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Rep. Horn to Host Youth Voices - Black Lives Matter Town Hall

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Today, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) announced a virtual town hall centered around the voices, experiences, and concerns of young Oklahomans, Youth Voices: A Black Lives Matter Conversation. The event will feature a panel of elected officials and community leaders to discuss topics such as civic engagement, mental health, education equity, and criminal justice reform. Middle, high school, tech ... Read More »

Rep. Horn: We Must Save Oklahoma’s Local Venues

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) is fighting to save Oklahoma’s local performance venues and is cosponsoring the RESTART Act. This legislation would provide financial assistance, tax credits, and extended unemployment benefits for small independent performance venues and other small businesses facing long-term hardship due to COVID-19. The pandemic has hit the live entertainment... Read More »

Rep. Horn to Gather Public Health Leaders Amidst COVID-19 Spike in Oklahoma

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On Friday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) and Dean Gary Raskob of the OU Hudson College of Public Health will gather public health officials and hospital administrators to discuss the increase of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma and steps forward. The Public Health Roundtable will be broadcast for the public on Zoom and on Facebook Live. Public Health Roundtable with Congresswoman Kendra Horn Time: 9:... Read More »

Rep. Horn Announces Job Fair Line-Up

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Today, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) announced participating employers for her Job Fair on Monday, August 3, at 10 AM CT. So far, over a dozen local employers and hundreds of Oklahoma job seekers have registered for the event. Participating employers include: Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores (Corporate Office and Field Stores) Tinker Air Force Base A Good Egg Dining Group Oklahoma Center ... Read More »

Rep. Horn’s Children’s Mental Health Care Access Act Passes House in Bipartisan Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Children’s Mental Health Care Access Act, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5). The bill provides mental health support for children through the Child Care and Development Block Grant program. A recent study shows that more than 16 percent of American children experience mental health challeng... Read More »

Rep. Horn Introduces Children’s Mental Health Care Access Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) has introduced the bipartisan Children’s Mental Health Care Access Act (H.R. 7776), a bill to provide mental health support for children through the Child Care and Development Block Grant program. A recent study shows that more than 16 percent of American children experience mental health challenges like depression or anxiety and around half go w... Read More »

Military HOMES Act Passes the House in the NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed annual defense authorization legislation including the Military HOMES Act, Congresswoman Horn’s bill to provide stronger protections for military families in on-base housing. Congresswoman Horn included her Military HOMES Act in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) when it passed the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), ... Read More »

Rep. Horn to Host Oklahoma Job Fair on August 3

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Today, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) announced an Oklahoma Job Fair on Monday, August 3, at 10 AM CT. The virtual event will be livestreamed on Facebook via Zoom. Congresswoman Horn’s Job Fair will include local employers with immediate openings, help with resumes, cover letters and interviews, job search support, and more. For information on how to join and to register, go ... Read More »

House Passes Rep. Horn’s Great American Outdoors Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation to preserve and protect our nation’s public lands. Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) helped lead a bipartisan coalition of six Republicans and six Democrats to introduce the Great American Outdoors Act last month. The bill would provide permanent and full funding for the Land... Read More »

Rep. Horn Introduces Bipartisan Childhood Nutrition Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (D-OK) and Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced the bipartisan Food and Nutrition Education in Schools Act, a bill supporting hands-on health and nutritional education for children. Research shows that children and adults who suffer from diet-related diseases score lower on tests, miss more days of school, and advance less in their career... Read More »

Rep. Horn Calls for Bipartisan Compromise on Extension of Unemployment Assistance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) called on congressional leadership to pass an immediate, bipartisan extension of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program (FPUC). While a compromise may reduce the original $600 benefit provided in the CARES Act, Congresswoman Horn emphasized that no lapse in benefits should occur for unemployed Oklahomans. “Our nation fa... Read More »

Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Welcomes Proposal to Congress from State and Tribal Nations

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WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and James Lankford (R-OK) and Representatives Kevin Hern (OK-O1), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Frank Lucas (OK-03), Tom Cole (OK-04), and Kendra Horn (OK-05) today released the following joint congressional delegation statement regarding the ongoing negotiation between Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and the Tribal Nations on a proposal to Congress fo... Read More »

Rep. Horn Mourns the Loss of Congressman John Lewis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Lewis (GA-5), the civil rights icon who fought for racial justice in the Jim Crow south and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died on Friday night at the age of 80. Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) releases the following statement: “Congressman John Lewis was an American hero who spent his life fighting for marginalized people and to secur... Read More »

Rep. Horn Secures Support for Local Programs in Funding Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, congressional leadership in the House of Representatives announced the contents of upcoming government funding legislation. The appropriations bills contain a number of priorities which Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) fought to include. Among them, are an increased investment for Community Behavioral Health Clinics, record funding for Title I schools, funding for mil... Read More »

Govt Funding Bill Requires Year of Notice Before Change to School Funding Formula is Implemented

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, congressional leadership released a government funding bill including a requirement that the Department of Education provide schools with an additional year of notice before making changes to the Rural and Low-Income School Program. The language comes at the request of Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) who wrote to congressional leaders in March, urging the inclusion o... Read More »