Frankly Speaking

Obamacare: The Flawed Law

Jul 19, 2013

The Obama Administration recently announced that it will delay the implementation of a key piece of its sweeping health care reform; the employer mandate.  The mandate would require any employer within the United States with over 50 employees to provide them health insurance or face steep federal penalties. Considering that a mandate of this scope is already being delayed reinforces what we already knew: Obamacare is an unworkable catastrophe. And now, even the Administration is starting to admit it.

Filed under: Economy, General, Health Care, Taxes

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

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

Click HERE to listen to Congressman Lucas’ Frankly Speaking provided below:

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

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