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January 20, 2011 In The News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to repeal the health care law passed last year, as the new Republican majority fulfilled an election-year pledge and some Democrats derided the effort as political theater.

“Repeal means keeping a promise,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

January 20, 2011 In The News

WASHINGTON - In perhaps a symbolic vote, the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday to repeal a sweeping health-care law that continues to be as controversial as it is historic.

Approved by a vote of 245-189, the bill is expected to go nowhere in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

January 12, 2011 In The News

WASHINGTON - Members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation spoke Tuesday about balancing concerns over their own safety and remaining accessible to their constituents in the wake of what is being described as an assassination attempt on an Arizona congresswoman.

January 12, 2011 In The News

WASHINGTON — Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation said they are sensitive to security issues in the wake of the killings at a Tucson event. Two said they would welcome law enforcement officers at their town hall meetings.

January 12, 2011 In The News

A major U.S. farm group and the Republican chairman of the House Agriculture Committee agree on the need for greater oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) policy decisions on farmers, and hearings on EPA regulations are expected in that House committee later this year.

January 11, 2011 In The News

ENID — U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas always has been outspoken about the dangers of being in the public eye.

January 6, 2011 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chin started trembling partway down the center aisle as the applause rose to a roar. John Boehner, the emotional Ohioan about to become the House's new speaker, took his time, shaking hands with colleagues and their children on his way to the rostrum. At its foot, the hankie came out.

January 5, 2011 In The News

WASHINGTON — Facing a room full of friends and family members who came here to see him sworn into Congress, James Lankford couldn’t keep from being emotional.

January 3, 2011 In The News
This first week of 2011 features the swearing in of many new officials at all levels. Here’s a recap:

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December 31, 2010 In The News

The story of the night of November second could also legitimately claim to be the story of the year for Oklahoma agriculture- as that first Tuesday in November saw Oklahoma lay claim to having it's first Chairman of the House Ag Committee ever.