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Speaking in South Carolina this evening, Congressman Jim Bridenstine announced legislation he is sponsoring to reverse damage to U.S. national security and reform entitlement spending while reducing the deficit by $200 billion.  The Oklahoma 1st District Congressman spoke to “The Charleston Meeting,” a nationally recognized gathering of conservative business leaders, journalists, and elected officials. Bridenstine was invited by businessman, best-selling author, and FoxNews contributor Mallory Factor who organized the event.

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The phrase “so help me God” was included in the military oath of service in 1776 and is a deeply-rooted American tradition.  Now the Air Force Academy has removed the phrase “so help me God” from oaths in the Cadet Handbook. 

Congressman Jim Bridenstine spearheaded a letter, signed by 27 other Members of Congress, to the head of the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA).  The letter to USAFA’s Superintendent, Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson, expresses disappointment regarding the academy’s recent decision to remove a poster bearing the oath with the phrase “so help me God” and asks for an explanation of why the Contrails Cadet Handbook omits the phrase from the oaths. 

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Congressman Jim Bridenstine Files Bill to Repeal 16th Amendment (Income Tax)

Congressman Jim Bridenstine has introduced a bill (HJ Res 104) in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which allows the federal government to levy the income tax.

Congressman Bridenstine said, “Viable alternative plans for raising revenue fairly to support constitutionally enumerated functions of the federal government have been proposed.  As long as the 16th Amendment is in place and lobbyists dominate Washington, these alternatives will never be considered.”

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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 otherwise buy, and that is unconstitutional.  Simply grandfathering plans that were previously available does not make the coercion constitutional.

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The Federal Government’s takeover of healthcare is punishing local municipalities across our nation. Congressman Bridenstine applauds Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett’s courageous stand against this destructive law. 
Please read Mayor Bartlett’s July 2013 letter to Kathleen Sebelius:
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bridenstine200300Congressman Jim Bridenstine commented following the vote to pass a Continuing Resolution and extend the Debt Ceiling:“I voted ‘No’ on the bill to raise the debt ceiling without any spending controls and fund the government without providing any relief to millions of Americans being harmed by Obamacare.
“The President’s policy of funding all of the government or none of the government violates the principles of a representative republic and is devastating to a nation historically governed by consensus.  Continuing Resolutions are not the way our system is supposed to work.

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: more

If you have planned a visit to Washington, DC during the shutdown, please refer to the list below for attractions and their availability.
 
You can also contact DC Cultural Tours; the company offers options for exploring Washington neighborhoods a… more

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.”
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