US Rep. Tom Cole Says He Doesn’t Want To 'Overhype' Prospects For McGirt Funding

Sunday, February 6th 2022, 8:39 pm
By: Chris Casteel, The Oklahoman

Despite requests from Oklahoma lawmakers, Congress may not earmark any money this year to help tribes beef up law enforcement and criminal justice systems to meet their new obligations, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole said Friday.

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This story is a part of the Oklahoma Media Center’s Promised Land collaborative effort, which shows how the landmark McGirt v. Oklahoma decision will affect both tribal and non-Indigenous residents in the state.

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