Passions in Legislature

Lisa Billy

Chief among Lisa Billy's priorities in the legislature are two things: providing support for handicapped and disabled people, and helping to decrease Oklahoma's high percentage of female incarcerations. Though these two problems seem at first to be unrelated, Billy believes that strengthening and protecting families will go a long way toward accomplishing both ends.

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Lisa Billy is not only the first female congressman in her district— she is also the first Indian.

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