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April 6, 2016 News Stories
The Obama administration will take $589 million in existing federal funds — most of which were intended to combat the Ebola virus — and spend the money instead on fighting the spread of the Zika virus.
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April 5, 2016 News Stories
The Obama administration plans to spend unused Ebola funds to fight the Zika virus, a breakthrough that could ease the standoff with Congress over the administration’s request for emergency money for the crisis.
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March 31, 2016 News Stories
The Duncan Rotary Club hosted U.S. Congressman Tom Cole for the last meeting in March.
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March 25, 2016 News Stories
Tom Cole doesn’t vape. The 66-year-old Republican representative from Oklahoma prefers cigars, yet he’s currently a bit of an unlikely champion in the vaping industry. That’s thanks to a bill he has been trying to shepherd through Congress that would protect vaping manufacturers from a potentially fatal blow in pending regulations.
March 23, 2016 News Stories
Lawmakers left town Wednesday for their spring recess without voting on an emergency funding request for the Zika virus, as the Obama administration and congressional Republicans failed to resolve their disagreement over whether federal health agencies need more money to support research and preparedness.
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March 8, 2016 News Stories
Osiyo. It was a historic achievement for the Cherokee Nation recently as the tribe negotiated, finalized and signed a Joint Venture Construction Program agreement with Indian Health Service to provide a new world-class health facility at our WW Hastings Hospital campus in Tahlequah.
March 6, 2016 News Stories
The Cherokee Nation signed an agreement with Indian Health Service on Feb. 24 to secure the largest joint venture funding project ever among tribes. The agreement allows for IHS to fund the hospital at an estimated $80 million or more per year. The funding would last a minimum of 20 years, or potentially for the life of the hospital.
March 3, 2016 News Stories
The two legislators with arguably the most clout over the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) promised yesterday to give NIH “at least” the $1 billion increase that President Barack Obama has requested. It would be the second step in “sustained” annual boosts for the agency, said Representative Tom Cole (R–OK) and Senator Roy Blunt (R–MO).
February 29, 2016 News Stories
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his aides are leading the White House push to cure cancer, but it’s officials in federal agencies who will dole out research dollars.
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February 25, 2016 News Stories
The Cherokee Nation signed an agreement Wednesday with the Indian Health Service to secure the largest joint-venture funding project ever among tribes to build a 450,000-square-foot health center in Tahlequah.

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