Having completed Deadline Week, this slower week gives us a chance to get some rest and to visit folks in our districts.
On Monday, I was able to attend the monthly Washington County GOP meeting. WOW! What a turnout! This was the first meeting with the new leadership and they did a great job managing the meeting. We heard updates from representatives of our Washington delegation. All eyes are on DC as we watch what the new administration has in store for the country. I am grateful to have Representative Hern watching out for the interests of Oklahomans.
Tuesday evening in Oklahoma City was the annual Oklahoma Youth Expo. What a fun event! Thousands of people, rows of barns filled with livestock and kids playing. It is so good to be an Oklahoman! Governor Stitt and all of the Oklahoma legislators were in attendance. We had the opportunity to learn how to show livestock and were paired with a student from our own district. Miss Kennedy Kramer of Caney Valley FFA taught my son, Gabe, and I how to properly present her beautiful lamb for judging. She was very knowledgeable and had Gabe convinced that sheep showing should be in his near future.
We spent some time at the Capitol early in the week discussing our resolve as legislators to protect Oklahoma from any Constitutional violations coming from the oval office. We have passed bills and resolutions asserting our sovereignty under the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
HB1236 The measure allows the Legislature to review presidential executive orders, federal agency rules or congressional action to determine constitutionality.
“Oklahoma hereby asserts sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and delegated to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.” HR1010 HR1009