Governor Mary Fallin
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Governors Public Policy Committee (RGPPC) announced today that Governor Mary Fallin will serve as its Chair for 2015.
“Governor Fallin is a natural choice for this leadership position. On energy, jobs, the budget, and more, she is putting sound, conservative policy to work in Oklahoma,” said RGA Chairman Bill Haslam. “Oklahoma turned a corner since she was elected; it is growing and thriving, and its future is more secure because of her commitment to good governance. Governor Fallin’s leadership has made a hugely positive impact on her state, and her insight will be a tremendous asset to the RGA’s policy efforts in the coming year.”
Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today in response to President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline said, “Since the beginning of this debate six years ago, the dialogue has been dominated by misinformation and political sensationalism. Our nation already has thousands of miles of pipeline flowing through it, which transports crude oil faster and safer than many of the alternatives. All of the inaccuracies have been addressed; it is time to build.
WASHINGTON – The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that Oklahoma’s Tulsa City-County Library is among the 30 finalists for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 21 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.
“Museums and libraries are the lifeblood of our communities, serving as trusted providers of critical resources, educational training, skills development, and civic and cultural enrichment,” said Maura Marx, acting director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. “We salute Tulsa City-County Library for exemplary leadership in promoting lifelong learning while engaging and inspiring the public.”
Billionaire investor and ABC “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban unloaded on the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to fundamentally change how it oversees the open Internet.
“That will f**k everything up,” said the voluble Cuban in remarks last week at the Code/Media conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Calif. according to ReCode.Net.
In early February, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed tough new rules for Internet lines that would prohibit wired and wireless broadband providers from collecting payment to cut to the front of the line, or blocking and throttling lawful content and services.
Opinion: What does it take for Senate Republicans to decide not to confirm Loretta Lynch, who is President Obama’s nominee to be attorney general? At what point is the lawlessness simply too much?
It is entirely within the power of the newly elected Republican majority in the Senate not to confirm Ms. Lynch. The only question is whether the GOP majority will exercise its constitutional authority to do so.