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  • Jim Bridenstine Christmas Celebration with Special Guest Ted Cruz (December 23 9:00 am)

    12/15/2015 12:10:31 PM PST · by Isara · 2 replies
    Cruz for President ^ | December 15, 2015
    Come celebrate Christmas with Tulsa's Congressman, Jim Bridenstine, and special guest Ted Cruz, Candidate for President, and honor our service men and women. Make sure to arrive early to get your picture taken with Santa too! Friends of Jim Bridenstine Christmas Celebration with Special Guest Ted Cruz Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Doors open at 8:00am Program: 9:00am The Mabee Center, Oral Roberts University 7777 South Lewis Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171 Register for the event.
  • Cruz Basks in News of Boehner Resignation

    09/26/2015 11:01:59 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 25, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a persistent thorn in the side of Republican congressional leadership, basked in the news Friday that House Speaker John Boehner was resigning. As Cruz spoke at an annual meeting of social conservatives in Washington, the speaker was at the Capitol, making official what had surfaced earlier Friday: that he was stepping down at the end of next month amid GOP infighting on the Hill. By the time Cruz took the stage at the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, he barely had to mention the Ohio Republican's name before drawing loud applause. “You want to know...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Trump and tea party rally against Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol still on, growing in scope

    09/03/2015 12:06:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    The upcoming rally at the U.S. Capitol against the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran is still on - and has gained much momentum despite the fact that President Obama has secured enough support in the Senate to prevent Republican forces from blocking it. Some star power is involved. The speaker’s roster for the event on Wednesday afternoon now includes Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz, Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Mike Pompeo, Ted Yolo; Donald Trump, broadcasters Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, Citizens United founder David Bossie, Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization...
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Sen. Cruz Names U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, and Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell.....

    08/26/2015 7:11:45 AM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/26/15
    Sen. Cruz Names U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, and Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell co-chairs of “Vets for Ted,” Bill Connor to Serve as National Director HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today named former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire, Congressman Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma, and Texas State Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of the Cruz for President military coalition, “Vets for Ted.” Bill Connor will serve as national director.“I am humbled and proud to have Bob, Jim, Brian, and Bill leading the ‘Vets for Ted’ military coalition,” Sen. Cruz said. “Each of these men...
  • Erick Erickson: Trump’s momentum should be used to get rid of Boehner

    08/20/2015 5:10:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | 8/20/15 | Ryan Girdusky
    Conservative blogger Erick Erickson is hoping the momentum of the Donald Trump presidential campaign can lead to the overthrow of House Speaker John Boehner. Erickson recounted on his blog Wednesday that despite the effort by conservative House members like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Steve King (R-Iowa), Boehner was reinstated as Speaker by a slim margin of victory in January. He credited Boehner’s victory to his ironclad agreement to conservatives that he would fight “tooth and nail” against President Obama’s executive amnesty on the Department of Homeland Security. Boehner broke that promise and funded DHS with barely...
  • Bridenstine, Oklahoma Senate leader endorse Ted Cruz's bid (Over a dozen endorse him)

    08/12/2015 11:11:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KWTV-TV ^ | August 12, 2015 | The Associated Press
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Tulsa and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman of Sapulpa are among the Oklahoma leaders endorsing U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential bid. Cruz's campaign announced Wednesday that Bridenstine and Bingman are among more than a dozen elected officials on Cruz's Oklahoma Leadership Team. Others include Republican state Sens. Gary Stanislawski and Anthony Sykes, and state Reps. David Brumbaugh, David Derby, Dan Fisher, Mark Lepak, Mark McCullough, Michael Rogers, Chuck Strohm, Ken Walker and Justin Wood....
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine Endorses Cruz for President

    07/20/2015 9:49:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 7/20/2015
    Oklahoma Conservative Says Cruz is a “Winner” and “Proven Fundraiser”HOUSTON, Texas – Oklahoma Representative Jim Bridenstine, one of the most principled conservatives in the House of Representatives, has endorsed U.S. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for President. Bridenstine is a vocal leader among a growing group of young conservatives in the House that have pushed for smaller, more accountable government, full repeal of Obamacare, and protections for religious liberty. The Oklahoma Republican becomes the sixth Member of Congress to endorse Cruz following announcements from Texas Representatives Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess, John Culberson, John Ratcliffe, and Brian Babin.In a recent Breitbart.com op-ed Bridenstine...
  • U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine and Sen. Ted Cruz: Unleash the American energy renaissance now

