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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...

Freshman Democrat Kendra Horn leads pack with $370,000 in contributions

Freshman Democrat Kendra Horn leads pack with $370,000 in contributions

Anna Bauman

April 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — Freshman Democrat Kendra Horn leads Oklahoma’s delegation in this quarter’s campaign contributions after kicking off an aggressive fundraising campaign aimed at defending her seat in the state’s only battleground district.  Horn’s campaign reported raising nearly $373,000 si...

Oklahoma loses clout as minority members in the U.S. House of Representatives

Anna Bauman

February 1, 2019

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. House of Representatives flipped to a Democratic majority after eight years of conservative control, Republicans undoubtedly lost power.  That includes representatives from Oklahoma, who are now relying on bipartisan relationships and prominent committee assignmen...

Midterm Update

Midterm Update

Emma Keith

November 7, 2018

WASHINGTON — Despite a Democrat victory for Kendra Horn in Oklahoma Tuesday, the state’s delegation will have to rely on bipartisan solutions and potential compromise to maintain influence in a newly Democratic House of Representatives.  The Nov. 6 midterm elections saw Democrats secure a solid...

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