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.
We’ve all been busy this summer, and we’re all enjoying the freedom from COVID but there’s one thing Oklahoma needs you to not forget: Get your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
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.
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.”
In a single day in Oklahoma, you can drive through fields being planted and harvested using precision GPS technology, past some of the country’s premier research universities, alongside natural gas wells using state-of-the-art energy technologies, and into the heart of Oklahoma City where the Innovation District hosts thriving bioscience, aerospace engineering and advanced medical research industries. Our state is a showcase of the power of advanced science and technology and how it improves our lives, creates jobs and strengthens our economy. The foundation of technological growth is basic, early stage research. That’s how we make fundamental discoveries that entrepreneurs and businesses can translate into exiting new innovations.
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.
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.
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.
In May 2019 when torrential rains hit Stillwater, much of downtown was protected from catastrophic flooding by a dry dam and spillway structure that few people would notice driving past it when flooding wasn't imminent.
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.