After last week’s short Spring Break, the House is speeding up again and has begun the process of hearing Senate bills in committees. We received 429 bills from the Senate, so we have our work cut out for us before they can be considered on the House floor. Next week, I expect to present three Senate bills before their respective committees, and I’ll provide an update and explanations when they pass.

 This week, the House and Senate met in joint session for the third time this year. We hosted Senate members in the House chambers to honor our service men and women for Veterans' Awareness Day. The House gallery was completely packed with visitors and Veterans showing their support as well. Gov. Kevin Stitt and Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell also attended and both shared remarks.

During the ceremony, the Oklahoma Veterans Council recognized Bill Kochendofer as the “Veteran of the Year.” After completing his service in the Navy during the Vietnam War, he continues to serve his fellow Veterans as president of the Mid-America chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization he has been a part of for 36 years. We are so grateful for his dedication to his country and his continued dedication to Veterans!



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