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Preventing the disappearance of America's rural hospitals

When it can often take hours to drive to access the best medical care, rural hospitals are essential. Whether in downstate Illinois or in small-town Oklahoma, rural hospitals are the backbone of our communities. They don’t just provide critical...

 

Oklahomans will weather this storm

As Oklahomans, we know all too well how to weather a storm. This spring we are experiencing more than hailstones; we are facing a health and economic storm such as we have never faced. We have done what it takes to “flatten the curve” to protect...

 

21 trillion reasons to fix the budget process

In the wee hours of the morning last Friday, the Senate passed a 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion budget-busting spending bill barely 24 hours after it was introduced to the public. The bill provides funding for the 2018 fiscal year, which began six months...

 

Tax reform is working For Oklahomans

Just before Christmas, Congress passed and the President signed into law a tax reform bill that makes major improvements to our tax code. It’s only been two months, but tax reform is already working for Oklahomans. Many companies across the nation...

 

'Access to Justice' was not blind

A recent op-ed in The Hill and New York Times report both bemoaned the loss of the Justice Department’s so-called “Access to Justice” (A2J) office. Despite the office’s stated mission to “deliver outcomes that are fair and accessible to...

 

Twenty trillion things that have not changed since Trump's election

One thing did not change on Tuesday, Nov. 8 – our unsustainable and exploding nearly $20 trillion national debt. While America was focused on an unconventional presidential election season, the federal debt increased $587 billion in fiscal year...

 

Giving away control of the internet

When Oklahomans asked me to represent them in Washington, D.C., I knew that I would not win every fight on every policy, but I understood many issues are worth the fight and the stand, even if you do not win. But I can honestly say, I never dreamed...

 

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