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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine on Court Ruling Invalidating Obamacare Subsidies
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Obamacare

    "Today a federal appeals court eviscerated Obamacare by ruling that billions of dollars of federal subsidies are illegal. The purpose of the Obamacare subsidies was to encourage states to set up healthcare insurance exchanges. When 34 states including Oklahoma refused to create exchanges, the Administration created federal exchanges to provide subsidies, contrary to the clear language in the law," said Congressman Jim Bridenstine. "This is another example of the President attempting to change th... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine on the Hobby Lobby Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Life, Obamacare

    This is a great day for religious liberty in America. The Supreme Court has ruled, although more narrowly than many would prefer, that closely held companies do not have to leave their deeply held religious convictions at the door of their businesses. I celebrate with the Green and Hahn families and offer my sincere appreciation for standing on their beliefs. The Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods cases considered before the Supreme Court are all about fundamental First Amendment rights: Do citizen... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes Against HR 3350 "Keep Your Health Plan Act"
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Obamacare

    Today the House considered a bill titled the "Keep Your Health Plan Act". I voted against it. While this is a well-intentioned messaging bill, this law would place the President's lie on the shoulders of Congress. Since insurance companies cannot alter course on a dime, Congress cannot keep this promise any more than the President. Passing HR 3350 does not make the Affordable Care Act constitutional. The federal government is compelling individual citizens to buy a product they would not otherwi... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Fund the Government and Delay ObamaCare
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Obamacare

    Late Saturday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives once again passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) with support of Republicans and Democrats. This accomplishes two objectives: Fund the federal government and protect Americans from the harmful effects of ObamaCare. Congressman Jim Bridenstine said, “Now the Senate will decide if they are willing to accept the bill as amended in the House or if they are going to shut down the government." “James Madison explained in Federalist No. 58 that the... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Asks Senators to Stand Strong
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Obamacare

    It is time to actually stop ObamaCare. The American people are tired of Congress taking meaningless votes. The U.S. House of Representatives has voted over 40 times to repeal or defund ObamaCare knowing that such legislation has little chance to see the light of day in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Fiercely protecting President Obama, Majority Leader Harry Reid never brings legislation to the floor of the Senate to consider stopping this job-killing law. Last week the House passed “must pass” ... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Fund Government and Stop Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Obamacare

    Statement from Congressman Jim Bridenstine: Today, the House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution that funds the government, prevents a shutdown, and stops ObamaCare from being imposed on the American People. The fight to stop ObamaCare now turns to the Senate, and the American people expect and deserve an up or down vote on the bill passed in the House. As I travel around the 1st District of Oklahoma, people tell me about their businesses struggling to keep employees, cutting staff... Read more

  • Bridenstine Asks Reid to Bring Obamacare De-funding to Floor of the Senate
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Obamacare

    This week, the US Senate is expected to consider the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013. I wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to ask that a critically important amendment proposed by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas be brought to the Senate Floor and given an up or down vote by all members of that body. Senator Cruz’s amendment, supported by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and co-sponsored by Senators Cornyn, Inhofe, Lee, Paul, and Rubio would restrict any funds in this Continuing R... Read more

  • Rep. Bridenstine on Obamacare: "Just because the Supreme Court rules on something doesn't necessarily mean that that's constitutional"
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Obamacare

    After just over two months in office, Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine has already set the tone for his first two-year term in Congress as a leader who cares more about principle than party. For instance, the 37-year-old native of Tulsa, Okla. did not vote for John Boehner to be Speaker of the House and tried last week to get the House to vote to defund Obamacare despite push back from House leadership. Before coming to Congress, Bridenstine served his country by flying combat missions in Iraq a... Read more

  • Congressman Bridenstine stands with Senators Cruz and Rubio in Support of Defunding Obamacare
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Obamacare

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine: “U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are carrying the ball in the Senate to include an amendment to de-fund Obamacare in the Continuing Resolution. I appealed to the House Rules Committee to allow consideration of my amendment to de-fund Obamacare as part of the CR in the House, but they denied the opportunity. Now the CR is moving on to consideration by the Senate. Senator Cruz plans to introduce a similar amendment in the Senate. I want to support Senator Cruz’s... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Works to De-Fund Obamacare
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 6, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Obamacare

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted against the “Continuing Resolution” in the U.S. House of Representatives today. The Continuing Resolution (CR) is legislation whereby Congress authorizes continued funding of government operations in the absence of a budget. The Obama Administration has not submitted a budget as required by law, so Congress must act to appropriate funds. Congressman Bridenstine has no desire to “shut down the government” but saw this up or down vote as a strong opportunity to de... Read more