I came to the Indian Territory with a white family named Parnell. We came through in a wagon from Texas and I helped Mr. Parnell move to the Indian Territory. He gave me fifty cents a day and my board.
Since President Joe Biden was sworn into office just a few weeks ago, he has signed a flurry of executive orders in an attempt to undo many policies of the previous administration. In fact, he has issued more executive orders than any other new president in American history. Alarmingly, many of the actions seek to dismantle existing policy on energy development and climate, foreign relations and immigration. While I understand that the Biden Administration is seeking to plot a path forward, governing by use of pen – rather than in collaboration with the legislative branch – is not the way to lead our country or usher in lasting solutions. Moreover, it will sow greater division nationwide rather than pave the way for the “unity” President Biden promised to foster for the American people.
I have a lot to catch everyone up on as we had an extremely busy first week of session. First, I want to remind everyone that you can sign up for press releases, read bills, check agendas and listen to committee and floor proceedings on our website at www.oksenate. gov.
Jesse Chisholm probably established the first string of convenience stores in Indian Territory shortly after the Civil War.
When our forefathers penned the Declaration of Independence that led to the establishment of our nation, they made a point to mention that all people are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” including the precious right to life. Indeed, I believe there is no cause greater for any Member of Congress than defending life, especially for the most vulnerable Americans. And throughout my service in the U.S. House of Representatives, I have made this one of my top priorities.