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February 26, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC - Yesterday, Ranking Member Frank Lucas sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, expressing great concern about the Obama administration’s position on eliminating direct payments to producers.  Tuesday night, in his address to a joint session of the 111th Congress, President Obama called for ending direct payments.  This comes just days after S

February 26, 2009 In The News

Washington, DC - Congressman Frank Lucas says President Barack Obama (web | news | bio) 's proposal to cut some government payments to farmers shows a lack of understanding of the Agriculture (web | news) industry.

During a speech to a joint session of Congress this week Obama proposed eliminating subsidies paid to farmers regardless of crop prices or yield.

February 26, 2009 In The News

Top Democrats and Republicans are already shooting down President Obama's plan to cut farm subsidies, dealing a blow to one of the cost-savings promises he laid out in his congressional address Tuesday night.

February 26, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved $410 billion legislation Wednesday that boosted domestic spending programs.

The vote was 245-178, largely along party lines.

Oklahomans in the House voted 4-1 against the measure, which includes more than $14 million for projects in northeastern Oklahoma.

February 26, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, President Barack Obama released an outline for his proposed $3.5 trillion budget for 2010.  The budget is anticipated to raise the national debt by $2.7 trillion.  Each year, the President sends Congress a budget proposal.  Congress will then use his suggestions to draft their own budget.  The President’s full proposal is expecte

February 25, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R.

February 25, 2009 In The News

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of Oklahoma's delegation said Tuesday they would work with President Obama and other members of Congress to bolster the nation's faltering economy, but they also criticized a $787 billion economic stimulus package and other proposals to deal with the crisis.

February 25, 2009 In The News

WASHINGTON — President Obama's first speech to a joint session of Congress drew mixed reviews from members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation Tuesday.

February 24, 2009 In The News

Reacting to President Barack Obama’s joint address Tuesday to Congress, U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas and Sen. Jim Inhofe said federal spending is out of control.

February 24, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC - Tonight, President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to outline his policy agenda for the year.  He highlighted his FY2010 budget proposal, the economic stimulus package recently signed into law, and his housing plan.  Below is Congressman Frank Lucas’ reaction to the President’s address.

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