Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: March 24, 2014
Sen. Josh Brecheen Sen. Anthony Sykes
Senators Breechen, Sykes issue statement
on Monday’s committee action on HB 3399
Brecheen and Sen. Anthony
Sykes issued the following statement after Monday’s unanimous
vote in favor of HB 3399. The two lawmakers are Senate co-authors
of the measure, which was approved on a vote of 11-0.
“Again, I want to commend Governor Mary Fallin, Superintendent
Janet Barresi, and Senate Education Committee Chairman John Ford
who’ve understood the need for higher standards for Oklahoma
students. HB 3399 will enable us to actually exceed Common Core,
while making sure that those standards are developed and implemented
by Oklahomans. I think Monday’s vote shows this was very important
to the members of the Senate Education Committee as well.”—Sen.
Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate.
“The unanimous vote on House Bill 3399 sends a strong message
that the concerns of our citizens have been heard. This legislation
makes sure Oklahomans are developing the standards and assessments
we need for our children’s success, while preventing unwanted
and unneeded intrusion by the federal government.”—Sen.
Anthony Sykes, R-Moore.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Brecheen: (405) 521-5586
Sen. Sykes: (405)