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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cheyenne, OK - Led by Congresswoman Stephanie Bice (OK-05), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.); Representative Frank Lucas (OK-03); Representative Tom Cole (OK-04); Representative Markwayne Mullin (OK-02); and Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) wrote a letter to the Oklahoma National Guard this week, thanking them for their exemplary service at the U.S. Capitol last month.
With the stroke of his pen, President Joe Biden is using his executive authority to enact a laundry list of liberal policies. In fact, President Biden has enacted nearly more executive orders in his first two weeks in office than President Franklin Roosevelt did in his first month- President Roosevelt holds the record at 30. President Biden has signed 28. Unilaterally bypassing our democratic process isn’t the way to unify our country. And targeting America’s energy industry during an economic crisis is no way to ensure these workers come back stronger and healthier.
Cheyenne, OK - Last week, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) cosponsored legislation to invest in recovering America’s research abilities, which have been greatly reduced due to COVID-19.