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Sen. Standridge chosen to chair Appropriations Subcommittee on Health; will hold additional leadership positions in 56th Legislature

Sen. Rob Standridge has been chosen to chair the Senate Subcommittee on Health, as well as serving as vice chair of the Committee on Health and Human Services.  Standridge was named to those positions by incoming Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz. He was also recently chosen by Senate Republican Caucus to serve as Majority Whip.

“Health care is a core function of government, and ultimately the policy and funding decisions being made impact every community in our state—there are not only implications for public health and quality of life of our citizens, but far-reaching economic factors when you look at the numbers of people who work in this field and the impact this has on local economies,” said Standridge, R-Norman.  “We face significant challenges in the areas of health, mental health and substance abuse.  I’m ready to get to work with my fellow members to examine the legislation that’s being filed to address these areas and seek solutions that will move our state forward.”

Standridge will have additional responsibilities in helping decide policy and funding proposals with his assignments as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, as well as the committees on Energy, Judiciary and Rules.

Members will return to the Senate for an organizational day on January 3, 2017, and the session will formally begin on February 6.