Chamber's D.C. visit results in valuable input and conversations

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

by VeloCity

More than 60 members of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber traveled to Washington, D.C. on May 1st and 2nd to meet with members of Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation, leaders from the Pentagon, and the administration.

Each member of Oklahoma’s delegation briefed the group on current issues on the hill. Topics ranged from the budget to defense issues, immigration and more. Percy Kirk, Cox Communications, Chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, said the briefings were eye opening. “Decisions made here in Washington have such an impact on our community,” he said. “It is vital that we stay in close communication with our delegation to ensure our priorities are successful.”

The delegation was hosted by Oklahoma’s senior Senator James Inhofe, who detailed for the delegation efforts to improve military readiness and reinvest in the military. He also discussed reforms at the Veterans Administration and a focus on improving military housing, particularly at Tinker.

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