Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Reacts To New Biden Administration

Thursday, January 21st 2021, 5:41 am
By: Katelyn Ogle

Oklahoma’s congressional delegation in Washington are saying they’re looking forward to working with the new Biden Administration.

The state’s newest member of Congress, Stephanie Bice, said she and more than a dozen other freshman women wrote a letter to President Joe Biden explaining what they plan to get to work on across the aisle despite political differences.

The letter explained Americans are tired of the political gridlock and these lawmakers want to see both parties work toward COVID-19 relief, protecting people with pre-existing conditions, modernizing infrastructure, and fixing the struggling economy.

Representative Frank Lucas said like many of us, he watched the inauguration from the safety of his own home. The representative said he wanted to stick to the COVID-19 standards and minimize public involvement. Lucas said he’s praying for the nation to continue to succeed.

In a statement, Representative Tom Cole said, “Although we live in extremely divided times and a highly polarized political environment, I am hopeful all Americans will choose to see Inauguration Day as an opportunity to unite and move ahead together toward healing. Indeed, in the coming days, all elected officials should set the example by working together across party lines for the good of all American”

Representative Kevin Hern said “There is not much we agree on, but I have the utmost respect for the office's President Biden and Vice President Harris now hold. I stand ready to work with anyone who is willing to put the American people first and find common-sense solutions for the problems that impact our people, especially as we continue to recover from COVID-19 and the resulting economic shutdowns.”

During the busy and historic day, Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford met up with Oklahoma national guard members. The troops were guarding the inner perimeter right next to the capitol behind several layers of protective barriers. The Senators said they thanked the members for representing Oklahoma so well.

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