Frankly Speaking

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

Obamacare and Gun Control: Main Concerns at Recent Town Hall Meetings

May 6, 2013

During the most recent district work period, I hosted town hall meetings in Canadian, Creek and Lincoln counties. I enjoyed visiting with constituents at these meetings and gaining knowledge on their interests. As I went from one community to another, constituents voiced concerns on an array of different topics ranging from the U.S. budget deficit to local issues, however; there were two overarching topics that seemed to be of particular interest – Obamacare and gun control.

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

House Republican Budget Provides Balance and Opportunity

Mar 22, 2013

Recently, the United States House of Representatives passed ‘The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget.’ I am encouraged to see the House has put forth a plan that will help balance the federal government’s checkbook, restore financial stability and create jobs in our country. At a time when we are over $16.7 trillion in debt, a solid plan is essential to helping fix the fiscal crises we are facing today.

Filed under: Agriculture, Energy, General, Taxes

Application Process Begins for United States Service Academies

Mar 15, 2013

In my role as a United States Congressman, I have the honor of nominating young men and women from Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District to attend the United States Service Academies. I am pleased to announce the application process for this year’s academies has begun, and I encourage students in my district to apply for this great chance to serve our country.

Filed under: Constituent Services, General

2013 Congressional Art Competition Begins

Mar 8, 2013

I am excited to announce the kick-off of this year’s Congressional Art Competition, which is sponsored by the Congressional Art Caucus. The application process has begun and this is a great opportunity for high school students who are interested in art.

Filed under: Constituent Services, General

American Taxpayer Relief Act: A Step in the Right Direction

Jan 4, 2013

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Recently, I voted for passage of H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act, which prevented our country from going over the fiscal cliff. While I realize this legislation is not perfect, it was necessary to protect the constituents of Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District and all American taxpayers from what would have been the largest tax hike in history.

Filed under: Agriculture, Agriculture Committee, Economy, General

Washington D.C. Internship Opportunities

Oct 18, 2012

I am currently urging all college-aged students in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District to apply for the spring 2013 internship in my Washington, D.C. office. I believe internships are a great way for students to learn how to be successful when they step out of school and begin a full-time job. In the past, I have had many bright students intern in my office, and I look forward to having more in the future.

Filed under: Constituent Services, General

American Energy: Obama’s Actions Speak Louder Than His Words

May 17, 2012

Washington, D.C.  - President Barack Obama has been hitting the campaign trail hard touting his administration’s “all-of-the-above” energy policy. Unfortunately, when it comes to domestic energy, his actions speak louder than his words.

Filed under: Agriculture, Agriculture Committee, Constituent Services, Economy, Energy

Time to Act on the “Forgotten 27” Jobs Bills is Now

Feb 17, 2012

When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, he promised Americans he would cut our national debt in half by the end of his first term. He also promised if we passed the stimulus our national unemployment rate would stay below 8 percent. The end of the president’s first term is quickly approaching and he has yet to fulfill the promises he made.

Filed under: Agriculture Committee, Economy