For Immediate Release: February 10, 2010
SENATE REPUBLICANS RELEASE EDUCATION AND HEALTH
Republicans in the Oklahoma State Senate released the final section of their three-part 2010 Legislative agenda, focusing on the areas of Education and Health Care.
“Providing quality education for our young people is the foremost goal of any healthy and growing state,” said Senator John Ford, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, R-Bartlesville. “Senate Republicans recognize this, and we are raising the bar in terms of the educational goals we are setting for our state through our 2010 legislative agenda.”
Senate Majority Floor Leader Todd Lamb addressed the GOP’s goals on health care. “While we don’t believe something as important and personal as one’s health care should be controlled by the government, we strongly believe that government policies can enhance health care access and quality, and our agenda reflects that conviction.”
Like a vast majority of Oklahomans, Senate Republicans reject the health care policies being developed in Washington, and urge Oklahomans to make their voices heard on this budget-busting proposal. “Oklahomans from all walks of life and political persuasions are saying “no” to the policies coming out of Washington,” Lamb added. “And even though many of their Democrat elected officials have endorsed the plan, we believe those who have are out of touch with their constituents.”
Republican goals for Education and Health Care include bills that will:
Health Care –
Republican Senators will work with members in the Senate and House to
advance the above goals, and to pass these measures on to the Governor
for his signature.