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Week in Washington: Gaming compacts take center stage

President of the National Congress of American Indians, Fawn Sharp, delivered the State of Indian Nations address on Monday and focused on tribal sovereignty, economic opportunity, government to government relations and the environment.

Conner Caughlin

February 14, 2020

Photo by Hogan Gore WASHINGTON -- Here’s a look at our stories in and around Washington this week: Tribe Officials Discuss Gaming Compacts at State of Indian Nations Gaming compacts in Oklahoma came up after Monday’s State of Indian Nations address, highlighting the ongoing conflict be...

Inhofe applauds withdrawal from Paris climate agreement, urges passage of defense bill

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) continues efforts on the Senate floor to pass a national defense bill that would authorize military appropriations for 2020. Addison Kliewer/Gaylord News.

Sarah Beth Guevara and Addison Kliewer

November 8, 2019

WASHINGTON––Amid Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) efforts to pass a defense authorization bill this week, the senator commended President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Monday, Trump announced that the U.S. would officially begin withdrawi...

Oklahoma senators focus on appropriations, defense amid possible shutdown

Addison Kliewer

November 1, 2019

WASHINGTON––Oklahoma senators set their focus on appropriations and defense this week as the nation’s eyes were on the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives.  Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, introduced a so-called skinny defense bill on T...

Your week in Washington

Your week in Washington

Sarah Guevara

September 20, 2019

WASHINGTON — This week in Washington, a statue of a celebrated Ponca Tribe chief was installed in the Capital, advocates fighting spousal abuse in the military spoke at a congressional hearing, and a potential Cherokee U.S. House delegate from Oklahoma talked about her next steps.  Cheroke...

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