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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Improve VA Accountability & Calls for Secretary ShinsekiÍs Resignation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Bridenstine: Yesterday I voted for HR 4013, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act, legislation to hold senior managers at the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable for managing the agency properly. Long-standing reports of mismanagement, including the tragic deaths of 40 veterans in Phoenix waiting for medical care and other waiting list fraud, have prompted calls for firing the responsible VA officials. The problem is that firing senior government off... Read more

  • Disabled Veterans Are Not a Bargaining Chip
    Posted in Jim's Blog on January 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    The much-hyped bipartisan Ryan-Murray budget ñdealî struck late last year increases the national debt $6.4 trillion over the next ten years. It does nothing to change the trajectory of our growing debt at a time when it is among the greatest national security threats facing our nation. The ñdealî also increases near term federal spending with a promise of future cuts (dubious) while raising taxes on airline passengers. Worse, it features a cut in pension benefits to current military members and ... Read more

  • Bridenstine Supports Bill to Build New VA Clinic for First District Vets
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, the House passed HR 3521 _ the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act. This bill is critical for veterans in the First District. HR 3521 authorizes funding for 27 major VA facilities, including the proposed 140,000 square foot Tulsa Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Congressman Jim Bridenstine said: I am proud to support this critical legislation. A new outpatient clinic is a top priority for veterans in the First District. As a combat v... Read more

  • Veteran in the Spotlight - "Tiny" Tomsen
    Posted in Jim's Blog on October 7, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    W.C. “Tiny” Tomsen The First District Congressional Office is proud to recognize W.C. “Tiny” Tomsen as the October 2013 Veteran in the Spotlight. Please learn more about Mr. Tomsen and why he is such a deserving recipient of this award by reading more about his life’s accomplishments below: W.C. “Tiny” Tomsen had grandparents who were Danish immigrants that settled in Nebraska. Tiny attended one room “East Bell” country school in Minden, Nebraska where he was the HS valedictorian. He went on to ... Read more

  • Veteran in the Spotlight Dorea Walker
    Posted in Jim's Blog on September 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Dorea Walker, a native of Northern California, has dedicated her life to her community, personal and professional development, and service to her country. Dorea joined the Oklahoma National Guard at the tender age of 17 as an Automated Logistic Specialist. Nearly two years later joined Active Duty Army as a Human Resources Specialist. Dorea Walker performed administrative duties at Fort Bragg, NC and Panama. She was the acting Non-Commissioned Officer In-Charge (NCOIC) of the Command Judge Advoc... Read more

  • Veteran in the Spotlight - Jay Henderson
    Posted in Jim's Blog on July 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Jay’s heart for service began in Boy Scouts. Jay is an Eagle Scout and participated in countless community service projects as a youth. At age 17, he enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard and attended boot camp. The following year, Jay completed Military Intelligence School as a Commandant’s List Graduate. He then attended the Warrior Leader’s Course - again finishing as a Commandant’s List Graduate. By age 19, Jay earned the rank of Sergeant and received the Army Commendation Medal for w... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports Gun Rights for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment, Veterans

    I am co-sponsoring a bill to make it easier for veterans to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. I’m concerned that some First District veterans are being denied their rights without due process. Since 1999, over 116,000 people in America who receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits have been stripped of their constitutional rights simply because VA appointed a fiduciary to act on their behalf. VA's review process for assigning a fiduciary is meant to determine o... Read more

  • First District Veteran in the Spotlight: SMSgt Dan Snow
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    SMSgt Dan Snow (USAF, ret) has been selected as the inaugural Oklahoma “First District Veteran in the Spotlight” for March 2013. After 23 years of decorated service in the US Air Force, Mr. Snow continued leadership in his community by co-founding the Union High School Air Force Junior ROTC program; producing an award-winning documentary of the Bataan death march; hosting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Traveling Wall, an event which drew 50,000 visitors; and most recently teaming with many member... Read more