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January 24, 2016 News Stories

Lawton Constitution - Kim McConnell

Fourth District U.S. Rep. Tom Cole disagrees with constituents who say the most recent legislative session didn’t yield any results.

Cole was in Lawton late last week to meet with constituents, and the Republican congressman said while he agrees that more should have been accomplished, there were successes.

January 21, 2016 News Stories

Duncan Banner - Andrew Morphew

Two local Duncan High School seniors were nominated by Congressman Tom Cole for entry into military schools.

Senior Blake Graham and senior Jonathan McGill were selected as part of 14 students, who went through the nomination program per Cole.

January 13, 2016 News Stories

KGOU Radio - Biran Hardzinski

Oklahoma's Congressional delegation roundly criticized President Obama's final State of the Union address last night.

Both U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford recorded video responses after the annual message to Congress concluded.

January 12, 2016 News Stories

The Oklahoman - Chris Casteel

Members of Oklahoma's all-Republican congressional delegation dismissed President Barack Obama's final State of the Union speech on Tuesday as another defense of the policies they claim have failed.

January 11, 2016 News Stories

Huffington Post - Laurie H. Glimcher, MD

Are we at the dawn of a new era in medical research? The 2016 federal spending bill gives us good reason to hope that the answer is yes.

January 9, 2016 News Stories

Tulsa World Opinion - By Harold Hamm

Oklahomans should applaud the members of our state’s congressional delegation who voted to pass the omnibus bill, which lifted the 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports and set the stage for a market recovery.

January 9, 2016 News Stories

Washington Examiner - Susan Ferrechio

House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to give anti-poverty legislation a prominent spot on the Republican agenda in 2016, a move that would give the party ownership of a traditionally Democratic issue and put it prominently in the congressional spotlight for the first time in decades.

January 6, 2016 News Stories

Bloomberg - Erik Wasson

A proposal to switch to a two-year fiscal cycle is pitting House appropriators and Budget Committee members against a majority of House members, some of whom who have argued the current annual process is ineffective and wasteful.

January 6, 2016 News Stories

Tulsa World - Randy Krehbiel

First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday he is cosponsoring legislation to block a portion of President Barack Obama’s gun initiative intended to include information about Social Security recipients prohibited from possessing firearms for mental health reasons in the background check system.