Rob Standridge

Politics and Government
7:31 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Senate Rules Panel Calls For US Constitutional Convention, & OK Constitutional Amendment

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Oklahoma could join a growing list of states calling for a convention to be held to amend the U.S. Constitution.

The Senate Rules Committee considered a bill on Wednesday calling for a constitutional convention to be held to consider amendments to restrict the federal government's power and impose term limits for members of Congress.

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn visited with House and Senate Republicans on Monday and urged them to pass the bill.

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Politics and Government
6:45 am
Sat January 3, 2015

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Debt-Control Amendment

Senator Rob Standridge - District 15 (R-Norman)
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An Oklahoma state senator wants to attach a debt-control amendment to the U.S. constitution but admits that the odds are against him.

State Sen. Rob Standridge has filed a joint resolution for the 2015 Oklahoma legislative session that calls for a national convention to amend the Constitution.

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Politics and Government
5:35 am
Sun December 7, 2014

State Senator Standridge To Represent GOP At Assembly Of State Legislators

Senator Rob Standridge - District 15 (R-Norman)
Credit Oklahoma State Legislature

State Sen. Rob Standridge has been chosen to represent Republicans in the Oklahoma Senate at The Assembly of State Legislature's meeting in Washington, D.C.

Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman appointed Standridge to attend the meeting.

The Assembly of State Legislatures is a bipartisan group of state legislators from across the country

The meeting is expected to focus on Article Five of the U.S. Constitution, which allows states to call for a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments under certain circumstances.

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1:35 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Pain and Consequences for Those Taking Too Much Pain Medication

Several states are now trying to tackle what they see as a serious public health concern. Oklahoma is one of the leading states on that front, as PBS Newshour health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.
At age 22, college football player Austin Box had suffered a slew of painful injuries. Two weeks after his graduation, he overdosed on a lethal cocktail of pain medications, none of which he had been prescribed. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the perils of painkillers and the difficulty of combating abuse.