Frankly Speaking - Constituent Services

Serving You

Oct 7, 2016

A big part of my job as your representative in Congress is to help you communicate with federal agencies. This assistance is often referred to as casework and ranges anywhere from expediting a passport application to getting an important question answered by the IRS in time for tax season.

Filed under: Constituent Services

Inviting Third District Students to Apply for U.S. Service Academies

Apr 25, 2014

As the Congressman representing Oklahoma’s Third District, it is always a privilege to invite young men and women to apply for the United States service academies. Each year, I have the honor of nominating students from the district to attend the academies, and I am very pleased to announce this year’s application process has begun.

Filed under: Constituent Services, Economy, Foreign Affairs, General

President Obama’s Irresponsible Budget

Mar 7, 2014

President Obama recently released his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. While Congress ultimately has jurisdiction over drafting the budget and appropriating funding, the president’s budget serves as a blueprint and sets his administration’s agenda for the upcoming year. Sadly, the president has offered a plan to Congress that adds to our mounting debt, hikes taxes and makes indiscriminate cuts to our national defense.

Filed under: Constituent Services, Economy, General, Taxes

Announcing the 2014 Congressional Art Competition

Feb 21, 2014

Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District is home to many talented young artists who deserve the chance to show their artistic skills to the world. As your Representative, I am always excited to help make this possible by hosting the annual Congressional Art Competition.

Filed under: Constituent Services, General

Obamacare: More Than a Web Site Problem

Nov 1, 2013

On October 1, the Administration launched the Affordable Care Act enrollment web site. “Page not found,” “system down for maintenance,” “account cannot be created this time,” are the messages Americans have experienced while trying to sign-up. The rollout has been a systematic failure full of error messages, coding problems, and glitches. But, while the Administration’s failure to initiate an enrollment site that works efficiently is extremely frustrating and unwarranted, the problems with Obamacare go far beyond web site glitches.

Filed under: Constituent Services, Economy, General, Health Care, Taxes

Time to Cut Spending and Open the Government

Oct 10, 2013

On October 1, the United States experienced the first government shutdown since 1996. The constituents of Oklahoma’s Third District and many others across the country have felt the negative effects of the shutdown and are sadly still feeling them today. Everything from the closure of the national parks, USDA stopping collection of market data, VA administrative delays, and the furlough of many federal workers has directly impacted Americans nationwide at a time when they can ill afford it. The longer the shutdown lasts, the more they will suffer.  

Filed under: Agriculture, Constituent Services, Economy, General, Health Care, Homeland Security and Defense, Immigration, Science and Tech Committee, Taxes

Third District Students Should Remember to Apply for Service Academies

Aug 30, 2013

Earlier this year, I announced that the application process for our nation’s service academies had started. As it gets closer to the deadline, I want to remind students interested in serving our nation through the academies to apply.

Filed under: Constituent Services, General, Homeland Security and Defense

Oklahomans Unite Through Recent Storms

Jun 7, 2013

The month of May has been extremely difficult as tornadoes devastated Oklahoma, claiming the lives of many, causing hundreds of injuries, and destroying thousands of homes. Through these storms, we saw pain and suffering. However; we also saw Oklahomans unite and work together to make the best of a tragic situation.

As I visited the areas affected by the storms, I was proud to see first responders, state leaders, city and county officials, and many volunteers dedicating all their efforts to search, rescue and recovery.

Filed under: Constituent Services

IRS Targeting Conservatives is Political Discrimination

May 28, 2013

By: Congressman Frank Lucas

Recently, it has come to light that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unfairly targeted conservative individuals and groups who were seeking tax exempt status for their non-profit organizations. This revelation is deeply concerning to me, as well as many other Americans, and we are all simply demanding the facts.

Filed under: Constituent Services, Economy, General, Taxes

Americans Deserve the Truth on Benghazi

May 17, 2013

By: Congressman Frank Lucas

Filed under: Constituent Services, Economy, Foreign Affairs, General, Homeland Security and Defense

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