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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Senate leaders have agreed to a vote on Feb. 25 on the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That vote will come 13 months after President Barack Obama first nominated the federal magistrate judge to the appeals court.
Bacharach, 53, who works at the U.S. district court in Oklahoma City, enjoys strong bipartisan support in the Senate and has received the highest rating from the American Bar Association, but Senate Republicans have been slow-walking _ and even blocking _ votes on Obama’s judicial nominations for several months.…
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MetroTech business coach Sharron Jackson will be watching the State of the Union speech in the U.S. House gallery on Tuesday as a guest of Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City. Jackson is president of the Black Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Oklahoma City.…
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In addition to Oklahoma City teacher Susan Bumgarner, first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will have these guests for Tuesday’s State of the Union speech:
Sergeant Sheena Adams (Vista, CA)
Team Advisor & Lead Instructor, Female Engagement Team
A native of Kauai, Hawaii, Sergeant Adams joined the Marine Corps in 2003 and attended recruit training in Parris Island, S.C. In 2010, Sergeant Adams joined the Female Engagement Team (FET) and was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan from September 2010 to April 2011 in direct support of 1st Battalion 8th Marines in Musa Qal’eh District.…
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Susan Bumgarner, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Wilson Arts Integration Elementary School in Oklahoma City, has been invited to sit in first lady Michelle Obama’s box for the State of the Union speech on Tuesday.
Bumgarner, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, has written curriculum, trained Head Start teachers, taught infants and toddlers and prepared parents in Early Birds readiness classes.
She has been teaching at Wilson Arts Integration since 1992.
The first lady’s box will include middle-class Americans representing the policy proposals the president is expected to outline in his speech, according to the White House.…
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Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, was the only member of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation who voted against the fiscal cliff deal on Tuesday. Both of Oklahoma’s senators supported it, and four of the five House members voted aye late Tuesday night.
Among the four House members supporting it were outgoing Reps. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, and John Sullivan, R-Tulsa. Both of those members will be leaving the House on Thursday, when their replacements will be sworn in.
Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, said Wednesday, “This agreement is far from perfect, but preventing the largest tax increase in history and making tax cuts permanent for 98 percent of taxpayers is a major victory for American workers and for the economy.…
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Rep. James Lankford was just elected chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, the fifth-ranking spot on the House GOP leadership team …
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Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, is planning to run for chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, a leadership position, when the House reconvenes next week. He is currently unopposed for the spot, which is now held by Rep. Tom Price, of Georgia.
Lankford is still a freshman. He won a second term on Tuesday. He would be the first Oklahoman on the leadership team since Rep. Tom Cole, R-Norman, ran the National Republican Congressional Committee.
The policy committee helps develop House Republican positions on various issues.…
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They’re not on any ballot, but U.S Magistrate Judge Robert E. Bacharach and Tulsa attorney John E. Dowdell have jobs at stake on Tuesday.
Bacharach, a magistrate judge in Oklahoma City, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the appellate courts a step below the U.S. Supreme Court. Obama nominated Dowdell for a U.S. District judgeship in Tulsa.
Both easily cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support. But Senate Republicans blocked the full Senate from voting on their nominations.…
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Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, has scheduled two public talks on Tuesday, one in Oklahoma City and one in Edmond:
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Rockwell Plaza YMCA
8300 Glade Ave
Oklahoma City, 73132
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
University of Central Oklahoma Nigh Center
100 N. University Dr.
Democrat Tom Guild, Lankford’s general election opponent, has released a biographical web video …
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