    06/14/2015 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Isara · 90 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Saturday, June 13, 2015 | U.S. REP. JIM BRIDENSTINE & SEN. TED CRUZ
    For decades, entrepreneurs in Oklahoma and Texas have looked to the immense natural resources found beneath our states’ soil, convinced that with a dream and a little hard work they could revolutionize an industry. These entrepreneurs have characterized the innovative spirit that has made the sister states places of promise for countless Americans. We are proud to represent Oklahoma and Texas, respectively, and together we believe we can unleash the American energy renaissance that is already underway. To do so, we need to scale back the government, restore state and local control, and welcome technological advancement to tap into the...
  • 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    05/13/2015 11:32:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 29 minutes ago | Scott Higham, Steven Rich and Alice Crites
    Washington • The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference at Baku on the Caspian Sea in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members, according to a confidential ethics report obtained by The Washington Post. Three former top aides to President Barack Obama appeared as speakers at the conference. Lawmakers and their staff members received hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of travel expenses, silk scarves, crystal tea sets and Azerbaijani rugs valued at $2,500 to $10,000, according to the ethics report. Airfare for the lawmakers and some of their spouses...
  • Bridenstine throws support to Yoho for speaker

    01/03/2015 6:12:03 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    WASHINGTON - First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine said Saturday he could get behind U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida as speaker of the House. "Congressman Ted Yoho is a courageous leader," Bridenstine said in a press release."I applaud and respect him for standing up to offer an alternative to the status quo. "I could certainly vote for Ted Yoho as speaker of the House."
  • Rep. Thomas Massie: I Am Not Voting for Boehner on Tuesday

    01/03/2015 12:26:42 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January, 3, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) issued a statement on Saturday detailing why he’s going to vote against House Speaker John Boehner’s re-election on Tuesday. Massie, who’s entering his second term as a member from Kentucky, now becomes the second Republican House member announcing the coming rebellion against Boehner. Massie joins Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) in the fight for fresh leadership, and in his statement he detailed how Boehner and his leadership actually have misled members of the House GOP conference. “For years I watched Washington from afar and suspected that something was broken. Why is it that so many people approve...
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Why I Will Not Vote for John Boehner to Be House Speaker

    01/02/2015 10:14:42 AM PST · by iowamark · 104 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 02, 2015 | Rep. Jim Bridenstine
    The day after Republicans won the largest majority in the House of Representatives in almost 100 years and won a significant majority in the Senate, our liberal activist president claimed to hear the voices of all the people who didn’t vote. It was another example of stunning obstinacy from this president. It seemed Democrats were melting down, Republicans were unified, and all we had to do was buy enough time to get our Republican reinforcements to Washington in January. Like President Obama, Speaker John Boehner must have heard voices that didn’t vote. Together, they crafted the CR/omnibus, a $1.1 trillion...
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Media Exacerbated Border Crisis by Amplifying Obama Amnesty Push

    07/15/2014 2:00:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) said the mainstream media, by promoting and amplifying President Barack Obama's calls for more amnesty, was also to blame for the flood of illegal immigrant children from Central America coming across the border. In a CNN appearance on Wednesday, Bridenstine, whom many conservatives wanted to replace Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), said that "crime is not worse" in Central America today than it was when he was a Navy pilot. He mentioned that he "did counter-illicit trafficking operations as a Navy pilot" and "was there just two years ago doing counter-illicit trafficking operations." "The only...
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn to Newsmax: Illegal Minors Pawns in Obama's 'Game'

    07/15/2014 1:32:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Thousands of illegal immigrant children who have been arrested for crossing the U.S. border are merely pawns "in a political game" by President Barack Obama, Rep. Marsha Blackburn charged to Newsmax on Saturday. "I find it just horrific that these children would be used for a political point," the Tennessee Republican said after touring a detention center at Fort Sill Army Base in Oklahoma. .... Blackburn spent about two hours at the Fort Sill center with Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine, who appeared on Newsmax TV on July 3 to tell "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner how he was denied access when...
  • Rep. Bridenstine DENIED access to OK HHS facility housing 1200 illegal minors, asks “What are they

    07/02/2014 8:45:51 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 2 2014 | The Right Scoop
    FULL TITLE: Rep. Bridenstine DENIED access to OK HHS facility housing 1200 illegal minors, asks “What are they trying to hide?” Congressman Jim Bridenstine tried to visit a facility in Oklahoma yesterday housing illegal alien minors who have crossed the border and was denied access to it. He was told he could schedule an appointment three weeks from now: There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held. Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without...
  • U.S. Congressman Blocked From Entering Child Immigrant Facility

    07/02/2014 11:31:10 AM PDT · by Reagan79 · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/02/2014 | Chuck Ross
    An Oklahoma Congressman who visited an Army base being used to house illegal immigrant children now wonders what the federal government is hiding after he was denied access to the facility. “There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held,” Rep. Jim Bridenstine said in a statement following his visit Tuesday to Ft. Sill Army base near Lawton.
  • U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is either a liar or pathetically ignorant on tax reform!

