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

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.
July 27, 2020 In The News
Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have stoked long-simmering concerns about foreign investment in U.S. agriculture and triggered action last week by U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and 3rd District Congressman Frank Lucas.
July 21, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 6395- the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2021 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provides critical authorities, policies and national security programs for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that improve our nation’s readiness, capability and military operations and authorizes funding for our Armed Force’s military retirees, families, and personnel. This year marks the 60th consecutive year that Congress will fulfill its duty to pass a bipartisan defense bill.
May 29, 2020 In The News
House Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation aimed at reducing America’s reliance on imported critical minerals integral to the nation’s supply chains for renewable energy, defense, and technology. The measure seeks to increase domestic production of critical minerals by expediting federal permitting, and requiring agencies to include mineral resource assessments in public land management.
May 28, 2020 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04) and Rep. Michael Waltz (FL-06) in introducing the American Critical Mineral Exploration and Innovation Act of 2020. They were joined by House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (UT-01), and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23).
January 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Con.Res. 83- War Powers Resolution by a vote of 224-194. Representative Frank Lucas opposed the resolution.

January 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement on last night’s Iranian missile strike on Iraqi bases housing U.S. military and President Trump’s national address this morning:

“I'm extremely thankful no Americans were injured in last night's attacks on Iraqi bases housing U.S. military personnel. My thoughts and prayers are with the incredibly courageous men and women who stand in harm's way and their families who serve at home.