Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an analysis of market conditions in the context of the ongoing beef market investigation. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on August 29, 2019 that USDA’s Packers and Stockyards Division would investigate beef pricing margins after a fire at a Tyson Food’s beef processing facility in Holcomb, Kansas. Following the spread of the coronavirus resulting in the divergence between box and live beef prices, Secretary Perdue later expanded the investigation to include developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
Washington, DC – Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and James Lankford (R-OK) and Representatives Kevin Hern (OK-O1), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Frank Lucas (OK-03), Tom Cole (OK-04), and Kendra Horn (OK-05) today released the following joint congressional delegation statement regarding the ongoing negotiation between Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and the Tribal Nations on a proposal to Congress following the decision by the US Supreme Court in McGirt v. Oklahoma:
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement applauding the Trump Administration’s final rule to update and modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations:
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined U.S. Representatives Collin Peterson (D-MN), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and 37 of his House colleagues in sending a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, and Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Kay Granger urging that funding be increased for our nation’s youth mentoring organizations.
Cheyenne, OK – Today, after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on McGirt v. Oklahoma, Oklahoma’s congressional delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives issued the following joint statement. The case and resulting opinion relate to the authority and jurisdiction of the Five Tribes of Oklahoma – Muscogee (Creek), Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole Nations – to prosecute crimes on their tribal territories.
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement today after the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston announced on Monday that the Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) is fully operational.
Cheyenne, OK – Last Thursday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) and Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson introduced the RAMP-UP Act, a bill that would establish a program to make facility upgrades and planning grants to existing meat and poultry processors to help them move to Federal Inspection and be able to sell their products across state lines. Here’s what stakeholders had to say about the bill:
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (MN-07) introduced the Requiring Assistance to Meat Processors for Upgrading Plants (RAMP-UP) Act.
Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2- the Moving Forward Act: