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

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)

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 without a crucial budget agreement and Tulsa native Joy Harjo made history by becoming the first Nati...

”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 provisions on modernizing the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and authorizing funding...

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 from members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation but created an unusual split among its...

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 members in contempt of Congress, but the five lawmakers found common ground in voting to kill a res...

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 with bipartisan support. On a 220-197 largely party-line vote on the National Defense Authoriza...

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 by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) that includes benefits for Oklahoma military installations but rejected an amendme...

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 and President Trump over congressional oversight into the Russia Investigation. Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) won Se...

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 Trump. H.R. 2157 provides funding through agencies ranging from the U.S. Department of Agricul...

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 and volcanoes. Passed by a vote of 85 to 8, the $19.1 billion bill, H.R. 2157, went back to the U.S...

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