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Rep. Tom Cole: Addressing the high cost of prescription drugs
Rep. Tom Cole: Addressing the high cost of prescription drugs (October 7, 2019)

Especially for those Americans who rely on regular prescriptions, the high cost of purchasing their vital medicine is an all too familiar burden.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats continue to waste time in Congress
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats continue to waste time in Congress (September 30, 2019)

When lawmakers returned for legislative session after the extended work period, House Democrats had an opportunity to turn a new leaf and actually get things done for the American people.


RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol
RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol (September 17, 2019)

Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.


House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women
House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women (September 13, 2019)

Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.


Rep. Tom Cole: America and our allies are locked in a modern-day technology race
Rep. Tom Cole: America and our allies are locked in a modern-day technology race (September 6, 2019)

While lawmakers debate numerous issues of significance, an important matter surrounding personal freedom and national security quietly looms in the background.


Rep. Tom Cole: Trade deal advances nation's economy and creates more jobs
Rep. Tom Cole: Trade deal advances nation's economy and creates more jobs (August 23, 2019)

The economic success that America has experienced lately is truly historic.


Rep. Tom Cole: America must continue to stand with a great ally
Rep. Tom Cole: America must continue to stand with a great ally (August 12, 2019)

The United States has been a long-time friend and ally of the Jewish state of Israel.


Rep. Tom Cole: A bipartisan compromise for the American people
Rep. Tom Cole: A bipartisan compromise for the American people (August 6, 2019)

The U.S. House of Representatives wrapped up its legislative activity before heading into the August work period, and I am proud to report that lawmakers ended on a high note.


Rep. Tom Cole: Bipartisan support needed for America's military
Rep. Tom Cole: Bipartisan support needed for America's military (July 23, 2019)

The military deserves our full support in their mission to maintain our national security.


Sen. Mike Rounds: Showing RESPECT to Native Americans
Sen. Mike Rounds: Showing RESPECT to Native Americans (July 17, 2019)

Throughout history, Native Americans have been subjected to federal laws that are offensive, immoral and outright racist.


Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets
Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets (July 16, 2019)

'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go to the extremes on the environment
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go to the extremes on the environment (July 10, 2019)

The Green New Deal is nonsensical, unworkable and simply a departure from reality.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go too far with demands for Trump documents
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go too far with demands for Trump documents (June 24, 2019)

When you litigate, it indeed becomes much harder to legislate.


Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day
Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 18, 2019)

Over the course of world history, D-Day remains one of the most pivotal moments.


Key lawmakers renew efforts to protect Native women from violence
Key lawmakers renew efforts to protect Native women from violence (June 13, 2019)

With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.


Rep. Tom Cole: America's immigration system remains broken
Rep. Tom Cole: America's immigration system remains broken (June 10, 2019)

For one of the more visible signs of a broken system, just look to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, where the situation is rapidly getting worse each day and money is quickly running out to handle it effectively.


Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country
Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country (June 5, 2019)

The federal government is failing to meet its trust and treaty obligations, according to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


Rep. Tom Cole: Be prepared to deal with severe weather this year
Rep. Tom Cole: Be prepared to deal with severe weather this year (May 30, 2019)

Tornadoes and massive flooding have already dealt devastating blows to many communities across Oklahoma.


Rep. Tom Cole: The 'American dream' is all about free markets
Rep. Tom Cole: The 'American dream' is all about free markets (May 23, 2019)

Free markets allow consumers and producers to freely participate in mutually beneficial transactions, empowering entrepreneurs and innovators to create the future.


Protections for Native women in limbo amid party divisions in Congress
Protections for Native women in limbo amid party divisions in Congress (May 22, 2019)

A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.


Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet
Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet (May 16, 2019)

A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.


Rep. Tom Cole: Don't forget to thank our military for their service
Rep. Tom Cole: Don't forget to thank our military for their service (May 14, 2019)

During Military Appreciation Month, we rightly join in expressing gratitude for our service members, their families and the daily sacrifices they make on our behalf.


'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills
'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills (May 8, 2019)

A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.


Bill John Baker: The Not Invisible Act is vital to the safety of Native women
Bill John Baker: The Not Invisible Act is vital to the safety of Native women (May 8, 2019)

Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats seek government takeover of health care system
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats seek government takeover of health care system (May 7, 2019)

For current Medicare recipients, 'Medicare for All' really means 'Medicare for None.'


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill protects Native women and girls
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill protects Native women and girls (May 7, 2019)

The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities.


Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers divided along party lines with climate change bill
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers divided along party lines with climate change bill (May 6, 2019)

The Climate Action Now Act would require the U.S. to meet the obligations of a global climate change accord.


Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills
Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills (April 30, 2019)

A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.


Rep. Tom Cole: America can continue to rely on our many allies
Rep. Tom Cole: America can continue to rely on our many allies (April 29, 2019)

NATO remains a vital component to defending freedom and ultimately ensuring a safer and more peaceful world.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats continue to play political games in Congress
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats continue to play political games in Congress (April 22, 2019)

It’s now been more than 100 days since Democrats have held the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Mark Trahant: Native Republicans defend Donald Trump after release of report
Mark Trahant: Native Republicans defend Donald Trump after release of report (April 22, 2019)

The president repeatedly lied to the country. He lied to Congress.