    05/10/2014 2:53:46 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 16 replies
    5/10/14 | johnwk
    SEE: Bridenstine: Repeal the 16th Amendment ”U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which allows the federal government to levy the income tax.” Wrong Mr. Bridenstien! The 16th Amendment does not allow the federal government to levy an “income tax”. In fact, the phrase “income tax” does not even appear in the 16th Amendment, and the power to levy an income tax was exercised long before the 16th Amendment was adopted! The first so called “income tax” is found in An Act to...
  • Cruz Hosts Secret Meeting for House Conservatives (Updated)

    04/30/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | April 30, 2014 | Matt Fuller and Steven T. Dennis
    Updated 6:37 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections. As CQ Roll Call first reported last October, Cruz held a secret meeting with members at Tortilla Coast during the height of the government shutdown drama. Many of these same Republicans are the agitators who aren’t happy with Speaker John A. Boehner. The Texas Republican gathered roughly 10 members of the GOP Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a 90-minute session that included candy bars, crackers and soda....
  • WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz at Heritage’s Resource Bank

    03/29/2014 2:19:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | March 28 2014 | Ted Cruz
    NEW ORLEANS — Few senators have sparked more excitement and debate in their first year in Washington as Sen. Ted Cruz. Today, the Texas Republican delivers the closing address at The Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank meeting. The Foundry will broadcast Cruz’s speech live at approximately 12:45 p.m. ET. Outside of Washington, Cruz is perhaps best known for his efforts to stop Obamacare before implementation began last fall. In recent months, he’s been an vocal supporter of conservative principles on a range of issues. Just this week, Cruz filed the American Energy Renaissance Act, legislation he’s sponsoring with Rep. Jim Bridenstine...
  • SEN. CRUZ AND REP. BRIDENSTINE FILE ‘AMERICAN ENERGY RENAISSANCE’ BILLS

    03/28/2014 11:44:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2014, 6:05 AM PDT | BOB PRICE
    Nearly one month after Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke before a group of oilfield executives and employees to announce his idea of an American Energy Renaissance Act to increase jobs and energy independence—his office recently announced the filing of similarly-named legislation. During his speech reported on by Breitbart Texas in February, Cruz said, “The American energy renaissance that is beginning before our eyes can help save us from the Obama economy.” Sen. Cruz announced--in conjunction with Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)--the filing of legislation that could bring the goal of new, high-paying jobs for Americans to reality. Together, the Republicans announced...
  • U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment Used By Army, Marines

    03/26/2014 7:33:35 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    http://www.judicialwatch.org ^ | March 26, 2014 | Staff
    Behind closed doors the U.S. government is giving Russia free military equipment—also used to train American troops—even after President Obama announced punitive sanctions against Moscow and, more importantly, a suspension in military engagement over the invasion and occupation of Ukraine. The secret operation was exposed this week by members of Congress that discovered it in the process of reviewing the Fiscal Year 2014 budget and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. It turns out that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been providing the Russian Federation with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), the federal legislators say....
  • Frank Keating For United States Senate? I Don't Think So!

    01/25/2014 6:53:43 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 15 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/25/14 | LD Jackson
    Ah, the sweet and sour smell of a political race shaping up. Tom Coburn's announcement that he will be resigning his seat in the United States Senate has the GOP and conservatives (the two groups are not necessarily the same) scrambling to find the right candidate to take his place. James Lankford has already declared he will run. Jim Bridenstine and T.W. Shannon are both thinking about the race. I've already stated in a previous post that the timing may not be right for Shannon to make a run. But, that's for him to decide and I would consider supporting...
  • The Successor To Tom Coburn

    01/22/2014 3:46:05 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 17 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/22/14 | LD Jackson
    We knew Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn would be retiring after his 2nd term in the United States Senate, but we really didn't expect him to cut that term short. That is exactly what he has done, announcing his early retirement at the end of 2014. Several reasons played into that decision, including his health and his desire to spend more time with his family. I suspect he has also tired of playing the games that are required in the Senate. Regardless of his reasons, it is now time to find a successor to Tom Coburn. While that may sound easy...
  • Conservative groups attack Lankford, back Bridenstine to replace Coburn

