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Rep. Horn Leads Bipartisan Push for Vote on Law Enforcement Training Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (D-OK) and Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) led a bipartisan letter to congressional leadership urging a vote on criminal justice reform legislation. The bill provides funding for law enforcement training to recognize, deescalate, and respond to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. The call for action comes amid national prot... Read More »

Rep. Horn and Bipartisan Coalition Push for Budget Reforms in Next Stimulus Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week a bipartisan group of 60 Members in the House of Representatives, including Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5), called for provisions in the next coronavirus relief package to tackle the mounting federal debt and evaporating trust funds for programs like Medicare and Social Security. Congress has passed four relief bills in response to the pandemic, putting the U.S. on t... Read More »

ICYMI: Rep. Horn Calls for Vote on Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Amid Protests

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) called on congressional leadership to bring bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation to the floor amid national protests against racism and police brutality. In a series of tweets available here, the Congresswoman stated: “Words are not enough, we need action. That's why I'm fighting to pass my Law Enforcement Training for Menta... Read More »

Rep. Horn Statement on Anniversary of Tulsa Race Massacre

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Tulsa race massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents attacked black residents, homes, and businesses in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The attack destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the Greenwood District, known at the time as “Black Wall Street,” one of the wealthiest black communities in the United States. This Sunday, Ma... Read More »

Congresswoman Kendra Horn Statement on Successful Launch of Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley Aboard SpaceX Rocket

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, NASA astronauts were launched to the International Space Station on the first crewed demonstration flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. The launch represents the first time a private company, working with NASA, has launched astronauts into orbit, nearly a decade after the U.S. space shuttle program was retired. Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) attended the l... Read More »

Congresswoman Horn Leads Call to Investigate Chinese Government’s Actions Regarding COVID-19

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WASHINGTON— Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) and members of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate leadership this week calling for a bipartisan investigation of the actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak and throughout the pandemic. Specifically, the Blue Dogs called for the establishment of a bipartisan Commission to assess t... Read More »

Congresswoman Horn on FISA: “This is not the time to go soft on national security”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a veto threat by the President, House leadership pulled back from passing national security legislation this week, instead sending the bill to conference with the Senate. The FISA bill, which has received strong bipartisan support, reauthorizes critical surveillance programs under the USA Freedom Act, a 2015 intelligence reform law. Two months ago, the House passed a s... Read More »

Rep. Horn Announces Ninth Town Hall of 2020

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) will host a Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, May 28, at 7:20PM CT. Congresswoman Horn will provide an update on the federal response to COVID-19 and take questions from participants. “During these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we find common ground and deliver help where it is needed most. As I fight for timely, targeted... Read More »

Rep. Horn Releases Unemployment Survey Report

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Wednesday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) released a report with the results of a survey on Oklahoma unemployment assistance her office conducted. Eight-hundred and sixty Oklahomans responded to the survey with their experience using or attempting to use the state’s unemployment system. The report is available here. The survey’s findings include: 91% of respondents rated t... Read More »

Congresswoman Horn Opposes HEROES Act

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Thursday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) announced her opposition to the HEROES Act, a $3 trillion stimulus package introduced this week in the House of Representatives. The bill has received broad criticism for its high cost, extraneous provisions, and lack of bipartisan support. Congresswoman Horn releases the following statement: “Messaging bills without bipartisan supp... Read More »

Congresswoman Horn Releases Unemployment Assistance Survey

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) has released a survey asking Oklahomans to share their experiences applying for unemployment assistance. Signed into law on March 27, the CARES Act provides additional relief for unemployed Oklahomans, including an additional 13 weeks of assistance, expanded eligibility for self-employed workers, independent contractors, and gig workers, and an... Read More »

ICYMI: Rep. Horn says “Congress must return to session”

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) authored an opinion piece urging Congress to return to session and continue public hearings, bill mark ups, debate, and voting, either virtually or safely in person. The op-ed is available online here. The full text of the op-ed is below: Congress must return to session (The Hill) By Congresswoman Kendra Horn There is no question tha... Read More »

Congresswoman Horn Leads Effort to Increase COBRA Support for Unemployed

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) is leading a bipartisan letter to congressional leadership calling for the next stimulus package to include assistance for workers who have lost their jobs or are furloughed so they can keep their health insurance. Nearly 22 million Americans have filed unemployment claims since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and many are in danger of losi... Read More »

Congresswoman Horn Statement on Attack Against OCU Graduation Ceremony

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, Oklahoma City University’s virtual graduation ceremony was hacked by an attacker who displayed racial and anti-Semitic slurs and images as a student gave the ceremony’s blessing. Congresswoman Kendra Horn issues the following statement: “I am heartbroken and angered by the racist and anti-Semitic actions that defaced today’s Oklahoma City University graduation cere... Read More »

Congresswoman Horn Calls for Family Justice Center Funding

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Thursday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) called on congressional leadership to include funding in the next stimulus bill for Family Justice Centers, such as Palomar in Oklahoma City. These centers help victims and survivors of domestic violence access the resources they need in one place. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home orders, Family Justice Centers ... Read More »