Archive for the ‘Cong. John Sullivan’ Category

House Vote Upholds Bush Veto Of SCHIP Expansion

October 19, 2007
I would like to thank our Republican delegation for voting to uphold the SCHIP veto.

Oklahoma Republicans Tom Cole, Mary Fallin, Frank Lucas and John Sullivan each voted to uphold the veto while Democrat Dan Boren voted to override. The final vote was 273-156 with 286 votes needed to override.


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Sullivan Apologizes for ‘Bigots’ Comment

March 6, 2007

TULSA, Okla.(AP) A spokeswoman for Congressman John Sullivan says the Oklahoma Republican is apologizing for describing critics of his Tulsa Race Riot legislation as — quote — “bigots.”

Christina Tuff says Sullivan chose to apologize in a letter to the editor that was published in the Sunday Tulsa World because of previous letters the newspaper had published on his comments.

Sullivan’s apology grew out of reactions to comments he made last month when he introduced a bill to make a memorial to the 1921 riot part of the National Park Service.

During an interview on the legislation, the congressman conceded that some people in Tulsa resist that plan and said about them — quote — “they are either bigots or they don’t understand.”

The remarks generated a host of letters to the newspaper, prompting Sullivan to issue an apology.

Sullivan Apologizes for ‘Bigots’ Comment

March 6, 2007

TULSA, Okla.(AP) A spokeswoman for Congressman John Sullivan says the Oklahoma Republican is apologizing for describing critics of his Tulsa Race Riot legislation as — quote — “bigots.”

Christina Tuff says Sullivan chose to apologize in a letter to the editor that was published in the Sunday Tulsa World because of previous letters the newspaper had published on his comments.

Sullivan’s apology grew out of reactions to comments he made last month when he introduced a bill to make a memorial to the 1921 riot part of the National Park Service.

During an interview on the legislation, the congressman conceded that some people in Tulsa resist that plan and said about them — quote — “they are either bigots or they don’t understand.”

The remarks generated a host of letters to the newspaper, prompting Sullivan to issue an apology.