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ENID — Cooperation among the city of Enid, the state and Oklahoma’s congressional delegation was the prime topic Tuesday as local leaders met with Pentagon officials.
• House Agriculture Committee Chair Frank Lucas led off, speaking about his experience as a farmer and his goals for the committee. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack followed, talking about his respect for farmers, particularly addressing the important roles they play in international trade and national security.
WASHINGTON - As congressional leaders first inched toward a potential shutdown of the government and then back toward compromise, members of Oklahoma's delegation who had linked efforts to keep the government open to spending cuts endorsed a stopgap proposal Saturday.
WASHINGTON — Before approving a resolution on Saturday to cut more than $60 billion in federal spending over the next seven months, the House considered hundreds of amendments covering a broad range of issues.
ENID — Enid native Bryce Kvasnicka as received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
Kvasnicka will be a member of the Naval Academy class of 2015, and begins classes there in the fall.
ENID — About 20 people have made plans to go to Washington, D.C., March 8-9 for the annual trip by Enid officials.
Representatives of Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce and the city of Enid make the trip annually. Jon Blankenship, president and CEO of the Enid chamber, said the trips have been taken for more than 30 years.
Washington - Members of Congress sharply questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday over whether the Fed's policies are raising the risk of higher inflation in the months ahead.
WASHINGTON - Capping off a week of unusual media attention, Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn and New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer finally made it official on Tuesday.
Members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation responded Tuesday to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.