    01/20/2014 2:27:19 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/20/14 | Alexis Levinson
    The field to replace retiring Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is only beginning to take shape, but some conservative groups are already backing Rep. Jim Bridenstine, who has yet to announce his intentions, and have come out swinging against announced candidate Rep. James Lankford. Coburn announced last week that he would cut his Senate term short. He is currently battling a recurrence of cancer. Lankford announced he would run for the seat on Monday; Bridenstine has not yet announced a decision. Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed Bridenstine for re-election to the House last year, calling him “the real deal,” and saying that...
  • Lankford to run for Coburn's Senate seat [Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon gets nods to run]

    01/20/2014 3:46:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Just days after Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) announcement that he’ll retire at the end of the year, the race to replace him began to settle with Rep. James Lankford (R) expected to announce his decision to run at a Monday-afternoon press conference, sources tell The Hill. Rep. Tom Cole (R) announced in a Sunday-night press release that he will not run, citing his seniority in the House. The state’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt (R), also announced in a Sunday Facebook post he won’t run. The decisions of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) and Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon still remain unclear....
  • Oklahoma? Jim Bridenstine. Okay?

    01/19/2014 3:56:46 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 1/19/14 | Erick Erickson
    To answer the question that keeps invading my vacation in the form of tweets, Facebook messages, texts, and emails — Congressman Jim Bridenstine. Jim is the guy I would support in an instant to replace Senator Coburn in Okalahoma. I don’t know whether he is running or not, but conservatives would be insane to not draft him into the race. In fact, I think conservatives should draft him, rally around him, and let the establishment be the side divided behind multiple candidates. When Coburn ran for the Senate in 2004, the establishment rallied behind his opponent in the primary. Coburn...
  • Tom Coburn Announces 2014 Retirement (Senate Conservatives Fund email)

    01/18/2014 7:18:47 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    senateconsevatives.com ^ | 1/18/14 | Matt Hoskins
    Fellow Conservatives: We have some very sad news to report. Dr. Tom Coburn (R-OK)U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has announced that he will resign from the Senate this year. Dr. Coburn is battling a serious recurrence of cancer. This is a big loss for Oklahoma and the country. Dr. Coburn has been a tireless fighter against wasteful Washington spending. No senator has done more to research and expose our government's gross abuse of American taxpayers. He is a true citizen legislator and we need more like him in Washington. Please take a moment to read Jim DeMint's statement about the...
  • Ted Cruz tele-townhall draws record 104,000

    10/03/2013 11:19:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 3, 2013
    Ted Cruz's townhall meeting by telephone last night drew over 104,000 participants. The previous record was 67,000 people. The event was sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots and Cruz was joined by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK). The meeting was on the continuing resolution. TPP Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said no special efforts were taken and the only announcements were the standard Facebook post for two hours and a robocall earlier in the day. The meeting was to bring people up to date on the defunding of Obamacare through the CR. Just as 2010, the Tea Party patriots are leading the...
  • Steve Stockman Accepts Ted Cruz’s Challenge To Defund Obamacare In The House Of Representatives

    08/08/2013 6:13:02 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Steve Stockman (Texas, 36th District) has responded to Ted Cruz’ challenge to House Republicans by filing a 19 point resolution to defund ObamaCare. Mr. Steve Stockman is not afraid of a fight. “I applaud the dozen Republican Senators who sent a letter to Majority Leader Reid explaining they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds ObamaCare. But as Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have said, ‘The House must refuse to fund Obamacare’ because every appropriations bill originates in the House and the House is the only chamber that Republicans control. My resolution includes 19 whereas statements that...
  • Congressman Delivers Epic Indictment of Obama – in 1 Minute

    06/04/2013 8:15:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 6-3-2013 | Staff
    <p>This is about the best cliff notes version of the Obama regime ever.</p>
  • Jim Bridenstine's Votes: Principled, Constitutional vs UnFriendly, Symbolic

    01/08/2013 6:02:23 PM PST · by maggiesnotebook · 2 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 1-18-13 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    U.S. House Freshman from Oklahoma, Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R), was sworn into office on January 3, 2013. His first vote was the same day, for Speaker of the House. He cast his vote not to return the gavel to John Boehner. It takes some courage to raise your hand, swear your oath of office, and immediately vote against leadership. Bridenstine did that. After securing a seat on the House Armed Services Committee, and the Science, Space and Technology Committee, the question is, will Bridenstine be allowed to keep his Committee seats? Opposing Boehner's agenda has brought loss of committee seats for...