Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) announced today he recently cosponsored Congressman Jason Smith’s (MO-08) Saving Rural Hospitals from Closure Act, which authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take certain measures, including forgiving all Medicare accelerated payments for rural hospitals that are experiencing severe financial hardship.
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) announced today he recently cosponsored Congressman Fed Keller’s (PA-12) Reviewing Urban and Rural Adjustments to Level Hospital Expenses and Lopsided Payments Act, otherwise known as the RURAL HELP Act.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8015- the Delivering for America Act. Lucas opposed the legislation.
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) applauded U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) after the U.S. Department of Commerce’s EDA awarded $1.2 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to three EDA Economic Development District organizations across Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. The funds will be used to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cheyenne, OK – Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) and House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) introduced a bill today that will help universities and research institutions protect COVID-19 research from cyberattacks by China and Russia.
Cheyenne, OK – Last week, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Ranking Member of the House Committee on Small Business, Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), in penning a letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig urging quick action on any outstanding Economic Impact Payments, authorized under the CARES Act.
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced changes for emergency haying and grazing use of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). These changes, advocated for by Lucas in the 2018 Farm Bill, streamline the authorization process for Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers.
Cheyenne, OK – U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-03), U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Governor Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur today applauded the Trump Administration announcement that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $29 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Oklahoma. This investment is part of the $100 million in grant funding made available for the ReConnect Pilot Program through the CARES Act.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7617- the Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2021. Lucas opposed the legislation.
Today, Ranking Member Frank Lucas of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology congratulated the thousands of professionals at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for successfully launching the Perseverance Mars Rover and expressed confidence in NASA’s future of crewed exploration on the Moon and Mars.