Oklahoma Representative Kevin Hern to responded President Trump's statement on the funding package and stimulus payments.
Hern said he agreed with the President.
“I agree with the President: the American people deserve more," Hern said. "I am ready to return to Washington to work with him to pass his proposal to increase the funds returning to the American people. I believe that we can pay for these direct payments by eliminating the waste and unnecessary spending in the package that Americans, including myself, disdain."
“I do wish that Secretary Mnuchin, whom I have been critical of in the past, would have been honest with us when he said he spoke for President Trump, asking Republicans to vote for the previous proposal. I supported getting what aid that we could to American taxpayers and small businesses as quickly as possible, but I believe we now have an opportunity to fix this legislation so that we can bring effective help to the American people,” Rep. Hern said.
Rep. Hern continued, “[a]s incoming Chairman of the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force, I will be working in the new year with a group of strong fiscal conservatives to propose a budget that will balance and start paying down our national debt. We have a long road ahead to get our spending under control. I hope over the next week that I can work with President Trump to cut this out-of-control spending in order to move the money into direct payments to American citizens.”