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May 10, 2018 News Stories
Oklahoma has the seventh highest cancer mortality rate in the country, but more help is on the way with a new designation announced by University of Oklahoma President David Boren on Wednesday.
April 3, 2018 News Stories
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, the eight-term congressman and veteran politico, is a bellwether among House Republicans — a weather vane by which to gauge the direction they're headed.
October 19, 2017 News Stories
While state funding for colleges remains up in the air as budget negotiations continue, federal dollars likely will increase, Congressman Tom Cole said Wednesday during a meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
August 30, 2017 News Stories
Healthcare rose to the forefront of the town hall U.S. Rep. Tom Cole held here Tuesday. Oklahoma’s Fourth District congressman was still taking questions well past the two-hour mark.
August 29, 2017 News Stories
House Republicans are facing a fall full of drama, with contentious deadlines coming up on government spending and debt. But the conference, at least for this week, appears to have found a rare point of consensus: They think passing relief funding for victims of Hurricane Harvey will be relatively painless.
May 23, 2017 News Stories
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.
April 19, 2017 News Stories
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). Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said the “sustained” nature of the U.S. military actions against ISIS demands that Congress grant the president the authority to conduct future operations against the terrorist group. He’s calling on Trump to take the first step.
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
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.