In The News

January 16, 2009 In The News

In December, my Republican colleagues honored me by selecting me to serve as the Republican leader, or ranking member, of the House Agriculture Committee.

January 15, 2009 In The News

Tom Vilsack knows what he’s getting into.

A former governor of Iowa, Vilsack is President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to become agriculture secretary. He appears to be coasting to confirmation, as he enjoys widespread support from both Republicans and Democrats.

January 13, 2009 In The News

House Ag Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas has announced the Republican membership of the committee. Tennessee's Phil Roe, Missouri's Blaine Luetkemeyer and Pennsylvania's Glenn Thompson are new to the committee. One vacancy remains.

January 13, 2009 In The News

Here we go with our now traditional column on who's in and who's out in key farm policy positions in Washington following the November elections.

For the first time in 16 years, Democrats control both houses of Congress and soon the White House. Along the High Plains and Midwest, a few changes are of note.

January 11, 2009 In The News

Congressman Frank Lucas has been appointed to serve as a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Science and Technology.

In addition, last month he was appointed to serve as the Republican leader of the House Committee on Agriculture.

January 8, 2009 In The News

Farm-state lawmakers are pushing for a share of the economic stimulus package, to fund job-creating rural infrastructure and technology projects and to free up credit for farmers.

January 4, 2009 In The News

POLITICAL clout in Washington, D.C., is much on the minds of members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation heading into the new year and a new Congress.