Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, has scheduled town hall meetings in some of his 3rd District towns. Here is the list:
9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Chandler Public Library
1021 Manvel Avenue
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Heritage Hall, Old Elementary School Building
501 North 1st Avenue
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Bristow Public Library, Large Conference Room
111 West 7th Street
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Collins Building, 2nd Floor Ballroom
317 East Lee
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Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, said Wednesday that a compromise on background checks for gun purchases wouldn’t work. Coburn was part of the negotiations on expanded background checks but dropped out a few weeks ago. On Wednesday, Sens. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, and Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, announced that they had reached agreement on a background check proposal. Here is Coburn’s statement:
Dr. Coburn’s Statement on Manchin-Toomey Proposal
“The Manchin-Toomey proposal is a good faith but unworkable plan. The proposal will impose new taxes and unreasonable burdens on law-abiding citizens.…
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Reps. Tom Cole, R-Moore and James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, issued statements Monday about the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:
Cole: “Margaret Thatcher first came to my attention when I was a student living in London in the 1970′s. One of my best British friends served as her private parliamentary secretary and several others served as Conservative Members of Parliament during her extraordinary career. My own political career began as she became prime minister and I looked upon her as a role model and trailblazer.…
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U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn Schedules Town Hall Meetings for Week of April 1; Stops Include Norman and Oklahoma City
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, has scheduled a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma for the week of April 1.
“I encourage Oklahomans to attend and participate in these town halls,” Coburn said. “With pressing issues pertinent to Oklahoman being decided in Washington D.C. every day, these settings give me an important opportunity to hear directly from the people I am representing. I look forward to hearing the concerns of Oklahomans and informing them of my legislative efforts in the Senate.”
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.…
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The Hill newspaper has a piece today about an interview with Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, on Laura Ingraham’s radio program.…
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Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, is trying to help people submit public comments to the U.S. State Department regarding the proposal to build the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry crude from Canada to Nebraska.
The State Department is taking public comments until April 22.
Mullin has provided electronic and physical addresses for submitting comments on his website.
“The details on public comment are available on the State Department’s web site, but that can be difficult to navigate.…
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Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, and Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, voted against confirming John Brennan as head of the CIA on Thursday. Coburn said he was incorrectly listed by the Senate clerk as voting for Brennan.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, on Thursday expressed support for the filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, on Wednesday about the administration’s policy on using drones against American citizens on U.S. soil. Here is his statement:
“Last night’s effort by Sen. Rand Paul was a reminder that the Obama Administration continues to put forth controversial nominees and is failing on another campaign promise to bring transparency to the White House. Similar to Paul’s 13 hours on the floor, I led the effort to block the nomination of Chuck Hagel for 13 days.…
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Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, is among the Republican senators invited to have dinner with President Barack Obama at a Washington hotel, Coburn’s press secretary said.
The president has been reaching out to GOP senators this week to talk about a major deficit reduction deal. Coburn was among those called by the president.
According to The Washington Post, these are the GOP senators expected to attend the dinner:
John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Ronald H. Johnson (Wis.), Patrick J.…
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Freshman Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, appealed for bipartisanship Monday in a speech on the floor of the U.S. House.
Mullin won his seat last fall in Oklahoma’s 2nd District, which is overwhelmingly Democratic by registration. He replaced the only Democrat in the state’s congressional delegation, Rep. Dan Boren, who retired.
Here is Mullin’s speech:
“Mr. Speaker, I come before you today not as a Republican or a Democrat but an American committed to the U.S. Constitution. I regularly hear from constituents – regardless of party affiliation – who are fed up with the partisan fighting.…
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