Press Releases

July 29, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) applauded the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent announcement that the USDA’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $1,789,550 to Langston University to support and expand agriculture research, teaching, and extension activities.
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July 28, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) in sending a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) urging them to extend the public comment period for the proposed rule seeking to list two Distinct Population Segments (DPSs) of the lesser prairie-chicken (LPC) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by at least six months. The public comment period for the proposed rule currently ends on August 2, 2021.
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July 23, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Earlier this week, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) spoke on the House Floor about the importance of investing in watershed and flood control dam infrastructure. Oklahoma leads the nation with 2,107 upstream flood control dams constructed under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Watershed Program. The nation’s first upstream flood control dam- Cloud Creek Site Number 1- was built in 1948 in Washita County, Oklahoma. In 2000, Congressman Lucas’ Small Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments were signed into law, providing technical and financial assistance to rehabilitate watershed and flood control dams across the United States.
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July 14, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – On Monday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03), led by Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Senate Western Caucus Chairman Steve Daines (MT), sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jaime Pinkham to express serious concerns with the Biden Administration’s decision to remand the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and reopen the definition of “waters of the United States.”
July 12, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Recently, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) and Congresswoman Stephanie Bice (OK-05) introduced the Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act, which would establish an abandoned wells research, development, and demonstration program at the Department of Energy.
July 9, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) applauded the Economic Development Administration’s announcement that the United States Department of Commerce is awarding $2.1 million to the Osage Nation to support the development of the Osage Nation’s Skyway36 airpark.
July 8, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Recently, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) cosponsored the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, introduced by Representatives Mike Thompson (CA-05), David Schweikert (AZ-06), Bill Johnson (OH-06), Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Peter Welch (VT-AL). This bipartisan and bicameral comprehensive package expands the use of telehealth services, delivering cost effective and efficient care to patients.
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July 6, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Recently, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) cosponsored the Broadband for Rural America Act. Introduced by House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Glenn Thompson (PA-15) and other House Agriculture Committee Republicans, the Broadband for Rural America Act would help bridge the digital divide for communities across the nation by providing more than $7 billion in authorizations for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) broadband connectivity programs, including the Broadband ReConnect Loan and Grant Program.
July 1, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) in sending a bipartisan letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy requesting he postpone the proposed postal rate increase until January, 2022. This would be the second postal rate increase this year and would outpace the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
June 30, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and U.S. Representatives Tom Cole (OK-04), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Kevin Hern (OK-01), and Stephanie Bice (OK-05) applauding two announcements that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program is awarding $100 million to go towards two highway projects in Oklahoma.

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