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Pro Tem Treat comments on Oklahoma's legal challenges of federal vaccine mandates

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, released the following statement Tuesday following updates from Gov. Kevin Stitt and Attorney General John O'Connor on the state's legal challenges of federal vaccine mandates:

“I appreciate Governor Stitt and Attorney General O’Connor for leading our state’s legal efforts to stop President Biden’s vaccine mandates. It is the right move in the right venue, and we are prevailing in court. The effort to protect the sovereignty and power of the states will be led by Oklahoma and other freedom-loving states. Oklahoma is fighting and winning against this egregious federal overreach, just as we promised to do. The Tenth Amendment reserves authority not specifically granted to the federal government to the states, and I am confident Oklahoma will prevail in this legal fight and further solidify federalism and separation of powers. This is exactly why the Senate successfully advocated for and appropriated an additional $10 million this year for the AG’s Office to fight the continual onslaught of unconstitutional federal power grabs.”