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Sen. Greg McCortney’s Press Releases

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Greg McCortney has been chosen to serve as majority floor leader, the second-highest ranking leadership position in the Senate.

Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, announced Wednesday that McCortney, R-Ada, will immediately take over the responsibilities and duties of Senate majority floor leader.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat on Wednesday announced changes to Senate leadership and some committee chair assignments.

Treat said Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, will take over the duties of majority floor leader from Sen. Kim David, R-Porter. Treat said David will continue her Senate service and she will remain a trusted voice and leader for Senate Republicans.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill ensuring payment parity for physicians who care for patients using telemedicine has been signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt.  Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, is the principal Senate author of Senate Bill 674, and the principal House author is Rep. Mark McEntire, R-Duncan. The measure was signed on Wednesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate has given final approval to a bill ensuring payment parity for physicians who care for patients using telemedicine.  Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, is the principal Senate author of Senate Bill 674. The measure was approved on Thursday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate has given its approval to a bill aimed at ensuring long-term care facilities have a visitation plan in place in the event of future emergencies.  Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, chair of Health and Human Services, is the Senate principal author of House Bill 2566, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid.  The measure was approved on Wednesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Appropriations Committee has given its approval to a measure that would ensure Oklahomans are not paying more for many prescriptions than the price in Canada.  Sen. Greg McCortney, chair of Health and Human Services, is the author of Senate Bill 734, which was approved on Monday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed several measures Wednesday that Republican leaders say advance the cause of life and will help save unborn lives.

The measures approved by the committee were:

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State Sen. Greg McCortney has been appointed to serve as co-chair of the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) Task Force on Innovations in State Health Systems.  McCortney, R-Ada, is chair of the Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee.  He said he welcomed the opportunity to learn more about how other states are dealing with mutual health care challenges and concerns, particularly as the nation and the world continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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          State Sen. Greg McCortney will continue in his role as majority caucus vice chair for the next two years.  Leadership positions for the 58th Legislature were officially announced Tuesday during the Senate’s organizational meeting at the state Capitol.  As vice chair, McCortney will assist the chair in setting agendas and conducting caucus meetings on key issues during the legislative session and throughout the year.

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