"I have no illusions about what little I can add now to the silent testimony of those who gave their lives willingly for their country… Yet, we must try to honor them—not for their sakes alone, but for our own. And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice." Ronald Reagan
As the first part of the 56th Legislature is coming to a close, we'll be voting on the budget in the next few days. Click the link in profile to see an overview of the budget.
Ethan picked a great week to serve as a page at the House of Representatives - he's getting to watch first hand as the legislature is working on several items that are part of budget!
Week 12 - 2017 Legislative Session Update (link in profile)
Honored to have received the NFIB's Guardian of Small Business Award last week!
What a beautiful sight on a Monday morning! The field of flags are in honor of Oklahomans effected by child abuse.
Week 11 - HD 100 Legislative Session Update: link in profile
This morning, we recognized the life of our colleague, Representative David Brumbaugh.
The Pastor of the day quoted Psalm 23 during his prayer - what great words to remember this morning. Please continue to keep Shelley, Abby & Hannah in your prayers.
The galleries are filled with members of the Oklahoma National Guard as we are in Joint Session to honor the members of the 45th Infantry.
Currently, there are 900 members of the Oklahoma National Guard that are deployed.
Freedom isn't free. Keep these men, women, & their families in your prayers.
View from where I sit this morning in the House Chamber - today we passed four pieces of legislation off the House floor, presented citations to several constituents, thanked the Pages, and will head into budget meetings for the rest of the day.