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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 healthcare plan, SoonerCare 2.0, while expressing his goal of becoming one of the first states to impl...

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 from foreign interference.  Lankford, who has been pushing election security to keep ...

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 declaration at the southern border. Speaker calls for official impeachment inquiry An ...

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...

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...

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 host town halls to give legislative updates, discuss their recent work and answer questions from Okla...

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 of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College. The three female journalism seniors-to-be were chosen...

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 with vocal support from both Oklahoma senators. Wyrick, 38, was confirmed with a party line vot...

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 up to in the district lately.  Violence Against Women Act reauthorization The House vote...

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 about it.  Attorney General William Barr released a four-page letter saying Mueller’s report fo...

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 and foreign security dominated the agenda for members of Congress this week. ...

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 runs out March 31.  “We can’t afford to let that happen,” Mullin said.  May ...

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