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Nathan Dahm Announces Run for Congress


May 5, 2017

Broken Arrow — Senator Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) today announced his candidacy for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. Surrounded by over 100 supporters, Dahm said he has a passion to serve God by serving other people, and believes running for Congress is his next step in that service.

“Over the past few years, we’ve gone on many journeys together, and today, I’m asking you to join me on a new journey,” said Dahm. “I have fought tirelessly to defend our constitutional rights and worked to implement long term vision to make our state better for the upcoming generations.”

Oklahoma’s First Congressional District will be vacated by current Congressman Jim Bridenstine in 2018. If elected to Congress, Dahm said he wants to focus on free market principles as well as openness, transparency, and accountability in government, which allow the opportunity for success.

Breaking News:  Nathan Dahm Announcement to Run for Congress

The announcement we’ve all been waiting for looks like it is set for Friday May 5th. Here’s the story via The Okie:

Dahm Plans ‘Special Announcement’ Friday, Will Run For Congress
Okie Staff Report

Broken Arrow State Senator Nathan Dahm will announce his intention to run for First District Congress at an event Friday morning, TheOkie.com has confirmed.

The 34-year-old was first elected to Senate District 33 in 2012. He serves as a Majority Whip and chairs the General Government committee. Dahm has previously run for US Congress in the 2010 primary.

He will announce his campaign at an 8am press conference at the Rose District Pavilion in Broken Arrow.

Current First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine had previously announced that he will keep his term limits pledge and will not seek re-election in 2018.

Dahm joins an already somewhat crowded field of Republican candidates including Tulsa businessman Kevin Hern, former Tulsa Co. DA Tim Harris, Andy Coleman of Bartlesville and Tulsan Scott Pendleton.

Source post via The Okie here

OKGrassroots – Breaking News: Nathan Dahm Announcement to Run for Congress

Today I voted for the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  The bill passed  in the U.S. House by a margin of 217 to 213.  Six weeks ago I decided the original bill was better than allowing Obamacare to collapse under its own weight.  Since then I have been pleased to work with conservative colleagues to improve the AHCA to enable Americans to have more choices at lower costs.

Obamacare has devastated the individual health insurance market.  In Oklahoma, premium increases averaged over 70 percent this year, and we have only one provider on the exchange.

The amended bill immediately eliminates Obamacare taxes, protects individuals with pre-existing conditions, lowers costs, and reforms Medicaid to give states more flexibility.  Although this is not a full repeal of Obamacare, it does allow the states to undo the most costly aspects of Obamacare that are hurting American families.

Most important to me, this bill prohibits funds from going to the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, and redirects federal funding to Community Health Centers.  This provision alone merits support even though the bill falls short of all that conservatives wanted to accomplish.

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Today I voted for the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  The bill passed in the U.S. House by a margin of 217 to 213.  Six weeks ago I decided the original bill was better than allowing Obamacare to collapse under its own weight.  Since then I have been pleased to work with conservative colleagues to improve the AHCA to enable Americans to have more choices at lower costs.

Obamacare has devastated the individual health insurance market.  In Oklahoma, premium increases averaged over 70 percent this year, and we have only one provider on the exchange.

The amended bill immediately eliminates Obamacare taxes, protects individuals with pre-existing conditions, lowers costs, and reforms Medicaid to give states more flexibility.  Although this is not a full repeal of Obamacare, it does allow the states to undo the most costly aspects of Obamacare that are hurting American families.

Most important to me, this bill prohibits funds from going to the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, and redirects federal funding to Community Health Centers.  This provision alone merits support even though the bill falls short of all that conservatives wanted to accomplish.

I commend President Trump for declaring that it is the policy of his administration to protect and promote religious liberty.  The President acknowledged that this is a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution.

Today’s Executive Order diminishes the threat of losing tax exempt status that has discouraged religious leaders from speaking out about political issues from the pulpit.  It also removes the regulation that required religious organizations to pay for abortifacients in violation of their beliefs.

The text of the Executive Order is available at:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders

OKG:  Loveless Resigns Effective Immediately

It is with deep regret, we announce the resignation of Kyle Loveless effective immediately. The news broke today on multiple outlets. We sincerely hope that someone else will pick up the torch and continue the battle on civil asset forfeiture in Oklahoma. As we all know experientially, people make mistakes and we need to hold people accountable in ways that bring restoration to them and their families and our society. Our prayers are extended in the hope that this will occur in this situation as well as all the others facing us as a state this year.

via News9

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, has resigned his seat, effective immediately.
Loveless sent his letter of resignation to Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz, R-Altus, Thursday morning.

Schulz said in a press release:

Today, I received and accepted the resignation of Senator Kyle Loveless, effective immediately. I wish Senator Loveless and his family best wishes moving forward.

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