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Oklahoma State Senate
Senate Republican Rural Caucus
Senator Ron Justice, Chairman
State Capitol Room 423-A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 521-5537


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For Immediate Release: May 19, 2009

Sen. Ron Justice
Sen. Ron Justice

RURAL REPUBLICAN SENATORS SET THE
RECORD STRAIGHT ON REAP FUNDING

Many Democrats in the Senate are more obsessed with politics than they are in producing results for Oklahoma citizens, according to members of the Republican Senate Rural Caucus. “Disgruntled members of the Senate minority are more concerned with lobbing bombs than they are in moving Oklahoma forward,” said Ron Justice, R- Chickasha, Chairman of the Senate Republican Rural Caucus and the Senate Agriculture Committee.

A current example is the Democrat grandstanding on REAP funding in the recently announced state budget.

“While a couple of the more vocal members of the minority party spend their time whining and whimpering about their perceived slights, Republicans were successfully finding solutions to funding economic development in rural Oklahoma,” said Senator Mike Schulz, R-Altus, Vice Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

“The truth is, Republicans succeeded in providing REAP funding in a very trying budget year, and we’re justifiably proud of our record on rural issues,” said David Myers, R-Ponca City, Vice-Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senator Justice concluded, observing that “no amount of Democrat chest thumping can change the fact that Democrats in the Senate spend their time finding problems, and Republicans fix problems.

For more information contact:
Sen. Justice's Office - 405-521-5537

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