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OKLAHOMA CITY — Members of Oklahoma’s Republican congressional delegation remained critical this week of the federal government’s recently-approved $1.2 trillion infrastructure investment, even as it became clearer how the more than $5.5 billion allocated for Oklahoma would be divvied up for state roads and bridges, improving water supplies and expanding broadband internet access.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that was championed by President Joe Biden, the first step in providing another dose of aid to a weary nation as the measure now moves to a tense Senate.

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U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, 44, an Oklahoma City lawyer, faced Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice, 46, for the House seat that includes Oklahoma City, several conservative suburbs and two rural counties.

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The White House appears keen to endorse a temporary extension of a $600 per week supplemental unemployment benefit as the popular boost to both the economy and family budgets is about to expire. The idea is a prominent feature of top-level Washington talks on a major election-season COVID-19 response measure.