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Rep. Kevin Hern

Representative for Oklahoma’s 1st District

pronounced KE-vin // hern


Hern is the representative for Oklahoma’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Nov 13, 2018. Hern is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Hern is among the Republican legislators who, by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election, fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 that aimed to prevent the determination of the next president of the United States. Shortly after the 2020 election, Hern joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discounted, claiming that some voters there followed procedures set by the wrong state officials. The case amplified lies and conspiracy theories that fueled the movement that led to the attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court rejected the case. Following the rejection of several cases before the Supreme Court, one legislator called for violence. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Hern voted for the exclusion of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the count of Electoral College votes that determined the next President of the United States.
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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Hern.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hern is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Hern has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Mar 2, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 100% The Club for Growth: 96% League of Conservation Voters: 3% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hern sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (60%) Economics and Public Finance (40%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hern’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hern voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Hern voted Yea

Hern voted Nay

Passed 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Hern voted Nay

Hern voted Nay

Hern voted Nay

Passed 393/24 on Apr 9, 2019.

Hern voted Nay

Passed 385/18 on Feb 25, 2019.

Hern voted Nay

Hern voted Yea

Failed 230/162 on Dec 20, 2018.

Hern voted Yea

Passed 369/47 on Dec 12, 2018.

See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and ...

Missed Votes

From Nov 2018 to Mar 2021, Hern missed 10 of 1,100 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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