Representative John Talley

Hi, I'm John Talley and I represent the people of Oklahoma's 33rd District.


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May 25, 2023
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STATEMENT: Talley Comments on New Oil Refinery in Cushing

Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, today commented on the news that Southern Rock Energy Partners (SREP) has selected Cushing as the site for a $5.6 billion refinery in Cushing. "The creation of this refinery is a generational gamechanger for Cushing and the surrounding north central Oklahoma community. The economic impact of Southern Rock Energy Partner's new refinery is the most significant development in Cushing's recent history, and I look forward to seeing the future of SREP in Oklahoma. For the past two years, I've worked with the leaders at the Cushing Economic Development Foundation and the City of Cushing to secure this investment, and I want to thank them for their diligent work and support as we deliver for our community." The 250,000 b/d crude refinery will process domestically produced light, sweet shale (WTL and WTC) and light, sweet crudes (WTI) into low carbon transportation fuels by utilizing advanced technologies with a zero-carbon footprint. The refinery project will generate and consume hydrogen as a fuel source, capture and sequester carbon dioxide emissions, generate and consume electricity from waste heat, geothermal, and renewable assets, produce water from waste vapor streams, and recycle and repurpose wastewater. As a result, 95% of greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced or eliminated, water production and consumption will be reduced by 90% with 80% being recycled and repurposed, 100% renewable electricity will be consumed, 98% of fugitive emissions will be eliminated, and the land footprint will be reduced by 65%. Cushing, known as the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World” for crude oil, is home to approximately 100 million barrels of storage in the tank farms surrounding the community. The project, announced Wednesday, is anticipated to create over 400 full-time jobs. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024 and operations are expected to begin in 2027.

Apr 4, 2023
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Bill Ensures Oklahomans with Chronic Pain Receive Needed Relief

Legislation ensuring Oklahomans suffering from chronic pain can receive the medication they need was approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives ahead of the third reading deadline. House Bill 1082, authored by Rep. John Talley, removes a phrase from statute that caused confusion regarding prescription limits for Oklahomans with chronic pain.  "When new legislation surrounding opioid prescriptions took effect in 2018, there was a lot of confusion on whether there were prescribing limits for patients with chronic pain, which was never the case," Talley said. "As a result, many Oklahomans with chronic pain went untreated or undertreated for years due to uncertainty among practitioners and attorneys about the legality of prescribing effective dosage."  Talley said the Ruan v. United States decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2022 ensured the protection of due process for American physicians, requiring that the intent of the practitioner be taken into consideration. Talley said HB1082 aligns Oklahoma statute with that ruling to protect practitioners doing their best to care for their patients.  Additionally, HB1082 changes the timeline requiring informed consent from three months to 14 days and clarifies that simple informed consent is required, not a patient-provider agreement or pain contract.  Talley said this change would reduce confusion surrounding requirements and ensure patients taking prescription pain medications are educated on benefits and risks early on to minimize negative outcomes where possible.  HB1082 passed the House 88-2 and has moved to the Senate, where it is authored by Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee.

Mar 30, 2023
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Father-Son Duo Honored as House Veterans of the Week

Oklahoma Air National Guard Senior Master Sergeant Kerry Mills and Oklahoma Army National Guard Sergeant Christopher Mills were honored as Veterans of the Week in the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday, March 27. Their sponsoring representative, Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, said he believed this was the first time a father and son have been honored as the House's Veteran of the Week at the same time. "I am honored to recognize Senior Master Sergeant Mills and Sergeant Mills for their years of service to our great nation," Talley said. "Throughout their service, they both exemplified bravery, dedication and patriotism. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to thank them personally for their contributions and sacrifices preserving the freedom and way of life we hold so dear." SMSgt. Kerry Mills, a Cushing native, joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard in January 1986. He received his commission as a lieutenant in Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade in Aug. 1987 and went on to attain the rank of First Lieutenant. In Oct. 1994, SMSgt. Mills enlisted in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, joining the 137th Airlift Wing as a C-130 Crew Chief at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City. He later transferred as a C-130 Flight Engineer to the 139th Airlift Wing, 180th Airlift Squadron at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, Missouri, 2008. Throughout his 36 years of service, SMSgt. Mills received 5 Aerial Achievement Medals for over 125 combat missions during his deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and various other locations in Europe, Southwest Asia, South and Central America, and Africa. He logged a total of 4,543 flight hours and received numerous medals, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air and Space Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. SMSgt. Mills has been married to his wife Glenda for 40 years, with whom he has five children, including Sergeant Christopher Mills. Sgt. Chris Mills joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 2015 and completed his training at Fort Benning, Georgia in Jan. 2016. He was assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stationed in Ponca City and later volunteered for a deployment to Afghanistan with the 180th Cavalry Regiment out of Durant. Sgt. Mills was awarded several medals for his service, including the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Sgt. Mills was promoted to E5 in February 2020 and received his honorable discharge in the summer of 2021, after which he returned to Cushing to work for the family business.  At the end of the presentation on the House floor, the father-son duo led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.