COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 179
(House of Representatives - November 13, 2018)

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               COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE

  The SPEAKER laid before the House the following communication from 
the Clerk of the House of Representatives:


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                                              Office of the Clerk,


                                     House of Representatives,

                                 Washington, DC, November 9, 2018.
     Hon. Paul D. Ryan,
     The Speaker, House of Representatives,
     Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Speaker: I have the honor to transmit herewith a 
     scanned copy of a letter received from the Honorable Mary 
     Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma, indicating that the Honorable 
     Kevin Hern of the First Congressional District, is elected to 
     fill the vacancy in the 115th Congress created by the 
     resignation of the Honorable Jim Bridenstine on April 23, 
     2018.
       This certification has been submitted under the laws of 
     Oklahoma as stated in the accompanying documents.
       With best wishes, I am,
       Sincerely,
     Karen L. Haas.
                                  ____

                                                 November 8, 2018.
     Hon. Karen L. Haas,
     Clerk, House of Representatives,
     Washington, DC.
       Dear Ms. Haas: The provisions of 26 O.S. 12-101(B) 
     (Oklahoma Statutes) require the election held November 6, 
     2018, for the seat to which Kevin Hern was elected, to be 
     treated as election, within the meaning of Oklahoma law, to 
     fill the unexpired term of Jim Bridenstine who resigned on 
     Monday, April 23, 2018. Accordingly, pursuant to that 
     statute, my appointment, as Governor of the State of 
     Oklahoma, is the ministerial act incident to that election.
           Sincerely,
                                                      Mary Fallin,
     Governor.
                                  ____


                          Order of Appointment

       To Secretary of State, Oklahoma State Capital, Oklahoma 
     City, Oklahoma
       Please file for record the following executive order. By 
     virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State 
     of Oklahoma, I hereby appoint: Kevin Hern as United States 
     Representative, District 1 for the unexpired term of Jim 
     Bridenstine who resigned on Monday, April 23, 2018 and, whose 
     term expired on January 3, 2019 as provided by 26 O.S., 
     Section 12-101(B)
       Signed this 8th day of November, 2018
       By the Governor of the State of Oklahoma
                                                      Mary Fallin,
       Attest:
                                              James A. Williamson,
                                               Secretary of State.
     [State Seal Affixed]

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