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Congressman Jim Bridenstine Sets Requirements for Visit

Washington, DC, July 10, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Washington D.C., July 10, 2014 | comments

Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK) will visit the HHS facility housing Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) at Ft. Sill, on Saturday, July 12.  Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN) will accompany him.

After being denied access on July 1st to the federal facility operated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to house UAC at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, Bridenstine notified HHS that he intends to visit the facility.  The HHS response included a list of restrictions including no questions during the tour, no contact with staff or children, and no recording devices or photography.  Both Congressmen have indicated that they plan to treat these restrictions just as the President treats laws passed by Congress, as "suggestions".

Congressman Bridenstine provided HHS with a list of documentation and personnel that he expects to be available for this visit.  

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