May 23, 2017 News Stories
Vox - Julia Belluz
The Republican leadership in Congress wants to cut spending on public health and repeal Obamacare.
Yet when it comes to medical research, they’re willing to throw down extra — even when President Trump wants to cut back.
May 10, 2017 News Stories
In your editorial “Not Draining the Swamp” (May 3) you suggest that the $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was a political victory for the Democrats. While I’m pleased that we had strong bipartisan support for our bill, to label it a Democratic victory is simply not accurate. Since Sen. Roy Blunt and I have assumed the chairmanship of the House and Senate committees that allocate funding to the NIH, we have consistently allocated more money to the NIH than either President Obama or President Trump have requested.
April 19, 2017 News Stories
The Hill - Elliot Smilowitz
A top House Republican is urging President Trump to submit to Congress a new use-of-force resolution governing the country's fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
January 28, 2017 News Stories
In just a few weeks, President Trump is expected to send Congress a federal budget that many expect will propose significant cuts to non-military spending. It will likely be the kind of proposal the GOP majorities in both the House and Senate have long embraced in theory but have had a harder time accepting in practice because it would require ending programs some of them support.
January 8, 2017 News Stories
The Oklahoman - Rick Green
Members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation have long railed against the Affordable Care Act.
With a Republican in the White House on Jan. 20 and GOP majorities in the U.S. House and Senate, they will finally be able to help end the act, also known as Obamacare.
September 11, 2016 News Stories
The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 changed Oklahoma, the United States and the world in an uncounted variety of ways.
July 11, 2016 News Stories
With Congress remains deadlocked over funding to fight the Zika virus, senior GOP leaders are working to head off yet another big public health funding fight.
July 8, 2016 News Stories
Following in their Senate colleagues’ footsteps, a House subcommittee signed off on a budget increase for the National Institutes of Health Thursday.
June 8, 2016 News Stories
Congress may have low approval ratings, with the latest Gallup poll showing just 18 percent of the public thinks the House and Senate are doing a good job. Despite the public anger toward Congress, many members work their hearts out for their constituents and the public.
May 18, 2016 News Stories
The House passed legislation Wednesday that would designate $622.1 million in existing federal funding to combat the Zika virus, putting the chamber on a collision course with a Senate plan to borrow $1.1 billion to fight the virus.