Press Releases

March 3, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1- the For the People Act. Lucas opposed the legislation.
February 26, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1319- the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Lucas opposed the legislation.
February 25, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of $46 million in project awards for advanced early-stage clean energy research through the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Initiative at the University of Utah- including funds awarded to the University of Oklahoma to help develop and engineer Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technologies.
February 25, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Representatives Tracey Mann (R-KS), Jim Langevin (D-RI) and 76 cosponsors introducing a bipartisan resolution, H.Res. 150, celebrating National FFA Week and applauding the next generation of leaders who will change the world.
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February 23, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Tom Vilsack to be Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Tom Vilsack by a vote of 92-7.
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February 19, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Committee, led Republicans on the Committee in sending a letter to Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson requesting the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hold a hearing on reopening schools safely. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study which found that, with proper prevention and mitigation efforts in place, schools can safely reopen.
February 18, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK- Today, Ranking Member Frank Lucas of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology released the following statement on the successful landing of NASA's Perseverance Rover on Mars. Perseverance marks the United States' sixth successful rover landing on Mars. Following today's landing, the Rover will begin its scientific mission on the Martian surface, which is critical to paving the way for eventual human exploration.
February 17, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Recently, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) cosponsored H.R. 38- the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Introduced by Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow people with state-issued concealed carry licenses or permits to conceal a handgun in any other state, as long as the permit holder follows the laws of that state. It also allows residents of Constitutional carry states the ability to carry in other states.
February 12, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Bob Latta (R-Ohio), Mark Pocan (D-Wis), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.), co-chairs of the House Rural Broadband Caucus, in penning a bipartisan letter earlier this week asking President Biden to prioritize broadband investments in underserved areas of rural America as part of any infrastructure proposal he presents to Congress. President Biden has made passing a major infrastructure package a top priority of his new administration.
February 12, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $1.76 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Southwestern Intermediary Finance Team, Inc. (SWIFT), Weatherford, Oklahoma, to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that will provide critical gap financing to businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic across 24 Oklahoma counties.

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