President Pro Tempore
Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: May 26, 2010
Sen. Glenn Coffee
SENATE DETERMINED TO FIGHT HEALTH CARE LAW
The Oklahoma State Senate gave bipartisan support to Senate Concurrent
Resolution 64, as the Legislature continues to stand up for the
rights of all Oklahomans.
SCR 64 authorizes the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the
Speaker of the House to employ legal counsel to file a lawsuit against
the United States government to prevent the provisions of the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) from taking effect.
Coffee said Oklahomans have voiced their opinion countless times
on this issue as has the Legislature, and as elected officials,
the Legislature must represent and govern by Oklahoma values and
“The federal government has gone too far once again in suffocating
the liberties of Oklahomans, and citizens of our entire nation,”
said Coffee. “Oklahomans deserve a government that is accountable
to them. Not one that creates mandate after mandate, robbing us
of our freedoms.
“The Senate’s statement today affirms Oklahoma’s
stand against a federally mandated health care reform law that will
cripple our already tough economy. We have to be bold and fight
for the rights that are ours, and today we committed to doing just
The Legislature previously passed this legislation in different
form, which the Governor vetoed due to its cost to the state. But
Coffee pointed out that pro-bono counsel has been identified that
is willing to step up in challenging the federal government on Oklahoma’s
SCR 64 will now go to the House for final passage.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Coffee: (405) 521-5636