Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement today in response to President Biden’s executive order directing Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, head of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, and National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy to issue a report on climate-related financial risk:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) introduced the Agricultural Security Risk Review Act, legislation that would formally place the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary as a member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The Agricultural Security Risk Review Act ensures that CFIUS is operating effectively and efficiently to determine if a transaction, including agricultural, threatens to impair the national security of the United States.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) participated in a House Committee on Financial Services hearing entitled, “Oversight of Prudential Regulators: Ensuring the Safety, Soundness, Diversity, and Accountability of Depository Institutions.” Lucas questioned Acting Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Michael Hsu about how the OCC’s focus on climate risk could result in regulatory requirements.
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Frank Lucas’ (OK-03) bipartisan Rural STEM Education Research Act. The legislation addresses the inequities faced by rural students that make it harder to access quality STEM education, including giving teachers more resources and training in STEM, engaging students in hands-on education within their communities, increasing access to broadband, and supporting research to improve the quality of STEM learning in rural communities. The House passed H.R. 210- the Rural STEM Education Research Act by a vote of 350-75.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) joined House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and House Energy Action Team Co-Chairs Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) in sending a letter to President Biden urging the Biden Administration to oppose energy policies like those that restrict the construction of additional American pipeline capacity, which undermine America’s energy security, following the wake of the cybersecurity attack on the Colonial Pipeline Company. The cybersecurity attack forced the 5,500-mile pipeline offline and caused massive gasoline supply shortages across the southeast United States.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Congressman Michael Guest (MS-03) and Congresswoman Julia Letlow (LA-05) in introducing H. Res. 386, a resolution expressing support of the United States House of Representatives for recognizing National Police Week and honoring the 394 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2020.
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement responding to President Joe Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress:
Washington, DC – Today, Oklahoma’s Congressional Delegation introduced a resolution in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate honoring Jim Thorpe, of the Sac and Fox Nation, and urging the International Olympic Committee to restore his 1912 Olympic records. Lucas introduced the resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives and Inhofe introduced an identical resolution in the U.S. Senate.
Oklahoma City, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement on the 26th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Representative Ron Estes (KS-04) in introducing legislation to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Chisholm National Historic Trail and the Western National Historic Trail.