Congressman Jim Bridenstine To Host Town Hall May 2nd at NSU Broken Arrow

25 04 2013
U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine

What: Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) will hold a town hall meeting next week at the Northeastern State University Broken Arrow Campus.

Who: Congressman Jim Bridenstine represents Oklahoma’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He 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 (1) 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 meeting will be to discuss the recent events in Washington D.C. with constituents of the First District and to answer the questions and concerns of the attendees.

Who Should Attend: First District Constituents

When and Where: Thursday, 5/2/13, 12:00pm in the auditorium at Northeastern State University Broken Arrow Campus.  3100 E. New Orleans, Broken Arrow, OK 74014.

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Citizens for a Better Vision presents FIX OUR STREETS Tax Extension Public Input Meeting

26 03 2013

‘Fix Our Streets’ Public Input Meeting
Everyone’s Voice Will Be Heard!

Citizens for a Better Vision presents FIX OUR STREETS Tax Extension Public Input Meeting.

TULSA, OK, March 26, 2013 – Citizens for a Better Vision will be hosting a meeting for citizens to publicly voice their concerns over the City of Tulsa’s proposed Fix Our Streets tax extension.

The meeting will take place at Martin Regional Library Auditorium, 2601 S. Garnett Road, Tulsa, OK on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett and Tulsa City Council members have been holding City Hall in Your Neighborhood meetings to gather citizen input to help decide what streets and capital improvements to fund with the continuation of Tulsa’s 3rd Penny Sales Tax and Bond Issue.

Some citizens have said that the city is not addressing all the concerns at their meetings by choosing which questions to address and which to ignore. Citizens for a Better Vision has invited the Mayor Dewey Bartlett and all Tulsa City Council members to their public input meeting to answer all citizens’ questions and concerns.

Contact Information:
Citizens for a Better Vision
CitizensForaBetterVision@gmail.com

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Citizens for a Better Vision is a group of grassroots, non-partisan citizens seeking openness and accountability in local government.





Congressman Markwayne Mullin to Hold Town Hall Meetings This Week In Okmulgee and Okfuskee Counties

25 03 2013
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin

Tuesday March 26, 2013
Okfuskee County
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Okfuskee County History Center
407 W. Broadway, Okemah

Okmulgee County
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Okmulgee Community Center
7th and Kern, Okmulgee

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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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House Approves ‘Obamacare’ Nullification Bill

13 03 2013

Nullify ObamacareOKLAHOMA CITY – A bill focused on nullifying “Obamacare” was approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives today by a vote of 72-20.

Rep. Mike Ritze

Rep. Mike Ritze

State Rep. Mike Ritze, a board-certified family practice physician and surgeon – the author of the legislation – filed House Bill 1021 to nullify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare,” in Oklahoma.

Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, said the measure protects Oklahomans against an unconstitutional federal overreach in power and control over their daily lives.

“There is no provision in Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution where the states delegated to Congress the authority to make a citizen purchase health care or pay a fine,” Ritze said. “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an example of federal overreach and my legislation will authorize the state via the will of the People to ignore it and ban the enforcement of it.”

Proponents of “Obamacare” argue that Article VI of the Constitution makes the legislation the “supreme law of the land.” Ritze strongly disagrees with that belief.

“They fail to understand how the country is supposed to operate,” Ritze said. “As Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist No. 33: ‘It expressly confines this supremacy to laws made pursuant to the Constitution.’ Alexander Hamilton got it right. Congress and the Supreme Court got it wrong.

“When the federal government exceeds its delegated authority, as it has done with the passage of Obamacare, it is the duty of every state representative to defend the unalienable rights of the people of the great State of Oklahoma. I and others in the House and Senate intend to do just that with this legislation.”

To see who voted how click HERE.

 





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’.”