Mark Trahant: Native members of Congress -- except one -- vote to renew VAWA
Mark Trahant: Native members of Congress -- except one -- vote to renew VAWA (April 8, 2019)

What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?


Arrest made in connection with 'hateful and racist' vandalism at Chickasaw Nation office
Arrest made in connection with 'hateful and racist' vandalism at Chickasaw Nation office (April 5, 2019)

An office of the Chickasaw Nation was defaced with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages' along with symbols of White supremacy.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats refuse to bring up Republican right to life bills
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats refuse to bring up Republican right to life bills (April 2, 2019)

I will continue to stand with my Republican colleagues in defending life for the most vulnerable, whether those individuals are unborn or born.


House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act
House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act (April 1, 2019)

Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes up Carcieri fix
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes up Carcieri fix (March 29, 2019)

Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?


Chickasaw Nation office defaced by 'hateful and racist' vandalism
Chickasaw Nation office defaced by 'hateful and racist' vandalism (March 28, 2019)

Native politicians and officials condemned hate and racism after a Chickasaw Nation office was vandalized with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages.'


Rep. Tom Cole: Rising debt threatens prosperity for our children and grandchildren
Rep. Tom Cole: Rising debt threatens prosperity for our children and grandchildren (March 25, 2019)

To make real progress toward tackling our burden of debt, tough decisions and careful solutions are required.


Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle
Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle (March 21, 2019)

One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats in Congress are not acting 'For the People'
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats in Congress are not acting 'For the People' (March 18, 2019)

H.R.1 is a rushed and sloppy attempt to rewrite voting laws, election laws and campaign finance laws to get more Democrats elected.


Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country
Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country (February 28, 2019)

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.


Mark Trahant: Divided Congress gives President Trump a mixed victory
Mark Trahant: Divided Congress gives President Trump a mixed victory (February 27, 2019)

Congress sent a message to the White House by rebuking Donald Trump's border emergency while confirming a judge opposed by tribes.


Rep. Tom Cole complained about a one-page bill and #NativeTwitter roasted him for it
Rep. Tom Cole complained about a one-page bill and #NativeTwitter roasted him for it (February 26, 2019)

Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is standing by President Trump's controversial border wall emergency.


Rep. Tom Cole: Government shutdown averted with compromise in Washington
Rep. Tom Cole: Government shutdown averted with compromise in Washington (February 19, 2019)

Both sides agree that government shutdowns are bad for the American people, bad for government and bad for policy making.


Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers on opposite sides as Trump declares wall emergency
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers on opposite sides as Trump declares wall emergency (February 18, 2019)

The four Native members of Congress are on opposite sides of the battle over the wall at the U.S. border.


Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown
Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown (February 11, 2019)

A cloud is hanging over the State of Indian Nations and the National Congress of American Indians but it's still looking like a banner week in Washington, D.C.


Rep. Tom Cole: The State of the Union is a valuable American tradition
Rep. Tom Cole: The State of the Union is a valuable American tradition (February 5, 2019)

President Trump deserves the opportunity to address the American people on the pressing issues facing our country in a setting that is both visually magnificent and historically significant.


Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers remain at odds over border wall and shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers remain at odds over border wall and shutdown (January 22, 2019)

Democrats like Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) want to reopen the government before talking about border issues. Her Republican colleagues have a different approach.


Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers on opposite sites of border and shutdown debate
Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers on opposite sites of border and shutdown debate (January 21, 2019)

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) opposes the border wall. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) supports it.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats show they aren't willing to work with Republicans
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats show they aren't willing to work with Republicans (January 17, 2019)

In divided government, there is no room for one-sided debate. In order to get things done for the American people, bipartisan and good faith negotiation is critical.


Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress
Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress (January 17, 2019)

Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.


Tribes bring #ShutdownStories to Washington as funding impasse continues
Tribes bring #ShutdownStories to Washington as funding impasse continues (January 14, 2019)

The federal government's trust and treaty obligations to Indian Country have gone out the window as the record-breaking government shutdown continues.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country enters national emergency territory with #TrumpShutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country enters national emergency territory with #TrumpShutdown (January 10, 2019)

Friday is going to be a rough day for tribes and Indian organizations. They will not get paid what they are owed by the United States of America.


'Recipe for disaster': The #TrumpShutdown and Indian Country
'Recipe for disaster': The #TrumpShutdown and Indian Country (January 9, 2019)

With tribal communities feeling the pinch of the #TrumpShutdown, Democrats in Congress are working to restore federal funding to Indian Country.


Native women make history with seats in new Congress
Native women make history with seats in new Congress (January 4, 2019)

It was a day, and night, for Indian Country to remember as Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland joined the 116th Congress


Indian Country bills face time crunch as Congress winds down
Indian Country bills face time crunch as Congress winds down (December 14, 2018)

Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country impacted by a government shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country impacted by a government shutdown (December 12, 2018)

President Trump said he will own a government shutdown in a theatrical meeting with Democratic leaders.


Mark Trahant: So, is President Donald Trump a crook?
Mark Trahant: So, is President Donald Trump a crook? (December 10, 2018)

Federal prosecutors have now publicly alleged that the answer is yes, the president is a crook.


Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor
Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor (November 7, 2018)

Republican Kevin Stitt came through in Oklahoma while Democrat Paulette Jordan fell short in Idaho.