Congress http://kgou.org en Coburn Announces 'Farewell Tour' Of Town Halls http://kgou.org/post/coburn-announces-farewell-tour-town-halls <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 15.9375px;">U.S. Sen. Tom&nbsp;<font color="red">Coburn</font>&nbsp;plans a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma as he prepares to resign from the Senate at the end of the current term.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:19:51 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 34098 at http://kgou.org Coburn Announces 'Farewell Tour' Of Town Halls Rep. Waxman Leaves Behind A Legacy Of Health Laws http://kgou.org/post/rep-waxman-leaves-behind-legacy-health-laws California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, one of the last remaining members of the huge post-Watergate <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/01/30/269003155/congressmans-exit-closes-book-on-watergate-babies">class of 1974</a>, is calling it quits at the end of this term.<p>Most people who live outside his Los Angeles district and off Capitol Hill have likely never heard of Waxman. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:03:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 22277 at http://kgou.org Rep. Waxman Leaves Behind A Legacy Of Health Laws Brothers Levin Near The End Of A 32-Year Congressional Partnership http://kgou.org/post/brothers-levin-near-end-32-year-congressional-partnership During President Obama's speech Tuesday night, Sen. Carl Levin will be doing what he's done at every State of the Union for decades: sitting with his older brother and fellow Michigan Democrat Rep. Sandy Levin.<p>No two siblings in the nation's history have served longer than the 32 years the brothers Levin have been together in Congress. Both have held powerful committee chairmanships.<p>But this will be their last State of the Union together. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:42:00 +0000 editor 22031 at http://kgou.org Brothers Levin Near The End Of A 32-Year Congressional Partnership VIDEO: Congress Honors Native American Code Talkers http://kgou.org/post/video-congress-honors-native-american-code-talkers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.cherokee.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cherokee Nation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://www.comanchenation.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Comanche Nation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were among more than 30 tribes who received a Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony Wednesday to honor Native American Code Talkers.</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:51:00 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 17571 at http://kgou.org VIDEO: Congress Honors Native American Code Talkers Republicans and Democrats Agree: Tornado Shelters Are Worth Subsidizing http://kgou.org/post/republicans-and-democrats-agree-tornado-shelters-are-worth-subsidizing <p>A bit of rare bipartisanship in Washington could make individuals safer when tornadoes threaten.</p><p></p><p>Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, a Republican, and Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, both introduced versions of the <a href="http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/2908" target="_blank" title="Congress.gov Link">Tornado Family Safety Act</a> on Aug. 2.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:03:27 +0000 Logan Layden 11018 at http://kgou.org Republicans and Democrats Agree: Tornado Shelters Are Worth Subsidizing Coburn: All Guns are Assault Weapons http://kgou.org/post/coburn-all-guns-are-assault-weapons <p></p><p><a href="http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/secondamendment">U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn</a> (R-Okla.) told a crowd at an Oklahoma City town hall that a .45-caliber handgun with 10 rounds in it is no different than an AR-15.</p><p>“There isn’t a gun that’s made that isn’t an assault weapon,” he said after one man recommended a ban on military-style assault guns.</p><p>After answering several questions last week related to controlling firearms, Coburn told the nearly 150 people in the room that he wouldn’t answer any more questions about guns.</p><p>“What I’m trying to do right now is both protect the Second Amendment and the 10th Amendment for Oklahoma if we want to do something different,” Coburn said.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:25:26 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 3443 at http://kgou.org Coburn: All Guns are Assault Weapons Federal Workers Question Congressman Over Sequester http://kgou.org/post/federal-workers-question-congressman-over-sequester-0 <p></p><p>Several federal employees questioned 5<sup>th</sup> Distrcit <a href="http://lankford.house.gov">U.S. Rep. James Lankford</a> (R-Okla.) on pay cuts they’re forced to take as part of <a href="http://www.npr.org/search/index.php?searchinput=sequester">sequestration</a> during a town hall recorded last month by KGOU.</p><p>Delo Anderson wanted to know why Congress isn’t letting the Dept. of Defense make strategic decisions on how to implement mandatory budget cuts, forcing 800,000 defense workers to take 22 furlough days.</p><p>“I met with Leon Panetta last summer to ask about sequestration,” Lankford said. “His response was we are not going to plan for it; it’s not going to happen.”</p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:12:18 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 2973 at http://kgou.org Federal Workers Question Congressman Over Sequester