Dr. Coburn to Host Town Hall Meetings in Oklahoma first week of April

23 03 2013
Senator Tom Coburn

Senator Tom Coburn

 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. will be holding a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma the first week of April.  Dr. Coburn will take questions and address important issues for Oklahoma and the nation at each event.

“I encourage Oklahomans to attend and participate in these town halls.  With pressing issues pertinent to Oklahoma being decided in Washington D.C. every day, these settings give me an important opportunity to hear directly from the people I am representing.  I look forward to hearing the concerns of Oklahomans and informing them of my legislative efforts in the Senate,” said Dr. Coburn.

Monday, April 1, 2013

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Ada town hall meeting
East Central University
Bill S. Cole University Center – Estep Multimedia Center
1100 E. 14th Street
Ada, OK

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Ardmore town hall meeting
Ardmore Convention Center
2401 N. Rockford Road
Ardmore, OK

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Duncan town hall meeting
Red River Technology Center
Health Career Center building
3300 W. Bois D’Arc
Duncan, OK

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Lawton town hall meeting
Cameron University
McCasland Foundation Ballroom
501 NW University Drive
2nd floor
Lawton, OK

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Altus town hall meeting
Western Oklahoma State College
Auditorium
2801 N. Main Street
Altus, OK

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Elk City town hall meeting
City Hall
320 W. 3rd Street
Elk City, OK

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Canadian County town hall meeting
Canadian Valley Technology Center
6505 E. Hwy. 66
El Reno, OK

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Guthrie town hall meeting
Oklahoma Sports Museum
315 W. Oklahoma Avenue
Guthrie, OK

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Norman town hall meeting
The Hall at the Railhouse
102 W. Eufaula Street
Norman, OK

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Oklahoma City town hall meeting
Metro Tech Technology Center
1900 Springlake Drive
Oklahoma City, OK

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Rep. Ritze Sends Letter Inviting Gun Company to Oklahoma

7 03 2013
Rep. Mike Ritze

Rep. Mike Ritze

Today an Oklahoma Lawmaker, since Colorado is enacting stricter gun control measures, has sent a letter to the president of a Colorado-based manufacture of magazines and other gun accessories urging the company to relocate to Oklahoma.

Richard Fitzpatrick, the president of MagPul, warned Colorado lawmakers that he would leave the state if they enacted gun control. Colorado went through with new gun control measures and MagPul announced they would soon leave that state.

“We would gladly accept MagPul here in Oklahoma,” said Ritze, R-Broken Arrow. “America is under attack by anti-gun activists who have no respect for our nation’s inherent 2nd Amendment rights. This lack of respect penalizes law-abiding citizens as well as good companies like this one. We support MagPul in its efforts to move to a state that is friendlier to do business in and we hope they will move their operations to Oklahoma.”

Currently based in Boulder, Colo., MagPul has produced high-capacity gun magazines and firearms accessories since 1999. Founded in the basement of former Marine Corps. Sergeant Richard Fitzpatrick, he issued an ultimatum to Colorado political leadership that he would move his company if they passed gun control measures such as House Bill 1224. That measure recently passed the Colorado state House and now is awaiting consideration in the state Senate.





Congressman Jim Bridenstine Works to De-Fund Obamacare

7 03 2013
U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine

Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted against the “Continuing Resolution” in the U.S. House of Representatives today.  The Continuing Resolution (CR) is legislation whereby Congress authorizes continued funding of government operations in the absence of a budget.  The Obama Administration has not submitted a budget as required by law, so Congress must act to appropriate funds.  Congressman Bridenstine has no desire to “shut down the government” but saw this up or down vote as a strong opportunity to de-fund implementation of the widely unpopular and expensive Obamacare programs.

Mr. Bridenstine commented:

“As the IRS moves to collect billions in fees for Obamacare and the Department of Health and Human Services continues to promulgate complex new rules for businesses and individuals to implement the unpopular and unworkable law, today I voted against the Continuing Resolution (CR).

“The CR was filled with line items to eliminate specific types of personnel and agency funding, so it would have been perfectly appropriate for the CR to include line items de-funding the personnel and agencies working furiously to force Obamacare on the American people.  I sponsored an amendment to de-fund Obamacare within the CR and argued for its inclusion before the House Rules Committee, but the Rules Committee denied opportunity for the amendment.

“This administration continues to fund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers within Obamacare, while requiring all insurance plans cover abortion inducing drugs.  Since the CR does nothing to stop the implementation of Obamacare and we are running out of opportunities to do so, I felt compelled to vote ‘No’.”





Congressman Markwayne (OK-2) Mullin announces Town Hall events for February 18th – 20th

13 02 2013
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin

Muskogee, OK – February 11th 2013 – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) today announced a series of Town Hall events scheduled to take place the February 18th – 20th 2013.

This tour comes just weeks after a Town Hall tour that brought Congressman Mullin to 16 Counties in four days at the end of January.

Congressman Mullin offered the following comment on his recent travels throughout the Second District:

“I want to be accessible and constantly seeking input from the Oklahomans I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to represent. I want to encourage active participation in these town hall meetings,” said Mullin. “I represent the people in the People’s House. That means it’s also the people’s responsibility to stay in contact and stay engaged.”

All events are free and open to the public.

