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A mostly natural metal Boeing B-1B Lancer is shown moments after the main landing gear tires have touched the runway at the end of a post-maintenance check-flight with the 10th Flight Test Squadron, Air Force Reserve Command, June 20, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The large building behind the B-1B is building 3001, a former Douglas Aircraft manufacturing plant during World War II, now used by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and its parent organization the Air Force Sustainment Center. The B-1B is being flown by a highly-experienced crew from the 10th FLTS to ensure the aircraft and systems are fully functional following depot level maintenance conducted at the OC-ALC. Once the aircraft passes all checks it will be painted and then re-delivered for front-line service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

Washington Week: Senate advances defense plan; Harjo named poet laureate

Jim Myers August 21, 2019

Washington – The U.S. Senate voted to proceed to a major defense measure sponsored by Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe amid escalating tensions with Iran, the House approved its first minibus spending bill...

''Editability they so desperately need''- Oklahoma senators split on budget bill

”Editability they so desperately need”- Oklahoma senators split on budget bill

Jim Myers August 2, 2019

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma’s two U.S. senators – Republicans Jim Inhofe and James Lankford – split their votes on a two-year-budget bill that President Trump quickly signed into law, and Inhofe’s...

House approves two-year budget deal boosting spending $54 billion

Jim Myers August 2, 2019

Washington – A sweeping two-year budget plan to keep the federal government funded, increase spending on both defense and non defense programs and suspend the national debt ceiling drew bipartisan support...

Delegation splits on sanctioning Trump

Jim Myers July 19, 2019

WASHINGTON – Oklahoman's in the U.S. House split along party lines when voting to condemn President Trump’s racist remarks targeting four minority Democratic congresswomen and to hold two Cabinet...

House passes defense bill in party line vote

Jim Myers July 13, 2019

Washington – Oklahomans in the U.S. House voted along party lines as that chamber approved a major defense bill, setting up a battle with the Senate where Sen. Jim Inhofe’s bill earlier sailed through...

Emergency aid approved while mammoth defense bill wins Senate passage

Jim Myers June 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers gave final congressional approval to a $4.59-billion emergency spending bill for a humanitarian crisis at the southern border and senators passed a major defense bill sponsored...

Different results for two proposals from delegation members

Jim Myers June 19, 2019

WASHINGTON – Two members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation saw floor action this week on their legislation, and House members cast a significant vote in the on-going battle between Democrats...

Disaster relief bill signed into law

Jim Myers June 7, 2019

Washington – With the support of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, a much-delayed $19.1-billion disaster relief bill finally won final congressional approval and was signed into law by President...

Disaster aid bill stumbles in the House

Jim Myers May 24, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a long-awaited disaster supplemental bill that would provide aid to storm-ravaged Oklahoma and other states hit by hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes...

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