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Stitt announces SoonerCare 2.0 and support for Trump’s Healthy Adult Opportunity initiative

Stitt announces SoonerCare 2.0 and support for Trump’s Healthy Adult Opportunity initiative

Brooklyn Wayland January 31, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt (R-OK) speaks on behalf of the Trump Administration’s Medicaid Healthy Adult Opportunity Initiative on Jan.  30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Stitt also announced his new Oklahoma...

Oklahoma increased election security efforts after 2016 election

Oklahoma increased election security efforts after 2016 election

Addison Kliewer December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON––With the end-of-the-year deadline to pass election security measures in Congress quickly approaching, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said Oklahoma has already taken steps to secure elections...

Oklahoma delegation comments on impeachment probe

Addison Kliewer October 1, 2019

WASHINGTON––Members of the Oklahoma delegation responded to the start of an official impeachment inquiry against President Trump this week, as well as voted on a marijuana banking bill and the emergency...

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...

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...

Oklahoma delegation to host town halls during congressional recess

Anna Bauman April 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — Congress is not in session this week or next, so Oklahoma’s congressional delegation will return home to meet with people and organizations across the state.  Each member will...

3 OU seniors to anchor Gaylord News in fall 2019

John Schmeltzer April 15, 2019

NORMAN, Oklahoma – A Chickasaw Nation member, a Mexican-American and a Pakistani-Mexican American have been chosen to anchor the fall 2019 Washington D.C. coverage of Gaylord News, the news service...

U.S. Senate confirms Patrick Wyrick to Oklahoma federal district court

Anna Bauman April 9, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Patrick Wyrick to serve as U.S. district judge for the Western District of Oklahoma a year after his initial nomination...

Week in Washington: Lankford pushes for Senate efficiency, Republicans advocate anti-abortion bill

Anna Bauman and Abigail Bitterman April 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma’s delegation tackled issues of abortion, violence against women and a complex yet important Senate rule change this week.  Here’s what congressional members have been...

Week in Washington: Mueller report, Green New Deal and Senate confirmation process

Anna Bauman and Abigail Bitterman March 29, 2019

WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation into President Donald Trump late last week, and everyone, including Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, had something to say...

Week in Washington: Congress votes to block Trump’s declaration, end US involvement in Yemen

Anna Bauman and Abigail Bitterman March 15, 2019

WASHINGTON — Issues of national and foreign security dominated the agenda for members of Congress this week.  Here’s a rundown of what’s happening in Washington:  Issues of national...

Oklahoma Rep. Mullin urges Congress to renew mental health program as funding nears end

Abigail Bitterman and Anna Bauman March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill alongside House and Senate members to expand a national mental health treatment program for which funding...

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