Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03), Ranking Member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, released a statement today congratulating NASA and SpaceX on the successful launch of the Crew Dragon Capsule on the Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-01), Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11), and 48 of his House Republican colleagues in urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow cattle producers that sold cattle after April 15, 2020 to be made eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments for sales.
House Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation aimed at reducing America’s reliance on imported critical minerals integral to the nation’s supply chains for renewable energy, defense, and technology. The measure seeks to increase domestic production of critical minerals by expediting federal permitting, and requiring agencies to include mineral resource assessments in public land management.
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04) and Rep. Michael Waltz (FL-06) in introducing the American Critical Mineral Exploration and Innovation Act of 2020. They were joined by House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (UT-01), and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23).
Cheyenne, OK – Republican Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee sent a letter to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today. The letter was prompted by a joint CISA and FBI report issued May 13, 2020: People’s Republic of China (PRC) Targeting of COVID-19 Research Organizations.
Cheyenne, OK – On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the approval of a request from Oklahoma to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. The USDA SNAP online purchasing pilot program, created in the 2014 Farm Bill authored by former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, will allow Oklahomans to be able to purchase food online with their SNAP benefits.
Cheyenne, OK – Following an announcement by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) announced today that HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will distribute $4.5 million to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in communities across Oklahoma to expand COVID-19.
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $736,276 to four HRSA-funded community health centers to expand COVID-19 testing:
As our nation reacted to the spread of the coronavirus, we quickly learned what tools are essential to the well-being and strength of our local economies. One of the most vital tools is access to broadband internet service. Access to broadband was a pressing issue to many rural Oklahoma communities before the pandemic, but now the problem is even more evident.
Cheyenne, OK – This morning, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue and Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur announcing the investment of $71 million in broadband services in unserved and rural areas in Oklahoma. Funded by USDA’s Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program, the project will build over 800 miles of fiber to the premises for more than 12,500 households, farms, and businesses.