Published On: Fri, Jan 4th, 2013

113th Congress includes two American Indians

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, represents Oklahoma's 4th District.  (U.S. House photo)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, represents Oklahoma’s 4th District. (U.S. House photo)

 

Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), a Cherokee Nation citizen, represents Oklahoma's 2nd district.  (Photo courtesy of Markwayne Mullin)

Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), a Cherokee Nation citizen, represents Oklahoma’s 2nd district. (Photo courtesy of Markwayne Mullin)

The 113th Congress, sworn in on Thursday, Jan. 3, includes two American Indians.  Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), a Cherokee Nation citizen, is a freshman representative for the Oklahoma 2nd District and Tom Cole (R-OK), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, represents the Oklahoma 4th District.

“In the coming months, Congress will have several opportunities to make meaningful, serious reform to our nation’s economic health,” said Rep. Cole.  “House conservatives can be counted on to take a leading role in the efforts to cut spending, reduce our deficits and make serious reforms to the entitlement spending that is the number one driver of our national debt.”

Rep. Mullin was one of 67 new members of the House of Representatives.  He has been selected to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.  Rep. Cole serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Budget Committee and has been appointed to serve on the House Rules Committee.

– ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT 

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