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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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.

 





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 Halls February 18th, 19th, and 21st

13 02 2013

What: Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) will hold a series of town hall meetings next week in Owasso, Bixby and Dewey.

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 meetings will be to discuss the recent events in Washington D.C. with constituents of the First District and to address the questions and concerns of the attendees.

Who Should Attend: First District Constituents

When and Where: Monday, 2/18/13, 6:30pm at the Bailey Ranch Clubhouse, 10105 Larkin Bailey Blvd, Owasso, Oklahoma 74055; Tuesday, 2/19/13, 6:30pm at the Bixby Public Library, 20 E Breckenridge Ave, Bixby, OK 74008; Thursday, 2/21/13, 6:30pm at the Tyler Memorial Library, 821 N. Shawnee Ave, Dewey, OK 7402

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Lawmakers File Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act

17 01 2013
State Rep. Sean Roberts

Rep. Sean Roberts

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Sean Roberts will be among 15 bill authors of a measure named the Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act.

House Bill 2021 would assert the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans by exempting guns or ammunition made in the state from federal regulations. The bill specifies that to qualify for the exemption the guns must be clearly marked as “Made in Oklahoma” and kept within state boundaries.

In 2010, the legislation was introduced as Senate Bill 1685, but was vetoed by then Gov. Brad Henry after passing in both the House and Senate.

“It doesn’t seem to matter how many times the U.S. Supreme Court upholds up our Second Amendment rights,” said Roberts, R-Hominy. “Anti-gun activists continue to seek to restrict lawful gun rights. This bill is meant to address potential federal gun control actions and regulations. I consider the legislation a states’ right bill.”

State Rep. John Bennett, a second bill author, said the bill is intended to fight off the overreach of the federal government into our state.

“I am a huge supporter of our Second Amendment rights, a certified firearms instructor with the NRA, CLEET and the U.S. Marine Corps, and a sports shooter and hunter. The bill will be the same language as Senate Bill 1685, by former Senator Randy Brogdon, in 2009. It will give Oklahomans greater protection for their right to keep and bear arms. A majority of my constituents have overwhelmingly voiced their fears of gun control by the Obama Administration and I promised I would fight to protect their constitutional rights. I will do everything in my power to ensure our constitutional rights are protected from an administration that has shown that they do not care about the rights of “We the People,” said Bennett, R-Sallisaw.

The bill’s authors are Roberts, Bennett and state Reps. Mike Ritze, Josh Cockroft, Jadine Nollan, Arthur Hulbert, Mike Reynolds, Jason Murphey, Sally Kern, Lewis Moore, Mike Sanders, Mike Turner, Tom Newell, Dan Fisher and David Brumbaugh.

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Rep. John Bennett

Rep. John Bennett

Rep. Mike Ritze

Rep. Mike Ritze

Rep. Josh Cockroft

Rep. Josh Cockroft

Rep. Jadine Nollan

Rep. Jadine Nollan

Rep. Arthur Hulbert

Rep. Arthur Hulbert

Rep. Mike Reynolds

Rep. Mike Reynolds

Rep. Jason Murphey

Rep. Jason Murphey

Rep. Sally Kern

Rep. Sally Kern

Rep. Lewis Moore

Rep. Lewis Moore

Rep. Mike Sanders

Rep. Mike Sanders

Rep. Mike Turner

Rep. Mike Turner

Rep. Tom Newell

Rep. Tom Newell

Rep. Dan Fisher

Rep. Dan Fisher

Rep. Mike Reynolds

Rep. Mike Reynolds