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Weekly Columns

October 8, 2007 Weekly Columns
Last week I had the privilege of attending the Standing Bear Museum and Education Center dedication in Ponca City.
October 1, 2007 Weekly Columns
Last week Columbia University in New York City invited the President of Iran to speak before students and faculty during a World Leaders Forum.
September 25, 2007 Weekly Columns
At the end of this month, the government will reach its annual deadline to fund the federal government for the next fiscal year. Here in the House of Representatives, we have passed all twelve of the required appropriations bills.
September 17, 2007 Weekly Columns
Last week, two of America's most respected leaders in Iraq, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, delivered a report on the progress and status of the war in Iraq.
September 10, 2007 Weekly Columns
A critical deadline is approaching that will affect Oklahomans traveling by air within the Western Hemisphere. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that anyone leaving the U.S. on or after October 1st will be required to show their passport to reenter the country.
September 3, 2007 Weekly Columns
Next week Congress will receive the long awaited and eagerly anticipated progress report from General David Petraeus regarding the impact of the recently enacted “surge” in Iraq.
August 27, 2007 Weekly Columns
Over the past two weeks I have seen several exciting developments that are coming to the Fourth District of Oklahoma. In fact, last week I attended the kick-off ceremony in the future home of the Non-Line of Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) integration facility.
August 20, 2007 Weekly Columns
August is a time that I always look forward to. In Congress, it is traditionally a period of recess from work in Washington for the month, which allows me the opportunity to return home to Oklahoma.
August 13, 2007 Weekly Columns
In a rare moment of bipartisan common sense, Congress recently passed landmark legislation that will make the United States safer against those who wish us harm.
July 23, 2007 Weekly Columns
Last week, the Director of the National Intelligence Council (NIC) presented a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) to the President and the Congress.