Most of the offices of Oklahoma’s U.S. House members are getting a lot more calls this week as Democratic leaders push toward a vote on health care reform.
Katie Bruns, press secretary for Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Oklahoma City, reports a “steady stream of calls” on health care, most opposed.
Leslie Shedd, press sec. for Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, said the same and that she had heard some people had trouble getting through because of the volume of calls to U.S. Capitol offices.
Jocelyn Rogers, press sec. for Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, said, “We’ve definitely had a steady volume of calls _ probably as many objecting to the procedure as to the substance right now. Our staff assistant says he’s seen higher volume before though, so we might be closer to “inundated” as opposed to “deluged.”
Rep. Dan Boren’s press sec. also reports several calls and e-mails. Only Rep. John Sullivan’s press sec. said the office was pretty quiet.
All of the Oklahoma members voted against the House health care bill, and all have said they would vote against the Senate bill now before the House.