Representative Tammy West

Hi, I’m Tammy West and I represent the people of Oklahoma’s 84th District.



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58th Legislature

Majority Leader

59th Legislature

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May 19, 2023
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ARPA Funds to Benefit Ronald McDonald House, Bethany Children's Center

OKLAHOMA CITY – House Majority Leader Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City, today commented on the awarding of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that will go to local nonprofits to provide long-term housing or care facilities for children and their families. The House and Senate this week passed House Bill 2943, which appropriates $4 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities for construction of a new home to be located by Mercy Hospital in north Oklahoma City, and $2 million to the Bethany Children's Health Center for the renovation of the center's complex care units, which are 25 years old.  "Both of these organizations do an amazing job of caring for children who have very complex health care needs as well as for their families who need to stay nearby to be involved in their care and offer loving support," West said. "It was such an honor to help secure this necessary funding that I know will greatly help relieve the burden these young patients and their loved ones face." Ronald McDonald House Charities provides temporary housing and a place to rest and regroup for Oklahoma families who have a seriously ill or injured child hospitalized in the Oklahoma City area. This keeps families and children close to each other and the care and resources they need. The Bethany Children's Health Center provides pediatric rehabilitation and 24-hour inpatient and out-patient complex care for children and is the only inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility in Oklahoma. The multidisciplinary team at the center works with patients and their families to maximize every child’s potential, and ensure the family has the training and resources needed for a smooth transition from hospital to home. HB2943 now moves to the governor for his consideration of signing it into law. Rep. West carried the bill on the House floor. 

Apr 3, 2023
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Rep. Tammy West Recognizes April as National Poetry Month

Each year she's been in office, House Majority Leader Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City, has recognized April as National Poetry Month in the state of Oklahoma through passage of a House Resolution. West said the request came from House District 84 constituent Patty Koch. "It's an honor to carry this request for my friend and constituent," West said. "Poetry is a soother for the soul. It inspires, unites and enriches our lives, and brings moments of joy and contemplation in an often rushed and busy world," West said. House Resolution 1005 was adopted by unanimous consent in the House or Representatives on Monday, April 3. In addition to presenting the resolution on the House floor, West read part of the poem "Heroes of Old," written by Oklahoma State Poet Laureate for 2023-24, Jay Snider of Cyril. Snider was recognized on the House floor before HR 1005 was adopted. The Academy of American Poets established April as National Poetry Month in 1996. The intent is to highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets, to introduce Americans to the pleasures and benefits of reading poetry, to bring poets and poetry to the public in immediate and innovative ways, and make poetry and important part of our children's education. The resolution notes that National Poetry Month is now the largest literary celebration in the world. It posits that poetry is an essential part of arts and humanities and affects every aspect of life in America today, including education, the economy and community pride and development. It further notes that poetry has produced some of the nation's leading creative artists and has inspired other artists in fields such as music, theater, film, dance and the visual arts. Finally, the resolution encourages public officials, educators, librarians and all people of Oklahoma to observe this month, to celebrate the cultural riches our state has to offer, and to recognize the important role of poetry in creating this great nation with appropriate ceremonies, activities and programs.

Mar 14, 2023
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Tammy West Wins Unanimous Passage of Caregiver Tax Credit

OKLAHOMA CITY – House Majority Leader Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City, today secured unanimous passage of a bill that would grant a tax credit to people who serve as caregivers to older family members at home. House Bill 1368 – the Caring for Caregivers bill – would allow a tax credit to individuals who are caring for family members who are over the age of 62 and meets specific qualifications. The tax credit is up to $2,000 per year or up to $3,000 per year if the family member is a veteran or has Alzheimer's or related dementias. The credit is for out-of-pocket costs incurred by the unpaid family caregiver for a limited set of services. It is capped at $1.5 million per year. "So many people selflessly choose to care for an ailing family member," West said. "This often comes at great personal expense. This bill is a way to help compensate them for their out-of-pocket expenses. This also supports their choice to take care of their own rather than having to rely on an outside source to care for their loved one." The House overwhelmingly passed the same legislation last year, but it did not advance in the state Senate. This year's version again gained bipartisan support and passed unanimously. It now moves to the Senate where it is authored by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton.