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.
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:
Congressman 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
As your representative in Congress, I want to keep you informed on recent events related to the decision by the Democrats to shutdown the government.
The House of Representatives has sent four bills to the Senate that would keep the government open 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.”
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 chanc… more
Congressman Jim Bridenstine: Yesterday, President Obama signed America onto the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). I have repeatedly opposed the Arms Trade Treaty because it represents a UN assault on the 2nd Amendment and U.S. soverei… more
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 … more
Congressman Jim Bridenstine to Participate in Press Conference Thursday in Washington, DC, September 19, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY: House & Senate Conservatives to Hold Press Conference on the CR Tomorrow Washington, D…. more
On September 19, 2013, Oklahoma Wesleyan University will be filing a lawsuit against the United States Department of Health and Human Services, as well as its director, Kathleen Sebelius. The premise of our suit is this, as an evangelical Christian university owned and operated by The Wesleyan Church of North America, OKWU cannot and will not comply with any provisions of the Affordable Care Act that require us to pay for abortion services or abortion inducing drugs. More specifically, Oklahoma Wesleyan does not provide its employees with health insurance covering post-fertilization abortifacient drugs that, by definition, can and often do terminate pregnancy. more