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A Busy Six Weeks

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A Busy Six Weeks

Even though the U.S. House of Representatives was not in session, I kept a busy schedule during the extended work period. Throughout the last six weeks, I spent a great deal of time in Oklahoma hearing directly from constituents, local community leaders and small business owners at town halls and other meetings. In addition to these valuable conversations with fellow Oklahomans, I participated in two insightful learning trips with some of my colleagues in Congress.

At the beginning of August, I traveled to countries in the far east with a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers from both chambers. Focused on foreign policy and defense issues, the trip made stops in Japan, Singapore, Australia and Fiji, where we met with diplomats from each country. On the way home, we stopped in Hawaii to meet with Admiral Philip Davidson, Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command; Admiral Davidson oversees the largest military theater in the world.

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