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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...

Week in Washington: Congress returns from recess, votes on climate bill, presidential veto

Abigail Bitterman

May 3, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Oklahoma delegation returned to the nation’s capital this week as Congress returned from a two-week recess. The House of Representative focused on the Climate Action Now Act, while the Senate failed to override a presidential veto. Climate Action Now Act The House voted...

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: 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 GOP reps vote ‘no’ on U.S. House bill to overturn national emergency, but measure passes

Anna Bauman

February 26, 2019

WASHINGTON — Despite some reservations, Oklahoma’s Republican representatives backed President Donald Trump on Tuesday by voting against a resolution to overturn the national emergency that would allow him to bypass Congress and fund a border wall.  “I think the president is acting in the natio...

State of Union: President Trump pleased Oklahoma delegation

President Trump in the 2019 State of the Union address (C-Span)

Abigail Bitterman

February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON — Members of the Oklahoma delegation were pleased with President Donald Trump’s message of bipartisanship and unity in the State of the Union address Tuesday night, including on issues that affect Oklahomans. “My guess is, for most Americans and for many people in that room, f...

Trump touted a bipartisan message of unity during his State of the Union address

Trump touted a bipartisan message of unity during his State of the Union address

Anna Bauman

February 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — Rep. Kendra Horn stood, cheered and high-fived her female peers as they gathered in a sea of white for Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.  “It’s almost beyond description,” Horn said of the moment President Donald Trump noted the record-breaking number of wome...

Chávez, Castro, Trump?

Storme Jones

March 4, 2017

A professor at the University of Oklahoma likened President Donald Trump to both a Latin American dictator and communist, before a crowd of students and faculty Thursday. At the Forum on Democracy, Professor Alan McPherson, Director of OU’s Center for the Americas, told the audience Trump’s charismatic...

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