House of Representatives

Albright Legislation Honoring Oklahoma Veterans Passes House

3/9/2020 11:46:00 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Legislation to honor the contributions of women from Oklahoma who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces passed off the House Floor with a vote of 92 to 0.

House Bill 2981, authored by Rep. Kelly Albright (D-Midwest City), establishes June 12 as "Oklahoma Military Women in History Day.”

“I appreciate my colleagues for their help in honoring Oklahoma’s women veterans,” Albright said. “Many votes in this building are divided by party lines, but I am proud of this body for unanimously voting to recognize the contributions of the many Oklahoma women who have served their country.”

Albright filed a floor amendment so that the legislation would go into effect this year, prior to the proposed holiday. June 12 was the day President Harry Truman formally allowed women to serve in the military in 1948.

HB2981 is now eligible to be heard in the Senate.