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Oklahoma State Senate
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: June 28, 2012
Newberry comments on Supreme Court ruling on health care
Sen. Dan Newberry today issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act:
“Today’s ruling lays bare the deception of the Obama administration in assuring the public that the Affordable Health Care Act was not a massive tax increase. This is an extraordinary fraud – if presented to the American people as the huge tax increase it really is, the proposal would have been overwhelmingly rejected.
“Despite the Court’s ruling, there is no question Obamacare remains terrible policy. The law diminishes individual liberty, broadens the authority of the federal government and marks an expansion of the welfare state.
“Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will step forward and repeal the law, replacing it with a health care solution that will protect the doctor-patient relationship, restore freedom of choice and encourage competition. Now that the Court has clarified that Obamacare’s funding mechanism is a massive new tax, my hope is that the American people will demand strong leadership to advance a repeal of the law.”
Oklahoma State Senate Communications Division State Capitol Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: May 24, 2012 Senate votes to prevent use of foreign law in Oklahoma courts
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate today approved a proposal that would prevent the use of foreign law in Oklahoma courts. The conference committee report for Senate Bill 671 states that courts shall not enforce or utilize foreign law if doing so would provide a defense or justification for a crime. Sen. Dan Newberry, author of the measure, said those who value and wish to protect our system of law should be pleased by the bill’s passage. “Our legal code is much more than just a series of rules and procedures – it is the expression of our unifying principles,” said Newberry, R-Tulsa. “Our laws reflect our values and ideals, and those who embrace and wish to protect those values should be pleased by this bill’s passage. It’s simple – either you wish to see our law used to determine court rulings, or you think it’s appropriate for foreign law to excuse or justify crime in our state.” Senate Bill 671 will now advance to the House for consideration “The Constitution provides clear guarantees to those who enter our courts, and this law will ensure those guarantees will never be broken by the whim of a judge who is influenced by foreign law,” Newberry said. “By approving this measure, we are protecting both the rule of law and our core principles.”
Just passed the Responsibility in Spending Act. This bill will require spillover money from the Rainey Day fund go to pay off the pension liability and bond debt of the state rather than be appropriated to agencies for growth
Really big week at the capitol. Passed the “Fetal Heartbeat Act” which requires an abortionist give the mother an opportunity to hear the heartbeat prior to performing the abortion. Also passed the elimination of the personal property tax and made progress in stopping Obamacare from coming to Oklahoma. It was a great week.
Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, today issued the following statement regarding the announcement that American Airlines plans to cut 13,000 jobs in bankruptcy restructuring, including jobs at its Tulsa facility.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the men and women whose lives will be impacted by this decision. I am confident the overall strength of our state’s economy will help us weather the impact of this job loss. More importantly, I am confident our community will lend support to the families affected by this announcement and provide them with comfort and encouragement.
“Oklahomans have always been unique for their sense of community and willingness to come to the aid of their neighbors in trying times. I’m certain this instance will be no different.
“Oklahoma’s economy is still strong. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently issued a report listing us among the top 10 states for job growth and innovation. Much of that progress is due to our state’s thriving aviation sector, which will continue to provide additional opportunities to industry professionals. This restructuring will allow American to retain a presence in Tulsa, and I will continue working with state leaders to carry forward our momentum as a top destination for job growth and innovation.”
Today I filed a bill that will allow the AG to hire, by contract, fraud investigators in the workmans comp system. By lowering the amount of fraud claims we will be able reduce the cost of workmans comp insurance which will save Oklahomans serious money.