 

Monday February 18th 2013

Holdenville
8:00-9:00am
1st United Bank
102 East Main
Holdenville, OK

Coalgate
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Brandin’ Iron Café
8 S Main St.
Coalgate, OK

Tishomingo
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Murray State College Ballroom
‪1 Murray Campus Dr.
Tishomingo, OK

Madill
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Madill Public Library
‪500 W Overton St,
Madill, OK

Tuesday February 19th 2013

Stigler
8:00-9:00am
Kiamichi Technology Center
1410 Old Military Road
Stigler, OK

Wilburton
10:00-11:00am
Eastern Oklahoma State College- Student Union Ball Room
1301 W. Main
Wilburton, OK

Poteau
12:00-1:00
Dutch Treat
2201 N. Broadway
Poteau, OK

Broken Bow
3:00 – 4:00
Pappa Poblano’s Mexican Cafe
‪1912 S Park Dr.
Broken Bow, OK

Idabel
5:00 – 6:00
Kiamichi Tech Center
3205 NE Lincoln Rd.
Idabel, OK 74745

Wednesday 20th 2013

Okemah
3:00-4:00pm
Historic Center
407 W. Broadway
Okemah, OK

Okmulgee
5:30-6:30pm
Community Center
7th and Kern
Okmulgee, OK

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Congressman Jim Bridenstine To Hold A Series Of Town Hall Meetings

25 01 2013
U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine

 

 

 

 

 

 

What: Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) will hold a series of town hall meetings next week in Tulsa County, Wagoner County and Washington County.

Who: Congressman Jim Bridenstine is a Navy pilot and combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and lives with his wife Michelle and their three children Walker (6), Sarah (4), and Grant (10 mos.) in Tulsa, OK. Bridenstine graduated from Rice University with degrees in economics, business and psychology. After college, he joined the Navy and became a pilot, flying combat missions off the USS Abraham Lincoln in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Operation Southern Watch in Iraq, and Operation Shock and Awe in Iraq. Later, he transitioned to the F-18 Hornet fighter at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, the parent command to TOPGUN, where he flew “Red Air” and was also an instructor.

Why: The focus of the town hall meetings will be to discuss the recent events in Washington D.C. with constituents of the Oklahoma’s First District and to answer the questions and concerns of the attendees.

Who Should Attend: First District Constituents

When and Where: Monday, 1/28/13, 6:30pm at CityPlex Towers, 2448 E. 81st Street, 20 Story Tower Auditorium; Tuesday, 1/29/13, 6:30pm at the Coweta City Hall, 310 S. Broadway St. Coweta, OK 74429; Thursday, 1/31/13, 6:30pm at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Lyon Hall, 2201 Silver Lake Road, Bartlesville, OK.

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Dahm files legislation to safeguard Second Amendment rights.

17 01 2013

State Senator Nathan Dahm

Sen. Nathan Dahm has filed three proposals to protect the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans to keep and bear arms.  Dahm said the Constitution provides clear protections to gun owners, but if lawmakers are not diligent, those protections can easily come under attack by proponents of big government.

“Oklahomans understand that the right to keep and bear arms is intrinsic to our cultural identity,” said Dahm, R-Broken Arrow.  “Our nation’s founders intended the Second Amendment to protect the right of individuals to own guns, and it is critical for lawmakers to be diligent in our protection of that right.  This legislation furthers our efforts to protect Oklahomans from federal overreach.”

Dahm has filed Senate Bill 548, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, legislation that will protect the right of Oklahomans to keep and bear arms by opposing all unconstitutional laws, orders, or regulations imposed by the federal government that violate the individual right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed in the Second Amendment.

Also filed by Dahm, Senate Bill 401 states that licensed gun owners who have not been convicted of a felony will not be charged with a felony for possessing a weapon in a Gun-Free School Zone.  The measure will close a loophole created by federal law, and protect law-abiding Oklahomans from wrongfully being charged with a felony.

Senate Bill 552 will allow any Oklahoman 21 years of age or older, and who is not a convicted felon, to keep a pistol in their vehicle for the purpose of self-defense.

“When we were sworn in, we took an oath to support and uphold the Constitution, and I intend to do just that,” Dahm said.  “A broad majority of Oklahomans oppose gun restrictions, and expect their elected officials to defend their Second Amendment rights.  With federal authorities currently considering gun restrictions, we must be diligent.”

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Broken Arrow legislators file bills to stop Obamacare

10 01 2013

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Sen. Nathan Dahm and Rep. Mike Ritze plan to ensure the Legislature stands up for the rights of Oklahomans and remains committed to preventing the provisions of Obamacare from taking effect.

Dahm and Ritze have filed Senate Bill 203 and House Bill 1021, proposals which will nullify the provisions of Obamacare in Oklahoma.  Dahm said health care operates best as an enterprise, not as a birthright.

“Depriving citizens of the right to make their own choices about health care runs contrary to American ideals,” said Dahm, R-Broken Arrow.  “If we want a health care system that is innovative, efficient, and controls costs, we need to allow the free market to work.  Health care is not a right, it is an enterprise, and it works best with fewer market distortions and the incentive to improve the services it offers customers.”

“Taking this enterprise and turning it into a government bureaucracy will remove the incentive for advancements in American health care, just as it has everywhere else this experiment has been tried.”

Ritze said the federal health care law is unwelcome in Oklahoma.

“Oklahomans have clearly indicated that they would prefer a different approach to health care than the federal law offers,” Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, said. “I think we have the tools to improve the health care system in Oklahoma without involvement from the federal government.”

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