Defense and National Security

Today continues to be a dangerous time for our country. While we have not had a single, successful act of domestic terrorism since September 11th, we still remain a constant target for terrorists – both at home and abroad. However, Americans are fortunate to have a strong military force of brave men and women fighting to preserve our freedom. Throughout my tenure in Congress, I have always been fully committed to providing our men and women in uniform with the resources they need to succeed in their mission and I will continue to do so.

I will continue to work diligently to ensure that our government focuses on strengthening our national defense, provides the necessary resources to our armed forces, and provides Americans with freedom and security at home and throughout the world.

More on Defense and National Security

September 23, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4350- the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 by a vote of 316-113. Lucas supported the legislation.
August 26, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement:
August 16, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s address to the nation and the ongoing and deteriorating situation in Afghanistan:
June 17, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which authorizes the use of force to defend the national security of the United States against continued threats posed by Iraq. Lucas opposed the repeal.
June 7, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined House Select Climate Committee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA), House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) in sending a letter to President Joe Biden expressing concern over the Biden Administration waiving sanctions to allow Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to move forward.
May 14, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) joined House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and House Energy Action Team Co-Chairs Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) in sending a letter to President Biden urging the Biden Administration to oppose energy policies like those that restrict the construction of additional American pipeline capacity, which undermine America’s energy security, following the wake of the cybersecurity attack on the Colonial Pipeline Company. The cybersecurity attack forced the 5,500-mile pipeline offline and caused massive gasoline supply shortages across the southeast United States.
January 15, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Representative Frank Lucas (OK-03), U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs; Representative Tom Cole (OK-04), citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus; Representative Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), citizen of Cherokee Nation; Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01); and Representative Stephanie Bice (OK-05) made the following statements after the Honorable Gregory J. Slavonic, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy and Oklahoma native, announced that a future Navajo-class towing, salvage, and rescue ship will be named USNS Muscogee Creek Nation (T-ATS 10) to honor the self-governed Native American tribe located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
December 28, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to enact the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 into law. The bipartisan, bicameral National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes funding for our nation’s armed services and retirees as well as a number of Oklahoma’s military installations.
October 8, 2020 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) visited Vance Air Force Base and discussed base operations and how COVID-19 has affected the base’s missions with Vice Wing Commander Col. Jay Johnson and Chief Master Sergeant Kristy Earls. After the visit, Congressman Lucas made the following statement:
August 11, 2020 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) and House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) introduced a bill today that will help universities and research institutions protect COVID-19 research from cyberattacks by China and Russia.