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October 15, 2015 News Stories

Lawton Constitution - Mitch Meador

October 11, 2015 News Stories

Indian Country Today - Chickasaw Nation

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby marked the beginning of his unprecedented eighth consecutive term as governor during the historic inauguration ceremony October 1 in the Ataloa Theatre, on the campus of East Central University.

October 6, 2015 News Stories

The Oklahoman - Sharla Bardin

Amanda Rowell is on a mission to motivate people to become heart smart.

She takes any opportunity to share her story about how, at age 32, she had a heart attack a few days after giving birth to her daughter.

October 1, 2015 News Stories

The Oklahoman - Chris Casteel

Congress averted a government shutdown Wednesday, approving a short-term spending bill just hours before the deadline with strong bipartisan support.

President Barack Obama signed the legislation, which will keep departments funded close to their current levels until Dec. 11, two weeks before Christmas.

September 30, 2015 News Stories

The Hill - Sarah Ferris

A top House Republican is asserting that the short-term government spending bill includes no funding for Planned Parenthood, a last-ditch effort to quell the conservative rebellion threatening the bill's fate.

September 29, 2015 News Stories

PolitiFact - Lauren Carroll

Congress needs to pass a spending bill by Sept. 30, 2015, or there’ll be a government shutdown. Some members of Congress want to leverage this deadline to defund Planned Parenthood.

September 17, 2015 News Stories

The Oklahoman- Chris Casteel

The Obama administration has proposed to pay Indian tribes nearly $1 billion to settle a long-running lawsuit alleging the government failed to pay the costs of running federal programs.

September 11, 2015 News Stories

The Oklahoman - Chris Casteel

Oklahoma business leaders, in town for the State Chamber's annual visit, heard predictions from the state's lawmakers on Thursday about upcoming policy and political battles.

September 7, 2015 News Stories

The Oklahoman - Chris Casteel

Returning after a lengthy summer break, lawmakers are set to wage partisan battles this month over Planned Parenthood and the proposed nuclear deal with Iran, with a break to host the Pope.

"We're going to have a very busy fall," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa.

Busy and contentious.

September 6, 2015 News Stories

Lawton Constitution - Kim McConnell

The federal budget will be among the largest problems looming for Congress as members return from their summer recess, Fourth District U.S. Rep. Tom Cole said last week.