    Posted in In The News on February 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Food stamp fraud is a scandal that should give every taxpayer, Democrat, Republican or rogue of no particular partisan persuasion, a severe case of indigestion. Rep. Matt Salmon, Arizona Republican, wants to take a bite out of it. He is the chief sponsor of the SNAP Verify Act of 2015, which aims to root out nearly $1 billion a year in fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (hence SNAP), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s formal name for the food stamp program. Mr. Salmon’s bil... Read more

  • House Republicans to Pressure Senate Judiciary Members to Oppose Loretta Lynch Nomination
    Posted in In The News on February 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    More than 20 House Republicans have already signed on to a letter that Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) is circulating—and planning to send to the Senate Judiciary Committee later this week—calling on Senate Republicans to block the nomination of U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States in committee, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. “We urge you to oppose the nomination of Loretta E. Lynch for Attorney General of the United States,” the letter... Read more

  • GOP Bill Requires Photo ID…to Use Food Stamps
    Posted in In The News on February 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) and eight other Republicans have proposed legislation that would require people to produce a photo ID whenever they use the federal food stamp program, so retailers can be sure food stamp benefits actually belong to the purchaser. Republicans have broadly supported the use of photo IDs to reduce voter fraud, often to the sharp protest of Democrats. But Salmon says the same principle is needed to stop people from abusing the federal program. The food stamp program is fo... Read more

  • Daughter of longtime American Airlines employee takes U.S. Navy oath at air carrier's Tulsa base
    Posted in In The News on January 31, 2015 | Preview rr

    It’s unusual for a U.S. congressman to administer a military member’s oath of office. It’s unprecedented for that oath to take place inside a hangar at American Airlines Tulsa maintenance base. Read more

  • Bridenstine Named to House Armed Services Subcommittees
    Posted in In The News on January 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Representative Jim Bridenstine has been named to serve on the House Armed Services Subcommittees on Strategic Forces and Seapower and Projection Forces. The Oklahoma lawmaker's office in Washington made the announcement on Wednesday. Strategic Forces oversees the country's nuclear arsenal, missile defense and space programs. Seapower and Projection Forces cover Navy and Marine Corps purchasing and research and development programs. The HASC authorizes funding ... Read more