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Rep. Kevin Hern

Representative for Oklahoma’s 1st District

pronounced KEH-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 whose attempt to disenfranchise Democratic states in the 2020 presidential election was a part of the months-long attempted coup that included the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. 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 based on lies, conspiracy theories, and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Hern voted for the exclusion of all of the votes in Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the Electoral College count that determined the next President of the United States. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote.
Photo of Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]

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 Nov 26, 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%

Committee Membership

Kevin Hern sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hern sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (25%) Economics and Public Finance (25%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Energy (12%) Immigration (12%) Labor and Employment (12%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hern voted Nay

Hern voted Nay

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

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

Hern voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Nov 2018 to Nov 2021, Hern missed 15 of 1,424 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: