Washington, DC – Last night, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Bloomberg Radio’s Sound On to discuss rising inflation, the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, and the Biden Administration’s use of financial regulation to advance a social agenda on climate change.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) along with Reps. Kevin Hern (OK-01), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Frank Lucas (OK-03), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Stephanie Bice (OK-05) sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Michael Regan, urging him to extend the public comment period by 60-days for the EPA’s proposed rule to directly regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) last week joined House Committee on Financial Services Republicans, led by Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (NC-10), sending a letter to the acting head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Michael Hsu. The letter requests the OCC provide clarity on its potential proposal of a climate change related supervision framework for financial institutions.
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s decision to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve:
Cheyenne, OK – Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army announced a proposed rule to re-establish the pre-2015 definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s announcement:
Cheyenne, OK – Last week, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) led more than 60 of his House colleagues in a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh expressing growing concern over the nationwide truck driver shortage and its effects on the nation’s supply chain challenges. Co-led with House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott (D-GA), the letter highlighted alarming turnover rates in the trucking industry and urged Secretary Walsh to prioritize DOL Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grants for applicants seeking to become truck drivers.
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376- the Build Back Better Act:
Washington, DC – Recently, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined in introducing the Truckers Responding At National Shipping Ports Overcoming Retail Turmoil (TRANSPORT) Act, sponsored by Congressman Tracey Mann (KS-01). The legislation would require the Secretary of Transportation to relieve congested ports during either a national state of emergency or when ports are congested by 50 percent or more.
President Joe Biden touted an ambitious climate change agenda at the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, replete with new mandates and requirements. But the President’s climate agenda has so far failed to make its way through Congress. Unable to achieve legislative success, the President is poised to use his authority to make financial regulators the primary conduit for achieving the Administration’s climate goals. This might impress the financial regulators of the European Union and England, but should be worrying to the United States.