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Interim study to examine disabled veteran business owners and state contracts

Sen. Kevin Matthews Sen. Kevin Matthews

Members of the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, for an interim study on the awarding of state contracts to businesses owned by disabled veterans. The study, which will be held in room 535 at the state Capitol, was requested by Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa.

“We have highly capable disabled veterans, not only in my district, but I believe throughout Oklahoma. Some may not be able to do strenuous physical labor, but they have the capability of owning a company that could serve our state in a number of areas,” Matthews said.

Matthews noted the study would be held the week of Veteran’s Day, a national holiday honoring those who have served their country—including many who were seriously injured as a result of that service. The District 11 senator said he was concerned about disabled veterans who own Oklahoma businesses that do well except when it comes to state contracting.
“My goal is to give these disabled veterans who have served our country and suffered injury an opportunity to continue their livelihood and take care of their families in a respectable way,” Matthews said.

For the full agenda on the interim study and scheduled presentations, the meeting notice can be viewed and downloaded from the official Senate website at:

Contact info
Sen. Matthews: (405) 521-5598